Guided Adventures

KY River & Buffalo Trace Tour

*Unavailable for 2020

This trip includes a guided rental on the KY River,  lunch, and a special tour of Buffalo Trace. We paddle as a group with the guide through Lock and Dam #4, where you will learn some interesting history about the area and see views that can only be seen from the river. We will then dock at Buffalo Trace and travel by vehicle to the historical grounds, followed by a catered BBQ lunch, special tour and tasting, before our return trip on the river. This trip will last around 4 hours. 

West 6th Farm & Twilight Paddle
*Unavailable for 2020

We will meet at the West 6th Farm taproom at 5:30pm, bring all your gear. Following a brief safety video and talk, we will shuttle  to the CKY put-in for a fully guided paddle on a 6 mile stretch of the Elkhorn. On this trip you will hear a brief history of the area as well as take in some scenic views. Following our trip you will be shuttled back to the Farm, at which point you are free to explore the farm with or without beer, as well as pick up dinner from the local food truck on site. **This trip does include one free W6 brew of your choice

NEW Taste of Frankfort

*Unavailable for 2020

An immersive experience highlighting the rich history and surging comeback of brewing in Central KY. A guided paddle through the heart of the Capital City, followed by a downtown tour including beer tastings at multiple locations, lunch and a behind the scenes tour of one facility. Includes a one of a kind souvenir tasting mug to keep.

Float Trips With Shaker Village

Experience the beautiful and historic Shaker Village in Harrodsburg, KY. 


Shaker Village offers many different ways to get on the water through their planned and coordinated activities in partnership with Canoe Kentucky. 


Some of the activites they provide are:

  • Night Glow Paddles

  • Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga

  • Fall Foliage Paddles


Click the link below to book an adventure with Shaker Village!

NEW for 2020! VIP Florida Fishing Trip

October 11 -16, 2020 Annual ocean kayak fishing trip, provided by CKY & Wave Cutter Charters, Pensacola Florida.


  • Fully guided Redfish & Speckled Trout fishing experience from kayaks and the "mothership"

  • All Meals during the trip

  • Lodging at sea aboard the Wave Cutter "mothership"

  • Transportation to Pensacola, if needed (additional cost)

  • Fishing tackle and equipment on the reefs during the time spent on the mother ship


This fully guided experience is 5 days long.

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>Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

>Sat-Sun 9am-6pm


Summer Hours (May-Labor Day)

>Mon-Thurs: 9am- 5pm

>Fri: 9am - 6pm

>Sat- Sun: 8am -7pm

Winter & Spring Hours (Nov- May)

>Mon- Sun: 9am - 5pm


Canoe Kentucky began out of necessity more than out of planning. Ed and Bess Councill came to Kentucky in the late 70's from Richmond, Virginia. Ed was employed by a state environmental agency and then by Caveland Sanitation in South Central Kentucky.


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