Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is quickly becoming “all the rage” for fun, easy to learn adventure on the water. Let Esprit help you get a piece of the action. We have a variety of NEW programs to try so you can get SUPing in no time. We’ve got 1/2 day rentals, lessons, SUP Yoga, SUPXpeditions and even a guided “Twilight Tour” that includes both an amazing sunset as well as glowing “Night Light” boards for navigating under the moon and stars.
Enjoy a half day (3hr) rental. Your SUP rental at Esprit includes your board, paddle and PFD (personal floatation device). Feel free to use your SUP at our basecamp or take it with you to discover your own adventure.
Want to learn to paddle SUP? Take an hour long lesson to find out whats SUP? We supply you with all the necessary equipment as well as a knowledgable and friendly instructor to get you started. After your hour long lesson you still have a few hours to explore on your own and discover some hidden waterways.
Join Esprit’s Barbara Hinojosa for a tranquil session of SUP Yoga. Connect you mind, body, spirit with the water. This is an introductory session where no experience is necessary. More advanced classes can be provided by request. Includes a 90 minute yoga session combined with an additional 90 minutes of board rental to “get your paddle on”.
$20.00 BYOB (bring your own board)
What the heck is a SUPXpedition? SUPX is an overnight camping trip where you camp out on a deserted island, cook over an open fire, enjoy swimming, paddling and getting back to nature. How does it work? We supply you with all your equipment, an introductory lesson (if required), all your camping equipment, 3 course dinner and breakfast. You spend the afternoon paddling and upon arrival at your camp on a secluded island you will find your tent set up waiting for you, your “kitchen”, your food cooler… your entire campsite ready for your overnight experience. In the morning just prepare your own breakfast, go for a morning paddle and we will break your camp for you and have all your belongings waiting for you on your return. Its an amazing way to enjoy the great outdoors!
Our personal favourite trip is our Twilight SUP Tour. We start by heading out onto the river with our boards to enjoy a spectacular Ottawa Valley sunset. As the sky darkens we illuminate our board with our radiating “under board” led lights. The lights encompass the underside of our boards in a spectacular array of glowing colours. We continue paddling as the sky darkens and turns to night. It is a fun, picturesque and unique way to enjoy being on the water. The Twilight Tour includes all equipment (Boards, Lights, Paddle, PFD, Headlamps and Glowsticks). It is particularly spectacular under the full moon!
|Our SUP Programs Include|
|Friendly, skilled and knowledgable SUP and SUP Yoga Instructors|
|SUPX includes Boards, PFD, Paddle, Camping and Cooking Equipment, Dinner/Breakfast|
|Twilight Tour Includes Boards, PFD, Paddle, Lights, Glow Sticks, Headlamp, Guide|
|"NEW" Air Medic emergency evacuation insurance|
|Accommodation||Hostel||$30 / night|
|Additional Accommodation||Camping (bring your own tent)||$15.00 / night|
|Platform Tent Rental||$30.00 / night|
|Hostel||$30.00 / night|
All your mandatory safety equipment is provided for you. Therefore, all you need to bring with you are some personal items to help make your trip even more enjoyable. For SUPX we recommend that you bring a pair of shoes or sandals to wear on the river (they will get wet!), 1 pair of shoes for camp, your swimsuit and/or shorts, sunscreen, hat, water bottle, 1 warm sweater (fleece or wool), 1 long pair of pants (quick dry, fleece or wool), 1 waterproof jacket and pants, 1 pairs of socks (wool or fleece), personal toiletries, towel.
Hear what others who have experienced SUPing with Esprit have to say:
“Thank you for a great experience. You have wonderful leaders!”
“Thank you very much for having a great crew to help in our mission of being part of the water and nature. This weekend was very special for me.”
“Thank you so much for the wonderful evening. The glow of lights under the boards is magical…it was surreal! Your guides were all wonderful!”
Wendy, Thunder Bay
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