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Sunrise to Sunset

Discover a new way to experience the great outdoors and join myself for a sunrise or sunset paddleboard tour. Allow yourself to immerse in nature's beauty with the sun peaking over the mountain top early in the morning or with the dusk of the night. With the option of self-drive or luxury SUV transportation, I have got your comfort level covered.

The tours are customizable for individuals, groups, or couples. 

If you don't see dates or places that work for you, don't be afraid to contact me, so I can tailor a tour that fits your schedule.

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Join me for an exhilarating paddleboard journey, gliding across calm waters surrounded by majestic mountain peaks painted in the soft hues of dawn or the vibrant colors of sunset. Embark on an unforgettable adventure as the sun rises or sets, casting a golden glow over the tranquil waters. Whether you're a seasoned paddleboarder or a first-time adventurer, I will ensure your safety and make your experience truly memorable. Please note, all of my paddleboard tours are not guided lessons. While I am an expert guide and ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, I do not provide paddle boarding instruction during the tour. I will however provide tips and answer any questions you may have along the way to add to your experience.

Get ready to immerse yourself in nature's serenity, witness wildlife stirring to life, and capture stunning photographs of the Canadian Rockies bathed in the first light of day or the last light of evening.

Book your sunrise or sunset paddleboard tour with me today and discover the magic of Banff National Park from a unique perspective. Let's make unforgettable memories together on the water!

PRICE (PER PERSON)

$49 - Driving yourself

$79 - Luxury SUV transportation from Calgary Mid-town Co-op

$109 - PRIVATE TOUR

*Same price for driving yourself or Luxury SUV transportation. Based on maximum two people.

$20 - board rental for the duration of the tour only

*Please contact us prior to the tour should you require this service

All of my sunrise and sunset tours take place from June to August and are based on minimum 4 people, unless a private tour of up to two people has been selected. If minimum numbers are not met, Paddle A Board Vacations will cancel the day before the tour providing 12 hours notice minimum with a full refund, or option to reschedule, or pay additional to make it private. Tours run for maximum 2 hours on the water. Times and dates vary depending on the time of sunrise and sunset. Transportation pick up and drop off is from Calgary Mid-town Co-Op two hours prior to being on the water. Waiver will be required to be signed at the time of booking.

Sunrise Tours held at Johnson Lake

and Two Jack Lake, Banff National Park

Saturday 15th June 2024 *4:45am on the water

Sunday 16th June 2024 *4:45am on the water

Sunday 23rd June 2024 *4:45am on the water

Thursday 27th June 2024 - Two Jack Lake *4:30am on the water

Monday 1st July 2024 - Two Jack Lake *4:30am on the water

Thursday 25th July 2024 *5:30am on the water

Saturday 17th August 2024 *6:00am on the water

Friday 23rd August 2024 - Two Jack Lake *Self drive only - 6:00am on the water

Saturday 31st August 2024 *6:15am on the water

Sunset Tours held at Lake Louise, Banff National Park

and Ghost Lake, Cochrane

Saturday 15th June 2024 *5:30pm on the water

Sunday 16th June 2024 - Ghost Lake *5:30pm on the water

Sunday 23rd June 2024 *5:45pm on the water

Monday 1st July 2024 *6:30pm on the water

Wednesday 3rd July 2024 - Ghost Lake *7:30pm on the water

Wednesday 24th July 2024 *7:00pm on the water

Saturday 17th August 2024 *6:00pm on the water

Friday 23rd August 2024 *Self drive only - 6:00pm on the water

Wednesday 28th August 2024 - Ghost Lake *6:00pm on the water

  • What are some things we should consider to bring with us?
    When planning for your paddleboard trip, there are several important items to consider bringing with you. These include a change of clothes, a towel, a waterproof bag to keep your belongings dry, a waterproof phone case to protect your device, a waterproof camera like a GoPro to capture your adventure, snacks to keep your energy up, plenty of water to stay hydrated, a hat to protect you from the sun, sunscreen to shield your skin from UV rays, bug spray to ward off insects, and carabiners to attach items securely to your board. These items will help ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable paddling experience, allowing you to fully embrace the beauty of your surroundings while being prepared for any situation that may arise.
  • Do you provide payment plans? What do they look like?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we understand the financial commitment that comes with booking a tour or retreat. We do offer payment plans on a case by case basis to make it more manageable for our guests. A deposit is required at the time of booking, and the payment plan is then broken down over the course of the remaining months leading up to the tour or retreat. The balance is due no later than 2 weeks before the start of your tour/retreat. Our goal is to make the booking process as flexible and convenient as possible for our guests, ensuring everyone has the opportunity to join us for an unforgettable experience. If you have specific questions or need to discuss a personalized payment plan, please don't hesitate to reach out to our team.
  • Do you offer a discount for group bookings?
    Yes, we offer a discount for group bookings of 4 or more people. At Paddle A Board Vacations, we believe in promoting the enjoyment of paddleboarding experiences with friends and family. Therefore, we encourage group bookings by providing a discounted rate for larger groups, allowing everyone to share in the excitement and adventure of our guided paddleboard tours. This discount is our way of making our services more accessible and appealing to groups who want to explore the beauty of the natural environment and waterways together. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to create memorable experiences while paddleboarding with Paddle A Board Vacations. Please contact us with your enquiry.
  • How much should we be tipping our tour guide/instructor at Paddle A Board Vacations?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we strive to provide exceptional service and unforgettable experiences for our customers. We recommend tipping your tour guide/instructor as a gesture of appreciation for their hard work and dedication. While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to show your gratitude by giving 5% of the total value of the tour per person as a minimum. However, if you feel that the service exceeded your expectations, feel free to tip more. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by our team, and it helps us continue to provide top-notch experiences for all our customers. Thank you for considering tipping your tour guide/instructor at Paddle A Board Vacations.
  • What qualifications do the paddleboard instructors at Paddle A Board have?
    Our paddleboard instructors at Paddle A Board are certified by Paddle Canada and hold current CPR and first aid certifications. In addition to their professional qualifications, our instructors are passionate about sharing their love for paddle boarding and have extensive experience in teaching students of all skill levels. They are dedicated to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for our clients, and always prioritize their students' learning and enjoyment on the water. If you have any specific questions about our instructors' qualifications or teaching approach, please feel free to reach out to us and we'll be happy to provide more detailed information.
  • My question hasn't been answered
    If your question is not listed in our FAQ, please head to our contact page to message us directly and we will be sure to respond within 24 hours.
  • What is the cancelation policy for Paddle A Board Vacations Lessons?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we understand that circumstances can change. If you need to cancel your lesson, we ask that you provide at least 72 hours notice so that we can offer the spot to another participant. If you cancel within 72 hours of the lesson, the booking is non-refundable. The 6 week lesson program is non-refundable at the time of booking. We want you to be committed. If you miss the first lesson, you would be required to book a basic skills lesson prior to the second lesson. Please reach out to our team as soon as possible to discuss any changes to your booking.
  • What happens if the minimum number of participants for a paddleboard lesson is not met?
    If your paddleboard lesson does not meet the minimum number of participants, the lesson will be cancelled and rescheduled. Alternatively, you will have the option to upgrade to a 1-1 lesson for an additional cost of $20 per person, with a maximum of 2 people for the price increase. This ensures that you still have the opportunity to enjoy a personalized lesson, even if it does not meet the initial group requirement. We strive to provide a tailored and high-quality experience for all our customers, and the option to upgrade to a 1-1 lesson reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional paddleboard instruction.
  • What is the minimum number of participants required for paddleboard lessons with Paddle A Board Vacations?
    At Paddle A Board Vacations, we require a minimum of 3 participants for our paddleboard lessons. This ensures that our instructors can provide personalized attention and guidance to each participant, creating a safe and enjoyable learning experience. We believe in the importance of small group sizes to maximize learning and ensure that every participant receives the necessary support and instruction. If you have a group of less than 3 people, we can discuss options for private lessons or find suitable alternatives to accommodate your needs. Our focus is on delivering high-quality paddleboard instruction tailored to the unique needs and abilities of each participant.
  • Will we be getting wet on a lesson?
    Yes, during our paddleboard lessons, you can expect to get wet as part of the learning process. Learning how to paddleboard involves practicing self-rescue techniques, which are important for safety and confidence while out on the water. Our instructors will guide you through the process of falling off the board and getting back on, ensuring that you feel comfortable and prepared for any situation that may arise. Embracing the possibility of getting wet is all part of the fun and adventure of paddleboarding, and our lessons are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable learning experience for everyone.
  • Will you do a lesson on a different date and time to what is available?
    Absolutely! At Paddle A Board Vacations, we understand that scheduling can be tricky, so we strive to be as flexible as possible. If the available lesson times don't work for you, simply get in touch with us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your preferred date and time. We want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of paddle boarding with our expert instructors, so don't hesitate to reach out and discuss alternative lesson times. Your satisfaction and enjoyment are our top priorities.
  • Do you teach children and adults with special needs/disabilities?
    Yes, at Paddle A Board Vacations, we are committed to making paddle boarding accessible to everyone. We have certified instructors who are trained to work with individuals of all ages and abilities, including children and adults with special needs or disabilities. Our instructors are skilled at adapting their teaching methods to accommodate each individual's unique needs and provide a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. If you or a family member have special requirements, please feel free to contact us in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a positive and fulfilling paddleboarding experience.
  • What reasons would Paddle A Board Vacations cancel our paddleboard lesson?
    The safety and well-being of our customers is our top priority. There are a few reasons why we may need to cancel a paddleboard lesson, with the primary factor being adverse weather conditions. We closely monitor the weather and will cancel a lesson if there are thunderstorms, lightning, hail, or tornado warnings in the area. These conditions pose significant risks to our customers and our staff. In the event of a cancellation, we will make every effort to reschedule your lesson for a later date or issue a refund as per our cancellation policy. We will not cancel the lesson if it is raining.

Adventure Awaits...

Sunrise Paddle

Sunset Paddle

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