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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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51  out of  51 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
October 3, 2020
Excellent class
Our first paddle board course. It was super fun and safer than I thought. Be ready to fall into the water a few times. Will do again!
Pennsylvania
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5 / 5
October 3, 2020
Excellent class
Our first paddle board course. It was super fun and safer than I thought. Be ready to fall into the water a few times. Will do again!
Pennsylvania
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5 / 5
October 3, 2020
Excellent class
Our first paddle board course. It was super fun and safer than I thought. Be ready to fall into the water a few times. Will do again!
Pennsylvania
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5 / 5
October 3, 2020
Excellent class
Our first paddle board course. It was super fun and safer than I thought. Be ready to fall into the water a few times. Will do again!
Pennsylvania
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5 / 5
September 20, 2020
Discovery SUP @ Lake Nockamixon
I took the complimentary discovery SUP course offered a few weeks ago at Lake Nockamixon. This 1.5 hour class is long enough to learn and practice the... more
PA
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5 / 5
September 14, 2020
Paddleboard class
This was a lot of fun. very small class which was nice. instructors were fun and informative. Only thing i would ask is that we not be asked to take our... more
Hartford,ct
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5 / 5
September 14, 2020
SUP
I've attended SUP Discovery Course at Marsh Creek and it was a great experience. If you're a beginner or a pro and just want to do some SUP activities... more
King of Prussia
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5 / 5
September 12, 2020
Sup class
Cailey helped improve my SUP skills and fine tuned my paddling technique. I would recommend this class. Paddle boarding isn't as easy as it looks... more
Albany
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5 / 5
September 8, 2020
Paddle boarding Newbies
This was a great experience. Everyone in our group were pretty good paddle boarders but the instructor stayed with us and made us feel very comfortable.... more
New Rochelle
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5 / 5
September 7, 2020
Another great adventure!
My 4 kids and I just went on another great Paddleboarding adventure with Kat as the instructor. Going to Albany is such a nice day trip and the kids now... more
Westchester
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