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Enjoy the Peaceful Side of the Smokies While Kayaking with Smoky Mountain Guides
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The Bottom Line:

When you book a Smoky Mountain Guides Kayak Tour, you can rest assured that you will be in the best hands! The guides love this area and love creating adventures for customers that will provide cherished memories.

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains from the water with one of our Flatwater Kayak Tours. We use high-quality equipment and visit some of the most secluded and beautiful locations. Our customers rave about the vantage point and the private views found on these trips. 

Our knowledgeable guides have safety top of mind and know the area well.  They enjoy providing an experience that you won’t soon forget. 

Once you book, we will contact you with details about what to wear, what to expect, meeting location and more.  We will use this time to also better understand your group and answer any questions you may have. 

What is included: 

  • Kayaks, paddles, life jackets and safety equipment
  • Water and snacks (lunch is provided on full-day excursions or can be added to any trip for $15/person)
  • Tour led by one of our Skilled Guides

On the day of your kayaking trip, we will meet you at your designated location and go over some safety measures before heading out on the water.  You can expect to have an exciting adventure with gorgeous mountain views. 

Choose from the following Kayak Tour locations: 

French Broad Kayak Tour – ¾ Day Trip
Float away from Sevierville and into vast farmland and mountain views. This trip allows for swimming as well as sweeping bends to navigate. Explore islands in the river and diverse bird species on this trip.

Fontana Lake – Full-Day Tour
Are you ready to be fully immersed in the Great Smoky Mountains? This kayak tour features time to not only explore the water but also time on land as well.  See fascinating flora and fauna and interesting history on short hikes as desired. Enjoy provided lunch on an island and see some of the best sights in the area in this all-day adventure. 

Downtown Tennessee River – ½ day (Approx. 4 miles)
If you prefer a more urban kayaking experience, then you will enjoy the Downtown Tennessee River adventure. Tour the Knoxville, TN skyline by the water, soak in the city views and explore wilderness areas, and finish up at a beautiful park. 

Half-Day Smoky Mountains Kayak Tour – ½ day (Approx 4 hours water time)
Enjoy the peaceful side of the Smoky Mountains while kayaking this lake and quiet streams. This trip provides ample time to explore and swim. You can spot wildlife on this trip and enjoy serene mountain views with a convenient location to Townsend, Tennessee.

Smoky Mountain Guides are happy to offer guests a custom experience based on their likes and preferences.  Do not hesitate to ask any questions! They are happy to accommodate as able with special requests including meals, group outings, and even transportation if needed. 

When you book a Smoky Mountain Guides Kayak Tour, you can rest assured that you will be in the best hands!  Our guides love this area and love creating adventures for customers that will provide cherished memories.