Destin Harbor Stand Up Paddleboard Rental & Instruction

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Closed for season, check back May 2017!

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 and Norriego Point.

Activity Highlights
→ Paddle the beautiful waters of Destin, FL.
→ Rentals are available daily through the season
→ Great activity for the entire family
→ 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. Please stop at GUSU Paddle and Surf shop at 111 Harbor Blvd (Across From AJ's Restaurant). Once your are checked in, a representative will guide you to the launch location for your 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. Depends on trip selection.

● Stand Up Paddleboard
● Paddles
● PFD & Whistle
● Short Instruction

● Gratuity (optional)

● Parents must sign waivers for children under 18.
● All participants must sign liability waivers.
● No pets allowed on paddle boards.

Additional Information
● Bring a towel and be sure to apply sunblock at least 15 minutes before the rental.
● 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.

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 be subject to a $25 cancellation fee and $5 service fee. If weather or waves are unfavorable, 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.

Read what other TripShock! travelers think about the Destin Harbor Stand Up Paddleboard Rental & Instruction. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip. Only TripShock! customers may leave reviews. Please login to your reservation to post your review.

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  • William Dwyer Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA Aug 26 2016 10:20am

    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 Aug 10 2016 07:53am

    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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  • Management Response, Aug 10 2016 09:06am

    Thanks for the awesome feedback and we actually do offer paddleboard yoga at one of our affiliate locations behind Lulu's in Destin. Definitely give it a try next time you are here, it is so much fun!! :)

  • Tina Dittmer, Missouri, USA Aug 6 2016 11:23am


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

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  • Management Response, Aug 10 2016 09:02am

    Thanks for paddling with us!!

  • Patricia G Gedelman Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA Aug 1 2016 02:56pm

    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, Aug 10 2016 09:02am

    So glad you guys had fun!! Thanks!

  • Emma Stow, Ohio, USA Jul 23 2016 08:33pm

    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, Aug 10 2016 09:00am

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

  • STEPHANIE crestview, Florida, USA Jul 10 2016 02:17pm

    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, Jul 11 2016 09:37am

    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 Jun 30 2016 08:51am

    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, Jul 7 2016 11:03am

    Thanks so much!!

  • 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, Jul 7 2016 11:03am

    Hope to see you guys next time!

  • Michelle González MONTGOMERY, Texas, USA Jun 20 2016 06:13pm

    1 HR paddle board

    Very friendly, enjoyed my experience. Next time I would like to be prepared with a watch/holder for my cell phone. Hard to gauge time on the water without it.

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  • Management Response, Jul 7 2016 11:02am

    Thanks for coming out to paddle with us! We have all new watches on the boards now :)

  • Karen Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA Jun 5 2016 01:31pm

    Destin Harbor Stand Up Paddleboards

    Great experience. Bree gave fabulous instructions & the equipment is in top shape. We rented 3 boards all day & all got to take turns. Will do this again.

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  • Management Response, Jul 7 2016 11:02am

    :) Thanks!!

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