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Paddle Boarding Tours

Paddle Boarding on the Colorado River

Originating in the Hawaiian islands, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is now one of the fastest-growing watersports in the world! Since most people get the hang of it after just a few minutes of instruction, stand-up paddle boarding is enjoyed by all ages. Whether it’s your first time or you’re a regular, at Canyonlands by Night and Day we think there’s no better place to experience a stand up paddle board tour than the calm waters of the Colorado River in Moab, Utah. Every bend in the river reveals a new breathtaking vista—towering red rock cliffs, sandstone domes, and perhaps some riverside wildlife.


Paddle Board Tours Details

Experience one of the most scenic, relaxing, and rewarding tours in Moab: stand-up paddle boarding on the Colorado River! Your journey begins at our downtown location in Moab, where you’ll be fitted with a PFD (Personal Flotation Device) before a 20-minute drive to a sandy beach along the river where we’ll set off.

On the beach, your guide will fit you with a paddle and paddle board before providing brief instruction both on the sand and in the water. With our long 10 – 12 foot Surftech paddle boards, most people generally get the hang of stand-up paddle boarding within just a few minutes. Once everyone is comfortable, we’ll push off for a fantastic experience on the river.

You’ll paddle past towering sandstone cliffs, catching the occasional glimpse of a great blue heron, a bighorn sheep, or a climber scaling the rock walls along the river’s edge. Your guide will provide any needed assistance and instruction as well as insights about the fascinating surrounding geology. You’ll have time to paddle, swim, and just lie on your back in the sun as we drift down river.

Midway through our journey, we’ll take a break on a beach and have snacks and water. Once we reach the takeout point along the river, we’ll pack up all the paddleboards and supplies before heading back to Moab, Utah.


Adult (ages 16 and up): $115

Youth (ages 10 – 12): $94


The approximate time on the river is 2 to 2.5 hours (time may vary based on water levels).

A.M. Paddle Board Tours

The A.M. Paddle Board trip starts at 9:30 A.M. and returns at approximately 12:30 P.M.

P.M. Paddle Board Tours

The P.M. Paddle Board trip starts at 1:30 P.M. and returns at approximately 4:30 P.M.

Age Requirements

The minimum age on this tour is 10. To qualify for a youth price, your child must be between the ages of 10 – 12.

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