Nashville's premier stand-up paddle board shop on the Cumberland River
Born from our passion for outdoor sports and activities, Paddle Up Nashville was established in 2012 to bring the people of Nashville a fun and family-friendly paddling experience that’s close to home. Whether you’re a beginner learning the basics or an advanced paddler aiming to improve your race time, we offer something for everyone!
- Stand-up paddle board (SUP) rentals
- Single and tandem kayak rentals
- Group SUP classes
- Private SUP lessons
Boards, Gear and More
Located on right on the water, our Pro Shop features high quality boards, paddling equipment, apparel and accessories from major brands like Bark, Quickblade, Starboard, Surftech, KanuLock and many others. We also offer the largest selection of stand-up paddle boards in Middle Tennessee and would be happy to help you navigate your next purchase.
Contact us or come by our Pro Shop to learn about the brands we carry and board services we offer.
Pontoon Boat Rentals
Seeking a more relaxed experience on the water? Check out our sister company Pontoon Nashville for half day or full day pontoon rentals.
Their two luxurious pontoon boats hold up to 10 people each and are ideal for family and friend outings, team events or special occasions. And the best part... no paddling required!
Visit Pontoon Nashville to view rates and availability.
Location and Hours
Paddle Up Nashville is located at 525 Basswood Ave, Nashville, TN 37209 in Rock Harbor Marina, a quick 15-minute drive on I-40 West from downtown Nashville or just minutes from the Nations.
Effective October 21, 2019 we are closed for the 2019 season. Stay tuned for regular hours and rental availability in Spring 2020. Feel free to contact us if you have questions, would like to book a group paddle or need directions.
"Wonderful for First Timers" - Michelle P.
Really nice staff, were very accommodating, great location. Had a lot of fun and the 101 class was very informational. My husband and I would absolutely go again! Thank you to all who made it fun!
"Great Experience" - Peter S.
Paddle Up is outstanding - the owners and employees are super knowledgeable about all things paddling and are situated in the beautiful rock harbor marina off the Cumberland River. I’ve been going to Neil and company for about a year and I can only say good things. I store my board with them, I purchase gear through them, and I’ve talked to them a bunch about the ins-and-outs of paddling in Middle Tennessee. In all regards, I’ve had a great experience. Whether you are a beginner or serious about paddling and looking for events, hit them up. You won’t regret it! They also have cute dogs. :)
"The Place To Go" - Richard C.
I bought a Bark board and a Quickblade paddle from Neil and Cindy yesterday. I keep an older board in storage with them so when I was ready for an upgrade, I knew I definitely wanted to buy from them. They're good people. Along with their collective expertise, they keep in close contact with guys like Jim Terrell, the founder of Quickblade, Joe Bark, the founder of Bark Paddleboards, and Jeramie Vaine, a professional SUP athlete and Surftech representative among other things. With Neil's help I got advice from Jim on which paddle I should choose, while Jeramie helped me with selecting a board. There isn't a better place, customer service-wise or expertise-wise, to get a paddle and board in this part of the country. For people interested in trying SUP, this is the place to go! PaddleUp had a great setup on the water and is the ideal spot to learn how to paddle and grow into the sport.
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