Paddle Boarding Excursions
Starting the week of 8/24/14, SUP excursions and rental times and venues are limited. Reservations are required.
All of our excursions come with a free lesson, gear transported to the paddle site for you, safety equipment and we’ll do our best to provide photography too. You call the appointment desk to make a reservation and you’ll receive driving directions via email to go straight to the paddling venue.
Learn from one of our many ACA or PaddleFIT Certified, friendly and patient instructors. Excursion locations vary from day to day based on weather conditions. Call 302-260-9008 to find out where we will be paddle boarding each day. It’s best to make a reservation at least 24 hours prior but we will accept reservations the day of if we have room.
Customers who have purchased boards from us are welcome to bring their boards and come on any of these tours for FREE (exception NightSUP and SUPYOGA). Our Facebook Page is a great resource to see where our daily excursions will be offered. Click Events.
Guidelines for Children Minimum suggested age for paddle boarding is 8 and the child must be capable of paddling themselves for 1 hour. Minimum age is 16 for Cape Henlopen, NightSUP, Harpoon Hanna’s and the Bucket List. Minimum Age for Self Serve is 18. Children under 8 years old may ride along with an experienced adult paddle boarder 21 or older only if the child knows how to swim. Our guides reserve the right to determine if the conditions and/or venues are safe for ride-alongs.
Sometimes children tire easily and this causes our guides to have to tow children back in. This situation poses a safety situation for our other guests as our guides would not be able to adequately respond to a true emergency if they are towing a child who is tired or just doesn’t want to participate anymore.
Be sure to read the FAQs section of our website.
Click to Schedule Your Adventure We pick 1 or 2 venues each day (usually Fresh Pond and Arnell Creek). We can’t guarantee a different venue without 24-48 hours advance notice. We’ll certainly do our best to try though.
As the area’s premiere paddle board outfitter, we offer MTI Inflatable waist pack life vests to our guests for their comfort while paddle boarding. Please watch this video about Coast Guard requirements for paddle boarding. This will show you how to inflate your life vest in an emergency. If you inflate your life vest unnecessarily, there is a $20 charge to replace the CO2 cartridge. We require that children under 16 wear a standard PFD. We have standard PFDs for anyone who feels safer wearing one.
Here is our 2014 Lineup of Excursions
New Venue for 2014! Lover’s Sunset Excursion on Arnell Creek – Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro, Lewes, Long Neck, Angola Area – Free Parking
$45 for a 2 hour Sunset Tour – includes a FREE lesson and all gear necessary. Offered nightly at 6:30 p.m. Memorial Day – Labor Day. Only minutes from our Rehoboth Beach location, this is a gentle tour launching from the small boat hole at Mulberry Knoll. Surprise that special someone with a paddle boarding excursion and enjoy the sites along Arnell Creek and Love Creek as we paddle into the sunset. This tour is great for beginners. Take Route 24 West about 1.5 Miles West to Mulberry Knoll Road. Go about 1.5 miles to the dirt road at the end of the road. DO NOT SPEED through the 25 mph community please. No porta-potties on site. Note: In windy conditions, this tour will be re-routed to Fresh Pond in North Bethany Beach. Min group size 4 people.
New Venue for 2014! Arnell Creek @ Mulberry Knoll – Rehoboth Beach, Millsboro, Lewes, Long Neck, Angola Area (Offered Daily at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m.)
$30 for 1 Hour Excursion / $40 for 2 Hours – Include a Lesson and All Gear. Offered daily at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. Min. 4 People. Only minutes from our Rehoboth Beach location, this is a gentle tour launching from the small boat hole at Mulberry Knoll. This tour is great for beginners. Take Route 24 West about 1.5 Miles West to Mulberry Knoll Road. Go about 1.5 miles to the dirt road at the end of the road. DO NOT SPEED through the 25 mph community please. No porta-potties on site.
Bethany Canal – Located Off of Kent Avenue Behind Sea Colony (Across from Bahama Beach Cottages) (Offered Weekdays by Appointment at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and for sunset at 6 p.m.)
Bethany Canal $30 / $40 / $45 (Offered Weekdays but Not on Holiday Weekends) 2013′s Tour of the Year – Paddle in a tranquil setting, calm waters with barely a breath of wind. A sublime experience that will leave you speechless. The Bethany Canal and adjacent canals and marsh are home to Blue Heron, Bald Eagles and an occasional Red Fox. This venue is about 2-4 feet deep and super kid and family friendly. This paddle boarding tour is convenient for folks staying in the Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Frankfort, Dagsboro, North Bethany, South Bethany and Dewey Beach areas. One hour is $30 / Two hours is $40. A Sunset Tour along the Bethany Canal is $45. We launch from Kent Ave, near the Sea Colony tennis courts. Parking is seriously limited. Please carpool if possible and park along Kent Ave. so we don’t congest the small parking area. Min. 4 People. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE BOAT RAMPS. More about the Canal Tour
Cape Henlopen Sunset Excursion – New Launch Location for 2014 – Near the Ship Reporting Station – Parking $8 (for Out of State)
Cape Henlopen Sunset Excursion $50 + DE State Park Parking Fees (Offered Daily at 6:00 p.m.) Paddle off into the beautiful sunset of Lewes, DE. and watch the moon rise over the calm waters. Groups often see Dolphin Pods. One of our most popular tours, this excursion was voted one of the top 10 things to do at the beach by The Washington Post. Tours launch daily Memorial Day thru August at 6:00 pm inside Cape Henlopen State Park – The Point Near the Ship Reporting Station. Call ahead to reserve your space. More about the sunset excursion. This venue is kid friendly during non-windy conditions, but not suggested for folks who don’t know how to swim or kids younger than 12. This adventure tour is convenient for folks staying near the Lewes, DE, Rehoboth Beach, DE and Dewey Beach, DE areas. In off shore wind conditions, this tour will be re-routed to Arnell Creek in Rehoboth Beach. In super windy conditions, we’ll go to Fresh Pond in North Bethany. Min. group size 5-6 people.
Harpoon Hanna’s Restaurant – Tiki Bar Launch (Offered Daily at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12 p.m. 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. 4:30 p.m. and for sunset at 6 p.m.) Best on High Tide Fenwick Island / Harpoon Hanna’s Excursion $30/$40 / $45 (Best at High Tide) Try paddle boarding for 1 hour or 2 at our Harpoon Hanna’s location in Fenwick Island, next to Ocean City, MD. This rental includes all instruction, required safety gear, and a skilled guide on the water with you. Enjoy a morning paddle boarding lesson through the back bays, then enjoy lunch at the Tiki Bar. Sunset tours at Harpoon Hanna’s are $45. This venue is normally not for kids when it’s windy, when the tide is running or on weekend when there is increased boat traffic. We suggest Fresh Pond for kids. In the event of high winds or low tide, this tour will be re-routed to the Bethany Canal, Fresh Pond or turned into a Down Wind Fun Run. One hour $30, two hours $40. A sunset tour at Harpoon Hanna’s is $45. Come see why we where ranked #1 at the beach for paddle boarding lessons and adventure tours! This paddle boarding rental / tour is also available as a sunset tour, launching at 6:15 p.m. More about our Fenwick tour. Private Lessons are available too. $59.95 per person. In windy conditions, this tour will be re-routed to Fresh Pond or the Bethany Canal.
Fenwick Island Down-Wind Fun Run
Fenwick Island Downwind Fun-Run $45 (Offered Daily Between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.) This adventure is not for beginners. Meet at our Fenwick Island shop located next to Harpoon Hanna’s. Your guide will show you the basics of paddle boarding and then take you on an approximate 2 hour adventure north along the Little Assawoman Bay. The perspective from an SUP is unique giving the paddler a 5-6 foot perspective into the water where it is common to see the fish, crabs and other marine life. Be sure to reserve space in advance. More about the Fenwick Island Downwind Fun-Run. This adventure is for the fit and those looking for adventure. Not suggested for kids. This paddle boarding tour is convenient for folks staying in the Bethany Beach, Ocean View, Frankfort, Dagsboro, North Bethany, South Bethany and Dewey Beach areas. Minimum Group Size 4 People.
Self Serve On Site Paddleboarding $20/hr – Are you an adult experienced paddle boarder and don’t need a lesson or a guide and just want to rent a board and go on you own? Try our Self Serve SUP! For Harpoon Hanna’s Location: To determine high tide, check the tide chart for the Ocean City Inlet, then add 2 hours. Adult swimmers 18 and older only. You must be an intermediate paddle boarder and you must take a communication device with you. Sorry, no exceptions. Rescue fees of $50 per person apply. This location is convenient to those in Ocean City, MD, Selbyville, Bethany Beach, Ocean View and Fenwick Island, DE.
Night SUP(TM) $50 (Offered Nightly by Appointment – Bethany/Fenwick Area – Along the Bethany Canal, Fresh Pond or at Harpoon Hanna’s on High Tide). Paddle With Us – Day or Night. Do you love full moon paddles? With Night SUPs, you bring your own moonlight every time you stand up paddle at night. Delmarva Board Sports is the area’s exclusive provider of Night SUP(TM). Night SUP is a stand up paddle board that’s been converted using a proprietary, patent-pending kit. High intensity LEDs are wired into the board, glassed-in for protection, and connected to a rechargeable battery in a deck hatch. NightSUP(TM) tours will be offered nightly, weather permitting. Group size is limited and reservations are required. Night SUP(TM) tours are recommended for ages 16 and up. Prior daytime paddle boarding experience is required. All participants must know how to swim. More information on Night SUP(TM). Night SUP is offered at various locations in Southern Delaware. Call for more information.
Bucket List Option – Try Paddle Boarding $15 for 30 Minutes
Is paddle boarding on your bucket list? Well cross it off your list this summer. We have several nice and safe venues to try paddle boarding. We do not paddle board in the ocean. Bring the family (minimum age is 16 for the bucket list option) and give it a whirl. Most people DO NOT fall in and are comfortable paddle boarding after 10 minutes. You do not have to be a super fit athlete to paddle board. If you can walk and chew gum at the same time, then more than likely you can paddle board too! Our guides will give you a quick intro and away you go! Don’t worry, our venue for you to try paddle boarding is contained. You must be 18 or have a parent/guardian to sign a safety waiver and reservations are required. In Delaware Life Vests are Required and we provide everything you need. Just come hydrated and wear sunscreen. It’s a good idea to bring some bug spray too. Parking fees may be required if we are operating inside a Delaware State Park. The Bucket List option is only offered at venues where we are already setup for the day. Call for each day’s venue. 302.260.9008. Not valid at Harpoon Hanna’s location.
More Info Paddle Board Rentals and Tours/Lessons Morning and evenings are the best time to go paddle boarding. At an unsheltered venue, afternoon winds can make paddle boarding more challenging. We know all the sheltered venues and we’ll launch from those locations when the winds pick up. Rent a paddle board for an hour, a day, a weekend or a week at our place or yours. Walk-in’s are welcome (at times of high tide), but we can only guarantee boards and guides will be available if you make a reservation and pay in advance.
We offer guided excursions at various locations depending on the tide and wind. This is intended to give you the best experience. All of our excursions offer the basic instruction needed to have a great experience! A minimum age of 8-10 is suggested and all participants must know how to swim.
Please arrive 20-30 minutes early to sign a waiver and prepare for your adventure. We try our best to launch tours on time. If you are more than 20 minutes past your launch time, we reserve the right to either charge a service fee of $30, if we’ve deployed a team off site to serve your group and they’ve had to wait for you, and/or bump your group to the next scheduled launch time and location.
Weather If for any reason weather prevents your tour from launching, we will reschedule your tour or provide a rain check. If rescheduling is not an option, no problem! You’ll receive a full refund. Rain and storms on Delmarva are usually very localized. If it’s raining in Rehoboth, it could be sunny in Fenwick. If you have any weather questions, please call. We do not launch if there are high winds or lightening, but we will launch in drizzling conditions. In the event of wind, low tide or traffic congestion, we reserve the right to relocate the group to an alternate venue within a 10 mile radius. Afternoons tend to be breezy. When winds increase, the down-wind fun run adventure begins!
Cancellation Policy We require 24 advanced notice to receive a refund with the exception of weather issues at the paddling venue.