Some of the frequently asked questions we have encountereD
Do I have to be fit?
You do not need to be a goddess or have high levels of fitness to get started and benefit from stand up paddle boarding. Our tours are good for all levels of fitness and can be modified to fit individual needs. But you will get a a total core and cardiovascular workout. Flat water stand up paddling works your entire body and mind, the fitness benefits are there for everyone to enjoy.
What's the difference between SUP and kayak?
The improved viewing angle when standing on an SUP over sitting in a kayak really gives you a better view of what is below the surface. Combine this with our shallow bays and creeks and it greatly increases your chances of seeing wildlife below the water previously unavailable to kayakers without getting in the water with a mask on. We frequently
see sting rays, eagle rays, crabs, sea turtles, dolphins, manatees and many different fish. The higher viewing angle also allows you to see the mangrove root systems which often have colorful sponges and other interesting life growing on.
Is it difficult, will I be able to stand up?
One of the great things about the sport of paddle boarding is that practically anyone can do it. The boards are very stable, long, and wide and within just a few short minutes you will have gained your balance and started your paddle boarding journey, you never know where it will take you!
Is there an age limit?
We do advertise paddlers from the ages of 10 to 80 although we will take 6 to 10 year olds with their parents along for short paddling, island stopping excursions which are fun for the whole family.
Is there a weight limit?
We have equipment that can accommodate up to a 300lb individual for a comfortable paddling experience.
What should I wear?
We recommend the following, a hat, sunshades (good to have them attached to a floaty just in case you fall off), t shirts or preferably rash guards, bathing suit and/or shorts, lightweight water shoes are good to have or a sturdy pair flip flops are good stand ins for walking around the island but bare feet are fine for the board.
What should I bring?
Bring as little as possible but you should ensure you have sufficient sunscreen and some bug repellant for the river tours, never leave the sense of adventure at home.
What does the guide bring on the tour?
The guide will bring along a dry bag with water, a phone, and first aid kit while paddling, food and snorkeling gear will be in the boat for the excursions to the reef.
Are there crocodiles in the rivers and lagoons.
Yes there are morelets crocodiles in our waterways, these are a non aggressive crocodile species that grow to a maximum size of approximately 9ft although you will mostly see them in the 3 to 5 foot range. They used to be hunted for their prized skins but are now protected. In 22 years of living in this area we have never heard of any crocodile attacks, they like to stay away from humans.
Who thought of stand up paddle boarding?
The modern stand up movement can be traced to Hawaii. Surf instructors started using long boards and standing with a paddle in order to keep an eye on all of their students in the water. It wasn’t long before they decided to start racing them and a new sport was born.