SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Tours

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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All children under 13 years old have to go on a Stand Up Paddleboard with an adult.

About Reservations & Cancellations:

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.

Stump Pass Beach State Park Guided Adventure Tour

$55 / Person

This tour is currently not available.

Stump Pass Beach Paddle Board and Dolphin

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!

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Don Pedro Island Guided Mangrove Tunnel and Beach Paddle

$65 / Person

don pedro island paddleboard tour

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!”

Important Information About This Tour

  • A snack lunch is included but we can’t accommodate special food requests. If you have specific dietary restrictions we suggest bringing your own lunch.
  • This tour launches from Don Pedro Island State Park Landbase located at 8450 Placida Rd, Placida, FL 33946. There is an Ace Hardware and car wash directly across the street from the entrance to the park. There is a $3 per car parking fee. You will need exact change, cash only.

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SUP & Snorkel Tour at Stump Pass Beach State Park

$65 / Person

This tour is currently not available.

Snorkel Tour at Stump Pass

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!

Important Information About This Tour

  • This tour launches from Stump Pass Beach State Park located at 900 Gulf Blvd. Englewood, FL 34223.

  • Mask, snorkel, swim fins, and swim noodle will be provided.
  • We have a full face mask/snorkel combo available for people who have trouble with regular mask & snorkel set up. Please request full face mask/snorkel when making reservation.
  • You must be able to swim.

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Boca Grande Guided Tour

$55 / Person

This tour is currently not available.

paddle tour in Boca Grande

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!

Important Information About This Tour

  • This tour launches from the 19th Street Launch Boca Grande, which is on the East side (Bay side) of the island.

  • The launch has no public restroom facilities.

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Light Up the Night Paddle Tours

(Not available June-mid September)
$55/ Person

Light Up the Night Paddle Tour

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.

Important Information About This Tour

  • This is a 1.5 hour guided tour.
  • This tour is best done on a paddleboard but don’t worry about learning to stand… you will be sitting the entire trip anyway. Visibility is best in very shallow water and the closer you are to the water the more you can see. So you want to be sitting down, close to the water. Boards work better than kayaks because with kayaks you have to lean over the edge of the boat to see the lighted area, causing it to be unstable. So unless you have a health concern or back problem and need the support of a full seat, you will be using a paddleboard and will be sitting on top paddling it like a kayak.
  • Please bring your own bug spray…you will need it in the warmer months!
  • This tour has a minimum participant number of 4 people. If you are not booking for 4 or more people and additional people do not book for this tour you may need to be rescheduled. You will be contacted by phone and email if there is a scheduling problem.

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Hooked on SUP joins the Ocean Hour International Clean Up

(1st Saturday monthly)

Ocean Clean Up

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.

Important Information About This Event

  • Experience is required for paddle boards.

SUP Classes

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!

Aqua YOLO Yoga

$65 / Person (3 person minimum)

$10 discount if participant brings their own board.

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Englewood

This class begins with instructions on paddle board basics and safety. Followed by an open paddle through enchanting mangroves that open up to a serene lagoon. Once anchored in the lagoon, students enjoy a 30 minute floating yoga session before returning to shore. Every class includes stretch, balance and savasana poses. This class is best suited for those with a regular yoga practice and who have intermediate water skills. This class combines yoga with nature to make for an amazing experience!

Important Information About This Class

  • This class is taught by Kari Hayden, owner of Palm Studio in Englewood.

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SUP 101 aka “virgin hookers” fun class!

$35 / Person

Paddleboard Starter Class

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.

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SUP Tour & Class Information

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.

Things You Should Know About Our Tours

  • 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.
  • All tours are a mix of paddle boards & kayaks. Your group can choose a combination of stand up paddle board, single kayak, and/or double kayaks.
  • The price is always the same per person whether you choose a single kayak, double kayak, or stand up paddleboard.
  • Our tours are fun for the entire family. People of all ages* and skill levels are welcome (unless specifically noted). No paddling experience required! (NOTE: If you have any health problems like knee or hip replacement, heart or lung ailments, or diabetes, chronic back problems or any other health or physical concern, please call us at (941) 504‑1699 before booking a tour.)
  • We only rent Yolo stand up paddle boards, which is a Florida based company so they build boards made for Florida waters. And no board in our fleet is ever over 6 months old so you will always ride beautiful almost new equipment. Our kayaks are also high quality, name brand, with high back, comfortable adjustable seats.
  • The tours can be booked other days/times than what you see online. Please call us at (941) 504‑1699 to schedule if you require another day.
  • Tours will follow all local, state, and national laws, along with ethical practices for marine wildlife viewing. Live shelling is also prohibited but we encourage you to bring a small net bag to collect empty shells. Your guide can help you determine what is truly empty and ok to take home.
  • Read about the eligibility criteria in our Accessibility and Inclusion Policy.

*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 ride a stand up paddle board or 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.

About Our Tour Guides and Instructors

What’s Included (all tours)

  • All equipment including your choice of stand up paddleboard, kayak or double kayak
  • Life jacket and whistle
  • Land based lesson. You’ll learn about basic paddle strokes and turns, as well as water and boating safety.
  • We’ll take photos throughout the tour and e-mail them to your for free! No need to bring your cell phone or camera and risk water damage.

What to Bring

  • Water or something to hydrate. Small coolers are allowed.
  • Sunglasses (Neck strap recommended, especially if you have prescription eyewear)
  • Sunscreen and/or hat
  • A dry towel to leave in the car

What to Wear

  • Thin layers of clothing are best. Never wear heavy cotton clothing that could weigh you down.
  • Bathing suit – you’ll probably get wet!
  • Shoes that you don’t mind getting wet

Book your kayak tour or class today! (941) 504-1699

Free Yolo Board Demo Day

yolo paddle boards sale

FREE! Interested in buying a paddle board but don’t have a clue where to start?  Come see us, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK FROM 9-5 and try out the best paddle board on the market Yolo Board! Once you see all the amazing features that come standard on all Yolo Boards you will know why they are the only boards we ride and sell. We have years of experience in the paddle board business and our instructors are PaddleFit and World Paddle Association certified. We race, we paddle for fun, we tour on sups, we work out on sups, we fish on sups. If there’s something you want to know about a stand up paddle board, we have experience with it! And since we are on the water and have a huge selection of boards you will always be able to RIDE BEFORE YOU BUY. You should NEVER buy a paddleboard that you haven’t ridden first! Learn about paddle boards from the experts and make an informed purchase. Yolo Board is a Florida based company that builds boards for Florida waters. Come see what all the fuss is about!

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