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.

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.

Pick Your Kayaking Experience

The Skyline

Rental Time: 1.5 hours

Route Distance: 3 miles

kayak along the downtown nashville skyline

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)

The Greenway

Rental Time: 2 hours

Route Distance: 5 miles

kayak on cumberland river near opryland in east nashville

The Greenway is a relaxing nature paddle. This 5-mile kayak trip meets in East Nashville at the Shelby Park boat ramp.  Use the Nature Center address, 1900 Davidson St Nashville TN 37206.

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

kayak cumberland river downtown nashville skyline

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 picturesque Nashville Skyline.

Allow about 5 hrs total / 4 hrs kayaking + 1 hr for shuttling and put in/take out (depending on wind & river current)

Please Note:

  • 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

  • Review our FAQs before your kayak trip