Explore the Kentucky River Take a tour on the Kentucky River or visit Frankfort by boat

Boat tours of the Kentucky River are available from May through October. From individual reservations for canoes and kayaks to groups of 40 aboard a double-decker pontoon, we’ve got an adventure awaiting!

Boat tour operators

Come to Frankfort by boat

Explore the natural beauty of Kentucky on your own boat, traveling from the Ohio River through the locks of the Kentucky River to Frankfort.

2019 Lock Schedule

May 24 – Sept. 5 and May 27, July 4, Sept. 2

Fri., Sat., Sun. 10 am – 7:15 pm

  • Lock 1 – Carrollton, KY
  • Lock 2 – Monterey, KY
  • Lock 3 – Lockport, KY
  • Lock 4 – Frankfort, KY – portage available

Learn more from the Kentucky River Authority.

Free Public Docking

  • River View Park- 200 ft dock
  • Blanton’s Landing – 30 ft dock

Boat Fuel

Fuel is available at Benson Creek Marina.

Room Discounts for Boaters

A boater’s rate is available at the Capital Plaza Hotel, with pre-arranged shuttle service available between the hotel and the marina.