Fun paddleboarding lessons & tours across Wales in Cardiff, Gower Peninsula, Pembrokeshire & Snowdonia
Using a large board and long paddle to glide over the water across the Welsh shore, whilst your core muscles keep you balanced on two feet, is essentially what Stand Up Paddleboarding is, also known as SUP. A fun and accessible watersport, with a relaxed feeling of freedom about it and it doesn’t take much to learn the basics of paddleboarding either. Whether you fancy a beginner lesson, a full day session or a completely organised SUP multi-night adventure, we can cater for all sorts of paddleboarding packages across Wales!
Big Blue offers fun beginner friendly paddleboarding adventures in Cardiff Bay & the river Taff, in Brecon Beacons National Park on the lakes or canals, explore caves and coves on the west coast of Wales in Pembrokeshire, and in North Wales; on the mountain lakes of Snowdonia or along the coast of Anglesey & Conwy.
Cardiff & Brecon Beacons
Cardiff Marina & Bay
Brecon Beacons Lake & Canals
Explore Cardiff Bay & the river Taff on a paddleboarding tour in the Welsh capital! If you’re a complete beginner we’ll start off at Penarth Marina, so it’s nice and sheltered and an easy spot to learn the basics of the watersport. Once you’ve done a session or if you’re already an experienced paddleboarder, we’ll take you around Cardiff Bay and further up the river Taff towards the Millennium Stadium! If you fancy turning it into a day-trip, why not explore the lakes or canals of Brecon Beacons National Park!
Snowdonia & Anglesey
Lake & Coastal SUPS
North Wales offers a variety of SUP locations. Whether you want to take it easy on a scenic lake with mountain views in Snowdonia or head towards the coast on Anglesey, we can make our lessons adaptable to your experience and confidence level. On request we can also take you paddleboarding in Conwy and head towards famous Conwy Castle!
Gower & Swansea
Mumbles, Port Eynon & Langland
The Gower Peninsula in South Wales is a beautiful spot to try your hand on paddleboarding. Depending on the conditions we’ll take you paddleboarding in Langland Bay, The Mumbles or Port Eynon, all coastal paddles. SUP on the coast is more challenging than on a lake or in a marina, but we stick to more sheltered bays to make sure you it’s beginner friendly!
Solva, Newgale & Abercastle
Giant 8pax SUP
If you’re heading west towards Pembrokeshire then you’ve got to try paddleboarding here, there are so many beautiful spots to enjoy the watersport. Depending on conditions, our SUP locations are: Newgale Beach, Solva & Lowertown Fishguard and Abercastle. If you have a small group and really want to include some team-work then we’ve got a Giant SUP available where we can fit 8 people onto 1 board.
SUP Lesson Only
North and South Wales
No transfers or tour extras
Just looking to enjoy a paddleboarding activity with us only? No tour extras & transfers? That’s no issue at all. Prices are dependant on group numbers and location of your SUP lesson – so please contact us through the website chat, get a quote or call us today!
SUP Day Tour
Food & extras
Pics & a highlights video
Our most popular option for paddleboarding in Wales is a hosted day trip. We take the stress off your hands and bring the good vibes and extra touches to complete the experience. With a door to door transfer service, optional inclusion of lunch / dinner to suit your budget and our team there to capture the moments with a load of great pictures and a personal highlights video for you. The perfect SUP day out!
- Clean private minibuses up to large coaches for your group
- We can include a pub lunch or dinner with drinks to suit your budget and style. Packed lunches also available
- Less stress having us there to host and coordinate the day for you
- Pictures and a highlights video
- Competitions for ‘Paddleboarder of the Day’ where the winner get’s a cool surfy prize
- Add in extra sight-seeing after SUP
- Why not add-on more fun to your paddleboarding lesson? Check our outdoor activities in Wales page for more info!
SUP lessons & other activities
Transfers & Extras
At Big Blue Adventures we are specialised in package adventure travel for groups and provide tailor-made paddleboarding breaks or weekends away. Whether you want an epic trip on a stag or hen do, an active team building retreat or a large family holiday in Wales – we offer adventure travel with an award winning service and quality package options. We know what works well and have lots of fun ideas so do contact us to create the best experience for you!
- Paddleboarding and a range of other watersports & outdoor activities
- Sightseeing and exploring including coastal path hiking, brewery tours, castle tours – you name it we can make it happen!
- Range of group accommodation from cottages, modern hostels to private city villas
- Food & drink including packed lunches or a local pub / cafe lunch
- Friendly local host team with a passion for SUP and adventure
- Pics & highlights video
- Great for stag & hen weekends, company retreats, kids camps, media & press trips, family reunions and more!
Pics & Highlights Video
What better way to capture those special paddleboarding moments than having us there as your very own media crew? We will be there like proud hosts with pictures and a personalised highlights video included. We love SUP and the smiles it puts on everyone’s faces. We get a real buzz from putting together the highlights and sharing them with you after the trip!
Photos and a highlights video are typically included in the day tours and multi-night trips only, but we can on request try and include a few pictures at least in the activity only option.
How Much Will A SUP Lesson Or Paddleboarding Getaway Cost?
All our day or multi-night paddleboarding trips and weekend packages are 100% tailor-made for you! So, we can create a Big Blue Adventure to suit specific budgets and what you would like to include for the perfect getaway. The more lessons, extra activities and package elements you include the more that package will cost. It also depends on your final numbers within the group, generally larger groups have a cheaper per person rate, as there are more people to split the core package costs between. Best thing to do is to request a quote – it costs you nothing to start the ball rolling and say hello, we can send a great package your way from there.
The SUP ‘activity only’ costs vary on location, the kind of lesson and again group size, you could be looking at something between £40 – £55 per person per session. Please contact us to get an exact price!
When you’re ready to book your paddleboarding lesson, day tour or SUP weekend break, we simply start with a 30% non-refundable deposit to confirm it all. The final balance is typically required no later than 3 weeks before your activity or day trip, or 6 weeks for multi-night packages. Most customers pay by bank transfer, but we can also accept debit and credit card transaction upon request.
We can also make some changes between the deposit and the final balance payment. Such as amending a few dropouts / attendee increases, or making some package changes within reason. For further information please do see our terms and conditions.
What To Bring
To take part in paddleboarding in Wales all you need to bring is:
- Swimwear or spare underwear for under the wetsuit. Try and avoid boardies as anything baggy can be very uncomfortable under a wetsuit
- A towel
- Water (please try and avoid throw away single use plastic!)
- Any medication you need to keep on you, such as an asthma pump or Epi-Pen etc
All the essential SUP kit is included; wetsuits (depending on time of the year), buoyancy aids and good quality beginner boards. On our day tours or multi-night adventures we can also bring cosy towel changing ponchos so you can use those instead of your bath towels.
Are Meals & Drinks Included?
If you want them to be – then of course! We have some awesome spots perfect for a SUP day out with great vibes. We can include lunch, a packed lunch or dinner after paddleboarding, with drinks. It all depends on what type of meal you want, how much budget you have for the day and how much time you have available. We work with some amazing local establishments with tasty produce and can also add on extra food & drink experiences such as a Welsh gin tasting tour, brewery tour and more . We can work on this to fit the itinerary and plans!
Minimum numbers are usually 6 people due to the cost to run a SUP day tour or multi-night trip. But please contact us if you have less than 6 and wish to explore a Big Blue SUP Adventure for your group.
To join us on a paddleboarding adventure it is required that you have a basic level of swimming and some confidence in the water for your own safety. We do include buoyancy aids to help you stay afloat if you’re a little less confident. We can offer more sheltered options such as a lake paddle or a marina, for real beginners, and venture out to sea a bit more for the experienced paddlers! Do contact us regarding the SUP options, as we don’t want those low in confidence to shy away from an awesome experience. You don’t need to be a crazy adrenaline adventurer or an Olympic swimmer to enjoy a Big Blue Adventure!
Why Adventure With Us…
Our Big Blue destinations offer great group accommodation options, good travel links, quality facilities and world-class adventures. We spend a lot of time at our locations and know what works well for groups.
Hosted group adventure travel, with numbers between 6-100+ people. BBA offers an award winning service; we’ll always go the extra mile to ensure our packages are perfect!
The best way to remember your group trip? A highlights video that captures all the best moments of your adventure. Video & pictures are included in all of our full packages.
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Why We Love This…
“Paddleboarding in Wales offers a really cool way to get up close to the impressive coastline and scenic lakes we have here. Picture a summer’s day with the stunning views, a curious seal popping it’s head up, caves or piers to explore and clear blue waters to play in, it’s easy to see why we love SUP!”
Daniel – Co-Owner