Kayak Memphis offers $20 kayak rentals from the Harbor on the Memphis Riverfront. See magnificent views of the Memphis skyline from your kayak.


What you get.

Rentals include your choice of kayak or stand-up paddleboard, a paddle, and a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device(PFD). The Harbor has no current so it's great for beginners and advanced paddlers alike!


  • Saturday 8:00 a.m. - sunset
  • Sunday noon - sunset

For weekday rentals or guided harbor tours

Call 901-482-2942 to make your reservation.

For expereinced paddlers we also offer guided Mississippi River Tours. Call 901-482-2942 for more details.


Every Saturday and Sunday the harbor rental put ins are from the cobblestones at Monroe and Riverside Drive. For directions just click the link below.

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Need Help?

No worries! We'll go over all of the safety information when you pick up your rental.


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Every paddler on our guided tours is equiped with a type III (pictured above) personal floatation device and kayak paddle. The guide will also have a type I (throwable) P.F.D. and rope.

If you grew up in the south, you've probably heard of tall tales about the dangers of boating on the Mississippi River. We encourage you to not let this myths scare from experiencing this once-of-a-kind adventure. Mark Babb, Kayak Memphis Tours' owner, worked as a licensed riverboat pilot from 1985 to 1995. We've also guided Mississippi River paddling tours for over 10 years with Ghost River Rentals. Mark has trained all of ours guides to ensure every Kayak Memphis Tours customer is safe.

Got Questions?

Feel free to give us a call at 901-482-2942 or shoot us an email at kayakmemphistours@outlook.com

The Team

Kayak Memphis Tours has been renting boats and guiding trips on the Mississippi River since 2005. We began this venture by accomadating friends & family on guided river tours. These trips have ranged from Galena, Illinois all the way to Vicksburg, Mississippi. In addition, we opened Ghost River Outfitter that same year. Since then, we have had people from all over the world and walks of life join the Kayak Memphis family and use our service to get out in the water.

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