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Mississippi Greenbelt Park, Memphis

Private Guided Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Allen's Kayaking Adventures (Up to 65% Off)

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Seasoned paddlers & novices alike follow certified river guide into Memphis Harbor to view beautiful views of the skyline during kayak tour

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1 ratings1 reviews
September 26, 2020
4* for family outing. may go back for a longer paddle
7 ratings4 reviews
May 18, 2020
Allen was awesome! We had a great time
Guesttop reviewer helpful reviewer
10 ratings7 reviews
May 17, 2020
We had the greatest experience kayaking with Allen! He was so friendly, professional and fun!
Marvinhelpful reviewer
2 ratings2 reviews
October 16, 2019
Mr. Allen is a great host and instructor on this tour. Relaxing and enjoyable 2 hours on the MS. Also has interesting stories about the history of Memphis and the commerce on the MS. Time well spent and will do again in the spring.
6 ratings3 reviews
October 13, 2019
Wonderful experience for my husband and son, highly recommend Allen.
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Lisatop reviewer helpful reviewer
9 ratings5 reviews
October 9, 2019
Fantastic time!! Do not hesitate!!
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Nikkihelpful reviewer
11 ratings3 reviews
September 11, 2019
My husband, our best friends, and I loved this little adventure! We had a great time and Allen was a wonderful guide! I ask a lot of questions (probably too many) but Allen was a good sport about it! 😜 Would definitely recommend to those traveling to Memphis and looking for something a bit out of the ordinary! Thank you Allen!
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3 ratings3 reviews
August 31, 2019
We had an incredible time with Mr. Allen! He is knowledgeable, kind, and genuine! He provides an excellent service that will relax your mind and urge you to see things from a new perspective. Highly recommend!
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $87.50 for Private Guided Tour for Two ($250 value)
  • $174 for Private Guided Tour for Four ($450 value)
  • $247 for Private Guided Tour for Six ($650 value)

Kayaks: Lightweight Masters of the Waves

Better navigate the wide world of the narrow boats known as kayaks with Groupon’s exploration.

In September 2014, 3,150 narrow, human-powered boats eased into the waters of Fourth Lake in upstate New York, setting the Guinness World Record for the largest raft made of canoes and kayaks. Overhead photos show that the densely populated temporary island, with its confetti of bright colors, must have been largely made of kayaks, and with good reason. Shaped like the eye of a needle or an uptight banana, the fiberglass or plastic vessels sit low to the water and tend to be more stable and easy to maneuver than their cousin the canoe. The double-bladed paddles that propel them come in a range of styles: feathered blades cut down on wind resistance during a stroke, curved blades increase stroke power, and flat blades direct the water around the surface upon contact.

Whitewater kayaks, with short, rounded hulls and soft chines (that is, the curve of the sides) enable pilots to execute tricks and rolls in rough water. Surf kayaks are similar, but their front ends curve up more sharply for better maneuverability in higher waves. Sea-touring kayaks, used in coastal waters, such as those off the shores of Hawaii, possess flat hulls and sharp chines to stay upright in choppy waters. Kayaks with enclosed cockpits allow the pilot to roll upright when capsized, and, stretching the limits of the form, sit-on-top kayaks leave paddlers exposed but free to exercise greater mobility.

Though historians have traced the boat’s invention back more than 4,000 years to Alaskan seal hunters—who made theirs by stretching animal skins over a wood or whalebone frame in order to mimic the great whale-boned seal—modern kayaks are primarily used for recreation. Kayaking is popular for vacationers due to the boat’s ability to silently sneak up on wildlife, and athletes are drawn to the sport for its emphasis on upper-body strength. Competitive kayaking took off in 1936 when flat-water racing—which encompasses canoes and kayaks—became an official Olympic sport. Despite its North American origins, today about 90% of Olympic kayaking medalists hail from Europe.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. 48-hour cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Credit card required at booking. Must sign waiver. Children ages 14 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Rescheduling may be done up to 24 hours after cancellation. Customers should bring towel, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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