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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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29  out of  29 ( 100% ) reviewers would recommend this product. 
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5 / 5
September 19, 2019
Great for a beginner!
I loved how Mary and Hanna really taught us what to expect before we even got into the water. I will say that I had somehow missed that we were going to... more
Portland, ME
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5 / 5
September 8, 2019
AMAZING!
My friend and I had Joe as our instructor and he was absolutely awesome! He led us down the creek, we cruised along enjoying the views. He was very informative... more
Marsh Creek in Downington, PA
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5 / 5
September 3, 2019
Stellar
I've become a regular of the sup courses as they are SO much fun. Every time it's a different experience due to the conditions and instructors... more
LARCHMONT
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 31, 2019
Fantastic
Took the family (kids ages 11 & 13) out on the Occoquan River with Josh this morning to learn SUP. What a fun and amazing adventure. Josh did a fantastic... more
Fredericksburg, VA
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5 / 5
August 26, 2019
Awesome!
My kiddos and I enjoyed this course so much we went back the next day. Ali, Jen, and Christy are the best. They will guide you along the way from start... more
CT
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5 / 5
August 25, 2019
Lots of enthusiasm and fun
This was my 4th LLBean course and I can’t wait to take more. The instructors [Nanette & Kathy] were enthusiastic, encouraging and very knowledgeable... more
Easton PA
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5 / 5
August 24, 2019
Stand up paddle board
My wife and I went with your instructors Ali & Kara. They were great, patient, and knowledgable. Not too mention fun! We wanted to try before we buy... more
Tolland, CT
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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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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
5 / 5
August 18, 2019
SUP
Thank you Amy and Cruz for such a lovely morning! The boys had a blast! We saw herons and turtles. A fun adventure for both the boys and the moms.
Berwyn
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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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