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Our stand up paddle boarding starter experience is a great way to try this fun and easy sport. Learn all the basic paddling techniques and safety skills you'll need to play on the water.
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Activity level: Easy
  • Minimum age: 8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Discover how easy it is to balance on top of the water. Our paddle boarding starter course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basic strokes and skills you'll need for maneuvering a paddle board, allowing you to explore scenic lakes, coves and inlets.

Our course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their accumulated wisdom from years of paddle boarding. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), paddle board and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your board. You'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling strokes and have the opportunity to practice each stroke by the shore.

After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area.

All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.

L.L.Bean does not usually cancel events due to inclement weather. However, we reserve the right to cancel an event at any time due to severe weather, low enrollment or other concerns. If L.L.Bean cancels your event, you will receive a full refund for the cost of your reservation.

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*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.

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What to Bring
  • Weather- and activity-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet (closed-toe recommended)
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler
  • One quart of water (no glass bottles)

Optional
  • Swimsuit
  • Dry clothes for after activity
  • Change of shoes for after activity
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Waterproof camera
  • Towel

What We Provide
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boards, paddles, PFD's, etc.
Average Rating 
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276  out of  279 ( 99% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
October 16, 2018
Great time
I took this course on 8/25/18 and both instructors were knowledgeable, pleasant and very thorough in teaching us. I had trouble getting back... more
Philadelphia, PA
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5 / 5
October 15, 2018
great guides and location
Our family of 4 was lucky enough to learn SUP from Leah and Laurie this summer on the Royal River. Both guides were provided wonderful guidance, they clearly... more
yarmouth, Maine
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5 / 5
September 15, 2018
Perfect introduction
My husband and I were curious about stand up paddle boarding, and felt that some formal instruction might be a good idea for the first time. Jon and Sara... more
New England
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5 / 5
September 14, 2018
Fun
Anne was our instructor for the Paddle Boarding Discovery Course. She was great in both helping those who were less experienced and in teaching new tips... more
Foxborough, MA
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5 / 5
September 8, 2018
Labor Day SUP Adventure with Liz
My husband and I took this course at Nockamixon on Labor Day. We have never tried SUP before and were AMAZED that we learned how and were able to do it... more
Lehigh Valley, PA
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5 / 5
September 1, 2018
SUP for Beginners
Leah and Kristen were AMAZING. My first time on a SUP and I'm hooked. Thanks so much for offering these courses... both Leah and Kristen were great... more
Belgrade
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5 / 5
September 1, 2018
Awesome SUP Instructor and Adventure
Lilly was an excellent instructor for beginners or advanced. We started with the basics and she kept teaching additional maneuvers and tricks to those... more
Crystal Lake, IL
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5 / 5
August 27, 2018
SUP is for all
My kids and I really enjoyed being on the water learning from Leah and Seth about SUP. They provided us with great feedback and reliable guidance throughout... more
Barrington, RI
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5 / 5
August 25, 2018
Great evening!
My 9 yo & I signed up for this experience and had a wonderful evening w/Jess! We were the only 2 in the group, and my child, who had been excited... more
Richmond, VA
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5 / 5
July 30, 2018
Wonderful introduction to SUP
Melissa and Fiona gave a truly wonderful introduction to stand-up paddleboarding to our newbie family of four at Nockamixon State Park. They were patient,... more
New Providence, NJ
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