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Nashville Kayak Adventures

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


See Nashville from a fresh perspective with this small-group kayaking excursion. Meet your guide at a pick-up point and utilize the complimentary shuttle to reach the launch point. Then paddle three miles downstream back to downtown Nashville, admiring skyline views along the way. All necessary equipment is provided; water and sunscreen are complimentary.
  • Go on a kayaking adventure in Nashville
  • Paddle downstream during a relaxing tour
  • Check out views of the Nashville skyline
  • Complimentary shuttle to reach launch point included

What's Included

  • All Equipment and Safety Gear
  • Professional Guides
  • Bottled Water and Sunscreen
  • Shuttle to Launch
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Victory Ave
    2 Victory Ave, Nashville, TN 37213, USA

    Our skyline tours meet 15 MINUTES PRIOR to departure time at 2 VICTORY AVE (The Bridge Building Event Space). We are a MOBILE business so look for our shuttle and trailer at the corner of Titans Way and Victory Ave. next to parking LOT R of Titan's Stadium.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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77 reviews
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Melanie_T, Aug 2022
Guide was so easy to talk to and made it fun. Such a gorgeous 3 mile trip upstream and we got some great photos!
Awesome experience!!
Shana_S, Jul 2022
The stroking with the waves with family was an extraordinary experience!! This was a first experience for us all!!!
Relaxing way to see the city
Bob_E, Jul 2022
Very peaceful and relaxing. We were able to go at a nice leisurely pace. Audrey was a great guide and provided cold water for us around the middle of the trip. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hey Bob, our staff always enjoys reading reviews such as the one you left us! It let’s us know we are making customers happy and doing something right! Hope to see you again soon!
So much fun!!!! Chris and Matt made it so much fun! Tried booking again the next day because we loved it so much.
Tracy_K, Jul 2022
A relaxed kayak ride on the river with an awesome guide! Your own pace. Safe and fun! The guides were fun and awesome!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Dear Tracy, Wow! Thank you so much for the feedback! We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!
Kayaking to recovery
Lydia_D, Jul 2022
Such an amazing and peaceful time on the river. A must do! We'll definitely be doing it again. Thank you!
Great adventure!
VanessaD, Jul 2022
We had such a great kayaking adventure! Dan and Audrey were so much fun and so easy to get along with and the trip was the perfect length!! It was super easy and fun!
Christine_B, Jul 2022
Please call me there was confusion on the booking. Chris buhrman 610-442-2680. To long to type mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
A lovely kayak trip with some great views
Jordan_H, Jul 2022
We took an alternate route due to some closures on the normal route but I am glad we did. The scenery was gorgeous and it was a nice, gentle route. My only complaint is I wish the guides had shared more about Nashville/been more informative. If you just want to kayak around, this is great; if you are looking to learn about the area, maybe not.
Dan and Josh were great!...
jenna_r, Jul 2022
Dan and Josh were great! The tour was originally supposed to go through downtown but because of the holiday weekend we had to do a different route but it was still beautiful and a lot of fun!
Relax & chill
Kristi_B, Jun 2022
Our trip was relaxing, the weather was in our favor & ended in a memory that will last! Passing other vessels was fun.
Don't use Big Willies Kayak Adventures
Casey_B, Jun 2022
Our guide left most of our group in the dust. One of our group members was really struggling and he did not make sure he was okay or even ask when we all finally arrived at the end. They then proceeded to ask us to help them carry kayaks up after. When we are on vacation I don't want to do someone else's job. We liked how relaxing it was but our guide did not care he seemed to be in a hurry.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Casey, I am so sorry if we seemed rushed that day. All of the outfitters found out that morning we had to carry our equipment across two parking lots to load. (Our normal pick up location was fenced off for the fireworks set up). It is never our intention to leave anyone behind but sometimes groups will separate and we try to keep with as many people as we can. We only asked for help carrying equipment that weekend because of the fencing and parking issues. So again thank you for helping! Hopefully it was enjoyable for the float portion of the trip. I will message you right now to see if you are interested in a complimentary tour on another day that is less chaotic.
Highly recommend
Sarah_G, Jun 2022
Really enjoyed kayaking the Cumberland river. We have kayaked in other cities and with all sorts of groups and this was a good one
Awesome Experience
Olga_S, Jun 2022
First time kayaking. Matthew was very sweet and easy to get along with. He joined us in our adventure and made the whole experience fun and easy. Took around 1 hr and 30 minutes to finish but a well worth experience. Makes you forget you're in the middle of a big city. 10/10 would recommend!
Great time, highly...
Jimmy_A, Jun 2022
Great time, highly recommend! The gentlemen took great care of us, and made sure we was safe and had a good time.
Tara_P, May 2022
I bought tickets to go kayaking with my husband while visiting Nashville for our anniversary. Dan was really good coordinating with us arriving to kayak. However we are disappointed with our experience. There was no shuttling. Half of the trip we paddled against the current. Not suitable for a beginner! We were told before we took off that everyone needs to stay on the left hand side of the river. However, there was a couple that were on the right hand side that our “professional guide” was with almost the whole time. The couple that the guide was with were trying to race and the guide was the referee. Totally unhappy with spending my money with this company. We were supposed to kayak for 1.5 hours and were only out for 45 minutes. I feel that we should be compensated for this poor service.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Tara, Did you receive our messages about taking you back out on a better weather day? Please let us know! 615-933-9402 Extremely strong head winds forced us to take a different route from our usual. It was more favorable to paddle downtown on the section of the river that is blocked from the headwinds. I apologize that may have not been communicated with you. I will message you in Viator under your booking and we would be happy to take you out on a better weather day.
Definitely the peace and...
Michael_D, May 2022
Definitely the peace and quiet of the river. And then the scenery of the city from a different viewpoint
Fun in the sun!
Raschel_A, May 2022
Staff was friendly and fun. Could been a little bit longer in the water but overall had lots of fun.
It was very relaxing and...
Andrea_S, May 2022
It was very relaxing and a beautiful view! Also we saw the jet skis do flips and tricks and the huge Gen Jackson boat!
Super fun and efficient!
Sydney_E, May 2022
This trip was great! Parking and finding the trailer was a breeze! They got us right on the river and our guide was super fun! Would definitely recommend. Very relaxing and efficient trip.
It was a beautiful...
Alexia_P, Apr 2022
It was a beautiful peaceful ride down the river!! I’m 7 months pregnant an it was absolutely amazing..


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