Be one of the first to experience our new activity – Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP).

Experienced paddlers can explore Scotland’s waters on a stand-up paddleboard. Spot birds perched on the rocky, jagged cliffs, crumbling stone buildings still standing on the rolling green hills and picturesque villages as you paddle by.

If you want to try stand-up paddleboarding for the first time, you can paddle in protected bays, over coral reefs in warmer waters on our Costa Rica and The Panama Canal expedition. More experienced paddlers can enjoy the larger waves on beaches. The experience of stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) in one of the most biologically intense regions of the world both above and under the water is guaranteed to stir your soul.

This activity will be offered on Scotland and Costa Rica expeditions.

What’s Involved?

We offer small, guided, intimate groups a chance to take SUP paddling to the next level. Weather permitting, we will offer daily outings with a support Zodiac. We provide waterproof day packs to carry our cameras and spare clothing to make the most of our excursions above the water and on shore.

Each group of 3 to 8 paddlers generally visit the same wildlife or historic sites as our fellow expeditioners. However, our smaller craft (SUP) and manoeuvrability often means that we also have the opportunity to access areas that are often not accessible by Zodiacs. We will also make time to do some shore landings with the rest of the group (without exceeding Costa Rica Park regulations of 100 people ashore at any one time).

It is vital that you have an adventurous attitude and understand that our paddling will be affected by the weather that we will experience.

To join our SUP adventure paddling it’s best to book ahead of your departure. We do require previous experience on the Scotland trip, but on our Costa Rica adventures, beginners are welcome. On board sign-ups are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Even if your experience is limited, we would encourage you to call us to discuss your suitability. There is often ample time to gain the required experience before you depart. Paddlers should be aged 16 or over.

Equipment Included

  • SUP board, leash & paddle
  • Neoprene boots
  • Safety gear
  • A dry bag
  • PFD (Life jacket)
  • Dry suits (Scotland only)
  • Insulated gloves (Scotland only)

Our Guides

Our guides have many years of stand-up paddleboarding experience in the destinations we visit. The paddleboarding guide will lead the group on each excursion, explaining facts about the wildlife and other highlights we paddle across.

How to Book

Simply inform our Expedition Experts at time of booking that you would like to include the optional stand-up paddleboarding activity for your expedition. For safety reasons, we limit our group size to a maximum of only eight paddleboarders per voyage, so we recommend reserving your place early.