Be one of the first to experience our new activity - Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP). Experienced paddleboarders can paddle in stunning Antarctic landscapes while penguins and seals swim alongside; spot birds perched on the rocky, jagged cliffs in Scotland; or paddle past icebergs whilst scanning the horizon for wildlife in Greenland.
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.
We offer small, guided, intimate groups a chance to take SUP paddling to the next level. In the polar regions we supply dry suits and cold-water equipment along with high quality and stable boards. 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 9 paddlers generally visit the same wildlife 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 IAATO and Costa Rica Park regulations of 100 people ashore at any one time).
When we visit The Poles, weather elements play an important role. 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 polar trips, but on our warm water 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.
- SUP board, leash & paddle
- Neoprene boots (polar regions and cold water)
- Safety gear
- A dry bag
- PFD (Life jacket)
- Dry suits (polar regions and cold water)
- Insulated gloves (polar regions and cold water)
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 nine paddleboarders per voyage, so we recommend reserving your place early.
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