Get ready to discover Englewood, Florida’s beautiful nature from the water. Stand up paddleboard tours are an educational, fun-filled adventure for all ages – no prior paddling skills are required! Our tours are designed for taking our time, discovering and enjoying nature. Certified guides will take you on a journey through the local waterways, teaching you about the wildlife you’ll encounter along the way. One of the things we often hear our paddlers exclaim is, “This is way better than Sea World!”
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Reservations are required. Please book your tour at least one day in advance. We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel a reservation, please do so at least 24 hours in advance.
Explore the natural “old Florida” beauty of Stump Pass Beach State Park, Peterson Island and Whidden Key by stand up paddle board or kayak with a certified instructor. Dolphin, manatee, starfish, sponges, crab, seahorses, and hundreds of fish species are abundant in this area and the water is usually crystal clear, making spotting all these marine animals super easy. Our Coastal Florida Master Naturalist guides are full of marine and local knowledge and love to teach so expect to come back feeling like a local!
This is a once in a lifetime experience and a memory you will treasure forever. Use a kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP) to paddle a pristine mangrove tunnel with starfish, upside down jellyfish, soft coral, sponges, and seahorses. This amazing tunnel leads to a hidden lagoon where the only sound you will hear is the gulf breeze blowing through the mangroves. Then we will continue on to Don Pedro Island State Park Beach which is only accessible by boat, kayak, or paddle board so it is one of the most unspoiled and private islands in Florida. Here you will have a chance to rest and explore the beautiful beach and swim in the warm clear water. We will provide a light snack lunch of a small sandwich, chips, and water. This is also a great beach for shelling so remember to bring a bag for your treasures! On our paddle back you should keep your eyes peeled for the West Indian Manatee and dolphin pods that frequent these waters. One of the things often exclaimed by our paddlers is “This is way better than Sea World!”
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This is a wonderful paddling trip that is fun and educational for the entire family and great for beginners to experienced paddlers. You will enjoy a fabulous eco-adventure with one of our PaddleFit Level 2 or Level 3 and Certified Florida Master Naturalist guides where you will experience hands on learning about our local sea creatures and marine life, birds, and coastal flora. We regularly paddle with dolphin and manatee, while identifying local fish, sea creatures, and wading birds. Our guides are full of knowledge and love to share so expect to return feeling more like a Floridian! This tour location is especially known for finding many varieties and sizes of lives shells so this is a great tour if you want to see and learn about our local sea snails. Just know that we never allow taking of live shells or animals from the water!
Take the beauty, fun, and excitement of paddling the crystal clear waters of Stump Pass Beach State Park and turn it up a notch! Now you don’t have to just paddle on the water looking down at all of the beautiful sea life below, you can jump right in and swim and frolic with it!
Your adventure starts with a stand up paddle board (SUP) lesson given by our PaddleFit Certified Instructors teaching you the basics of water safety, paddle stroke and turns, kneeling, then standing up on your board. Don’t worry if you think you have terrible balance, we are pros and we know all the secret tips to help people be successful. If you decide that sitting down on the paddle board is most comfortable for you that is ok too, because pretty soon we are going to be slipping off our boards and into the beautiful blue water to check out the enchanting under sea world!
Explore the beautiful sea grass beds, white sand bars, and intricate webs of mangrove roots forming the shoreline and beaches of Stump Pass Beach State Park and nearby islands and waterways. Because of the consistent in and out flow of clean sea water through the pass, this area is known for it’s clear water and diverse sea life. Our certified Florida Master Naturalist guides will help you spot and identify creatures great and small, ranging from large ones you would already know like the bottle nose dolphin or manatee, to something smaller you might never have seen before like a seahorse, sea star, octopus or lightning whelk. There is so much to discover on top of and under the water at Stump Pass Beach State Park that you will be talking about this adventure for days!
This is a great tour for anyone who loves the water and sea creatures great and small. This will be the highlight of your vacation!
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Take a guided eco-tour by kayak or stand up paddle board on the calm and clear backwaters of beautiful and historic Boca Grande. Paddle over grass flats and around sand bars teaming with fish, wading birds, curious manatee, friendly dolphin and the occasional shy sea turtle. The back bay and bayou is one of the most protected areas to paddle around Boca Grande and also holds some of the most diverse wildlife. Our guides are full of coastal, maritime, and historical knowledge and love to share, so expect to come back feeling a little more like a local. This is a nature experience you will remember a lifetime!
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This tour launches from the 19th Street Launch Boca Grande, which is on the East side (Bay side) of the island.
Light up and paddle out and see what’s under the water in a whole new light! Have you ever been to an aquarium and stood in awe at all the creatures great and small and thought to yourself how much you wish you could be inside that aquarium? Well this tour will take you there… It’s like floating across the top of a huge saltwater aquarium and you will see magical things that are just impossible to see during the day! Your paddle board or kayak will be lighted from underneath while you float above in the dark, giving you a whole new perspective and ability to see sea creatures in a way you’ve never seen them before. We will float in shallow water and across grass flats and sandbars revealing starfish, live shells, sponges, and tons of fish species. This is an unequaled experience on the water and seats are limited and fill up quickly each week.
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The world’s first international weekly cleanup, Ocean Hour leverages social media and technology to crowdsource cleanups around the globe on a weekly basis. The first Saturday, each month, from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., no matter where you are on this planet, the Ocean Hour community will head to local beaches, rivers, lakes, and waterways around the globe to clean up trash and marine debris. We realize you can’t make it to every cleanup, but with social media and our ability to mobilize the masses, our impact is powerful even if only 10% of our community shows up on any given month. As our network continues to grow, our influence will thrive exponentially with larger turnouts each month. Whether you can make it once a month, or once a year, we invite you to join us in this movement. Every single one of us can make a difference; start the month off right and spend an hour giving back to the ocean and the waterways we love to paddle! Call for reservations.
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Take your SUP skills to the next level with our SUP 101 Class, or enjoy an invigorating yoga session surrounded by the serenity of nature in our SUP Yoga class. Are you looking for private or group stand up paddleboard lessons? Click here for rates!
Come out to experience the calm water and healing powers of combining nature and exercise in our Aqua Yolo Yoga Class. This class is perfect for students of all levels from beginners to advanced, and no previous paddling or yoga experience is necessary. Class will begin with a warm-up paddle out to our “studio” location where we will securely anchor our boards in calm, shallow water. Class will focus on breathing, basic yoga poses, and stretching, all modified for SUP (stand up paddle board) practice. We will end with savasana (relaxing meditation) enjoying the sights and sounds of the water and then leisurely paddle our way back to our starting launch point at Hooked On SUP.
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The perfect option for first time or beginner paddlers. Offered only at Hooked On SUP and led by our World Paddle Association Class 1 and Paddle Fit Level 3 Certified SUP Instructor. The 1 hr fun class starts with land based safety and paddling instruction and then we launch from our specially made floating dock into calm water in the marina basin. Paddlers build confidence by moving from kneeling to standing, learning basic paddle strokes and turns, along with SUP safety, rules and etiquette, all while paddling with nature in the beautiful waters surrounding Cape Haze.
If you want to tour the Englewood, Florida area waterways with the best and most experienced company, tour with us! Hooked on SUP has been in business since February 2011. We are the most experienced local paddleboard and kayak company, and are fully licensed and insured. We are also members of the local Chamber Of Commerce and many local, state and national paddling organizations. We frequently take continuing education courses which keep us up to date on the newest techniques and safety information. You can be sure that touring with us with be both FUN and SAFE.
*Parent or responsible adult must accompany all children under 16 yrs old on tours or rentals. On any group tour, children must be 13 years or older to use a paddleboard by themselves, or 12 years or older to use a kayak by themselves. Private lessons or private tours can be arranged for families with young children who want to paddle their own equipment. Please call (941) 504-1699 for details.
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