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Who we are

Your Professional Captains and Guides

The Team at Kentucky River Tours has years of experience in boating and outdoor recreation. Our three captains all hold USCG Master's Licenses, as well as other certifications from the USCG, US Sail, the American Canoe Association, SOLO Wilderness Medicine, and more

Captain Allison Depenbrock

Allison has been around the outdoors and outdoor tourism since she was a child. She grew up in the family business, Canoe Kentucky, which she now owns with her husband, Nathan. She is passionate about kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, kids experiential education, getting women in the outdoors, and her family. She received her Masters in Business from Xavier University. She holds a 100 Ton Masters License from the USCG.

Captain Nathan Depenbrock

Nathan is most passionate about getting people outside and creating life changing experiences. He is co-owner of Canoe Kentucky with his wife, Allison. He is an American Canoe Association River Canoe Instructor Trainer, an EMT & Wilderness First Responder, and a Swift Water Rescue Technician. Nathan loves anything outdoors, including hunting, hiking, and paddling. He holds a 100 Ton Masters License from the USCG.

Captain Clayton Embly

Clayton has been in and on boats as long as he can remember. He worked for many years for the US Military Sea Lift Command, and was a harbor master on the Chesapeake Bay in and around Baltimore. His passion is sailing, owning many boats, and competing in races all around the country. He is co-founder of Sail Kentucky, a project to expose central Kentucky to the sport of sailing. He holds an Unlimited Tonnage License from the USCG.

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