One of the fastest growing watersports in the World, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a great way to explore many bodies of water, from a lake, to the ocean, to a moving river. People of all ages and skill levels can be standing up and riding their first day on the water. Our boards range from 9.5’ to 12’, are inflatable and easy to transport. Come have some fun and try a new sport you can take with you anywhere! Read more about our trips and rentals below.
Paddleboard Instructional Trip
Enjoy the Roanoke River from a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) with one of our experienced guides. This section of river is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, is within 20 minutes of Roanoke and parallels Explore Park. It is essentially flat water, as it is backed up from Smith Mountain Lake. These trips are well suited to beginners and cover the basics of SUPing, from weight placement to efficient paddling techniques. SUP’s offer a great vantage point, as you are elevated well above the surface of the water, allowing for a great view of the river scenery. It’s a great way to get a full body workout with lots of emphasis on balance and your core muscles. Depending upon your groups skill level, we can also do less instruction and cover more water if desired. Time on the water is typically 1.5 hours. This class is accepted by Roanoke City Parks and Recreation as a SUP Certification for those who are interested in getting their Badge to paddle at Carvins Cove.
- Experienced Guide and Instruction
- Paddleboard and Paddle, PFD, Water, Dry Bag
Pricing per Person
- 2 – $75
- 3 – $65
- 4-8 – $55
James River Trip
The nearby James River offers a more challenging Paddleboard experience with moving water and class 1 rapids to navigate. This part of the river is within the Virginia Scenic River section and is located 40 minutes from downtown Roanoke. Your guide will teach proper weight placement, efficient paddling techniques, moving water and river reading skills and safety measures. This trip covers about 4 miles of river and time on the river is approximately 2 hours. Participants need to be at least 14 old and able to swim.
- Paddleboard and Paddle, PFD, Water, Dry Bag, Snacks
- 2 – $145
- 3 – $105
- 4-8 – $85
Paddleboard Yoga and scheduled trips
Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Classes
July 27th and August 24th, 6-7:30 p.m.
All Classes Are Held In Peaceful Explore Park
$25 Per Session
(Includes board, PFD & transportation if needed)
This class will ease you into paddleboarding and SUP yoga and is appropriate for the beginner student as well as the more seasoned practitioner. Some yoga experience is recommended.This class will begin with a paddle out to a secluded location on the Roanoke River. Once you are anchored into your location, you will practice yoga postures geared towards connecting your body and breath. You will work within your limits to challenge your balance and strength. This class will be fun and is guaranteed to relieve stress. You will leave feeling empowered and centered.Due to the limited number of boards, RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!
Please call us at (540) 525.8295 to reserve a spot. Once reserved, we will send you an email confirmation that has everything you need to know including what to wear, bring and where to meet.
Classes taught by Uttara Yoga Studio instructor, Kimberly Vest, in conjunction with Roanoke Mountain Adventures. For additional information on Kimberly, Uttara Yoga, and Roanoke Mountain Adventures, please visit these websites.
RMA rents inflatable paddleboards perfect for use on lakes and some rivers. These boards are very stable and easy to transport. You can take fully inflated or deflated and use our pumps to inflate once you get to your paddling destination.