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Paddle, SUP Bluffton, South Carolina

We are dedicated to providing exceptional SUP services that are customized to meet our clients’ needs. Our guided paddles are perfect for customers who prefer to explore May River at a leisurely pace while soaking up the scenic views. Our SUP lessons and coaching are designed to cater to all levels of experience, from beginners to advanced paddlers. Finally, our SUP fitness classes offer a unique and effective way to achieve your fitness goals while experiencing the beauty of Bluffton, South Carolina.

Paddle the May

Guided Paddle Tours

Our Signature tours at Stand and Paddle offer a fantastic opportunity to explore the beauty of nature and the exciting world of paddle sports. We’re passionate about bringing together a love of paddle sports and the great outdoors to create unforgettable memories for our guests. Our experienced tour guides customize your tour to your group’s needs and preferences, so everyone can enjoy the highlights of our local marine life and waterways. Each tour offers a unique experience that is perfect for all ages and paddle levels.

SUP Lessons and Coaching

At Stand and Paddle, we believe that everyone can experience the joy of paddle sports. Whether you're new to the sport, haven't learned in a while, or just need some extra tips to improve your technique, we've got you covered. Our lessons cover everything you need to know to get started with stand-up paddleboarding, including water safety, board and equipment setup, proper paddle stroke, turns, and more. Our experienced instructors will guide you every step of the way to ensure you have a safe, fun, and fulfilling experience.

SUP Fitness Classes

At Stand and Paddle, we offer a unique and exclusive paddle fitness experience that is suitable for all ages and paddle levels. Our SUP Fitness classes, also known as Paddle Fused Fitness, are the perfect combination of SUP skills and total body exercises. Each class starts with our SUP fundamentals followed by paddling onto the May River, where we perform a workout on your paddle board. When tides permit we paddle over to the sandbar for class. Our classes are suitable for everyone—whether or not you have any prior paddle sports experience. Come join us and experience exercising in the most fun, unique, and beautiful environment.

Full Moon Paddles, Sunset Paddles & Special Events

Join us for a magical experience under the moonlit sky with our Full Moon Paddles. Our monthly paddle event is a unique and unforgettable experience for all ages and skill levels. Prior to heading out on the water, we offer SUP fundamentals to ensure everyone is comfortable and confident on their board. Enjoy the beauty of the moon while connecting with nature as the sun sets and full moon rises.

Paddle Practice

Our Paddle Practice meetup is a great opportunity for paddle sports enthusiasts to practice, learn and test their skills. It's like an open gym on the water, operated just like a run or walking club. The group support and coaching provide a fun and safe environment that promotes community, teamwork and healthy competition.

SUP Surf & Ocean Paddling Lessons

Our Paddle Surf and Ocean Paddling lessons are designed to teach you the skills you need to confidently and safely navigate the waves. Led by experienced instructors, you'll learn everything from the proper stance and footwork to the rules of surf etiquette. Perfect for beginners or seasoned paddlers looking to improve their skills.

Community Paddle Events

Looking for an opportunity to get on the water and connect with the paddle sports community? Our Community Paddles program offers the perfect solution. With monthly packages that include Paddle Practice and SUP fitness classes, you’ll enjoy the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle while making new friends and exploring beautiful waterways.

Half Paddle Excursions and Mini-Retreats

Experience the beauty of the waterways and marine life with our half day paddle excursions and mini-retreats. Let us customize a mini-retreat just for you, incorporating paddling, local beverages, snacks or a full meal, and plenty of time for exploring the waterways or stopping at the local sandbar. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will keep you entertained with fun water activities and facts about the local marine creatures.


Shop with us for all your paddle sports gear and equipment needs. As an NSP and Surftech retailer, we pride ourselves on carrying only the highest quality, most affordable products available. From recreational paddle boarding to the latest in race, paddle surf, and prone surf gear, we've got everything you need to hit the water in style and confidence.

Find Us

Text/Call 1-630-300-8289

Serving the Lowcountry including Bluffton and Hilton Head, South Carolina. Paddle experiences are run from the Bluffton Oyster Factoy Park Dock on the May River.

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