45-minUTe public VOL Navy Cruises on UT football weekends are provided by TennesseeBoatLine.com. 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.