Discover the Gold Coast's hidden gem right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Take a fully guided stand up paddle board tour on the river, that includes a basic lesson that will have you are paddling like a pro in no time. You will only paddle on flat water so it is safe, fun and easy. It’s an incredible feeling standing on your paddle board cruising with the dolphins and creating amazing photos! You will see an abundance of marine life and bird life! As you paddle you can spot the family of peacocks in the mangroves or in the park and get your photo taken with them. The calm waters here create ease of learning SUP (stand up paddle) and your instructor will be with you every step of the way, you will enjoy SUP fully and want to do it again and again.
What You'll Get
Start with a basic lesson and safety briefing and of course a quick demo from your friendly instructors, then onto the water to test your balance and ability! You will be amazed how easy this is to learn and your instructor will have you cruising like a stand up paddle board pro before you realise it. Once everyone is confidant with their balance and turning, you'll ease your way down the river cruising past the mansions of Paradise Waters stopping near the Marriott for a brief rest and then under the bridge into Macintosh Island Park where you will paddle past beautiful mangroves spotting marine and bird life.
Your guide will point out interesting facts on our surroundings and then you'll stop for a rest on the beach and a gentle walk in the park. Walking through Macintosh Island Park is in itself an amazing tour, walking along with the peacocks in their splendour, watching water-hens fossicking around for treats and the geese meandering around after locals have fed them lettuce and bread. Its all very interesting and very pretty.
Cruising back along the waterways and into Surfers Paradise, where you can have a photo taken on the water with the famous Q1 building in the background. See Surfers Paradise from the calm waters and enjoy the peace and tranquility that Stand up Paddle provides.
Return to the launch location for a group photo and a debrief of what we saw and experienced. You will love this tour as it is both calm and fun at the same time. Lots of treasured memories of your experience can be shared on Social Media or sent to your email.
After the tour immerse yourself into local area and activity by enjoying a meal or coffee at the Famous Bumbles Cafe or perhaps you would prefer to sit in the park and enjoy Fish and Chips from the local cafe whilst taking in the beauty of Budds Beach and surrounds. (Meals and drinks are not included, and will be at own expense).
Stand up paddle boarding is fun, exciting and also very relaxing. As a fitness regime SUP (stand up paddle) is becoming more popular as paddlers find it is a calorie burner even if you are leisurely meandering on the water. Try to do a yoga pose but be prepared to get wet
Budds Beach, right in the heart of Surfers Paradise, is a friendly quiet place to take on this new activity; we have a café, playgrounds & amenities to make your visit more comfortable, our locals’ best-kept secret! The dolphins visit us in the river quite often so keep an eye out for them frolicking in the shallows of the river at Budds Beach
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- All stand up paddle equipment including board, paddle and leg rope
- Life jackets are available on request
- Drinking water
- Storage for small valuables (phone, keys etc)
- Photos to Social Media
- Paddlers should allow 2 hours for this experience
- T-shirts or Rash vests available for purchase
- Transportation to/from attractions
19 River Drive, Surfers Paradise
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The Fine Print
7-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operators terms and conditions for this offer here.