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Our Kayak Routes
Want to see Nashville from a new point of BLUE?
Kayak on the Cumberland River!
We offer 2 different self-guided kayak trips. Our most popular trip is the 1 hour route. Voted Nashville’s "Best View of the City", this kayak journey offers stunning city views as you paddle along the riverwalk. Your trip will end downtown, offering the Nashville skyline as a backdrop for your post-paddle photo!
Or, forget you’re in the city for a bit! Experience Tennessee’s natural beauty on our 2 hour route. This scenic nature paddle features views of river houses, farms, and wildlife along Nashville’s beautiful Shelby Bottoms. This breathtaking journey will end in Shelby Park, with views of downtown Nashville in the distance.
Whether you’re an expert or a first-time kayaker, to best prepare for your trip, please read the website FAQs.
1 Hour Route
Shelby Park to Downtown Nashville
This 3-mile kayak trip meets in downtown Nashville at 2 Victory Ave Nashville TN 37213 on the EAST side of the river, which is the Nissan Stadium side.
Allow about 2 hours total / 1 hour on water + 1 hour for shuttling and put in/take out (depending on wind & river current)
2 Hour Route
Same day reservations welcome
Private tours and group accommodations available - reach out here
All cruises meet at their END POINT for a shuttle to the launch point
These are active excursions, not "floats"- be prepared to paddle
Children under 7 not allowed
Children 7-10 must be with adult in tandem kayak; one adult per 4 children required
All our drivers are CPR/First Aid certified
Hours & Locations
Our season runs April 1st- October 31st.
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
We kayak on Nashville’s Cumberland River. Though we have a camper in East Nashville’s Shelby Park, (weekends from 9-5, come say hello!) we are a mobile business. Depending on your chosen route, you will meet your captains and the shuttle either at the downtown boat ramp, or the Shelby Park boat ramp.