Big Willies Action Sports

ALL ABOUT BIG WILLIE'S

ABOUT big willie's nashville

Big Willie’s Action Sports is a locally owned and operated stand up paddle boarding and kayaking tour company. At Big Willie’s we have a passion for outdoor recreation and superb customer service. We operate tours in the heart of Music City!

We strive to make every guest experience a memorable one. With awe-inspiring views of the Nashville skyline and insight into what make makes Nashville so unique, this is certainly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

We offer an active summer camp on the water, host group events and team building exercises or you can join our SUP Yoga classes on the water. We have a bit of everything and cater to every skill level!

We carefully monitor weather conditions before our paddle sessions. If we are not able to get out because of high winds or storms, we will postpone or reschedule your tour. In the case of out of town travelers, we will issue a refund.

Paddle boarding is much easier than it looks, and if you want you can sit down or kneel rather than standing up on the board. Paddling the Cumberland river is a great route for beginners. It will be an active paddle but it is normally very calm with little waves.

Absolutely! We have kids as young as six years old come paddle with us! If a child is under 16 they will need to be accompanied by a parent. Smaller children and pets will need their own life jacket. We can also place younger children in a tandem kayak with an adult. In addition we have 9′ paddle boards and 6′ kayaks that children or young adults can use. 

We provide sunscreen and water. We highly recommend bringing a hat or sunglasses. The Cumberland River is an open commercial waterway making the sun very intense during the summer months. We do not recommend taking too much more with you. Anything valuable should be left in your vehicle or hotel room.

You can wear work out attire or a bathing suit. If it’s a bit chilly you can bring a sweatshirt or hoodie. Most people do not fall off unless they want to go for a swim. Bring a change of clothing in case you get a bit wet.

Yes! We love group tours and offer a 10% discount for groups over 6. Please contact us to book your group outing! Paddling with us is great for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthdays and corporate events.

From our departure point downtown there is street parking available around Titan’s Stadium and in parking lot R for Cumberland Park.

CAREERS

APPLY TO WORK WITH big willie's nashville

We are hiring and we are looking for some amazing people to join our team!

Do you enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing the story of Nashville? Some of our guests are visiting Nashville for the very first time and this is our opportunity to show them real southern hospitality and the experience of a lifetime!

Work outdoors in beautiful downtown Nashville and stay active all summer long! Our guides must be safety conscious with a strong work ethic. Our guides are friendly, responsible, customer focused and team oriented.

Tours are held 3 times everyday and last around 2 hours covering approximately three miles of open river. 

This position is ideal for self-motivated candidates looking for a fun way to make some extra income part-time in the summer.

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Safety Brief

Safety Brief

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CONTACT US

big willie's nashvillE

PHONE (TEXT OR CALL)

615-933-9402

EMAIL

bigwilliesnashville@gmail.com

TOUR MEETING LOCATION

hours of operation 2021

KAYAK TOURS - SEPT 30TH

MONDAY – SUNDAY: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM & 7PM

PADDLE BOARDING TOURS
MAY 1ST - SEPT 30TH

MONDAY – SUNDAY: 10AM, 1PM, 4PM & 7PM

*OTHER START TIMES CAN BE REQUESTED WITH ADVANCED NOTICE
*PRIVATE TOURS AVAILABLE WITH ADVANCED NOTICE
*WEATHER PERMITTING

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