Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville

Climb Aboard One of Nashville’s Hidden Gems and Discover the Place Where Hometown Meets Paradise

If you’re looking for a little piece of paradise this summer, you don’t have to go far. Nashville has the perfect oasis right in its own backyard! It’s time to put the spotlight on Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville and discover this town’s tropical treasure. Visitors can find the popular tiki boats located directly in front Awedaddy’s Bar & Grill on Old Hickory Lake’s Gallatin Marina. Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville immediately sets the tropical tone on every cruise by greeting their passengers with leis, koozies, and a good time! Grab your favorite beverage, bring your favorite people, and let’s cruise! 

Andrea and Justin Wiater brought Cruisin’ Tikis to Nashville in the summer of 2021 after spotting the unique tiki boats while boating in Key West. They knew instantly that they wanted to bring that kind of excitement back home to their favorite watering hole, Old Hickory Lake. Andrea tells us, “We love being able to share our favorite spot with everybody. That’s something that’s special for us and people seem to love it. It’s exciting to see everyone’s reaction.” Luckily for us, Andrea and Justin have turned their love for boating into something that both locals and tourists get to enjoy in Nashville!  

Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville offers a variety of cruises to suit everyone’s idea of fun. It all depends on what you like. The biggest part of their cruising season begins in April and goes on through September. Folks are invited to enjoy lake adventures like party cove excursions, morning mimosas, sunset cruises, and even late-night cruises during the summer months. Cruisin’ Tikis also offers public and private charters. Group sizes can be as few as 2 passengers or as many as 18, making this the perfect paradise for friends, couples, and families looking to beat the summer heat. 

Passengers are encouraged to bring their favorite foods and beverages on board to enjoy while they take in the beautiful scenery and unbeatable energy that Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville provides. They also have local partnerships that are happy to cater food out to the tikis so folks can continue to enjoy cruising while satisfying their cravings. Cruises are equipped with plenty of cooler space and ice to keep your beverages fresh. Visitors can also connect their favorite playlists to the tiki boats’ Bluetooth speakers and set the tone for an unforgettable summer experience. Most importantly, each tiki boat comes complete with a Coast Guard Certified Captain. Andrea and Justin’s top priority is the continued safety of their guests. They explain that they simply want their guests to savor their summer cruises and trust that they are in good hands and a safe space. 

Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville is quickly becoming a coveted hot spot during the summer holidays. On days like the Fourth of July, passengers aboard Cruisin’ Tikis have the best seat in the house. “It’s the perfect chance to get your family out on the lake, see fireworks and hang out,” Andrea explains. This is the perfect spot to celebrate numerous types of occasions. Andrea and Justin have become the experts in summertime celebrations. “We see just about everything out there. We see birthdays. We’ve had people propose for engagements out on the tikis. Bachelor and bachelorette parties, a lot of work events and team happy hours. Even the sunset cruises are really popular for a date night.”  Whatever the celebration, Cruisin’ Tikis has proven to be loved equally by local residents and Nashville tourists. Getting out and spending the day on Old Hickory Lake is an ideal way to break away from the downtown scene and discover a totally different side of Nashville. The Cruisin’ slogan says it best, “Why go bar hopping when you can hop on the bar?” 

Andrea and Justin are now sailing into their third cruising season and they take a lot of pride in making Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville one of the best summer experiences that Nashville has to offer. Mt. Juliet is home to them and they value the opportunity to share Old Hickory Lake with neighbors, friends, and tourists in a unique and memorable way. We can’t wait to climb aboard Cruisin’ Tikis Nashville this summer and take part in this little piece of paradise. 

“We love being able to share our favorite spot with everybody. That’s something that’s special for us and people seem to love it. It’s exciting to see everyone’s reaction.”

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