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  • Swimsuit and Weather-appropriate clothing (preferably synthetic*)
  • Hat with visor
  • Small water bottle or hydration system
  • Personal prescriptions such as EpiPen or inhaler

Optional

  • Waterproof camera
  • Water shoes or closed-toed shoes you don't mind getting wet
  • Extra change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Lip balm with sunscreen

What We Provide

  • Use of all necessary paddling equipment: boards, paddles, PFD's, etc.
  • Closed-toed water shoes
  • First-aid kit
  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools

Stand-Up Paddleboarding Discovery Course

Reserve Your Spot Now

Our stand-up paddleboarding starter experience is a great way to try this fun and easy sport. Learn all the basic paddling techniques and safety skills you'll need to play on the water.

  • Prerequisite:  None
  • Activity level:  Easy
  • Minimum age:  8 (14 and under with parent or guardian)
  • Questions? Please call 1-888-552-3261

Course Description

Discover how easy it is to balance on top of the water. Our paddleboarding starter course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basic strokes and skills you'll need for maneuvering a paddleboard, allowing you to explore scenic lakes, coves and inlets.

Our course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their accumulated wisdom from years of paddleboarding. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), paddleboard and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your board. You'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling strokes and have the opportunity to practice each stroke by the shore.

After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area.

All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.

Discover how easy it is to balance on top of the water. Our paddleboarding starter course is an excellent opportunity to learn the basic strokes and skills you'll need for maneuvering a paddleboard, allowing you to explore scenic lakes, coves and inlets.

Our course begins with a brief introduction and safety talk from our friendly paddling instructors, who will share their accumulated wisdom from years of paddleboarding. They'll outfit you with a personal flotation device (PFD), paddleboard and paddling equipment, giving you insight on the best ways to set up your board. You'll receive instruction on a variety of paddling strokes and have the opportunity to practice each stroke by the shore.

After you feel comfortable on the water, you'll set out in a guided, interpretive tour with your group. You'll experience the freedom of skimming across the water, learning about the ecosystem and history of the area.

All necessary paddleboarding equipment is provided.

Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy

*Synthetic clothing dries quickly and is the best choice for outdoor pursuits. Please do not wear cotton clothing. When wet, cotton rapidly robs the heat from your body and takes a long time to dry. We also recommend you dress in multiple layers, allowing you more flexibility to comfortably respond to the weather conditions and your level of exertion.