Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is easy to learn and one of the trendiest watersports around! Paddle boarding evolved from ocean wave surfing by adding a paddle for increased balance and mobility. River Expeditions is now offering two unique SUP adventures for your consideration:
2-Hour New River Gorge Bridge Tour – starting at $49/person*
Enjoy the stunning beauty of the New River and the famous New River Gorge Bridge from a stand up paddleboard! This unique trip allows you to paddle on a calm section of the river; great for first time or advanced paddlers. The trip attains up a calm pool to the base of a small rapid. Choose your adventure – stick to the calm water or give the moving water a go!
This trip is dependent upon water levels.
*Minimum of 4 guests required
$59 per person for 2-3 guests.
4-Hour Summersville Lake Tour – $99/person
Enjoy the beauty of nearby Summersville Lake with a guided paddleboard tour. Meet at Salmon Run, learn the basics of paddleboarding and then be guided around the lake to all the best spots. Paddle through a waterfall, jump off rocks, and enjoy a swim surrounded by giant cliff walls!
All trips include an experienced, certified ACA SUP Instructor and equipment.
Minimum age 12 on solo board; minimum age 6 on tandem board.
Minimum 4 guests required to book the Summersville Lake SUP trip.
What to wear: Footwear is not required for the lake, but it can be nice to have water shoes or sandals that strap to your feet for carrying your board to the water and back. Swimsuit, shorts, and quick dry shirts are appropriate and you may want to bring extra layers for warmth or sun protection, based on weather conditions. Sunscreen is advised as you will be outside for several hours. Hats or visors are good to wear to keep the sun off your face.
What to bring: Towel, change of dry clothes, dry pair of shoes, glasses straps if you wear glasses or want to wear sunglasses, water bottle (filled), any mediations you are prescribed that you may need (epi pen etc.).
What NOT to bring: Valuables such as jewelry, electronics or other items you would not want to lose or damage in the water.