A study by the Boating Industry Association showed that in 2018 there were more than 900,000 paddle craft currently being used in Australia, which shows paddling is fast becoming and very popular pass time.
Both stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking are great ways to keep fit, as well as offering a unique way to explore the waterways of the Whitsundays. Spotting turtles and manta rays, enjoying the cool sea breeze and getting out on the water make a SUP or Kayak the perfect way to experience a mini Whitsunday adventure.
Long Term Hire
If you are heading out on your boat and are looking to hire a SUP or kayak to take with you, Whitsunday SUP offer a long term hire option of $50 per day dropped off and collected from your boat at Abell Point Marina.
Short Term Hire
The Shingley Beach precinct adjacent to the marina is very popular with paddlers. Any given afternoon the view from the deck of Ocean Club (our customer lounge) is energetic tourist embarking on an afternoon paddle mission! For those on holidays, Whitsunday SUP operate from Shingley Beach daily and have a range of craft available for hire for an hour or two. The same service is offered from the small beach adjacent to the Airlie Beach Lagoon precinct.
For all the yogis among you, SUP Yoga is held regularly at Shingley Beach. Very popular with locals, all are welcome and the details of the SUP Yoga classes are regularly updated on the Whitsunday Stand Up Paddle Facebook page.
SUP/ Kayak Storage
Due to the increasing popularity of paddling, we are looking into the feasibility of developing an on-water storage facility for this type of craft. If you are a SUP/ Kayak owner who may be interested in such a storage facility, we would love to hear from you. Please click here to complete our no obligation survey.
If you have never tried either SUP or a kayak, we highly recommend it. Tick it off the bucket list and get out on the water!