GAME DAY Cruises (45 min) . . .


Screen Shot 2016-08-29 at 9.39.55 AM45-minUTe public VOL Navy Cruises on UT football weekends are provided by Like their regular Harbor Cruises, these cruises are operated in the downtown area mainly near the vessels assembled for the famed VOL Navy, providing a unique opportunity to participate in the VOL Navy spectacle known as “sailgating”.

Boarding passes for VOL Navy Cruises are only $15/passenger. A minimum of 2 passengers is required up to a maximum of 6. Boarding passes are issued by their USCG Licensed Captain on a first reserved – first boarded basis. Depending on the number of seats reserved, passengers may include a mixture of enthusiastic fans supporting both teams.

Because of limited seating and the limited number of cruises offered each weekend, securing your reservation several weeks or months in advance is highly recommended. To schedule a cruise, please call 865-312-9000. If you reach an answering machine, please leave a specific message regarding the requested date & time for your cruise and the number of guests in your party. If you would like to inquire about a reservation several weeks or months in advance, you may wish to use the Availability Inquiry Form at their web site.  Friday VOL Navy Cruises begin at 3 pm. The final Friday VOL Navy Cruise departs at 10:30 pm. Saturday VOL Navy Cruises take place throughout the morning and afternoon prior to kickoff.  The final Saturday public VOL Navy Cruise always departs 4 hours prior to kickoff.

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New Orleans Radio Host

Andrew Alexander has submitted the following message:

Dear Vol Navy,
I have a humble request. My name is Andrew Alexander, and I’m a sports writer & radio host from New Orleans, Louisiana. I am writing a book about SEC football & fandom, and this fall I’m traveling to every SEC stadium as part of my research. I’ll be attending the Tennessee – App State game next Thurs to kick off the SEC tour. Part of the book is about what makes each SEC fanbase unique – fun traditions, people, cheers, restaurants, landmarks, attire etc. If possible, I would love the chance to come aboard one of the vessels of the Vol Navy fleet before the Tennessee game, interview the captain & just observe the pregame happenings of some lively Volunteer fans. Would this be possible? I would be forever grateful.

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WBIR Looking for a Host

Lee Ann Bowman is the producer for Channel 10 in Knoxville. We would very much like to see about being live with the Vol Navy on the first home game (September 1) if this is something that we can work on, I would very much like to talk with someone. Thank you very much!

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Remote Area Medical (RAM) Knoxville Looking for Help!

RAM Knoxville is a charity in Knoxville providing free medical and disaster relief.  They are in need of small shallow draft boats for disaster relief during floods.  If you are no longer using your boat, contact RAM about making a tax deductible donation.  They are looking for boats, trailers and/or outboard motors.

Contact Stan Brock, 865-579-1530, or email him at