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!
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!
Cost: $29+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~1 hr on the water
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
Cost: $39+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~2 hrs on the water
Transportation: Meet at the Shelby Park Boat Ramp, shuttle to the Opryland area, float back to Shelby 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.
Long Skyline Paddle (~3 hours)
Cost: $45+tax/person (single or tandem kayak)
Duration: ~3 hrs on the water
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.
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 email@example.com to book.