River Gorge Explorer
River Gorge Explorer, cruises out of the locks area of the Chickamauga Dam, on the Tennessee River, just north of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This 70-passenger, hydrofoil-assisted vessel is the first of its kind to operate on an inland waterway in North America. Four water jets transport guests smoothly and swiftly along the Tennessee River. Angled seating allows each guest to relax in the climate-controlled cabin and enjoy the scenic beauty and wildlife through oversized windows. I took the "Seven Bridges Cruise" the prior day, and rode through this spot. At one point out on the open river, we exceeded fifty miles per hour on this hydrofoil catamaran.