Tennessee Skydiving, LLC, which is one of the closest skydiving schools to Nashville, boats a squadron of crack skydiving instructors that are more daring than most. Riding alongside clients in their spacious and speedy turbo-charged plane, the instructors strap themselves to jumpers for tandem jumps at the standard height of 10,500 feet, which provides 45 seconds of free fall. Sometimes, though, they urge the pilot to climb higher—up to 18,000 feet—for jumps they call “extreme tandem”. At this height, divers need oxygen tanks to breathe, but the risks are well worth the reward—a lengthier, 90-second free fall at face-stretching speeds of up to 120 mph. Even at such intense speeds, adventurers have no need to fear because Tennessee Skydiving is Department of Defense certified with most of their instructors being ex-military.
Float A Boat outfits adventurers with kayaks, canoes, and standup paddleboards to explore the waters of the Duck River. Riders can glide across the cool waters or search the banks for prehistoric paddleboat remains during all-day or half-day excursions. The rental company helps visitors plan their trips with a handy list of potential destinations, how long of a paddle it takes to get there, and how much time each trip normally takes.