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taking reservations for april - oct 2018
**2018 Merch, Events, New Collab, Classes, Logo and FAQ COMING SOON*** 


The Original Downtown Nashville SUP Tour

Best views of the Nashville skyline from the water! The gentle current of the Cumberland River directs paddlers downtown, where you enjoy some of the most unique sights and sounds of Music City USA.


Downtown Nashville kayak Tour

This booking will give you a single person kayak to ride in with our tour guides, others in the group may be on stand up paddle boards. Tour guides bring a cooler with water, drinks and sunscreen. Our tour guides are fantastic! They'll give you some history of the river and recommendations for downtown activities after the tour.

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SUP Tour for bachelor & Bachelorette parties

This tour runs with the Original Downtown Tour & the lucky Bachelor or Bachelorette rides for FREE! This tour also includes a special gift bag from Big Willie’s to the soon to be newlywed.

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downtown nashville SUP yoga class

Reconnect With Nature And Enjoy Skyline Views. Each class starts with an introduction to SUP. A series of movements to work core and balance. Followed by a thank you for a beautiful day out on the water

can beginners take your tour?

We often get asked if beginners or someone who has never tried stand up paddle boarding can join... and the answer is absolutely, yes! In fact, our tour is perfect for your first try at paddle boarding! The current on the Cumberland is very gentle. Each group is given a Safety & Skills demonstration before heading down the river, which includes the basics skills needed to operate a paddle board safely and effectively. Our guides provide additional instruction during the tour to make sure everyone feels comfortable and has fun. Paddle boarding is low impact and great for all ages!

meet the 2018 crew

It's the sport that creates new friends!
If interested in joining the 2018 team please send resume to and let us know why you'd like to join!

John enjoys hiking with team green and having a cold beer with his friends at east nashville beer works

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luke was born and raised here. he plays county and blugrass music and works in the bar scene.

sierra loves her doggos and her jeep. she also grew up in the nashville area and loves the water. 

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Melissa likes to solve rubix cubes and fight crime with her cats

Some survived. Some even had fun... but dont take our word for it

It was a fun experience I would definitely do again. The guys who run it make you feel very comfortable. I've never done anything like this before on the water, but it was easy for beginners.
Robert Brock
I had a wonderful time with my first standup paddling adventure! The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, and encouraging (all great qualities when teaching people new skills!). A great local company and fun way to spend a few hours getting a unique view of Nashville.
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Skye Tyler Evans
I was really looking forward to the Stand Up Paddle boarding tour on my trip and it was awesome! Instructors were great and very friendly. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking to do something other than drinking! 🙂 it's also fairly easy for anyone who hasn't tried it before.
Olivia Attrill
Had an AMAZING time. Even took the time to coach others in the group to make sure everyone had a great experience. One of Nashville's best daytime tours. I can't wait to go again for our next girls trip!
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Nichole Thrash
Had a great time, our guides were awesome, patient, and helpful. So glad we went, would strongly recommend to anyone looking to get outside and enjoy life!
Nick Yarish
Well worth it. Wouldn't mind going again and again. Tour guy had interesting facts about everything I pointed out.
Kohn Greenhalgh
A must do in Nashville! We had a ton of fun and the company was super accommodating, picking us up from our hotel and dropping us off. Great for beginners and those that have paddeboarded before! We can't wait to see our pictures!
Ashley Belzer
Great fun way to enjoy the downtown view with awesome friends. First time trying this, instructors Hillary and Brent were very thorough with learning the proper way to paddle. Hands down I would do paddle boarding again. Fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon down the Cumberland River downtown. Very relaxing paddle down river and the views of downtown are worth the trip.
Nicole Chambers
We're local and we had a great time experiencing our town in a whole new way! The Big Willies folks are delightful and we had a great time. What a fun way to spend Labor Day!
Julie Berbiglia
This is one of the best things we have done in Nashville so far! So much fun. I was a little nervous doing stand up paddle boarding for the first time but instructors where great. I would highly recommend.
Jessie Rae
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