Paddle with a birds-eye view aboard one of Tarpon Bay Explorers’ stand up paddleboards. Stand up paddleboarding in Tarpon Bay is unlike any other paddling experience. Boarders can see what lives amongst the sea grasses, all while soaking up the Florida sun. Paddlers may see schools of fish, dolphins, stingrays, manatee and much more! Because Tarpon Bay is enclosed body of water, paddleboarding is the ideal location for visitors of Sanibel Island. Tarpon Bay Explorers has two models of boards, Yaks for beginners or Cruisers for more experienced paddlers to accommodate for all skill levels. Tarpon Bay is regarded to as the jewel of Sanibel and is considered “one of the top ten places to paddle” in the nation according to Canoe & Kayak Magazine.
For those who would like to learn from a certified ACA instructor, SUP tours are available throughout the week. Tour days are subject to change.
Did You Know?
Stand up paddleboarding made its way to the United States in the 1940s in Waikiki, Hawaii. Legendary surfers Duke Kahanamoku and Leroy and Bobby Ah Choy taught surf lessons standing up to gain a better view of their students while using a paddle for stability. This morphed into riding waves and using a paddle to maneuver. Thus, Beach Boy Surfing was born. Modern stand up paddleboarding has formed into a sport that can be enjoyed in multiple facets whether it is for leisure, competition or exercise.