Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding LLC  |  200 Main St.  |  Bar Harbor, ME  |  207-610-2970  |  info@acadiasup.com
Open 8:30am - 8:30pm **Summer Clearance** 25% off Storewide!!!

Guided SUP Sessions and Instruction »  SUP Instruction SUP Tours SUP Yoga Become a SUP Instructor

Guided SUP Sessions and Instruction

     Acadia SUP offers a wide variety of options for all ability levels.  While SUP is relatively easy to do if you have good balance and a bit of coordination; proper technique that will make you more comfortable and confident on the water takes practice.  Over the years we have found that a our combination 2-hour instructional session and tour is the perfect experience for most people so that they learn proper technique and are set up for success in the future.  Plus there is always plenty of time to play on the boards and explore.  Our instructors are all certified through the American Canoe Association and adhere to the highest level of professional standards.  People thank us everyday for convincing them to sign up for one of our trips instead of just renting and tell us the value for the experience and time on the water is second to none.

     Our most popular offering is our beginner/intermediate level instructional session, which is laid back but also comprehensive in nature.  Sessions are designed to be a fun way to learn or enhance your SUP skills in a small group setting (no more than 6 - 8 people).  Each session provides an ideal mix of learning and "play" time to just tour around, learn cool tricks, and even swim. (usually about half and half)  After over a 1000 sessions and thousands of paddlers we have found that our sessions are exciting, fun, and the perfect balance of instruction and variety for most beginner to intermediate paddlers.  Even better, we provide all the equipment, transport it to the padddling location for you, and do all the loading and unloading.... making it the best value for you even if it means more work for us.

     Becasue we find that the vast majority of people coming to paddle with us benifit from at least some level of instruction, we do not offer daily scheduled tours.  (Otherwise we'd often be spending half the tour getting everyone up to speed with the skills necessary to cover any distance anyways.)  However,  any of our SUP session time slots can be privately booked as a tour.  This allows us to focus on your specific paddling goals whatever they may be.  For the more experienced, those looking to really customize their session, those with young children, or those who don't want to be in a group setting with strangers of other ability levels, the private option has been designed to meet your needs.  Keep in mind, however, that the distance covered will depend entirely on the ability of your group and some instruction is often necessary.

Paddle Board Lessons

Group Instruction/Tour
1-2 People - Private Session
3 People - Private Session
4-6 People - Private Session
Addtl. People - Private Session