If you’re looking for an activity that gets you moving in the beauty of nature, then our stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) excursions are the perfect way to personalise your Antarctic adventure.
Is stand-up paddleboarding for you?
In addition to the thrill of stand-up paddleboarding, these excursions offer the opportunity to witness some of the most spectacular views that Antarctica has to offer. From breathtaking glacial landscapes to the fascinating wildlife that inhabits the region, these excursions provide a truly unforgettable experience.
Our inflatable SUPs are designed to provide a stable and comfortable experience, ensuring that you can fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings. Whether you’re a seasoned paddleboarder or a beginner, our excursions cater to all levels and are led by our experienced guides who prioritise your safety and enjoyment.
What to expect
Our SUP excursions are designed to provide an unforgettable experience on the water. Each excursion typically lasts between 1.5-2 hours, giving you ample time to explore the surrounding landscapes and spot wildlife from your board. Our excursions, offered just once per voyage, are led by an experienced guide with a small group of just 10 other paddlers, accompanied by one safety Zodiac driver. The smaller group sizes allow us to ensure the safety of our guests and provide a personalised experience.
You will be joined by at least one experienced guide and one safety Zodiac driver. The wind, weather and water conditions will determine the timing and location of excursions. For your safety, you will need to verify that your travel and medical insurance covers stand-up paddleboarding and all participants will be required to join a briefing and sign a waiver prior to disembarking. The recommended minimum age for participants is 16 years and you must be an efficient swimmer.
Clothing and equipment
On the Ocean Endeavour, we will provide you with instructions and equipment, including dry suits, neoprene booties, waterproof gloves and PFD (a personal flotation device). You will be guided as to what to wear under your drysuit before your excursion.
How physically fit do I need to be?
You must be fit enough to balance on the stand-up paddleboard and to manoeuvre with your paddle.
How often will I paddle?
These excursions are offered once per voyage. They can be pre-booked, we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. Additional spaces may be made available for booking on board via our Expedition Team, subject to itinerary and weather conditions.
What size is the group?
The Stand-up Paddleboard participant ratio will always be at least 1:10. A safety Expedition Zodiac driver accompanies the group at all times.