Our Routes

We offer 2 different self-guided routes on the Cumberland River. View Nashville’s spectacular downtown area with our 1 hour route that won “BEST VIEW OF THE CITY” in 2015. The 2 hour route has a scenic feel with river houses, farms, and wildlife along Shelby Bottoms, ending with a view of the Nashville skyline in the distance.

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

1 Hour From Shelby Park to Downtown

The 3-mile route meets downtown at 2 Victory Ave Nashville TN 37213 on the EAST (Stadium) side of the river.  Drop pin at https://goo.gl/maps/RESCu6b5LBt to meet the shuttle.

PHONE: 615-933-9RQV (9778)
MEET HERE: https://goo.gl/maps/RESCu6b5LBt

  • 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)
  • This is an active paddle, not a float, so expect to use your arms!
  • Meet at the END point (https://goo.gl/maps/RESCu6b5LBt); shuttle is provided at the START of your trip UPSTREAM to the put in at Shelby Park boat ramp
  • Children 10-13 must be with adult in tandem kayak; one adult per 4 children required
  • Children under 10 not allowed
  • All our drivers are CPR/First Aid certified
  • Same day reservations welcome
  • Private tours available

There is NO BUILDING (we’re a mobile business!). The meeting point is DOWNTOWN for this route at the END POINT of the paddle. The van shuttles you UPSTREAM to put you in the Shelby Park boat ramp. You paddle DOWNSTREAM to your starting point. Please be advised that wind direction and speed can affect how much you will need to paddle. Shuttle leaves ON TIME and cannot be held for late arrivals so please make sure you are on time.

Book Single Kayak $29 (seats one)
Book Tandem Kayak $59 (seats two)
Book Canoe $59 (seats two)

2 Hours From Opryland to Shelby Park

The 5-mile route meets in East Nashville at the boat ramp at Shelby Park.  Use the Nature Center address 1900 Davidson St Nashville TN 37206 or drop pin at https://goo.gl/maps/8sb2xFB6wHv to meet the shuttle.

PHONE: 615-933-9RQV (9778)
MEET HERE: https://goo.gl/maps/8sb2xFB6wHv

  • 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)
  • This is an active paddle, not a float, so expect to use your arms!
  • Meet at the END point (https://goo.gl/maps/8sb2xFB6wHv); shuttle is provided at the START of your trip UPSTREAM to the put in near Opryland
  • Children 10-13 must be with adult in tandem kayak; one adult per 4 children required
  • Children under 10 not allowed
  • All our drivers are CPR/First Aid certified
  • Same day reservations welcome
  • Private tours available

There is NO BUILDING (we’re a mobile business!). The meeting point is SHELBY PARK BOAT RAMP for this route at the END POINT of the paddle. The van shuttles you UPSTREAM to put you in near Opryland. You paddle DOWNSTREAM to your starting point. Please be advised that wind direction and speed can affect how much you will need to paddle. Shuttle leaves ON TIME and cannot be held for late arrivals so please make sure you are on time.

Book Single Kayak $39 (seats one)
Book Tandem Kayak $79 (seats two)
Book Canoe $79 (seats two)