Islands and Wine Kayak Tour

1:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Lookout Winery

Registration closed

  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Minimum age: 21
  • Group size: 12

Islands and Wine Kayak Tour is a relaxing 4-mile kayak adventure that starts just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee at the end of the Tennessee River Gorge at Nickajack Lake. We will paddle upstream 2 miles passing the remnants of Hales Bar Dam to Oats Island, and then turn around and paddle downstream 2 miles. We finish up our river trip at Lookout Winery. You will experience the gorgeous vistas above the Tennessee River with a full sampling of all the wines at Lookout Winery compliments of REI. An introduction to equipment and basic techniques is provided prior to embarking on the journey. No previous paddling experience necessary.

  • Explore the modern ruins of Hales Bar Dam
  • Paddle 4 miles around the islands of Nickajack Lake
  • Enjoy a full wine sampler at Lookout Winery


The three hours for this trip includes paddle and transportation time. Wine sampling is after the three hours paddling trip and is designed that way to let you enjoy the ambiance of the wine and scenery at your own leisure.

Lookout Winery

Get directions

More directions and information

If you have any issues, please contact us: Monday-Thursday 10am-5pm @ (423) 485-1249; or Friday-Saturday-Sunday on our after-hours phone @ (423) 708-4754. Our email is monitored Monday-Friday: This event operates in Eastern Standard Time.