The best SUP Tours in Alicante Stand-up paddle in Alicante

The best SUP tours in Alicante

Are you planning your holidays in Alicante? Do you love being in the outdoors? You like staying fit and to explore new things? Well, then you should definitely try out one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

Have you ever heard of SUP? It’s short for stand-up paddleboarding, and it is probably one of the most fun and easiest watersport activities! You stand on one of the big and very stable SUP boards and use your paddle to move forward in the water. It’s very easy to learn and you can really feel one with the sea.

SUP in Alicante is great because of the calm and warm water of the Mediterranean Sea. The conditions for SUP couldn’t really be any better than in Alicante! That’s why we want to present to you the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

The best SUP Tours in Alicante

stand-up paddle tour in Alicante

Enjoy the calm waters around Alicante

  1. 2-hour stand-up paddle tour in Alicante

 

This 2-hour Stand-up paddle tour in Alicante is a great experience for groups of friends and families, that want to discover the bay and coast around Alicante. On this stand-up paddle tour, our experienced instructors will show you Cabo de las Huertas, Playa de Almadraba and the region of La Albufereta

This stand-up paddle tour in Alicante starts at the most popular beach of Alicante, Playa de San Juan. The instructors are locals who will not only show you the art of SUP, but also share their knowledge about the Costa Blanca with you!  If you want to discover Alicante in a fun and sporty way, this is one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante for you!

During sunset the skies o Alicante become magical

During sunset the skies o Alicante become magical

  1. Stand-up paddle in Alicante during sunset

If you are looking for a more romantic SUP tour, this Stand-up paddle in Alicante during sunset will be the best SUP tour in Alicante for you! After all, no other time of the day is more magical and romantic than sunset, right!?

During this Stand-up paddle in Alicante during sunset, you get to discover the same beautiful spots as in our Nr.1 of the best SUP Tours in Alicante. But to make it even more special than the other tour, you will also enjoy a beautiful sunset on the sea during this stand-up paddle in Alicante! Staying fit, exploring Costa Blanca and admiring the magical colors of a sunset in the Mediterranean – definitely one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

Discover Alicante from a SUP board

Discover Alicante from a SUP board

  1. SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca

This SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca is not a plain SUP tour. You will not only be able to practice this fun sport, but also discover the only inhabited island of Valencia! The beautiful Isla de Tabarca is a Must-See during your stay in Alicante, which is why SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca is one of the best SUP Tours in Alicante!

During 6 hours you will paddle over to Isla de Tabarca. There we are going to swim, snorkel and discover this amazing Marine Reserve. Get ready to admire the fascinating flora and fauna. After the tour, our friendly team will even serve you a yummy picnicThis full day SUP and snorkeling in Isla de Tabarca is the perfect opportunity to try SUP and also discover the beautiful island! 

Big SUP tour in Alicante

BIG SUP is a lot of FUN!

  1.  Big SUP Tour in Alicante

So we already know that the normal SUP Boards are quite big and stable. But they are nothing compared to the boards at the Big SUP Tour in Alicante. You can share one of these boards with 4-8 people in total! The perfect activity for groups of friends, families or colleagues!

On the Big SUP Tour in Alicante, you will really learn some good teamwork while you paddle all together on the same giant SUP board! Once you feel safe, we will paddle with you towards Cabo de las Huertas. You can swim and snorkel in the beautiful waters of Cala Palmera!

Join us on this night adventure!

Join us on this night adventure!

  1.  SUP in Alicante by night

Okay, so we’ve already had some pretty amazing and special SUP tours in Alicante on our list. But we think it’s safe to say that SUP in Alicante by night is definitely a unique SUP experience!

If you’re on holidays in Alicante, make sure you don’t miss this chance! During 2-3 hours, you will paddle on your SUP board at night! Lights underneath the boards will make it look magical! If you book this tour between the 26th and 29th of June, you will even see fireworks during this tour! How cool is that?

To end this special SUP in Alicante by night, we will enjoy a drink and a Tapa in Chiringuito Ayrena. A SUP Tour in Alicante by night – definitely one of the most special and best SUP Tours in Alicante!

Between the 25th and 29th of June this tour is extra special because you will see fireworks!

Between the 25th and 29th of June this tour is extra special because you will see fireworks!

All of the best SUP Tours in Alicante can be booked even without previous experience. And during the day-time SUP tours in Alicante our amazing staff will take photos of you and send them to you afterwards! We are sure you will find the best SUP tour in Alicante for you and your friends of family! Whichever tour you choose, we guarantee a whole lot of fun, sport and sun in the sea! Enjoy!

SUP Tour in Lagos

Morning SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos

Read the experience of Nathalie, content and translations at SeaBookings about her SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos. Thanks for sharing, girl!

SUP board are very big and stable

SUP board are very big and stable

The early bird catches the worm, they say. Well, in this case, the early bird gets to enjoy the most beautiful SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos!

When my dad visited me in Lagos last year, I wanted to make sure he had a great time in the Algarve. He loves surfing and the ocean, so I thought that maybe a SUP Tour in Lagos would be a great idea. And I was absolutely right!

We opted for a SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos, which meant that we met at Praia Dona Ana at 8 am. For those staying in the centre of Lagos, this beach is super easy to reach by foot. But the SUP school also offers a pick between Burgau and Lagos for those staying a little further away.

Beautiful morning light

Beautiful morning light

The light at this time of the day is just absolutely magical. Praia Dona Ana, usually a busy beach full of people, is a true paradise this early in the morning. Peaceful and quiet, with the calm and clean Atlantic Ocean in front of it. Only for this view of another beautiful day starting in Lagos it was already worth getting up so early.

Once everybody had arrived, our young and very friendly guide gave us our boards and paddles, depending on our experience and strength. Since my dad already has been doing SUP for quite a while, he got a board that was great for more advanced SUPers, while I got on one of the really big boards where you don’t have any troubles at all getting up.

Our guide was in a super good mood, that reflected the overall atmosphere of the small group of about 8 people. We learned some basics about SUP on the beach, and then it was time to hit the water!

SUP is done in small groups

SUP is done in small groups

Getting in the water and on top of the SUP board is very easy, especially with the really big and stable boards like mine! You just knee on the first and then get up! And that’s it, you’re ready to go! Easy right?

With the calm and blue Atlantic Ocean underneath our feet, we started paddling towards west, in direction of Ponta da Piedade. After the first 5-10 Minutes of paddling, we already passed some beautiful rock formations that lie in the middle of the ocean. We paddled around them, getting really close to natural beauty in its purest form.

While my dad and I are quite sporty and paddled rather fast, there were also some of the group that took it more slow and relaxed. Our guide made sure that everybody was safe and gave us tips and tricks on how we can improve our technique. He also told us about the rock formations and showed us where to paddle best, so that we can see all the hidden corners of the coastline.

With the morning sun always shining on us, we paddled along the beautiful coast of Lagos until Ponta da Piedade. On the way there, we even paddled through some grottos and into some caves! Our guide always made sure that we were safe, telling us when we should knee on our boards rather than stand up and when to be careful with the waves. Getting so close to the beautiful rock formations in Lagos is a real adventure, and everybody on the tour loved it!

The whole group had a blast!

The whole group had a blast!

Once we reached Ponta da Piedade, we paddled a little further around the corner. In the distance, we could already see Praia da Luz. Then it was time to paddle back. Because the wind was coming from the east, the way back was a lot harder! But thanks to the help of our guide, we had already developed a strong paddle technique!

When we almost had reached the beach, the sun was already quite strong. The clear and fresh ocean was definitely inviting us for a little swim! Just in front of the beach we all jumped off our boards and cooled off in the Atlantic! The best ending to this beautiful SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos!

The SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos was definitely the highlight of my Dad’s holiday in Lagos! Just like everybody else on the tour, we both thought it was the best possible way to start the day. The view of the beautiful caves and grottoes in the morning light is just amazing. SUP is such a fun sport, and after we felt that we really deserved a delicious breakfast in town!

Luckily, the guide took photos of us and from the surroundings during the tour! So we were able to share this beautiful experience with our friends. The photos reflect the great atmosphere and make for a good memory of a perfect SUP Tour in Lagos!

So if you are on holidays in or around Lagos, you definitely have to go on a SUP Grotto Tour in Lagos! I promise you won’t regret it. It will be the highlight of your holidays in Lagos!

stand-up paddle in Benagil

We tried stand-up paddle in Benagil!

By Lianne, customer support and content creation at SeaBookings.

Benagil, Benagil, Benagil.. What is so special about the Benagil cave in the Algarve, in the south of Portugal? I did a tour with stand-up paddle in Benagil to discover.

This summer I’ve heard a lot of stories about this cave and it seems to be one of the most popular caves in Portugal at the moment. I was curious about what made this cave so special and worth a visit. On photos you see a large opening in the centre of the cave allowing a spotlight of sun to enter the cave. And around the Benagil cave you can find many more caves.

Polaroid CUBE

We did stand-up paddle in Benagil!

I knew from SeaBookings that new local restrictions do not allow you to disembark from the boat tours into the Benagil cave. You can take impressive pictures from the boat but for safety reasons it is not permitted to swim from the boat into the Benagil cave. If I really wanted to step on the sand of the cave I should do either stand-up paddle in Benagil or a kayak tour. And so to get the maximum experience, I opted for SUP in Benagil. Both tours are very popular so SeaBookings recommend booking in advance if you really want to experience the ecological way of navigating through the caves.

We had to get up early. The stand-up paddle in Benagil starts at 9am. Why so early? Well, as I already said, the Benagil cave is popular, one of the main attractions of the Algarve. It is incredible how many people want to see the Benagil cave. At 9am you are the first one on the beach giving you the unique chance to enjoy the quiet surroundings and nature at its best. You see the caves before everyone else arrives and disturbs the peace.

You can sit or stand on your board

You can sit or stand on your board during this tour stand-up paddle in Benagil

The SUP in Benagil takes about 3 hours, which sounds long but I can assure you time flies when you are having fun. It is an up close and personal experience of all the caves and not only Benagil, because the other (8!) caves are just as magical as the Benagil cave. For me, and for the rest of the group (total of 6 participants), this SUP in Benagil experience was very special, exploring the caves at your own pace.

But let’s start at the beginning. 9am is still very early and especially after a very cool traditional party at the beach in Lagos (Banho 29). But we made it on time and Bruno, the guide, was already waiting for us to get ready for the tour. Along with 4 other people we were preparing to discover the ocean and the caves. “Put loads of sunscreen, you will need it” said Bruno. Because of the reflection of the water it is easy to get burned. So we did. We then took our boards towards the beach where it was still nice and quiet. Bruno explained the do’s and don’ts regarding safety, how to navigate and which caves we were going to visit.

Bruno is such a cool guide!

Bruno is such a cool guide!

We had 3 hours so plenty of time to see everything and also to get to know all the secrets about the caves, all very well explained by Bruno. I am not going to tell you any of his secrets because you will need to do this amazing SUP in Benagil and discover it by yourselves. My first stand-up paddle experience was last year when I was in Portugal (see my blog SUP in Cascais). For the rest of the group it was their first time but that was no problem. Because we did the SUP in Benagil early in the morning., we had time to practise without any waves caused by passing boats. In the beginning, these waves were a bit scary but after a few minutes you feel more confident and later it was actually cool to try and keep on standing on your board when a boat passes by. Also therefore I would highly recommend going early in the morning.

If you go with Bruno you will have the full experience. He shows you very beautiful prehistoric well-preserved fossils and shells. If you go on your own you will never know this because you don’t know exactly where to look.

Different from other boat tours, during this stand-up paddle in Benagil you are more active, which makes it very special and unique. Before going on this tour I thought to myself “hmm I won’t be able to take pictures because there is a chance I fall into the water.” But no worries, Bruno thought about all this and he will take enough pictures during the trip with his gopro camera. If you really want, he will take your cell phone with him (as long as it’s sealed in a bag). That is nice because you can enjoy the tour even more without worrying about taking photos. Afterwards he will send you the pictures so you will have a nice memory.

The Benagil cave is truly amazing!

The Benagil cave is truly amazing!

After the tour we had a beer on the beach of Benagil with Bruno to look back at this amazing experience stand-up paddle in Benagil. He shared some more fun facts about the cave, the region and his experience as a guide with us.

The last important thing I noticed is that I saw people swimming to the Benagil cave. This is not recommended due to strong currents and tides. What makes it even more dangerous are the many boats coming in and out the Benagil cave. You can imagine what can happen if the people on the boat do not see you swimming. Accidents happen frequently, and to avoid them I would recommend a boat tour or even better, trying the more ecological way and do the stand-up paddle tour to the Benagil cave. On a boat or SUP tour, you’ll be able to go safely enjoy the Benagil cave closely. Besides that, there is a lot to secrets to see in the Benagil cave. On your own you will never know this. Thanks Bruno and thanks  SeaBookings!

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