Get ready to walk on water! Join us and experience the desert from a thrilling new perspective while on the deck of a Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP). Our guided paddle board tour features the excitement and ease of paddling a SUP on the gentle Lower Salt River, exploring the beautiful, one of a kind Sonoran Desert and the river environment. It’s the perfect playground to discover more about the natural history of this oasis or simply learn and practice proper SUP techniques. Paddling a SUP is a great activity for the whole family, allows a full-body workout, and provides the opportunity to witness incredible views of the mountains and wildlife.
All of our guided SUP tours take place near Phoenix on the Lower Salt River in the Tonto National Forest. The Salt is a Class I river (the easiest rating on the international scale of river difficulty) and provides some of the best wildlife and bird watching opportunities in the Southwest. Water temperatures are in the 60s in the winter and rise to low 80s in the summer months. Swimming is possible year-round, but the water may be chilly in January!
Duration: Approximately 1.5-2.5 hours on the water; depends on group pace and river flows.
Departs: 8:00am; 1:00pm; Monday, Wednesday & Friday; other days available as a private tour, see fee below.
Includes: Professional certified guide/instructor, equipment, dry bag, water & snacks, permits.
Season: This tour is available year round, weather dependent.
Skill level: Beginner to Advanced; All guests must have previous moving water SUP experience for the advanced river tour.
Notes: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Minimum height 4'10". Children 12+ permitted. Shoes that can get wet and will not come off in the water are required. Sport sandals (Teva/Chaco/Keen/etc) are ok. No flip flops or bare feet. Participants should wear swimwear or athletic clothes that have a good range of motion and can get wet. We suggest guests bring a t-shirt for additional sun protection as well as sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher. Don't forget a waterproof camera! Wetsuit rentals are available, please inquire.
Cancellation Policy: All half and full day tours have a 72-hour cancelation policy. If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 72 hours prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges.