Stand Up Paddle Board St Augustine
Join us for an informative stand up paddle board St Augustine lesson and experience dolphins in the wild. Our St Augustine paddle boarding lesson is also an Eco tour, and explains some of the amazing wildlife and history of St Augustine. Our stand up paddle board tours leaves from the beautiful St. Augustine Lighthouse Park daily at 9:00 a.m. Go with the best SUP lesson St Augustine has to offer.
All our tour guides are certified University of Florida Naturalist and/or have a environmental degree backgrounds as well as CPR and emergency first aid certified.
This is a safe, easy and informative paddle board Eco tour/lesson, attuned for beginners. The paddle board tour will begin on land with a informative tutorial explaining technique and safety (see below for lesson plan) . Next you’re on the water and your guide will have you standing in know time, helping you get comfortable with your new found adventure. The tour will then expand into the natural wonders, and wildlife of the area. Manatees, dolphins, rays, sea turtles and a vast array of marsh birds may all be seen here. Bring a lunch and after your paddle board tour, you can have a picnic under the oak hammock at Lighthouse park or visit the St. Augustine Lighthouse and get a bird’s eye view of your SUP tour, and the beautiful area.
Reservation may be made online 24/7
We stand alone on SUP lessons and tours in St Augustine for safety and the knowledge of nature.
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Public Paddle Board Lesson/Tour Information
Tour Price: $55.00 per person.
Kids – 6-13 years of age are $10.00 and must ride on a board with a parent. No kids under six on our public tours please. Kids under six are allowed on our private tours. Kids 6-13 years of age, may have their own board on our private tours (see below)
We require a minimum of 4 people signed up for all our tours to go out. If you have less than four 4 people in your group, you may still reserve. In the rare event the minimum number of reservations is not met, you will be notified 24 hours prior to your tour time, at which time you have the option to reschedule or a full refund
Private Tours: $75..00 per person 4 person minimum. Kids under six are allowed on our private tours. Kids 6-13 years of age, may have their own board on our private tours.
Our guides are great, please don’t forget them! Gratuity is not included in the price. Just let us know at the end of the tour if you would like to add a tip to your credit card.
Tour Location: 442 Ocean Vista Ave. St Augustine 32080 Meet us at the boat ramp. We all wear royal blue Columbia shirts.
Tour Time: 9:00 am. We know 9:00 a.m. is a little early for some people, however the wind plays a big factor in SUP and the winds are usually much lighter in the mornings. The wind can be the difference between a pleasurable paddle and a struggle. Please arrive 20 min. early to find parking, apply sunblock, use restrooms etc.. This will avoid tour delays. You will receive a confirmation email with parking instruction and more information after you book.
250 pound weight limit for beginners
What To Bring: On the tour – Bring as least as possible. We highly suggest drinking water, preferrably in a non disposable bottle, flip flops, and smiles. Do not bring anything you do not want to loose on the tour. Your guide will have a dry bag for you car keys.
Bring in your car – Sunblock, extra change of clothes, just in case you get wet, Please apply sunblock at your car. There are restrooms onsite.
Duration: About 1.5 hours. Longer if we sit and watch the dolphins play!
Tours Includes: SUP Board, law required PFD and whistle, a professional guide who is trained in first aid, CPR and will possess a camera to save the occasion and a smartphone and a marine radio, for any emergency and to keep track of any approaching weather.
Waivers – You will receive a waiver in your confirmation email. Every one must sign the waiver. Parents must sign for kids under 18 years of age. Please sign waivers prior to arriving as to avoid tour delays.
Below is an outline of our beginner paddle board lesson. The Basics.
- get familiar with equipment
- paddle length
- pickup and carry sup board
- basic paddle stroke
- basic paddle turn
- paddle on knees
- how to stand up
- where to stand up
- parallel stance
- paddle standing up
- proper stroke
- control board direction
- sweeping strokes on one side