Seattle SUP Team Building and Group Activities

Covid Notice: We follow current Covid guidance. All gear is clean and we’ll practice social distancing and masks on shore, distancing off shore.

How it Works

We offer year round small group stand up paddling team building group activities to some of Washington’s most exciting waterways such as Deception Pass, the San Juan Islands and the Washington coast.

Trips are led by our PSUPA and ACA certified instructors. Safety and your positive experience is our priority. We require vest life jackets, leashes (on sups) for all participants. Our guides are friendly and professional.

Sample Small Group Trips

Deception Pass – Learn the basics of SUP on flat water then safely run the swift tidal rapids of the Pass. Intimidating at first, learning to paddle the Pass teaches leadership, confidence, boosts self-esteem and is amazing exercise with epic scenery! Trips can be a half day, full day or multi-day.

Seattle Quick Escape – Learn SUP basics while exploring Shilshole and Salmon Bays and/or the houseboats and shipyards of Lake Union, Portage Bay or get a nature experience in the Arboretum.

SUP Surf Camp – Learning to surf increases confidence, promotes a sense of accomplishment and demonstrates how persistence and sticking with a task leads to success. SUP surfing is also great exercise and super fun!

Our instructors are patient and have a strong focus on safety. Camps are typically 2-3 days long and would take place at Hobuck Beach on the NW coast. Lodging includes cabins or camping.

Overnight Paddling Trips – Participants learn how to pack and outfit paddle boards for trips. Then plan a route using marine navigation, weather, tides and currents. Then find out how to paddle safely and efficiently while safely negotiating boating traffic.

Overnight trips are self-catered unless we paddle to and stay at resort, inn or hire a catering company. Destinations include island in Puget Sound such as Blake, Hope, Jones and/or Hope (South).

Freighter Surfing in Seattle – Yes you can surf Seattle!  Participants learn how to stand up on a SUP then how to surf small waves on Puget Sound. It’s easier than you’d think and promotes confidence, a sense of accomplishment, persistence and a super fun healthy activity without a long drive to the coast.


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Capacity: 12 people

Rates: Varies per trip, duration and capacity.

Location: Varies per experience. Custom locations welcome.

Duration: 2 hours to multi-day.

Instructor to Student Ratio: 2:6 / 3:10 / 4:20 / 5:30 (Adjusted per WA State Phases)

Experience Level: All levels welcome

Gear we Supply: Sanitized Stable boards, paddles, leashes, vest PFDs, toasty wetsuits, booties, gloves, hoods and helmets if needed.

Available all year



Skill Prerequisites: NONE

Beginner level. You have had no or limited experience on a board or have limited skills. You aren’t comfortable in bumpy water, have only paddled a few times and/or haven’t fallen off a board yet. 

“I’ve had many SUP, surfing (and beyond) lessons world-wide but I haven’t found an expert in the area that compares to Rob’s level of quality experience, competency and teaching skills. Rob emphasizes safety first and caters to each individuals personal learning style in delivering quality instruction to paddlers of all levels. He truly went above and beyond and has set the bar extremely high for a business model that I hope to mirror. I will definitely return to him for further training.”

- Amber W

“Rob is an expert in SUP and offers even more relevant training and helpful information because of his background in kayaking. His skill, knowledge and expertise exceeded my expectations. He presented the information and training in a very clear and concise manner; adding many various tips throughout his instruction. Rob is encouraging, patient and practical – all very important traits when teaching a subject. The course more than met my needs – I learned a lot and as a beginner – I have a lot to learn. I will continue to turn to him as my ‘go to’ resource in all matters SUP. I’m extremely glad I chose Salmon Bay Paddle and Rob for my first professional training in SUP. I felt safe and confident with him the whole time.”

- Leah R

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