Indiana Attractions, Explore March 03, 2017
7 Reasons Why This Jet Boat Adventure Belongs on Your Indiana Bucket List
Nothing defines a summer well-spent in Indiana quite like quality time on the water. And if you’re looking for a truly unique excursion, you’ll want to sign up for a
Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Ride. This 155-mile round-trip adventure starts in Madison and meanders along the Ohio and Kentucky rivers with an overnight stay in Frankfort, Kentucky. Along the way, you’ll enjoy narrated tours as you pass through beautiful forests, scenic canyons, and four historic dams.
In case you need any further convincing, here are the seven reasons why this jet boat adventure belongs at the very top of your Indiana bucket list:
1. A chance to admire Madison's natural beauty like never before.
This gorgeous river town is the ideal starting point for your excursion. Before your trip begins, you can spend time visiting historic shops and taking in the natural beauty of the riverfront.
2. The opportunity to ride in an impressive jet boat with world-class captains.
This 35-foot Canyon-style jet boat is equal parts safe and comfortable. Designed to carry 20 passengers, the boat includes individual seats and a protective cover for rain. The vessel has even been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard for safety. Capt. Janet and Capt. Paul are both US Coast Guard licensed Master Captains -- the perfect guides to ensure a positive experience.
3. Incredible wildlife viewing.
As you cruise along the river, there will be ample opportunity to marvel at wildlife. The well-preserved Kentucky River is home to bald eagles, bobcats, deer, wild turkey, and more.
4. An authentic experience of the river's history.
The two-day excursion includes passing through four historic locks along the river. These locks were put in place by German immigrants in 1838 and were closed for nearly a decade. Thanks to the Kentucky River Authority, these locks reopened just a few years ago and are now a highlight of the river tour. To learn more about this fascinating piece of history, watch
this brief video.
5. You'll enjoy a picnic along the shore.
When it's time for lunch, the boat will stop at a historic 1850s plantation that was once owned by John Brown, Kentucky's first US Senator.
6. There will be plenty of refreshments.
What would a day trip to Kentucky be without a tour of a bourbon distillery? Special time is carved out for adventurers to take a tour of Buffalo Trace Distillery, which includes bourbon samples as well as root beer for non-drinkers.
7. A charming overnight stay in Frankfort.
Aside from the distillery tour, there is plenty of fun to be had in Frankfort. This historic town offers live music, delicious food, and memorable shops. The tour arranges for discounted rooms at the Capital Plaza Hotel. It's the perfect place to rest up for the return trip in the morning.
Are you ready for your excursion? This one of a kind adventure fills up fast so save your spot now! Feel free to reserve online at
rockinthunder.com or call Capt Janet and Capt Paul at 812-701-1155.