How do I book a trip?
*All our booking is done by messaging our Facebook Page* (Kayaking Adventures of Tennessee). We are a small business and while Eddie is on the water during the weekdays I work a full time job. I answer the page from 3-8 pm cst Monday-Friday and then I guide with Eddie on the weekend and will answer the page after we get back to signal typically in the evening. We thank you so much for your support of our small business and we can't wait to help you create memories that will last a lifetime!
How many miles/how long is the trip?
Burgess Falls: Approximately 2 miles each way. This is an out and back trip and the round trip milage is approximately 4 miles on a still water lake. Trips last on average 4-5 hours but can occasionally last longer. Be sure to come to play all day and be ready for adventure!! Trips meet between 9:15-9:30 am CST at our parking lot and usually return to the parking lot between 2:30-3:30 pm. **You do have to be on the schedule to go so please message our Facebook page to book)**
How much does a trip cost?
Our cost is $55 per person. This cost includes Kayak, Guide, Gear and transportation from our parking lot (less than 2 miles from our launch site!) to our launch site and back.
Can I paddle right up to the Waterfall?
Typically from April - early July we can paddle all the way up to the waterfall **as long as water levels are brought up to summer elevation**. During the other months we have to kayak, then hike to the waterfall. The distance/difficulty of the hike depends on the time of the year. We will always keep you up to date on conditions and make sure you are prepared for what to expect before your trip.
Is there an age limit?
We do have an age limit of 9 years old and above. In the summer months there is a lot of boat traffic and we want to keep your family safe. In the other months the hike can sometimes be too hard for smaller children. You are always welcome to message our Facebook page with any questions or concerns!
What should I bring with me?
During the summer months it gets very hot so be sure to bring sunscreen, water, snacks and a lunch. You will have room on your kayak for a backpack. During colder months be sure to bring layers and the things listed for the summer months. It’s more fun when your are comfortable and have layers to put on or take off! Don’t forget a towel, even if you don’t get wet it’s a great cushion!
How many people are there on the trip:
We book 13 people max per trip and do one trip per day. Singles don't be afraid to come! We will make you feel like part of the family. If you can't find a friend to come, we'll make you feel right at home!
Do I have to know how to kayak/swim to come?
No! We love taking beginners and we have sit inside kayaks to make those new to the water feel safe and secure. You'll get a kayak lesson before we take off and we'll make sure you feel ready to go before we leave the launch area. We encourage a very laid back and relaxed trip so there is no need to rush out to the waterfall and no one feels/gets left behind. We'll be with you the whole time to make you feel extra safe on your day full of adventure on the water!
Is alcohol allowed on the trip?
No, Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited on all of our trips for everyone's safety and because we will be on State Park property at the bottom.
We love questions!! I'm happy to make you feel fully prepared for your trip! Just message the Facebook page and I will get back to you between 3-8 pm CST Mon-Fri. We can't wait to kayak with you!!
Welcome! Thanks for checking out our page! Check out all the fun we have then swing on over to our FB page (Kayaking Adventures of Tennessee) and message us for booking. I answer the page M-F 3-8 pm CST and after trips on the weekends. Thank you so much for supporting a small business! We look forward to helping you create memories that will last a lifetime!