Learn to paddleboard in one of the world’s most stunning SUP destinations! Rockhoppin’ Adventures LLC’s paddleboarding division, SUP St. John teaches you how to Stand Up Paddle.

Learn to Paddleboard on St. John or improve your technique

Our lead instructor Lucy has taught hundreds of people how to paddle. She is ISA and ASI certified SUP instructor, Fitness Trainer (B- and C-License DFLV) and has received additional training as SUP Yoga instructor. She learned how to paddle from the world’s fastest female paddler, Annabel Anderson and attended Paddle Technique workshops with Chase Kosterlitz, Eric Terrien and other world class paddlers. She won various SUP races, competed in the ISA world championships in Peru and circumnavigated St. John, solo an without support boat in 8 hours. She also particpated in the worlds longest & hardest SUP race, the 132mile SUP 11 City Tour four times.


If you paddled before you can join her Paddlefit sessions or one on one training sessions to improve your stroke technique and fitness, you will surely learn a lot. Or if you want to try something new, book a SUP Yoga class and try out some Yoga moves on a paddleboard, you will love it!


Rent high Quality Boards & Paddles

If you have paddled before and know what you are doing or just want to give it a try yourself, we have a wide range of high quality paddleboards and carbon fiber paddles for rent that can accommodate every age, size, weight and level of experience. You can rent for the day, 3days or a week or two.


Add ons

Every rental includes board, high quality paddle, roof straps for transport as well as leash and life vest.

We also have SUP surfboards and shortboards for rent, as well as LED night paddles, snorkel sets (with the new Easybreath Full Face Masks) and SUP Yoga anchors. You can also rent a GO PRO HERO 4 waterproof camera to capture your adventures. Need a cooler, waterproof bag or Hammock? Pack light and rent from us!

We can deliver the boards to your hotel or villa, anywhere on the island, free of charge. We can also bring them out to your Yacht or sailboat.

Wondering how to transport the paddleboards? You will get soft racks / roof straps with your rental with which you can easily load the boards on your rental car, don’t worry, we will show you how to mount them, it is super easy.


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***** “Great experience with SUP St. John!”

Reviewed July 16, 2015

“My wife and I brought our 14-year-old grandson with us for our first visit to the Virgin Islands, on the beautiful island of St. John. One of my goals was to introduce ourselves to the sport of stand up paddleboarding, and “SUP St. John” was at the top of the list of reviews that I read.I contacted Lucy at SUP St. John to arrange for an introductory lesson for us. She found time for us, and we all met at the beach at our agreed time, with all the equipment we needed. We found Lucy to be an excellent instructor, and the equipment was very good. We learned the basics of stand up paddleboarding, and spent much of the remaining day practicing our new skills at Maho Bay with the equipment we rented from Lucy.I can’t speak highly enough of the instruction we received. Lucy was very good at watching our technique and correcting us when necessary. I noticed later in the day that our grandson was using proper technique, so it was good to know that he was actually listening to Lucy! This is a sport that I know we will both continue to enjoy when we return home to our lake living, and on future trips.I feel privileged and inspired to have learned the basics of this sport from such an accomplished individual as Lucy. Would love to pursue more advanced techniques in the future. Very highly recommended!”

***** “Excellent customer service!”

Reviewed July 6, 2015

“Had the pleasure of spending a week on St. John and enjoyed paddle boarding every morning while the waters were calm. Lucy and Steve were wonderful as they delivered our paddle boards on our first night and picked them up the last morning for us. This made it extremely nice not to have to worry about getting them and returning them so that we could fully enjoy our vacation. Thank you Lucy and Steve.”

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