Paddleboarding, like arm-wrestling a polar bear or getting your arm stuck in a vending machine, is an inventive way to shape your biceps. Move toward massive muscles with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $14 for an intro to paddleboarding lesson and a one-hour eco tour for one (a $29 value)
- $25 for an intro to paddleboarding lesson and a one-hour eco tour for two (a $58 value)
- $14 for an intro to paddleboarding lesson and two-hour eco tour for one (a $58 value)
- $25 for an intro to paddleboarding lesson and two-hour eco tour for two (a $116 value)
Instructors first teach students to balance and paddle atop their boards. After this introductory lesson, groups explore paddle routes that wind through local areas such as Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, and the Anna Maria Sound. Egrets and wading birds peek their heads up as paddleboarders glide by tree-lined banks and navigate areas where no motors are allowed.
Owner and operator Shawn can trace his family's roots in the local waterways back seven generations. His deep love of the water led him to launch Native Rentals, which conducts eco-friendly paddle tours, and create the Surfer Bus, a renovated school bus that brims with kayaks, surfboards, and any equipment needed for tours on the go. His eco-tours explore the Robinson Preserve, Neal Preserve, and the Anna Maria Sound aboard single or tandem kayaks, standup paddleboards, and bikes, all of which let guests test their muscles without the exorbitant fees of going through Poseidon's booking agent. Enjoy safe and protected paddling while you wrap around tunnels, tidal lakes, and islands. International travel writer and television personality, Richard Bangs, listed Surfer Bus as Bradenton's top family attraction due to the spectacular views of nature and wildlife it offers paddlers navigating the Robinson Nature Preserve.