Feeling adventurous? Paddle your way through the mine in a kayak on this unforgettable one-hour tour. Make your way through the darkness as our expert guides lead the way illuminating the unique features of the Gorge Underground. There are new discoveries to be made around every corner of this one-of-a-kind mountainside cavern.
- Kayak, Paddle, PFD, Helmet & Headlamp
- Tandem kayaks are available upon request at arrival
Adult (Ages 13+)
Youth (Ages 8-12)
Lap 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. For the Deluxe tours, 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.
Our weight limit for a single person kayak is 300 lbs and double kayaks have a 475 lb limit.
There is no weight limit on the boat tour.
30 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
(Please follow the directions links above under the travel tab. Google does not locate us correctly by just entering this address.)
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 (unless you have purchased Trip Protection***)
If you let us know at least 24 hours in advance, we will be happy to reschedule your tour to another time or issue a gift card to use in the future.
No shows are not eligible for rescheduling, gift card, or refund.
We reserve the right to decline any person as a tour participant if the person’s behavior, health or mental conditions impede the operation of the trip.
*** Trip Protection costs 7% of your total purchase and allows you to get a refund (minus the cost of the Trip Protection) if you need to cancel your tour.
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