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Guided Stand Up Paddleboard Tour in Hurricane Hole
Join us for a special tour to a remote part of the island, where the water is almost always calm. Hurricane Hole is so named because it is where boats have often found shelter during a hurricane. This area was designated a National Monument in 2001. Arawak is proud to be one of a very few companies that is authorized by the National Park Service to offer guided tours of the Monument.
We are limited in the number of tours we can offer each month, and in the number of guests we can have on each trip.Because we are limited in the number of guests we can take, spaces tend to fill up quickly. It’s a good idea to reserve this trip early.
We will then transport you and the boards to Princess Bay, where we will give you detailed instructions before we get on the boards. We will paddle across Princess Bay to Otter Creek, where we will stop and snorkel the mangroves. The snorkeling here is fantastic! You’ll see schools of juvenile snappers, sea anemones. reticulated sea stars and more!
3 Hour SUP and Snorkel
Guided Tour: $95/person
Our business model is that we deliver the boards to the villas and put them on the car for you, usually the evening before so that you are flexible as to when to start in the morning and most of our customers find that more convenient than having to drive into town to pick up boards. At the end of the rental we will also pick up the boards at your place.
Delivery and Pickup is free with weekly rental anywhere on island – for day rentals free delivery and pickup anywhere in the Cruz Bay, Great Cruz Bay, Chocolate Hole, Gift Hill, Rendezvous/Ditliff and Fish bay Area). If you are staying in Coral Bay and want a day rental we can also meet you at Chateaux Bordeaux or at Starfish market. If you don’t have a car, we also have inflatable paddle-boards for rent that roll up into a backpack which you can take on a hike or taxi.
We do our delivery runs between 4 and 6pm so please contact us by lunch time if you need boards for the following day. In the mornings we are often out giving lessons. Short notice same day rentals can sometimes be accommodated.
Have you done SUP before and would like to try something new? Or have you been doing Yoga and your routine is getting a bit stale? Would you like to get a great relaxing workout without being too hot in the sun but don’t feel like working out inside with the A/C either? Book a SUP Yoga Moves Session with Lucy.
The 2 hours session starts with a Yoga Warm Up that works exactly those muscles you will need to paddle, then comes a paddling part, another Yoga part, then more paddling and the session ends with a Yoga cool down. You will feel amazing afterwards.
The lesson can take on a beach (we have SUP yoga anchors or can tie the boards to a mooring ball) or in the privacy of your villa pool. We have the new Fanatic Fly Air Fit Boards, which are ideal for SUP Yoga, with multiple straps to store the paddle and tie up the boards.
The pool does not have to be big, just big enough to get a 11’0 board in….we can practice the stroke technique standing on the side of the pool “shoveling water” and then you can practice how to get up on the board and turn in the pool, you don’t really have to paddle far. You can also try some simple Yoga poses on the paddleboard in your pool to train your balance.
After you mastered the stroke, take-off and turn you are good to go and explore St. John Beaches with a Paddleboard!
The price for Pool Lessons is the same as normal Lessons.
We will come to your villa free of charge, anywhere on the island!