My husband & I joined a group to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. We did not all know each other when we began the trip up river, but the end of the evening we were like old friends. The atmosphere of the cycle boat is fun and easy going. It was great to be able to bring your own snacks and beverages and Nate was an awesome captain! We highly recommend the cycle boat in a large or small group. It was a whole new river experience for two long-time Chattanooga residents.