Standup paddleboarding grants passengers elevated views of wildlife, exposing eagles' rarely seen bald spots. Burn calories with Mother Nature with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $75 for a standup-paddleboarding lesson for four (a $150 value)
- $40 for a standup-paddleboarding lesson for two (an $80 value)
- $25 for a standup-paddleboarding lesson for one (a $50 value)
One-hour standup-paddleboard lessons begin with 15 to 20 minutes of instruction on land, which detail handling of boards, water safety, and the tenets of paddleboard etiquette—namely, how to row with pinkies up. This is followed by 45 minutes of on-water practice, after which students can paddle the waters freely. All equipment is included.
Tampa Bay SUP
Standing atop a board, a paddler rhythmically dips an oar into Old Tampa Bay's sparkling waters, smoothly skimming the surface while soaking in views of the sun sinking beyond the horizon. Tampa Bay SUP's team welcomes the uninitiated and veterans alike to experience this for themselves via paddleboard lessons and rentals. Their lessons last 20 minutes before students are free to enjoy leisurely paddling, which affords lofty vantage points from which to gaze upon marine wildlife and boosts core strength so that students may wrestle the animals into submission. Once they are ready to go out on their own, paddlers can request that staffers bring boards to various launch sites around the Tampa/Clearwater region, or pick them up at Tampa Bay SUP's beachside shops. Tampa Bay SUP also rents kayaks with all the necessary equipment included, sells paddleboards, and gives tours.