Are you ready for a tour SUP Madeira?
SUP, or Stand Up Paddle boarding, is a lot of fun. It’s a new worldwide booming sport. The SUP Madeira experience will provide you and your friends or family a different view of the island
from a sea view perspective.
The SUP Madeira tours are held in the sea with Stand Up Paddle Boards. The SUP Madeira tours give you the chance to access the local beauty and lush landscape of the island, often merely limited to other vessel types. Some of these places are marine reserves where abundant marine life may be appreciated to the fullest.
Did you know that one of the reasons why SUP has become so popular in recent years is that it's rather easy to learn? Way easier than surf, for example. This SUP tour in Madeira includes a brief class to introduce you to the basics of SUP and then we’ll enter the ocean for some good fun! The whole crew is accredited in giving these kinds of tours which allows us to render an excellent professional and safe service. All SUP Madeira tours take place in a secure environment and are always accompanied by a guide, as well as always having a support watercraft/safety available at the nearest port, ready to intervene if necessary.
SUP Madeira tours are rather dependent on weather conditions. On Madeira Island, weather and ocean conditions vary a lot and we shall always search for the best alternative to ensure the complete enjoyment of our activities.
If you don't have a rental car, you can use the pick-up and drop-off service (included) from and to your accommodation in Funchal, Caniço, Garajau and Eastside (for the Westside, an extra cost of 10,00€ per way applies).
FAQ SUP Tour in Garajau
What should I wear for the SUP tour?
On a SUP tour, if it’s your first time, most likely, you’ll end up in the water. So be prepared for that ;) In the summer season, usually, just your swimsuit is enough for a SUP tour. Some prefer to wear some shorts or leggings or a t-shirt or lycra (provided) to protect from the wind or the sun. During the winter season, you might want to wear a wetsuit (included). Most of all, don’t forget a hat and sunscreen (and even sunglasses with a string to avoid losing them in the sea). Regarding shoes, SUP is done barefoot. You can leave your flip flops or shoes in the surf school. After the tour, you might want to have a sweet water shower on the beach, so a towel and some dry / warm clothes is recommended.
Can I store my belongings while doing the tour?
You can store your belongings in the surf school on the beach. We recommend bringing as few things as possible. Camera-wise, you can bring a GoPro or similar or a waterproof bag, but no worries, on most tours, the guide will take some stunning pictures!
Is this tour suitable for people who’ve never done SUP before?
Yes, all SUP tours on SeaBookings are designed for beginners unless otherwise stated. The SUP tours include a brief beach-class where you’ll learn how to manoeuvre the board and the paddle. During the tour, the guide will give you some practical tips to improve your technique.
Is there any required fitness level for this tour?
You don’t need to be super fit, but you should be able to paddle for a while. The pace of the tour will be adapted to the level of the participants. Above all, it’s not a race, it’s an enjoyable sightseeing tour!
Is this tour suitable for kids?
This SUP tour is designed for adults with some strength. As we said above, you don’t need to be super fit, but you should be able to paddle for a while. Depending on the fitness and ease of the kid, from 10-12 years can already be possible, but this also depends on the conditions, so we strongly recommend to contact us before booking for your child.
Do I need to know how to swim?
Yes, basic swimming skills are a must. Most likely you won’t need to swim, but you never know! You can also wear a life vest if you want.
What happens if the tour is cancelled?
The SUP tours are always subject to the weather and sea conditions. If the tour is expected to be cancelled, you'll be contacted to try to reschedule. It may happen that occasionally, the tours are cancelled last-minute. We’re sorry, this may happen as the sea conditions can change quickly. If we don't manage to find a new compatible slot, you’ll always be 100% refunded.
Do I have to stand on my feet while doing SUP?
SUP stands for stand-up paddle, but you don’t need to “stand-up”. You can also sit-paddle or knee-paddle ;) Or even lie-down-paddle!