See Memphis like you’ve never seen it before


Kayak Memphis offers kayak rentals, group tours and guided trips along the Memphis Riverfront. See amazing views of the Memphis skyline from your kayak.



$20 – $75/per person

What you Get.

Check in for self-service rentals are at The 4th Cup coffee shop in River Garden Park. Kayak rentals are $20 for one hour, tandem kayaks are $30 for one hour, and each additional hour is $10. This will allow you access to your kayak or tandem kayak. River levels determine the portage length from kayak storage rack to the launch. Late season the portage is more physically demanding. A paddle and a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device(PFD) are included with your rental. The Harbor has no current so it’s great for beginners and advanced paddlers alike! If this is your first time kayaking or if you have a group of 4 people or more, please call 901-482-2942 to inquire about kayak tutorials and reservations in the harbor.

Guided Harbor Tours are $60 per person

MS River Guided Tours are $75 per person

Guided tours, groups of 4 or more and kayak tutorials require a reservation by calling 901-482-2942


Kayak Rental hours for the 2021 season from 4th Cup will be posted soon. Office Hours are 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For guided tours and reservations

Call: 901-482-2942

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Parking is available at the TN Welcome Center at 119 N Riverside Dr or in the Raymond James Parking lot on Bass Pro Dr on weekends.

Need Help?

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


very 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.

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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.