Originating in the Hawaiian islands, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) is now one of the fastest growing watersports in the world! Since most people get the hang of it after a few minutes of instruction, stand up paddle boarding is enjoyed by all ages. Whether it’s your first time paddleboarding or you’re a regular, we think there’s no better place to experience a stand up paddle board tour than the calm waters of the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. Every bend in the river reveals a new breathtaking vista - towering red rock cliffs, sandstone domes and perhaps some riverside wildlife.
Float the Colorado River like never before! Paddle, swim, and relax down a calm stretch of the river. Transportation, board rental, instruction, guide, snacks and water are included.
Heralded from New Zealand and Australia, to Waikiki and California’s shores as The Duke of surfing, (move over John Wayne) is native Hawaiian, Duke Kahanamoku. A competition swimmer, Duke easily won Gold and Silver medals in the 1912 Stockholm Olympics and went on to popularize the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing - and as early as the 1940’s used the technique of stand-up paddleboarding to deliver surf instruction in low surf. In the 1990’s the technique merited its own lesson, aside from wave surfing. In 2003 the introduction of Stand Up to the “Buffalo Big Board Contest” was met with overwhelming popularity. Since then, boards have been designed specifically for Stand Up Paddleboarding. Thanks Duke! We salute you, while trying not to fall off our boards!
What to take, where to eat, where to stay, what to do, and a few little secrets on the side. Not unlike your own personal Jiminy Cricket, (minus the worries of the little guy getting smooshed) the Moab Insiders Guide will provide you with all the essentials for a perfect Moab experience.