Q. Why should I try Stand-up Paddle boarding?
A. It’s new, exciting, adventurous and peaceful all at the same time! The view from a Paddleboard is incredible! Since you're standing at your full height, you'll enjoy wonderful views of the sea life, and, you just may encounter dolphins, manatees and/or a school of fish! It’s almost like walking on water!
Q. Is it hard to learn?
A. Paddle boarding is very easy to learn. Within a short period of time you can become very comfortable in the water and on your board.
Q. Are there any age or weight restrictions?
A. Families are enjoying paddleboarding together! There is an age limit on the Group Eco Tour. 13 and up to be on your own paddle board and must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. We do make exceptions for those under 13 that have paddle boarded before. For rentals, private group tours and lessons the age limit is 7 and up. As always anyone younger then our age limits can still enjoy paddle boarding by riding on the front of an adults board
Q. Do I need to know how to swim?
Q: What should I wear for Paddle boarding?
A: Wear clothing/ swimsuit that lets you move and that can get wet.
Q. Do I need any Paddle boarding experience?
A. No! You only need to know how to swim! Since this sport is relatively new to the east coast, most people have had no prior experience with paddle boarding. The instructor will give you a great introduction to paddleboarding, provide you with all of the necessary paddleboard equipment and give you an informative paddleboard/safety lesson.
Q: Why not just use a kayak?
A: The beauty of paddle boarding is that standing up allows you to enjoy much better views, both to the horizon and down into the water.
Q. What do I need to bring on my PaddleBoarding trip?
A. Recommended items to bring include: a hat, sunglasses (with a strap if you have one), sunscreen, drinking water.
Q. Where are you located?
A. We are a mobile company located in Palm Beach County. Our most popular locations are Jupiter and Singer Island MacArthur state park.
Q. Where do the Eco Tours meet?
A. The paddle board Eco tours will leave from 2 locations. Just outside MacArthur State Park on Singer Island and the East entrance to Burt Reynolds Park in Jupiter. Directions are to the right.
Q. Which location is best for beginners?
A. Both locations are nice. The Jupiter location is better early in the morning and during the week. There can be a lot of boat traffic at the Jupiter location and there is a boat channel that we have to cross. The Singer Island location is the "Real Florida" It is a state park, and a protected area. We tend to see a lot more marine life at this location. Depending on the tide level there are mangrove trails to paddle through and nice clear water. This location is also away from boats. Singer Island location tends to be better for beginners and smaller children.
Q. Do you offer group rates?
A. Yes, we do offer group rates. You can find our prices under our Rental Page http://www.southfloridapaddle.com/rentalstours.html
Q. How far in advance to you need to schedule a tour, rental or Lesson?
A. Everything is by appointment only. We are a mobile company so each day we are at a different location. Weekends tend to fill up quickly so we recommend booking an appointment as early as possible. You can book a reservation 1 month in advance. A notice of 2 days is usually required for reservations. We also require a 24 hr cancellation notice.
Q. How early do I need to arrive for a tour or lesson?
A. We like everyone to arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled appointment to fill out waivers and put on their sunscreen. Most of the time there are multiple parties participating, and we are on a set schedule.
Q. What happens if I am running late?
A. It is imperative that you arrive for your appointment on time. Once we’ve headed out for a lesson, we can’t leave a group unattended in the water in order to help late arrivals. If you think you may be 10 to 15 minutes late, please call us at 561-231-1659 and we will do what we can to accommodate you. If you do not call or are more than 10 to 15 minutes late, you will be unable to join the lesson and you will be considered a no show.
Q. Can I book a private tour or lesson?
A. With a little advance notice, we can provide private lessons and private group excursions. Please call us to discuss your needs.
Q. Where do I park?
A. Depending on the location. The Jupiter location has changed Please call us for directions.The Singer Island location has parking off A1A on the right and left sides of the road.
Q. How many people do you take out at a time?
A. We max out at 13 people and have a minimum of at least 2 people per tour and lesson.
Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. Please notify us at least 48 - 24hours before your appointment if you must cancel. We will be more than happy to reschedule you or refund your money. To cancel or change your class please do the following
A. If the winds exceed 18 mph we will cancel a paddle. If there is a lightening around we will have to cancel a paddle. If it is just a light to medium rain we can still paddle.
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
A. Anything that Paypal accepts and cash on site. Please note if you plan on paying with cash at the site you will need to confirm your spot 48 hrs in advance. If we do not hear from you we will fill your spot with other clients.
Directions to Singer Island Location
John D. MacArthur State Park Public launch site. (DO NOT ENTER THE PARK)
I-95 to PGA Blvd. Head east several miles until you get to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park. About a half mile south of the main park entrance is the "public" lanch site. It's located on the west side of A1A (aka North Ocean Drive) amongst the mangrove trees. You can see this location highlighted on the map below.
The launch area can be a little difficult to spot from the road. Look for the location where the pedestrian hand railing ends (the railing is seen in the left side of this picture near the pickup truck.) Alternate Directions: I-95 to Blue Heron Blvd. Head east 5 miles, go over the intracoastal waterway bridge onto Singer Island. Go north up Ocean Drive until the condo towers end. Launch site will be on the west side (before the small bridge). See picture below:
Jupiter Location Directions
Our Jupiter location has changed. Please call to receive directions to the new meeting place.
SOUTH FLORIDA PADDLE
A mobile paddle board company, located on Singer Island in Palm Beach County , offering Paddle boarding Eco tours, sunset, sunrise, and Night Glow tours , paddle board lessons and stand up paddle board rentals.
HOURS MON - SAT 9AM-2PM
Our main meeting place is located just south of MacArthur State Park on Singer Island. Our second meeting spot is in Jupiter Florida. We also can take groups paddle boarding to Peanut Island or any where else in Palm Beach county
Reservations in advance are required.
Phone number: 561-231-1659
As of now we are strictly a mobile company and do not have a store front.
MAKE A RESERVATION
View our calendar to see what special tours we are offering and at which locations. Tours can be purchased through our store page.