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River Gorge Explorer Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Tennessee Aquarium’s River Gorge Explorer recently earned the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This designation places the River Gorge Explorer among the top 10 percent businesses on TripAdvisor. The award is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. “We are committed to providing every passenger with an entertaining and educational experience,” said Captain Pete Hosemann. “So we’re thrilled that our guests want to tell others about their trips with us. “The River Gorge Explorer, a 70 passenger catamaran – and the first of its kind in the Southeast – transports guests downstream into “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon,” the Tennessee River Gorge. This scenic waterway is home to a remarkable array of plants and animals. Aquarium naturalists lead each excursion pointing out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way. Since coming to Chattanooga in 2008, the River Gorge Explorer has carried more than 144,000 passengers and traveled nearly 100,000 miles. The boat is scheduled to make its 3,500th trip early this summer.

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