About

"SUP" or Stand Up Paddle Boarding is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing water sports! It doesnt matter if you are looking for a full body work out or just want to leisurely paddle around, check out wildlife, and relax. Stand Up Paddle Boarding is the answer for you!
When proper technique is used SUP is a low impact workout and easy to learn, and it is fun for all ages!

***Established in 2014, Big Willie's Action Sports was built on a handshake over a couple of beers after two friends, Derek Girmscheid and Jon Cressman, struggled to find Rental Paddleboards in downtown Nashville.

SUP? Meet Our Guides

Our Team is here to help you enjoy your time out on the river! Our guides bring a speaker to play music, drinks, first aid kit and sunscreen on every tour!
SUP guides also take pictures along the way.

Book With Big Willies!

Our skilled SUP guides teach you all the techniques you will need to know to “Get On Board!"
The gentle current of the Cumberland make it easy for even first time paddlers to enjoy the trip.
No need to worry if you have an injury or are not comfortable standing because we also have plenty of kayaks to rent!

Locally Owned And Operated

We are a local tour company. When you book with us, you get the best possible price, and experience.

TripAdvisor Multiple Award Winning Company

We've received the Certificate of Excellence Award from TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel website!

We care about our river!

Once a month Big Willie's hosts a Cumberland River clean up event. Everyone is invited! We want to keep our river clean for our guests and for the city of Nashville.

Big Willie's Gives Back!

We are currently hosting a monthly donation and charity raising paddle tour for EastCAN and the Nashville Humane Association. Check it out! Paddling for Puppies!

Get Ready!!

Dont miss out on an amazing experience here in Nashville!

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