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Our Kayak Routes
Want to see Nashville from a new point of BLUE?
Kayak on the Cumberland River!
We offer 3 different self-guided kayak trips. (You can add a guide at check-out though!)
Our most popular trip is the 1.5 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.
Last but not least is “The Full Nash.” This 4 hour route is a combination of the two routes above. Begin your paddle near Opryland and experience all of Nashville’s gorgeous farmland while you paddle towards downtown. See all of Nashville from the Cumberland River and end your day in front of our stunning skyline? It’s even better than it sounds.
Whether you’re an expert or a first-time kayaker, to best prepare for your trip, please read the website FAQs.
Pick Your Kayaking Experience
Rental Time: 1.5 hours
Route Distance: 3 miles
The Skyline is our most popular option for kayak rentals. 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 2.5 hrs total. 1.5 hrs kayaking + 1 hr for shuttling and put in / take out (depending on wind & river current)
Rental Time: 2 hours
Route Distance: 5 miles
Allow about 3 hrs total / 2 hrs kayaking + 1 hr for shuttling and put in/take out (depending on wind & river current)
The Full Nash
Rental Time: 4 Hours
Route Distance: 8 miles
New in 2019! The Full Nash is our amazing half-day option. This 8-mile kayak trip is the best of both worlds: beginning with Nashville natural scenery and ending with the famous Nashville Skyline. Route pickup at 2 Victory Ave Nashville TN 37213 on the EAST side of the river, which is the Nissan Stadium side.
Allow about 5 hrs total / 4 hrs kayaking + 1 hr for shuttling and put in/take out (depending on wind & river current)
Now, For A Limited Time!
Due to the NFL Draft, we are prohibited from using our downtown end point from April 15 - May 5, and will be unable to run the Skyline paddle. In lieu, we will be running trips on the beautiful Stones River. It’s the perfect escape from the madness in Downtown Nashville.
Same day reservations welcome
Private kayak tours and group accommodations available - reach out here
All kayak trips meet at their END POINT for a shuttle to the launch point
These are active kayaking excursions, not "floats"- be prepared to paddle
Children under 7 not allowed
Children 7-10 must be with an adult in tandem kayak; one adult per 4 children required
All our drivers are CPR/First Aid certified
Hours & Locations
Kayaking 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 kayak route, you will meet your captains and the shuttle either at the downtown boat ramp, or the Shelby Park boat ramp.