Standup paddleboarding was invented when an impatient surfer brought out a weapon to beat the waveless ocean into compliance. Enjoy the calm he accidentally discovered with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $37 for a 90-minute standup-paddleboard eco tour for one (a $75 value)
- $73 for the above tour for two (a $150 value)
- $121 for the above tour for four (a $250 value)
Tour guides meet patrons along the Indian River, introduce them to the basics of paddleboarding, and then set out on guided tours of the river. During lessons, instructors teach students proper foot placement, board control, how to turn, and how to out-sing sirens. Next, groups traverse the scenic mangrove-lined Indian River, serenely gliding across the tranquil waters while the guide highlights local wildlife. After each outing, New Smyrna Stand Up’s resident photographer posts paddling photos taken that day in a Facebook album.
New Smyrna Stand Up
For years, New Smyrna residents have paddled throughout the marshy backwaters of the Indian River lagoon, finding solace among the area's gentle tides, unclouded skies, and abundance of marine life. United by a respect for their natural surroundings and a knack for paddleboarding, a local family joined forces to form the award-winning New Smyrna Stand Up. With dolphins and manatees swimming below and ospreys sailing above, the experienced guides lead tours down the river, journeying out into the ocean when weather permits. In the summer months, the center conducts children's camps, in which youngsters learn paddleboarding techniques while exploring the area's ecosystem. They study local wildlife and marine creatures and learn to identify the origins of passing inner-tubers by the shape of their heads. In addition to tours and camps, the staff offers paddleboard rentals and standup-paddleboard surfing lessons.