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RIVER QUEEN VOYAGES

Nashville's Original Kayak Outfitter

Our Routes

We offer 2 different self-guided routes on the Cumberland River.

Voted "Best View of the City" in 2015, our 1 hour route offers a gorgeous paddle along downtown Nashville's riverwalk. Alternatively, the 2 hour route is a bucolic scenic paddle with views of river houses, farms, and wildlife along Shelby Bottoms, that culminates with a beautiful view of the Nashville skyline in the distance.

To best prepare for your trip, please read the website FAQs.

1 Hour Route

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Shelby Park to Downtown

This 3-mile route meets in downtown Nashville at 2 Victory Ave Nashville TN 37213 on the EAST side of the river, which is the stadium side.

  • Single $29 / Tandem $59 / Canoe $59

  • 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

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Opryland to Shelby Park

This 5-mile route meets in East Nashville at the Shelby Park boat ramp.  Use the Nature Center address, 1900 Davidson St Nashville TN 37206.

  • Single $39 / Tandem $79 / Canoe $79

  • Allow about 3 hours total / 2 hours on water + 1 hour for shuttling and put in/take out (depending on wind & river current)

Please Note:

  • 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

  • Review our FAQs before your trip

Hours & Locations

Our season runs April 1st- October 31st. 

Summer Hours

Monday - Friday: 11:00 am -3:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

Locations

Though we have a camper in 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.

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See availability and book your trip!