The Story of Bourbon Belle
The Bourbon Belle, a luxurious riverboat that will take guests on a sightseeing tour down the Kentucky River, is set for her maiden voyage on May 13. With her polished wooden decks, gleaming brass railings and elegant Victorian-style décor, the Belle will provide a rare glimpse into the history and beauty of the Bluegrass State.
The Bourbon Belle is the brainchild of Alex Alvarez, a lifelong resident of Frankfort, who has long dreamed of bringing the historic paddlewheelers that once plied the Kentucky River back to life. After years of planning and research, Alvarez and his team have created a riverboat that combines old-world charm with modern amenities.
The Belle will offer a range of amenities that will make the journey comfortable and enjoyable for all guests. A full-service bar will provide a variety of bourbon cocktails, Kentucky wines and craft beers. The Belle’s galley will be manned by a team of experienced chefs who will prepare delicious Southern-style cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. A dance floor will be available for those who want to dance the night away or simply relax and take in the scenery.
The Bourbon Belle will take guests on a leisurely voyage down the Kentucky River, providing stunning views of the surrounding countryside. The boat will travel from Frankfort to the historic town of Valley View, a journey of approximately 16 miles. Along the way, passengers will learn about the history of the river, including its role in Kentucky’s distilling industry and the famous steamboats that once traveled its waters.
The Bourbon Belle is poised to become one of the most popular attractions in the Bluegrass State. In addition to sightseeing tours, the Belle will also be available for private charters, corporate events and weddings. Alvarez and his team are already making plans to expand the Belle’s offerings, with the addition of live music, educational tours and themed cruises.
The launch of the Bourbon Belle is an exciting development for the people of Frankfort and the state of Kentucky. With her elegant design, top-notch amenities and captivating history, the Belle promises to be a fixture on the Kentucky River for years to come. Whether you’re a bourbon aficionado, a history buff or simply looking for a unique experience, the Bourbon Belle is a must-see attraction.