Paddleboarding can give you a unique view from the water of many epic locations around the world. You can take your time, explore a variety of waterways and get in some really great exercise while you’re at it. While you can pretty much paddle just about any river, lake, pond or ocean on the planet, not all destinations are created equal. If you’re looking for the best that Stand-Up Paddleboarding has to offer, this list of the top SUP destinations in the world will help get your bucket list started.
Florida has plenty of great locations to paddle board, but the Banana River around Merritt Island offers a truly unique experience in the state. An evening paddle will put you right in the middle of a glowing, bioluminescent adventure where you can see countless fish, birds and manatees. You’ll also see some of the most beautiful homes in Florida!
It’s hard to pick a top paddleboarding destination in Hawaii—there are literally hundreds of spots along the islands to explore. One of the more scenic, though, is the Wailua River on Kauai. As you paddle along the river, you’ll be able to take some really great photos of the Sleeping Giant mountain ridge in the distance. Plus, you’ll have the unique experience of paddling one of the only passable rivers in Hawaii.
If you want to move straight to the front of the line among epic paddle board adventurers, contact quarkexpeditions.com and book a paddleboarding tour in Antarctica. You read that right—you can actually hop on a paddle board in a full dry suit and cold weather gear as you paddle around glaciers and observe penguins, whales and seals. This one is truly hard to beat!
The Galapagos have long been known as a mecca for animal enthusiasts, drawing tourists from all over the world every year. Now you can get a truly unique view of the islands’ unique fauna from a paddle board. Check out ecoventura.com to book a tour and check out everything from sea turtles and reef sharks to penguins and iguanas.