Acadia Stand Up Paddleboarding LLC  |  200 Main St.  |  Bar Harbor, ME  |  207-610-2970  |  info@acadiasup.com
Done with Trips and Rentals for 2017. Store closing for the Season 10/20. Open for Pajama Sale and Midnight Madness and by Appointment.

2-Hour Session : Lake or Ocean

     Our 2 hour sessions are the perfect combination of basic instruction and less formal guided stand up paddling time. Trust us, you won't want your time on the water to end. The cost includes all the necessary gear you would need for an exciting, fun, and safe experience. 

     For all of our sessions (unless otherwise notified or arranged) we meet at our downtown Bar Harbor shop 30 minutes prior to the start time of your session to fill out waivers and arrange carpooling to the put-in spot. Once there we will unload the boards and other equipment while you gear up in wet suits (if the lesson is on the ocean), PFD's, etc.

     The lesson starts on land with a 10-15 minute safety breifing designed to familiarize you with your equipment, basic paddle board safety, terminology, and how to get back on your board if you fall in.  Then we get right out on the water for some fun.

     Starting on our knees we will take some time to learn some basic and even advanced turning maneuvers so that you become familiar with your paddle and comfortable controlling your board from a low position of safety.  Our goal is to help you gain confidence to be able to paddle and control your board even in a situation where the wind may pick up (paddle boarding in to the wind is tough) or you get tired of standing.

     Once everyone is on the same page and confident we will begin to stand up on our boards. Some people do fall in but we find most people are up and standing fairly quickly and that it only take a few minutes of "shakiness"  to start feeling more confident on your board.  However, getting wet is part of the fun and if you don't accidentally fall in, you may find it refreshing to jump in the water on a hot summer day.  After working on balance for a while we will revist our paddle strokes for a whle and work on developing and improvingthe skills necessary to paddle further and more efficiently to reduce chances of fatigue.

    Then is play time!! Depending on the ability and make up of the group we wil spend the remaing in time sightseeing along the shoreline, learning "tricks" on the boards, and swimming.  Chances are you will be having so much fun that when the session is over you will leave hungry for more...or at least a hearty snack.

Paddle Board Lessons

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