Savannah Villas

Savannah River Cruises

February 22nd, 2011 by Robbie Bell

A fun way to explore Savannah while staying at one of our Savannah Vacation Rentals is by ferry. The Savannah River runs along the north end of the city and is the border between Georgia and South Carolina. It provides breathtaking views of the Savannah city skyline, whether you are simply crossing it to get to Hutchinson Island or enjoying a scenic river cruise.

The Juliette Gordon Low

The Juliette Gordon Low, one of the Savannah Belles Ferry Fleet.

Hutchinson Island is home to the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center – a place business travelers staying at our Savannah Vacation Homes may need to visit. The Savannah Belles Ferry system makes the crossing each day, and departs every fifteen to twenty minutes; walk the short distance to River Walk from one of our three rental homes and board the ferry either at The City Hall Landing or the Waving Girl Landing. The crossing takes minutes – just enough time to feel the breeze snap a picture of Savannah’s pretty skyline.

If you’d like to remain on the Savannah River for more than a few minutes, consider a Riverboat tour. Savannah Tours offers several one hour cruises during the day, narrated by the captain; learn some of the most interesting parts of Savannah’s history while admiring the view. Another option is the Gospel Dinner Cruise, which lasts two hours and features great Gospel music and traditional “low country cuisine”. These cruises run Monday nights from April to October. If you like to dance, the Savannah Riverboat Moonlight Entertainment Cruise allows you to do just that; it departs Saturdays at 9:30 p.m., March through October.

No matter why you’re visiting Savannah
– for a wedding, for business, or simply to see it – consider taking time to admire Savannah’s riverfront from the river itself.

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