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Sunset Paddle on the Duck River

  • Presented By: Higher Pursuits
  • Dates: 8/12/2019, 8/13/2019, 9/9/2019, 9/10/2019
  • Location: Higher Pursuits
  • 3114 Cheeks Bend Road
  • Columbia, TN 38401
  • Time: 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $65 per person (includes kayak rental) or $45 per person (bring your own)
  • Phone: (931) 840-8575
  • Overview

    Higher Pursuits offers several guided trips throughout the summer including a Sunset Floats, Wildlife Observation Tours, Fall paddling Trips, and other guided trips on sections of the river we do not normally provide service on.  Each trip is led by an experienced Lead Guide and Assistant Guide.
     
    This guided trip starts just a couple of hours before sunset so that participants can view the changes on the river as the sun goes down and the moon rises. After enjoying sunset, participants will complete the paddle during twilight and early evening.  Higher Pursuits will provide a lead and assistant guide for this trip as well as lights for the boats.
     
    The Sunset Paddle starts around 5 pm but the exact start time will vary based on the sunset for that particular day. The trip typically last 4 to 5 hours depending on the paddling pace of the group.
     
    The Duck River is just over 270 miles in length and meanders it way through Middle Tennessee. It is one of the longest rivers contained entirely within the Tennessee borders and showcases scenic pastoral lands, steep rock cliffs, and forested banks. As one of the most biologically diverse rivers in North America, the Duck River contains over 500 species of aquatic plants, fish and invertebrates. This includes over 60 species of mussels, 151 fish species, and 22 aquatic snail species.
     
    Requirements:
    • Class Times: See arrival time for each date. Each trip will last approximately 4 hours
    • Minimum Age Requirement: 12 years old and up
    • Bring plenty of water
    • Wear closed toe shoes that will stay on your feet
    • All participants must wear their lifejacket (PFD) while on our guided trips.
    • Alcohol is not allowed on guided trips.
    • Maximum: 10 participants
    • Minimum: 4 participants
     
    Additional Information about guided trips:
    • Higher Pursuits reserves the right to cancel or reschedule any trip due to inclement weather or unsafe water conditions.
    • If Higher Pursuits cancels a trip you will be given an option of rescheduling for another trip or receive a full refund.