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August 17th, 2021
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Top 5 Things You’ll Love About Kayaking in the Smoky Mountains with Us

March 26, 2019 August 17th, 2021

We no longer offer inflatable kayaking trips.

While Smoky Mountain Outdoors is certainly known for our popular white water rafting trips in the Smokies, many folks are pleasantly surprised to find out that we also offer inflatable kayaking excursions! This is a fantastic opportunity to experience the beauty of the region while enjoying a guided whitewater adventure on the Pigeon River! Here are the top 5 things you’ll love about kayaking in the Smoky Mountains with us:

1. Fun for Novice and Experienced Kayakers

Man and boy kayaking in Smoky MountainsOne of the things you will love about kayaking in the Smoky Mountains with us is that our trips are fun for both experienced AND novice kayakers! If this is your first time in a kayak, your professional guide will teach you a variety of ways to approach and play in the rapids. A sample of some of the things you will learn include surfing, spinning and sliding. With all of this fun and exciting action, we are sure that you will have a blast while trying out our inflatable kayaking trips! Learn more about what makes kayaking one of the most popular things to do in the Smoky Mountains.

2. Kayaks Designed for Maximum Comfort

When you go on a kayaking excursion with Smoky Mountain Outdoors, you will love our kayaks that have been designed for maximum comfort and performance! All of our kayaks feature enhanced stability and handle rapids well so that you can enjoy every second of your time on the Pigeon River! The kayaking trip from our outpost lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours so you will have plenty of time for fun without being worried about getting too tired on the river!

3. Professional Guides Who Put Safety First

Happy group kayaking in Gatlinburg, one of the most popular things to do in the Smoky Mountains.Another thing that you will love about kayaking in the Smoky Mountains with us is that you will always be close to a professional guide who puts safety first! Due to the nature of our inflatable kayaks, you will have a boat to your own but you will be on a guided trip. Since your guide will be nearby at all times, you can feel confident about your safety on the river. After all, safety is always a top priority at Smoky Mountain Outdoors and all kayaking trips start with a safety talk at our outpost. The only restrictions for these trips are that guests must be at least 12 years old and must be able to swim.

4. Spectacular Mountain Scenery

A highlight of kayaking with Smoky Mountain Outdoors is the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Pigeon River! While navigating your way down the river, you will love the fresh air and the spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains! When the trip ends, you have a chance to catch your breath and enjoy the 10 minute ride back to our outpost.

5. Close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Kayaking in the Smoky MountainsIf you are spending a vacation in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, you will love that our kayaking trips are close to where you are staying! There is no need to travel hours into the mountains to find a kayaking excursion when Smoky Mountain Outdoors is practically right around the corner! After your adventure, you can look forward to the short drive back to your accommodations and talking about all of the fun you had on the Pigeon River!

Check out all of the details about kayaking in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your exciting adventure on the Pigeon River! We hope to see you soon at Smoky Mountain Outdoors!