Experience hosted by Jerian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English
What you'll do
I will meet guests at the launch point at the Vilano Boat Ramp. I will give an introduction lesson to stand up paddle boarding and help the guests feel comfortable on the board. We will paddle board along the gorgeous Matanzas river where the waters are generally calm and dolphins, turtles, birds, and other wildlife can be seen. After about a half hour of paddling, we will reach the front of the Castillo de San Marco National Monument. The view of the fort is incredible from the water, see it as those who sailed towards it hundreds of years ago. We will paddle around the fort, taking in the beautiful sights and then we will begin our paddle back. On the way back we will anchor on a gorgeous sandbar and take some time for a snack and/or pictures. I will also take pictures along the way for the guests and send to them afterwards.
I will meet guests at the launch point at the Vilano Boat Ramp. I will give an introduction lesson to stand up paddle boarding and help the guests feel comfortable on the board. We will paddle board along the gorgeous Matanzas river where the waters are generally calm and dolphins, turtles, birds, and other wildlife can be seen. After about a half hour of paddling, we will reach the front of the Castillo de San Marco National Monument. The view…
Jerian's commitment to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
- Identity verified
Hello! I have been stand up paddle boarding for over 5 years and I am an ACA certified SUP instructor and certified SUP yoga teacher. I am also sponsored by a large SUP and surf company. I paddle board around my city often and am extremely passionate about sharing the experience of paddle boarding and how you can enjoy nature and a low intensity workout at the same time!
Where you'll be
We will begin at the Vilano Causeway Boat Ramp and then paddle board along the beautiful salt marshes of the Matanzas River with views of tall oaks, ancient oyster mounds, and historic St. Augustine landmarks such as the Great Cross, the Castillo de San Marcos fort, and the Bridge of Lions.
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Please note that outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).
Things to know
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.
No paddle boarding experience necessary but guests must be able to swim and have moderate strength to paddle and be outside for a couple of hours. The sun can get very strong during the afternoon.
What to bring