Liberty Hall Lunch Tour & River Boat Cruise

September 21 & 22

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No Bluegrass outing can compare to a relaxing lunch in our garden and an afternoon jet-boat tour on the Kentucky River! Nowhere else will you find this combination of history, beautiful scenery, and delicious food.

Tickets $139/person

($60 of the ticket price is fully tax-deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall Historic Site and excludes the value of the meal and tours.)

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This four-hour program begins at Liberty Hall at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. with a river-themed tour of Liberty Hall and a gourmet buffet lunch with wine. Relax and enjoy our scenic grounds before being transported to the dock to begin your journey down-river via jet boat through lock #4, past Buffalo Trace Distillery, Steamboat Hollow, and Elkhorn Creek. Spot bald eagles and other wildlife along the way and learn about points of interest from a knowledgeable guide. 

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Morning Tour

Afternoon Tour


River themed tour of Liberty Hall


River themed tour of Liberty Hall


Lunch buffet at Orlando Brown House and free time


Lunch buffet at Orlando Brown House and free time


Ride to boat dock


Ride to boat dock


Boat ride


Boat ride


Return to dock and ride to LHHS


Return to dock and ride to LHHS

To register for one of the tours, please complete the information below. The maximum number of guests on each tour is 16, so register early!

For questions about the jet boat, please contact Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides at For all other inquiries email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or give us a call at (502) 227-2560.

Q: How would you describe a Rockin Thunder Jet Boat ride?

A. Our SCENIC, LUNCH, DINNER and KENTUCKY RIVER rides are fully narrated and allow you to soak up the wonders of the river. Your Captain will inform you of geologic and historic points of interest, point out wildlife, share river stories and provide great photo opportunities. The boat ride is a smooth relaxing cruise on the river.

Whichever trip you choose be prepared to experience the wonderful river and just have fun.

Q: How does seating work?

A: All seating is managed by the boat Captain. Safety is # 1, therefore small children are prohibited from the side seats. All seat positions in the boats are equally good. Some have slightly more legroom therefore the Captain may assign those to taller passengers. Your Captain will seat everyone for your maximum safety and comfort.

Q: May I bring a camera?

A: We encourage you to bring cameras but ONLY on the SCENIC, LUNCH, DINNER and KENTUCKY RIVER rides. We strongly suggest you do not bring any electronic equipment on the ROCKIN WILD ride. Due to the chance of getting wet Rockin Thunder Jet Boat Rides will not be responsible for any damage to electronics carried aboard. If you must carry electronics aboard you will be given a zip lock bag but all risk of damage is yours.

Q: Is the boat driver really a Captain?

A: Yes. Your boat driver is a US Coast Guard licensed Master Captain, a professional Merchant Marine Officer with years of boating experience and extensive training.

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