What is Standup PaddleBoarding?

Standup Paddleboarding (SUP) has experienced such wide spread appreciation because it is a safe, fun, engaging, and healthy way to enjoy the water. SUP is great for all levels, and beginners are often surprised at how quickly they become comfortable on a Paddleboard. It is a great workout that provides a tremendous amount freedom. SUP is the bicycle of water craft. Some people say it’s like walking on water!!!

If you are new to Standup PaddleBoarding, you will receive a brief instruction to the techniques of paddle boarding and be up and paddling within minutes. Novices are always amazed at how quickly they become familiar with the boards. Our experienced paddleboarding guides are trained to help you quickly become familiar with your board and are there to help at any moment.

Those with previous experience will be encouraged to hop on board and to play around while any novices receive a brief instruction session.

We offer various Standup Paddleboard excursions throughout the coastal areas surrounding Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.  Excursion Tours include a Stand Up Paddleboarding Tour or Boat & Stand Up Paddleboard Combo Tour.

Call or Contact us today to schedule your tour!

Barrier Island Excursions

Are you visiting the Southport, Oak Island, or the Brunswick County Beaches and wonder how to best appreciate the coastal marine environment? Are you looking for a brief get-away from the busy buzz of Wilmington? Have you ever stared at the estuaries of our North Carolina coast and wished you could paddle within their gentle landscape?

Barrier Island Excursions provides a variety of tours through the coastal areas surrounding Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island.

We provide Boat Assisted Standup Paddle boarding tours focusing on transporting clients to our unique pristine estuaries. Our Boat Assisted Standup Paddle Boarding tour is what sets us apart from the competition. Our spacious boat provides paddlers with a fast and comfortable way to approach the outlying estuaries which surround Southport, Oak Island, and Bald Head Island. Additionally, our Shore Based SUP tours are available to those with less time to spend or novices who want to try Stand Up Paddleboarding for the first time.

We also feature one scenic tour a day for those who do not paddle or prefer to sit back and enjoy the ride aboard our classic 1936 38′ cruiser. Our scenic tours changes daily and features themes such as photography, bird watching, maritime history of Southport, and a wine and cheese sunset tour.

All of our tours are a fantastic way for families, couples, and individuals to become immersed and entwined in the remarkable marine environment of the Barrier Islands and the Low Country of North Carolina. The Barrier Islands shelter the Low Country from the ocean on one side, while nurturing an abundance of wildlife on the other. Our carefully designed SUP tours provide you with a close, peaceful journey through some of North Carolina’s most diverse ecosystems. We offer complimentary photographs of all our tours so our guests can take home pictures of their excursion to share with friends and family.