Savannah Riverboat Cruises
The family of Gray’s minus the 2 who were taking the picture decided to take a cruise aboard the Savannah Riverboat Cruises! The guys were actually excited to go, but they never smile for pictures, I’ve decided that is a Gray thing!! Anyway, after our picture we got into line, and had our picture taken by the onsite photographer so we had one of us together. My Mother-in-law has that picture, otherwise I would show you that as well, but as always I have lots of great pictures and memories to show you!
This part of Savannah is known as the River Street that is very rich in history, grandeur and of course the 2nd largest port on the Eastern coast.
River Street was absolutely amazing and of course rich in history as the rest of the city. The area is complete with old cobblestone streets that were brought over from England on ships that were returning to America empty. Then they were unloaded often times by the slaves and made into buildings and streets. This area is perfect for afternoon strolls and if you use your imagination you can just imagine unruly sailors and teens having a good time! This area is now lined with tourist shops of all kinds as well as pubs and restaurants. Be sure to check out The Waving Girl Statue Florence Martus and ask the locals about her story, she waved at over 50,000 ships throughout her lifetime.
We went on the Harbor Sightseeing Cruise and it was a wonderfully narrated tour. The Captain told us tales, history facts as well as what the sites were on the shore of the river. We were even blessed by seeing a couple dolphins, but they were to camera shy for a picture. We had the perfect seats on the second deck overlooking the paddle.
We rode up and down the river for about an hour and enjoyed the tour as much as we did the scenery. They even offer other cruises on different days of the week, but our visit was to short for another tour, so we decided that we would head back to Savannah one day to complete the Civil War Experience Dinner Cruise along with the Fort Jackson Tour. But they have other great options as well, and our tour was amazing!