Inflatable Kayaking

Fun for beginners or experienced kayakers!

Our inflatable kayaks are designed for maximum performance with superb comfort and enhanced stability. They are fun, comfortable and handle rapids well — perfect for one of the most enjoyable attractions near Gatlinburg TN.

Available May – September

This boat is designed to be handled by both experienced and novice kayakers. Call it a way to get closer to the river, or a way to express your individuality. Whatever you call it, an inflatable kayaking trip is just pure fun!

All trips are guided. The only difference is, you get to drive your own boat. A guide is there to escort you down the river and offer paddling tips. You’re taught different ways to approach and play in the rapids. Surfing, spinning and sliding are just a few things you learn. So give inflatable kayaking a try. You’ll absolutely love it!

How long will I spend on the river? Approx. 1-1.5 hours.  Please note: Trip time may vary with water levels and natural conditions.
Who can go on this trip? Kayakers must be a minimum of 12 years of age and all kayakers must be able to swim.
Do I have to make a reservation? Strongly recommended!

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Inflatable Kayaking

– Guided inflatable kayaking trip down the Lower Pigeon (1-1.5 hours on the river)
– Must be able to swim
– Spend 1–1.5 hours on the river
– Reservations strongly recommended
– Everyone 12 years and older is allowed

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What’s included in the kayaking trip?

Here are some of the things you can expect to experience when you go choose our inflatable kayaking trip:

Trip Format

Rafters are asked to arrive at the outpost 45 minutes prior to their scheduled trip time. The put-in location is at the outpost, where you’ll then paddle 5 miles downstream. The trip is guided, but you’ll be in your own kayak. After your adventure is over, our bus picks you up and brings you back to the outpost.

Professional Guide

We have a professional guide accompany you on your trip so the only thing you have to focus on is having fun! The guide is there to help keep you safe and guarantee you have a great time. Our guides will share information about the area, tell jokes, and calm any nerves you have about rafting. Each of our guides has completed a training program that includes at least 15–20 trips down the river, and is First-Aid Certified.

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