Paradise SUP Tour


  • Guided SUP tour of the Nerang River in a group no larger than 16

  • Includes all essential equipment and a lifejacket if you would like one

  • No need to rent a waterproof camera: Guide takes photos for you to share

  • Stay hydrated along the way with provided drinking water


The Paradise SUP tour includes a basic lesson, water safety briefing, high quality SUP equipment and a 2 hour guided tour of the Surfers Paradise waterways. Fun for the whole family! Life jackets are available for customers at their request/with low swimming ability. Drinking water is provided. Imagine paddling past the high rise hotels of Surfers Paradise one minute, and the next, cruising past the mangroves enjoying nature at its best! Truly the best of both worlds. It's an awesome feeling standing on your paddle board cruising with the dolphins & creating amazing photos for you to share with friends & family. After a rest stop, next on the agenda is cruising past the mansions of Paradise Waters then through to the peaceful mangroves of Macintosh Island Park where you will see an abundance of bird life, spot the family of peacocks or even dolphins! The calm waters allow you to learn how to SUP with ease and your instructor will be with you every step of the way. Whether you choose to meander along taking in the peace and tranquility or racing everyone and testing your paddle skills, you will truly love SUP and want to do it again! Please allow about 2.5 hours for this tour

Tour info

2 hours
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Why take this tour?

Learn the art of stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) without the hassles of negotiating ocean waves on this small-group river adventure in Surfers Paradise. Your tour starts with a basic lesson that will have you paddling like a pro—and standing comfortably—in minutes. Then just enjoy the mangroves, bird life, and riverside views. Your guide will share photos on social media after the tour and provides secure storage for your phone.

What’s included?

  • All stand up paddle equipment including board, paddle and leg rope

  • Life jackets are available on request

  • Drinking water

  • Storage for small valuables (phone, keys etc)

  • Photos to Social Media

  • Paddlers should allow 2 hours for this experience

  • T-shirts or Rash vests available for purchase

  • Transportation to/from attractions

  • Gratuities

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Before you book

  • Duration: 2h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Go Vertical SUP boasts to be the best on the Gold Coast for paddle boarding lessons, tours and board hire. We operate at the best location right in the heart of Surfers Paradis on the River, as part of the Famous Bumbles Cafe at Budds Beach. Our boards & paddles are top quality & our SUP instructors are professional, friendly and all Surfing Queensland Accredited. We pride ourselves in creating a fun and safe experience for ages 8 to 80. Stand up paddling is the best way to experience the myriad of waterways here and to live it like a local! See the Gold Coast from a different aspect! We love it and we want to share it with you!

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