About Paddles By The Sea
Indian River Lagoon and Vero Beaches
3321 Bridge Plaza Dr Vero Beach FL 32963
Paddles By The Sea began as a mobile outfitter offering paddle board (SUP or stand up paddle board) group tours and lessons from Vero Beach to West Palm Beach. We still operate a Meetup Group called Adventure Paddle Board and Kayak for tours from carefully-selected launch spots.
We opened the Treasure Coast location in Vero beach in 2015. This location offers paddle board and kayak rentals, lessons, tours, full moons events, coastal clean up events, birthday parties, team building groups, race training, paddle board fitness classes, SUP yoga, and anything else we can think to do on the water with a paddle vessel.
We are located on the water and you launch from our super safe location to the best paddle spots on the Treasure Coast. Our ACA (American Canoe Association) Certified Instructors offer lessons with every rental. No need to wait for boards or kayaks to be dropped off or picked up, we wait on you. That way you get to enjoy the Indian River on your schedule.
Our mission is to make kayaking and paddle boarding your new favorite thing. If you finish your paddle and say or think “that was so cool! Let’s do that again soon!”. Or, “let’s go to (insert water near your home) the lake and paddle more when we get home”, we did our job correctly. We want you to enjoy your adventure with us so much that it comes part of your lifestyle.
That’s why we offer comprehensive lessons with every rental. We even go as far as to ask guests if they’ve ever had a lesson. At one point we would ask if they’ve ever paddle boarded or kayaked. Most often people would say yes. Wonderful! Soon after launching (without our lesson) we would notice simple, but important technique issues: Paddle backwards, difficult standing up, difficulty maneuvering, stance that makes the board feel tippy. Simple stuff that even the most basic of lesson would correct and make the experience so much better, and easier. Now we ask if our guests have ever had a lesson. And you’re getting one if you say “no”.
This simple step is actually what made me want to start Paddles By The Sea. Wanted to create an experience that showed people that paddle boarding and kayak is not hard. With the right guidance its actually very easy. So, every rental gets a lesson.