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About River Queen Voyages
River Queen Voyages is Nashville's original & premier downtown paddling rental company on the Cumberland River! Voted "Best View of the City" by the Nashville Scene! We offer two routes: (1) Beginner 3-mile kayak route from Shelby Park to downtown Riverfront Park. Plan about an hour on water, 2 hours total, depending on current. (2) Intermediate 5-mile kayak route from near Opryland to Shelby Park. Plan 2 hours on water, 3 hours total, depending on current. We also have a few canoes and SUPs in our fleet. Other routes and special group rates available upon request! We love to put people on the water <3
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

I loved my experience kayaking with River Queen Voyages. Being a Nashville local, I love finding great local businesses to support--and this is definitely one of them. The staff is not only knowledgeable and experienced, but they are also kind and reliable. For example, I...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

That's so great to hear, thank you so much for your kind words, Hallie! We'd love to have you back anytime!!! <3

Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This is definitely a must if your visiting Nashville or even if you live here! The people are great and you get to experience Nashville without the crowds. Plus you can bring your dog! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmilyE1356
Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Yay, we love when people bring their pups!! Thank you so much, Emily, please come back anytime!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

I did the Tandem 1 Hour kayak and enjoyed it a lot. I paddled at a very slow rate with my son and still completed the trip in about 50 min. It does get a little bit hot from wearing the life vests in 90F...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peter F
Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks, Peter, I'm so glad you and your son had a wonderful trip! Come back and see us anytime!

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Came here on a girls weekend. It was very hot but the breeze on the river was nice. Enjoyed the city scape from the river. the crew were fun and made sure everyone was having a good time.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thanks!

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

My sister and I had a great time! Everyone was friendly and made us feel comfortable with going out on the river. It was the highlight of my trip.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kacey G
Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Aww, that makes my day to read this, thank you, Kacey! I'm so glad you had a great time, please come back and see us!

Reviewed August 6, 2018

We did the shorter trip and had a total of four people in our group. It was the perfect activity for the day! I'd love to come back and do the longer paddle.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jake N
Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Please come back and see us, Jake! Thank you!

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Cumberland River very peaceful. We were the only boaters on that stretch. This was one of the highlights of our stay.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words, I hope you had a lovely stay in Nashville!

Reviewed July 31, 2018

My friend and I did the one hour trip down the river from Shelby Bottoms Park. The staff were very friendly. The one side of the river is not especially picturesque with lots of industrial areas, but we had fun nonetheless. The skyline was cool...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

I'm so glad we were able to help out with the GoPro! Thank you for kayaking with River Queen and for the kind words!

Reviewed July 30, 2018

We did the 2 hour/5 mile trip down the Cumberland River and really enjoyed it! The staff were great and helpful for the first time kayakers. The kayaks are high quality as well. It would have been nice to have a better view of downtown,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Thank you for kayaking with us, Elizabeth! Sounds like you did the nature paddle but if you're back in town, let us know and we'll give you a discount for the downtown skyline paddle so you can see it up close and in person! We...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

We had a reservation at 3:30, got a text to meet at a different location because of the event downtown. We get to that place at 3ish, around 330 a guy starts walking around confirming all people are there. Then tells us we're going to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Viktoriya S
Annie K, Owner at River Queen Voyages, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2018

Hi Viktoriya, sorry to hear the crew was running behind that day... we do get busy during the summer months. Not sure if you live in town but feel free to contact us if you'd like to go kayaking again -- we'd love to make...More

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