Lessons & Tours
... we'll show you how to SUP
then we'll show you the wonders
of Jervis Bay!
Who can enjoy this sport
Anyone with enough physical fitness to take a one hour walk and with basic swimming skills (ie. able to swim 50m) can participate in this sport. To ensure you get the most out of your lesson we have limited our standard group size to four and recommend that children be over 12 years of age to participate.
What to bring
We will provide you with a quality flatwater cruising board, a paddle and a rash shirt (or wetsuit in winter). You will need to bring appropriate swimwear, towel, sunblock and a great sense of humour.
Stand Up Paddling is best enjoyed in the morning before the wind picks up. Wind makes the paddling much harder and once the water surface is rippled you miss the beauty of the marine environment below. We want all of our paddlers to achieve success in their first lesson so we offer our lessons and tours early in the morning.
Yes it is hard to get out of bed early
when you are on holidays but
this activity is well worth it!
Over summer our standard lessons and tours times are:
7.00am - the best time of day for glassy water and a peaceful environment
8.30am - still okay but surface a little more rippled and more boats going past
Other times - available by special arrangement.
In Summer after 10am the north-easterly sea breeze has usually kicked in: lessons and tours can still be conducted but the venue usually has to move to where there is good shelter. In winter when the winds are gentler and usually from the south, we can be more flexible with times!
Participants are asked to arrive at the designated meeting point
fifteen (15) minutes prior to official start time to allow
for paperwork and distribution of equipment.
This will maximise your time in the water.
Lessons & tours go ahead rain, hail or shine. Some of our best dolphin experiences have occurred on overcast and rainy days! Refunds will be provided however if the session has to be cancelled due to strong winds, severe storms or lightning.
Standard Lesson & Tour Package - duration approx 90 minutes.
Clients meet at the designated launch point, complete necessary paperwork and are allocated equipment. The lesson begins on the shore with a short induction and safety overview followed by instruction on how to mount, dismount, paddle, turn, stop etc. These skills are then put into practice on the water until all clients are proficient and comfortable. A tour is then conducted as a round trip anywhere between 1.5 - 3km based on client confidence, available time and conditions on the day.