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.

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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): $81

Youth (ages 10 – 15): $61


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 9:45 A.M. and returns at approximately 12:30 P.M.

P.M. Paddle Board Tours

The P.M. Paddle Board trip starts at 1:45 P.M. and returns at approximately 5 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 – 15.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Will I get wet?

More than likely! Although the boards are fairly steady, usually during the orientation, you’ll find the water once or twice!

What if a person in my group doesn't feel comfortable paddling?

If a member of your party does not wish to paddle board, but still wants to float along, we will be happy to provide an inflatable kayak (duckie).

Is there a bathroom?

No, but we do provide restrooms at our location, which you can use before and after the trip.

Is there a cancelation policy?

Yes, you must cancel 48 hours prior to departure to receive a partial refund; otherwise it is non-refundable.

Do you have to be physically fit to paddle board?

The 10 – 12 foot Surftech boards are pretty stable and most people pick up paddle boarding within a few minutes. Stand-up paddle boarding offers an excellent full-body workout for the abdomen, back, arms and legs, so being slightly fit and having the ability to balance is a plus.

We had the best time on this tour. The guide was wonderful and it’s something my family and I will never forget!

—Mike Denton

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Canyonlands By Night & Day is a family-owned tour company on the banks of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah! We’ve been providing guests with experiences of a lifetime in the Canyonlands area since 1963.


Toll-Free Reservations: (800) 394-9978
Local Reservations: (435) 259-BOAT

1861 N Hwy 191
Moab, UT 84532

Located north of the Colorado River bridge at the Old Mission Store