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Cumberland Kayak

Urban Adventure Company

 

(615) 800-7372
booking@cumberlandkayakadventure.com
Mobile location: 2 Victory Avenue, Nashville, TN 37213

Cumberland Kayak provides everything you need to paddle the beautiful Cumberland River. Caves, tributaries, and historical sites dot the landscape, and with some luck you'll see blue herons, turtles, beaver, fish, and purple martins. Kayakers that choose one of our Skyline Paddles will end their journey under Nashville's iconic skyline, a great place for stunning photographs. Book your trip today!

Note: Due to events at Nissan Stadium, all Skyline/Long Skyline/Opryland trips on the following dates will meet at the Shelby Park boat ramp:
Saturday September 16
Saturday September 23 - Sunday September 24

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All prices are per person. Tandem kayaks can only be booked in multiples of 2.  
To book both single and tandem (2 person) kayaks, select one type first and then click "Add to Booking" to add on the other.
Due to city events that alter our route offerings, we only offer booking a few weeks in advance. Thanks! 

Routes

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Skyline Paddle

Cost: $29+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~1 hr on the water, ~1.5-2 hours total
Transportation: Meet at Cumberland Park, shuttle to Shelby Park, float back to Cumberland Park

Description: Our most popular route! Float along Shelby Park as you journey to downtown Cumberland Park on this self-guided urban paddle. Several bridges, as well as blue herons, turtles, and kingfishers, highlight the route, and an unhindered view of the Nashville skyline marks the finish line.
 

 

Opryland Nature Paddle (Fri-Sun and holidays only)

Cost: $39+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~2 hrs on the water, ~2.5-3 hrs total
Transportation: Meet at Cumberland Park, shuttle to the Opryland area, float back to Shelby Park, shuttle back to Cumberland Park. 

Description: Explore rock bluffs, Mill Creek, and Demonbreun’s Cave along a 5 mile stretch of the Cumberland. This self-guided nature paddle is outside of the city center, and you’re sure to spot various wildlife from purple martins to turtles to blue herons.

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Long Skyline Paddle (Fri-Sun & holidays only)

Cost: $45+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~3 hrs on the water, ~3.5-4 hours total
Transportation: Meet at Cumberland Park, shuttle to the Opryland Area, float back to Cumberland Park

Description: Combine the Nature Paddle with the Skyline Paddle and experience the best of both worlds! Guide yourself along 8 miles of the Cumberland with sights ranging from creeks to caves and bridges to bluffs. Wrap-up under Nashville’s iconic skyline and easy access to downtown.

 

Stones River Paddle (New! - Select Dates Only)
Cost: $29+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~1-1.5 hrs on the water, ~2 hrs total
Transportation: Meet at the Stones River Greenway Trail Head by Bell Road, float 3.5 miles, shuttle back to your car

Description: Put in at the Percy Priest dam for a leisurely, scenic paddle along the Stones River. You'll pass under bridges and travel alongside the Stones River greenway. This is a great paddle for spotting turtles and blue herons!
Note: The flow of the Stones River is impacted by the dam at Percy Priest lake. Trip times can vary.

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Extended Skyline Paddle (booking by phone only)
Cost: $45+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~3 hrs on the water, ~3.5-4 hours total
Transportation: Meet at Cumberland Park, shuttle to Shelby Park, kayak upstream for 1+ hrs, float back to Cumberland park. 

Description: Book two back-to-back Skyline Paddle timeslots and use the extra time to paddle upstream and explore Mill Creek and Demonbreun’s Cave before finishing downtown! Expect a light/moderate workout on the way up, then chill on the way down. (FYI: Paddling upstream can be difficult when the river is high, so this route may not always be available.) Bookings made by phone/email only: call 615-800-7372 and leave us a message if we don't pick up!

Corporate Events and Large Group Bookings
Large group outings and corporate events are welcome. Special scheduling may be possible. Please call 615-800-7372 or email booking@cumberlandkayakadventure.com to book.

River Cleanups
Our next river cleanup with Cumberland River Compact is Thursday September 21 at 3 pm! Click the following links for more information: RegistrationFacebook event. October date to be announced soon.

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