River Queen Voyages launched in 2015 as the original and premier Nashville kayak rental and tour company on the Cumberland River.  We provide a fun, safe, affordable outdoor recreational activity for locals and tourists alike. Our founding philosophy is simple: the city needs more readily available ways to connect with nature. River Queen Voyages provides an enjoyable way to see Nashville from the river while rejuvenating from our hyper-connected lives. Go with the float!

We have 2 routes available. Read more about them below:


 
1
From Shelby Park to Downtown Riverfront Park (3 miles, approx 1 hour)


DOWNTOWN ROUTE: Select the 3 mile, 1 hour kayak route from Shelby Park to downtown Riverfront Park!

  • 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
  • Under 10 not allowed
  • Single $29 / Tandem $59
  • All our drivers are CPR/First Aid certified
  • Same day reservations welcome
  • Private tours available
  • See “Contact Us” page for seasonal hours of operation

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

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 kayaks at 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.

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

Book Single Kayak $29 (seats one)

Book Tandem Kayak $59 (seats two)

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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.




 
2
From Opryland to Shelby Park in East Nashville (5 miles, approx 2 hours)


EAST NASHVILLE ROUTE: Select the 5 mile, 2 hour kayak route from near Opryland to Shelby Park!

  • 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/8FUnuNBnb292); 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
  • Under 10 not allowed
  • Single $39 / Tandem $79
  • All our drivers are CPR/First Aid certified
  • Same day reservations welcome
  • Private tours available
  • See “Contact Us” page for seasonal hours of operation

PHONE: 615-933-9RQV (9778)
MEET HERE: https://goo.gl/maps/8FUnuNBnb292

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 the kayaks 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.

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

Book Single Kayak $39 (seats one)

Book Tandem Kayak $79 (seats two)



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.