Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP)

Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP)

The Outdoor Foundation’s 2013 Participation Survey listed stand up paddling as the most popular outdoor activity among first-time participants. Come and find out what all the fuss is about! Stand up paddle boarding is fun, easy and a great way to work the core muscles (tone your tummy).

If you are new to paddle boarding, you will receive basic instruction from one of our experienced staff. Your rental includes a paddle, personal flotation device, and an ankle leash that attaches to the board.

Maybe you would be interested in combining yoga and paddle boarding? We have an experienced instructor on Bowen Island and you can read about her on our Paddle Board YOGA page.

Paddle boarding is a water sport that often involves complete immersion (jumping or falling into the water). It is important to dress for swimming, without shoes or cumbersome layers. Wetsuits are available and recommended during the shoulder season (April-May, September-October).

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Be prepared for your adventure

  • Swimming apparel, change of clothes

  • Hat & Suncreen

  • Sunglasses with "croakies" or keepers

  • Water Bottle

  • Personal tote bag for storing items while out on the water. Paddle boards do not have storage

  • For planning your trip & more information, visit our FAQs page

Rental Policy

All paddlers must sign a waiver to release Bowen Island Sea Kayaking from liability. Any damaged or lost gear will be charged to the renter at the full, retail price. Solo paddlers renting without a group must demonstrate their ability to return into the kayak after capsizing. All youth under the age of 18 must have waiver release forms signed by a parent or guardian and rent in groups of at least three unless renting with an adult. Youth between the ages of 6 and 15 may rent single or double kayaks when they are part of a school, club, or family group if they have waivers signed by a legal guardian or parent. During rentals, every paddler must wear his or her personal flotation device when in or on the water. Staff reserves the right to postpone kayak trips, depending on weather conditions. If a rental must be cancelled by the operator credit will be given to the customer if the rental cannot be rescheduled to accommodate the customer