Paddle towards picturesque city views!
Stand up paddle boarding doesn’t have to only be for the cottage, you can try it out right here in Toronto. There are a few places in the city to rent a stand up paddle board, check out what Toronto Island SUP offers below.
This is honestly the best time of year to be living in the city. The weather has finally thawed, we’re waking up to sunshine and blue skies almost everyday, and everyone is smiling more! That’s what this time of year is all about, being happy and spending all your time outdoors.
In a few weeks we’re going to be entering full blown summer mode and I know we all literally cannot wait. We all deserve to soak up the sunshine this summer and this adventure is perfect for that!
If you’ve ever been down to the waterfront in Toronto during the summer I’m sure you’ve seen people gliding through the waters, standing on top of a paddle board. They call this activity Stand Up Paddle Boarding, or SUP, and it’s honestly the most fun thing to partake in!
There’s a SUP class on the Toronto Islands that lets you go on a stunning SUP adventure at sunset which will give you breathtaking views of the city skyline!
Toronto Islands SUP offers tons of different classesbut their best is definitely the Night SUP Adventure. They direct you through the calm waterways of the Toronto Islands as you take in the gorgeous sunset in front of you.
The Night SUP Adventures take place every Friday night from June to September and costs $75 per person but if you book in groups of 3 or 6 you’ll get a discount!
Once you sign up for the tour you’ll meet at the Algonquin Bridge on the Toronto Islands to begin. Included in your tour is a guide, a paddle board and a light up paddle, dry bags and a safety light. All you’ll have to bring is your swimsuit, warm clothes for after, a towel and a water bottle.
The tour is a full 2 hours long and they have a full itinerary which will take you to all the best sights along the way. The tour starts at the Algonquin bridge where you’ll then enter the Sunfish Cut area and get a view of the city skyline at sunset.
Then you’ll pass through the hidden passageways of Turtle Alley where your LED paddles will guide you. Then you’ll enter Snug Harbour which is the best spot to view the city skyline and you’ll be able to see all the lights on the water. Finally you’ll enter into the inner waterways of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and make your way back to the Algonquin Bridge.
The first tour takes place on June 29th this summer. Check out their website to book your adventure!
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