Kentucky Attractions March 03, 2017
7 Reasons Why This Jet Boat Adventure Belongs On Your Kentucky Bucket List
Summers in Kentucky are the best time to take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings of this state. This year, why not consider doing something truly adventurous with a one-of-a-kind
Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Adventure? This two-day excursion covers 155 miles of the iconic Kentucky River with an overnight stay in Madison, Indiana. Along the way, you’ll enjoy a narrated tour as you cruise past gorgeous forests, scenic canyons and historic dams.
Here are the seven reasons why this jet boat adventure belongs at the very top of your bucket list:
1. Your adventure will begin and end in the charming town of Frankfort.
Before cruising along the river, adventurers will have plenty of time to explore all that this vibrant Kentucky city has to offer. With historic sites, delicious restaurants, and friendly shops, it's the perfect place to begin the trip.
2. The gorgeous scenery and wildlife viewing along the way.
As you cruise along the water, you'll enjoy some of the most gorgeous natural scenery in the state. And be sure to bring your camera -- you'll want to document the wild turkey, blue heron, and bald eagles that live near the river.
3. You'll experience a unique piece of history.
The cruise includes passing through four historic locks, which were hand-built by German immigrants in 1838. These locks were closed for nearly a decade but have recently reopened, thanks to the Kentucky River Authority. To learn more about the moving history of these locks, watch this
4. A shore-side picnic in the middle of the day.
Lunch will be served along the river shore in front of an authentic plantation from the 1850s. Can you imagine a more scenic picnic area?
5. The chance to cruise the Mighty Ohio.
As the trip meanders to the mouth of the Kentucky River, there's a 12-mile stretch of the mighty Ohio River that leads into Madison, Indiana. During the frontier days, this portion of the river was considered a "super highway."
6. An overnight stay in Madison.
Full of history and charm, Madison is a wonderful place to spend the evening. You can hear some live music or enjoy the downtown Historic District. Rockin' Thunder will arrange for discounted room rates at a lovely local accommodation to ensure you're rested up for the following day.
7. Your ride will be both comfortable and safe.
Last but certainly not least, you can count on a safe and comfortable cruise with your world-class captains. The 35-foot jet boat is designed to accommodate 20 passengers with individual seats and includes a protective sun and rain cover. The vessel has been inspected by the U.S. Coast Guard, and Capts. Janet and Paul are U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Captains. These important safety factors will ensure that your trip is a positive one.
These two-day excursions tend to fill up quickly, so be sure to reserve your spot soon! Feel free to call 812-701-1155 or visit the
Rockin’ Thunder website to make a reservation.