Destin Stand Up Paddleboard Rental & Instruction

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Paddle the Beautiful waters around Destin!

The sport of stand up paddleboarding is a global sport that benefits people of all ages and physical condition with a strong core workout. Stand up paddleboarding is the next big water sport activity to arrive here in Destin, FL and it's a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Enjoy the emerald green waters while paddling through the beautiful Destin Harbor or the Choctawhatchee Bay.

Activity Highlights
→ Paddle the beautiful waters of Destin, FL.
→ Rentals are available daily through the season
→ Great activity for the entire family
→ Multiple launch points to choose from
→ Short instruction available upon arrival

Booking Details:

Please bring with you the provided confirmation number (located on the voucher e-mailed to you after online purchase) and a valid drivers license for verification. We will meet you at your requested launch or contact you to change location if that launch is not favorable for paddling. Vendor will contact you to confirm location before rental.

Departure Details
Paddle board rentals are available year round based on weather conditions. Customers are asked to book at least 1 day in advance due to limited availability. Same day bookings are available on a first come first serve basis. Reservations booked less than 24hrs prior to arrival are not guaranteed until confirmed by the vendor.

1-8 Hrs.

● Paddle
● Life jacket & whistle
● Leash
● Short Instruction

● Gratuity (optional)

● Parents must sign waivers for children under 18.
● Children under age 16 must be accompanied on the water with a parent or guardian.
● Your younger children may paddle his or her own board if they show they are capable of handling the board, or they may sit on your board as you paddle.
● All participants must sign liability waivers.
● No pets allowed on paddle boards.

Additional Information
● Bring swimsuit, sunblock, towel, water.
● If the weather or waves are unfavorable for paddle boarding, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time or date. If the rental cannot be rescheduled, the customer will be issued a refund in full. Weather decisions are always made at the discretion of the vendor.

Cancellation Policy
Customers may cancel at least 24 hours prior to their arrival date to receive a full refund minus a $5 service fee. Customers that cancel after the 24 hour period will not be eligible for a refund. If weather or waves are unfavorable and the vendor calls off the rental, the rental may be rescheduled for a later time/date or a full refund will be issued. No-shows will not be refunded. Customer may make changes to the reservation without any fees as long as it's outside the 24 hour cancellation period.
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Review of Destin Stand Up Paddleboard Rental & Instruction

  • Donald Bella Vista, Arkansas, USA Jun 25 2016 05:36am

    We had the best time! Everyone was nice, especially Chance our instructor, who was informative and fun. We would have gone back again if we hadn't already had plans and we definitely recommend to anyone looking to paddle board while in Destin!

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Hope to see you guys next time!

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  • Lauren USA about 3 months ago

    So much fun!!

    This was so much fun!!! We rented these boards not really knowing where the best place to paddle board was since we were not from the area, and our instructor was great and was willing to work with us to find the perfect location for us. We ended up doing it at the beach at our hotel, and he was super friendly and helpful in teaching us how to do it. Highly recommend doing this around sunset because it is BEAUTIFUL. Would definitely do this again if we were to go back to Destin.

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  • Michele Destin Fl about 3 months ago

    A wonderful experience.

    The whole experience was wonderful. Finding it hard to find a provider since November is off season for tourist let alone paddle boarding. I was able to book this tour on a Monday, and go out and be instructed and try the sport. Brett, our instructor was patient, and informative. I can say I want to go out again as soon as possible. He also gave local information as well. They seem to have the best prices. I would highly recommend them and this experience!

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  • Brandon USA about 6 months ago

    A great idea

    I surprised my wife with a two hour rental, but I was also a little unsure of how things would go. We both had a fantastic time! We hung out at a paddle board race. We saw several dolphins swimming near us. Our instructor made sure we felt very comfortable being on the boards, and came to check on us a couple times as well. He even came out in the water to take a few pictures of us. It ended up being a great surprise for me and my wife, with how much fun we had.

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  • Management Response, about 6 months ago

    Glad you both had a great time! I hope you enjoyed the ocean and the event atmosphere! Come back and see us anytime!

  • William Dwyer Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA about 2 years ago

    Destin vacation

    Had a great experience with stand up paddle boarding. Staff was very professional and provided a quick overview on what to do. Off to the harbor we went. Boat traffic was a little intimidating at first but the family quickly adjusted. Had a great time. Would recommend them to any visitors.

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  • Patricia Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA about 2 years ago

    Awesome experience!

    Going into the store, the sales associates were nice and friendly and helped us promptly. We had Chase as a guide. He gave us instructions and then we were off on our own. Balance is key. My only wish is that they have a yoga. Overall, great experience and we would do it again =) Thank you GUSU!

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  • Tina Dittmer, Missouri, USA about 2 years ago


    Great experience! My kids had a wonderful time and will definitely do it again!!

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thanks for paddling with us!!

  • Patricia G Gedelman Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA about 2 years ago

    Stand up paddle boarding

    Our bunch was 5 people ranging in age from 24-65. The staff was amazing. Very helpful and pretty much on time. The equipment was in terrific shape. Where you paddle board is right behind AJs in Destin. So lots of boats. Seemed daunting at first, but we paddled out of the way of traffic . We did a one hour experience and liked it very much . If you want to TRY paddle boarding, I would recommend this place.

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    So glad you guys had fun!! Thanks!

  • Emma Stow, Ohio, USA about 2 years ago

    First timers

    From the moment we walked in the doors of the store to the time we walked off the paddle boards, we had awesome customer service! Such friendly, informative staff and instructor. Definitely recommend this location!

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thank you guys so much!! Hope to see you again next time you're in Destin :)

  • STEPHANIE crestview, Florida, USA about 2 years ago

    GUSU is The Best Paddleboard Rental and Sales On the Emerald Coast

    We are locals and have never experienced paddleboarding previously . The guys at GUSU were more than exceptional, they were above average more than any other establishment we have visited in Destin. They had a pleasant Ora to them that made you feel welcomed. They fit us with boards that were fitting to our body style. Chance, took the time to show us the basics in the water before setting us loose to explore the crystal waters of the Gulf and we had a blast. My croakies tore apart during our excursion and upon returning, I was hooked up with the lastest "state of the art" cable croakies and they even gave my shades a much needed wash. My husband and I left there feeling like" Today was a good day, didn't have to pull out my AK."(Ice Cube circa 1992)I recommend GUSU over any of the other... read more

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thank you guys so much for coming out and the great review! That is definitely one of the best and by far funniest review we have ever had!! :)

  • Kelly Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA about 2 years ago

    Great experience

    Great experience! Booked same morning. Great instructions for beginners. Harbor was a little busy at times (boat traffic in and out) but the kids loved paddle boarding for the first time!

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  • Management Response, about 2 years ago

    Thanks so much!!

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