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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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21  out of  21 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
August 19, 2019
What an awesome experience
Had such a great experience with taking the paddleboarding class this morning the instructors were great explaining the right way to get up on the the... more
Glastonbury ct
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5 / 5
August 18, 2019
Stand up paddleboard discovery
We had visiting family and took a group of 5 beginner adults to Lily's class in Crystal Lake, IL. Due to weather issues the originally scheduled... more
Crystal Lake, IL
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5 / 5
August 14, 2019
Awesome morning SUPing
We had a great morning with Cruz and Amy on Marsh Creek! I went with 2 friends and our 8yo boys. The instructors were very thorough with instructions to... more
Wayne, PA
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5 / 5
August 13, 2019
Loved it!
Liz, Jacquelyn and Rebekah were the best instructors. Everyone had a great time. I have paddleboarded a bit and I still learned some great techniques.... more
Lake Nockamixon
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5 / 5
August 11, 2019
Excellent beginner course
The 90-minute course gets through safety and all the basic handling on land, and then you're out on the water practicing and trying fancy footwork... more
Nockamixon, PA
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5 / 5
August 6, 2019
Simply Amazing
I took this discovery class with my husband. Our guides Barb and Mary were amazing!! We have very little experience but they made us both feel more comfortable... more
Manchester NH
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5 / 5
August 4, 2019
Wonderful experience, learned so much!!
We took a class with Aaron yesterday on a beautiful day at our local lake. We had done some SUP at a resort a few times before but never really learned... more
Columbus, Ohio
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5 / 5
August 3, 2019
So much fun!
My friend and I did the Friday, August 2nd class and had so much fun. We had never done it before but the instructors were thorough and reassuring, and... more
Milford, NJ
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5 / 5
July 27, 2019
Awesome Lesson with Awesome Staff
Wilson was so personable, and such a great teacher. My daughter and I had a great day learning, and we became hooked on SUP!
Freeport
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5 / 5
July 27, 2019
Excellent experience
My husband and I capped off our Maine vacation in Freeport just so we could try the LL Bean discovery sessions. We wound up doing paddle boarding at 10:30... more
Annapolis MD
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