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Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUP)
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. Looking for more instruction? Consider a 2-hour Lesson.
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 to rent and recommended during the shoulder season (April-May, September-October).
Important Reminder: Please ensure everyone in your group fills out the Liability Waiver before arriving at the shop.
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What to Bring
Be prepared for your adventure
Hat, sunscreen water bottle
Synthetic (think gym wear) or wool clothing
Motion sickness tablets, gum or candy. Take it 30 minutes before you arrive.
Neoprene booties or other water shoes like Tevas. Running shoes are okay.
Sunglasses with “croakies” or keepers
Jeans, cotton shirts, and flip flops are NOT advised
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 19 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. No alcohol or drug use permitted during rentals, tours or lessons. 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.