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Volunteer Landing



Volunteer Landing Marina is situated at the headwaters of the Tennessee River- mile marker 648 in Downtown Knoxville. Just minutes from The University of Tennessee campus, Downtown Market Square, Gay Street and The Old City Knoxville, Volunteer Landing is the hub of activity. Volunteer Landing Marina is home to the Vol Navy Boaters Association, Fort Loudon Lake Association, Volunteer Princess dinner cruise line, and Volunteer Boat Rentals.


Our Surroundings


Features include a 3 mile river walk, which is vibrant with bicyclists, joggers and sight seers. The growth of the Downtown waterfront has prompted activities all year long within walking distance of the marina. Make Volunteer Landing, Knoxville’s only Downtown marina, your port of choice.

  • “We love it it’s absolutely beautiful we were there the first time on our first vacation to Knoxville Tennessee!!!!!”

    Cindy Klimek
  • “Nice place to walk, beautiful view of the Tennessee river, plenty of swings and benches from which to enjoy the view!”

    Cindy Gingrey, Knoxville, TN
  • “I love this marina! Great people — close to everything, love the steam train, Joe is fantastic, Ruth Chris happy hour is right there…. my happy place!”

    Reecy French, Knoxville, TN


Our Harbor Master,
Joe Cornelius


Joe Cornelius has been in the marine industry for 15 years. Joe has been a part of 5 other marinas in the east Tennessee area and takes great pride in putting members needs first. Joe is a member of American Boat and Yacht Council and Graduated from Chapman School of Seamanship in Stuart, Fl and has a certificate in Yacht and small craft surveying.  Come see Joe and let him take care of your every need!


With the Vol Navy

Volunteer Landing Marina is home to the Vol Navy Boaters Association and the Volunteer Princess dinner cruise line.

Renter must be 21 years old

Rentals on holidays and special events require full day rental only

Lifejackets are provided

2 year old and under will need to bring their own

We recommend taking the TWRA safe boating course for all renters, but is not required.



a Boat

Half Day

9am to 2pm


Full Day

9am to 7pm



Our Amenities

Fuel and Pump-Out Dock

Convenient and easy to access fuel and pump-out dock with ethanol-free 87 unleaded gas and diesel.  Our convenient pump-out station is located at the Fuel Dock and is free to slip holders.

Boat Slips

Slip sizes at Volunteer Landing range from 24′ covered slips up to 70′ covered boat slips. All slip have available water, electric and cable TV hook ups. Transient space is available according to availability.

Ship Store

Our fully stocked Ship Store includes drinks, chips, candy, ice, VOL NAVY merchandise and boating supplies.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Ruth’s Chris Steak House is located conveniently at our marina.  Cruise on in and enjoy a wonderful dinner at an award winning restaurant.  Views from your dinner table over the Tennessee River are amazing!

Visit Ruth’s Chris Steak House


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Contact Us

Volunteer Landing Marina

956 Volunteer Landing Ln
Knoxville, Tennessee
(865) 633-5004


  • Monday:       9am – 7pm
  • Tuesday:       9am – 7pm
  • Wednesday: 12pm – 7pm
  • Thurs – Sunday:   9am – 7pm

Volunteer Landing Marina


Volunteer Landing Marina is situated at the headwaters of the Tennessee River- mile marker 648 in Downtown Knoxville.n a dynamic, narrative and enjoyable way, making it perfect for restaurants, bakeries, bars or coffee shops.

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