The latest water sport trend seems to be sticking around, and for good reason. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is a great way to spend time on the water, enjoy a killer core workout, and see more of what’s living below. Colorful coral reefs, graceful rays, and feeding turtles are just a few surprises waiting for you. Where better to SUP than St. John?
The multiple bays + calm cays around St. John are great for both beginners and experienced SUP’ers. Adventure seekers can paddle to nearby islands (St. Thomas, Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, and more) or circumnavigate the beautiful island of St. John. The folks at SUP St. John say anybody comfortable swimmer can do it, from “5 year old kids to 70 year old seniors.”
New to SUP? Expert SUP? No problem! Rent SUP on St. John by the day (starting at $50) or week (starting at $150). Contact Windspree for great rates and convenient SUP reservations – call or text (340)201-3002.
Where are the best places to SUP on St. John? Windspree knows the local experts, who will not only fit you with the right sized board and outfit you with paddles and life jackets, they’ll also give you the inside scoop on where to go based on your skill and adventure levels. You can even get your SUP delivered to your rental villa and put on your rental jeep for easy transport. SUP tours and guides are also available, so consider taking private lessons if you’re a newbie.
Nighttime + SUP
Take your SUP experience to the next level and head out after dark. Periods of a new moon are great for stargazing, and the light of the full moon offers families a fun new adventure.
Yoga + SUP
For those looking to combine two popular activities, why not try yoga on a SUP? Wider boards are better for this purpose, but race boards can also be used. Experts in this dual sport suggest tying your SUP to a mooring ball or anchor line, and to secure your paddle so it doesn’t float away.
BVI + SUP
For the competitive SUP folks, checkout the Pain Killer Cup in the BVI https://painkillercup.com/, a downwind SUP Race from Trellis Bay, Beef Island Tortola to Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost van Dyke. The next race is scheduled for Saturday, January 19th, 2019 and open to any team comprising three racers, at least one of which must be female.
If you’re interested in booking St. John Virgin Islands rentals, the best resource is Windspree Vacation Homes, renting Virgin Islands vacation rentals for over 30 years. Book your St. John vacation rental from people who live there and know the island best! For more information on Virgin Islands rentals and St. John USVI rentals, checkout Windspree.com and call or text (340)201-3002.