Here in Fort Lauderdale, there are so many ways to savor the sun, sand, and sea! This breathtakingly beautiful section of our state features coastal views, colorful cityscapes, and plenty of ways to get fresh air. One of our favorite ways to experience Fort Lauderdale is from a paddleboard. Whether you’re an expert or have never even held a paddle, you will love this outdoor activity! Below, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about paddleboarding in Fort Lauderdale. For more local tips and recommendations, be sure to check out our free Travel Guide!
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Your Guide to Paddleboarding in Fort Lauderdale
If you’ve never tried stand-up paddleboarding before, you’re missing out on a truly unique experience! This activity involves a large surfboard-like platform, an ankle strap, and a single paddle. No experience is required! You simply secure your board on a calm body of water, get on top, then bring yourself to a standing position. Once standing, you use the paddle to navigate at a relaxing pace through the water.
Due to the area’s unique scenery, canal system, and beautiful weather year-round, there’s no better place to try your hand at paddleboarding than Fort Lauderdale! You’ll find that there are many places to rent the necessary gear and even more ways to enjoy this relaxing pastime.
Where to Find Fort Lauderdale Paddleboard Rentals
One of the best ways to go paddleboarding in “The Venice of America” is to rent gear and explore on your own! This method is best for those who want to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings at their own pace. Transport your gear to the nearest put-in location and enjoy the tranquility! Several local rental companies also offer tips for people who need a little guidance before braving the waters on their own. If you’re looking for rentals, we recommend stopping by Las Olas Paddleboards, Gold Coast Paddleboard Rentals, or Sunrise Paddleboards.
Classes and Excursions
For those who want to enjoy a variety of outdoor adventures (or need a little how-to guidance), a paddleboarding class might be the best choice. Some excursions include sunset paddle tours, private paddle lessons, and even paddleboard yoga classes!
Come Back to a Private Vacation Rental After Your Adventure
Now that you’re dreaming about paddleboarding in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll need a place to stay! Select one of our stunning vacation rentals and relax knowing you’re just a stone’s throw away from the beach, Intracoastal Waterway, and bustling downtown district. All of our properties come with premium amenities like complimentary Starbucks coffee, cookware, heated pools, outdoor grills, lounge chairs, and so much more! If you’re looking for a true V.I.P. experience in Fort Lauderdale, be sure to inquire about our in-house concierge services (relaxing massage, anyone?)