Rockin' Thunder Jet Boat History Tours

blue wing landing inn optExplore two early Kentucky homes by Rockin’ Thunder jet boat on Kentucky’s pioneer-era highway, the Kentucky River! You’ll visit Liberty Hall (1796) and Blue Wing Landing Inn (1850), built by the Brown family. John Brown was instrumental in gaining Kentucky’s statehood and served as one Kentucky’s first senators. The house has been called Kentucky’s finest example of Federal-era architecture. Blue Wing Landing Inn is a country retreat built in the Gothic Revival style by Brown’s son, Mason. You’ll begin your day with a light breakfast and a tour of Liberty Hall. After boarding the jet boat, you’ll then journey down-river to the Inn. Along the way, you may spot bald eagles, pygmy goats and other Kentucky wildlife. Upon arrival at the Inn, you’ll enjoy a locally catered lunch and live music in a beautiful and relaxing country setting.


Tours will only be offered on the following dates: August 15, 16 & 17 and September 26, 27 & 28. This special fundraiser for Liberty Hall Historic Site is a unique and fun way to support an important historic site as well as have an adventure. Tickets are $250 per person with $100 being fully tax-deductible as a donation to Liberty Hall.

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To register for one of the tours, please complete the information below. The maximum number of guests on each tour is 20, so register early!

For questions about the jet boat, please contact Rockin’ Thunder Jet Boat Rides at For questions about the catered lunch, please contact Blue Wing Landing Inn at


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

A: We have two types of rides- The ROCKIN WILD ride is a thrill ride, big laughs and all fun! You will rocket through spins, sideway slides and fishtails. Experience what only Jet Boats can do. Be prepared to get splashed maybe soaked.

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. If everyone in the boat is up for it there may even be a few spins just for fun.

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

Q: What if I have health issues?

A: A boat ride by its very nature creates forces that may not be acceptable to some persons. Only guests in good health should participate in a jet boat ride. For your safety do not ride if you are pregnant.

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.

Choose a date below to reserve your place!

Upcoming Tours

River Boat Tour - August 15
08-15-2017 12:00 am
River Boat Tour - August 16
08-16-2017 12:00 am
River Boat Tour - August 17
08-17-2017 12:00 am
River Boat Tour - September 26
09-26-2017 12:00 am
River Boat Tour - September 27
09-27-2017 12:00 am
River Boat Tour - September 28
09-28-2017 12:00 am

Map of the tour

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