Your journey begins as you descend into the darkness in a custom-built cave boat. With an expert guide at the helm, you'll wind your way through the 100-year-old flooded limestone mine and discover the rich history and hidden secrets of The Gorge Underground. Perfect for large groups. The boat is also great for small children and those of us that like to take things a little easier. A personal flotation device helmet & headlamp are included.
PFD, Helmet & Headlamp
Adult (Ages 13+)
Youth (Ages 8-12)
Child (Ages 3-7)
It’s 50 degrees underground, so dress in light athletic quick drying layers (you may get a bit damp depending on your paddling skill), extra pair of socks (no shoes allowed in clear kayaks), gloves (great idea) and comfortable shoes. Kids tends to get colder, so dress them warmly. We rent neoprene socks and mitts for $1.00 if needed.
The mine stays a constant temperature of about 52 degrees year round, and the water temperature stays about 40 degrees.
15 minutes prior to your tour time
The Gorge Underground Kayak and Sup tours are fine for beginners. There is no wind, waves, or current in the mine, so it is a gentle, easy paddle. It is very dark, but everyone will have a helmet with a headlamp, and the guides will have a spotlight to highlight different features of the mine. There will be a quick intro to paddling given for each craft before departure.
We try our best to keep you dry, but there are times when you may get a little wet. There may be a little bit of water in the bottom of your kayak, and sometimes the seats are a bit wet. Some people also get wet from the water dripping off their paddles, but if you hold your paddle low this should not be a problem. There are also a few places in the mine where the water drips from the ceiling, but your guides will direct you around these places.
Yes, we do have some tandem kayaks. If you would prefer to use a tandem with someone in your group, simply let the guides know when you get there, and they will pull out a tandem for you to use. Pricing is still by person.
We have had a few, but it doesn’t happen very often at all. The kayaks are relatively stable and are safe even for beginners. The Stand Up Paddle boards are also very wide and stable. A guide with rescue training goes on every tour, just in case.
2478 Glen Cairn Road, Rogers, Kentucky 41365
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Unfortunately our docks have uneven surfaces and you just climb in and out of our kayaks, so our tours are not ADA accessible.
We understand that sometimes plans change. Please read our policy fully.
No refunds will be given prior to your adventures.
You may reschedule your adventure or receive a gift card to use at a future date as long as you inform us at least 48 hours in advance.
We reserve the right to decline any person as a tour participant should a persons behavior, health or mental conditions impede the operation of the trip.
Got a Group?
Gather up your friends, family, even uncle Gary, or some co-workers and we’re here to show you how adventure is done. Give us a call for special pricing and package offers.
Need a place to stay in the Gorge?
Red River Gorge Cabin Rentals - 70 Cabins and Luxury Yurts for rent throughout the Red River Gorge. Small families to large groups we have something for everyone.
We’re Right in the Heart of Red River Gorge
Convenient for groups coming from:
Lexington, KY: 1 hr
Louisville, KY: 1 hr 59 mins
Ashland, NC: 2 hrs 4 mins
Cincinatti, OH: 2 hrs 2 mins
Nashville, TN: 4 hrs 3 mins