Stand Up Paddling is a great sport for the whole family. And in St. John’s calm and warm waters it is a perfect activity for families with kids. Athletic dads and sporty teenagers can embark on crossings and circumnavigations, moms can enjoy cruising along the shore watching sea turtles, do SUP yoga or join their hubby on a distance paddle. Kids from the age of 6 onwards are usually able to paddle on their own in calm bays. Smaller kids can ride along with their mom or dad kneeling in the front of the board. And with our super large family fun boards the whole family can actually share a paddleboard.


Sporty teenager doing a downwinder from Maho to Cruz Bay

You will create amazing memories for your kids when they learn to move around on a paddleboard on their own and see sea turtles from the SUP. No matter how old your kids and what your preferences are, we can set you up with the right equipment and instruction.

Paddleboarding with kids on St. John


Kids from the age of 6 years onwards can usually paddle on their own

Family Paddleboard Lessons on St. John

  • Private Lesson for your family, 65$ per adult, 50$ per kid. kids from 5 onwards can learn to paddleboard on their own, younger kids can participate for free riding along on the instructors board and then later with mom and dad. You can keep the board for 30$ for the rest of the day after the lesson if you want.

Dad and daugther sharing a paddleboard

Family Paddleboard Rental on St. John

  • Rent one or more boards for your family for 65$ for the day or 200$ for the week per board (kids boards 150$ for the week). The rental includes board, paddle, leash life vest, soft racks for transport as well as delivery and pickup. Additional kids life vests free of charge.
  • Board choices: We have special kids boards in 8’0, 8’10, 9’6, narrower boards for teenagers and super large and stable boards that will fit a whole family (Fly Air Fit 11’0x33″x6″ and SUP ATX Adventure XXL that floats up to 450lbs). See all kids boards here.


These boys had great fun doing a tandem paddle

These boys had great fun doing a tandem paddle

The small and the mighty

Pictured below are the “yellow tiger” inflatable kids board in 8’7″ x 26″ x 4″ that is great for little ones from 5-6 years onwards and also floats adults up to 150lbs (I use it to play around in the surf) and the SUP ATX Adventure XXL 12’0″ x 32.5″ x 5.00″ – It floats up to 450lbs (!) so you can fit your whole family on it or if you are on the heavier side and had so far trouble finding a board that comfortably floats you, this is the one for you!



Scheduling your Family SUP Adventure:

Contact Us via the form below or email info(at) or (Email).   +1 (340) 514 – 5527 (call/text – voicemail does not really work).  Phone reception is not always good on the island and we are often on the water, so email is usually the best way to reach us. We will get back to you within 24hours, usually faster. Sometimes your enquiry or our response lands in the spam folder eps. if sent through contact form (you can add our emails to your address book that will help). If you don’t hear back, please shoot us a text on 340-514-5527

Reserve your board lesson here (no credit card required):

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