Cumberland River: Our most recommended tours and activities

Nashville: Downtown Kayak Rental with Shuttle

1. Nashville: Downtown Kayak Rental with Shuttle

Explore Nashville from another angle on this one-way, downriver kayak trip. Meet our shuttle vans downtown to head upriver to the launch location in beautiful Shelby Park. After a quick tutorial, our team gets you outfitted and on the water for an easy 3mi / 1hr paddle down the Cumberland River. Immerse yourself in nature while you stay right in the middle of the city! Enjoy spotting local wildlife like the Turtles and Great Blue Herons that dot the riverbank, and see the impressive river-commerce infrastructure that keeps Nashville running. Paddle easily along the tree-lined shore until you are met with our award-winning views of the Nashville skyline.

Nashville: Downtown Kayak Rental

2. Nashville: Downtown Kayak Rental

Check in at the River Queen Voyages tent next to the Bridge Building by Nissan Stadium. You will get outfitted with a life jacket and paddle, then guided down to the river where you will have a brief Kayaking 101 and safety briefing. Paddle out from the East Bank and head upriver for approximately 30-45 minutes before turning back downtown and enjoy a drifting towards stunning views of the famous Nashville skyline! After your 90 minute rental, you will head back to where you started by Nissan Stadium. Team members will greet you, take your photo on the banks and collect your gear.

Nashville: River and Nature Tour

3. Nashville: River and Nature Tour

Soar over the most picturesque landscape that middle Tennessee has to offer on this 30-minute helicopter tour. Depart from John C. Tune Airport and enjoy a bird's eye view of Nashville. Follow the Cumberland River as it winds through the beautiful nature surrounding Music City. Then, make your way to the Natchez Trace Parkway and world-famous bridge. The parkway roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace", a historic travel corridor that has been walked by people for thousands of years and was used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. This tour is a nature photographer’s dream and you may even see a bald eagle or two on the way!

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