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Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is becoming increasingly popular. It is a fun and peaceful way to be in contact with the water and it is relatively easy to master. Once you get the hang of it you can even try to do some yoga poses! Our equipment is brand new and includes a board, a paddle, and a life jacket.
Sete Cidades is ideal to rent a SUP, it is a calm and beautiful environment. Meet us in our activity center on the edge of the lake. You will be able to change in the dressing room to get ready for this adventure.
We will brief you about safety rules and how to use the board as well as the equipment that we will give you.
When you are done and come back to the activity center, you can have a hot shower in the center to warm you up before leaving.
Renting a stand up paddle in Sete Cidades is a good opportunity for those who always wanted to experiment this activity because there is no or very small waves, making it much easier than in big lakes or in the sea. It is possible to rent a stand up paddle all year long but we recommend that you book first through our website or contact us to make sure we will have available equipment for you.
The price for this activity is 10€ per SUP for one hour. A board is made for one person.
Please note that the minimum age for a child to rent a SUP for himself/herself is 8 years old. If your child is under 8 years old, please contact us.
Bring: comfortable clothes and shoes, sweater, raincoat, bathing suit and towel, change of clothes, hat, sunblock, backpack and water.
Q: How to go to Sete Cidades?
A: It is better to rent a car and go by yourself. However, we can offer a transfer from and to Ponta Delgada. Also, there are some buses from Ponta Delgada. More information in the tourist office.
Q: I have never done Stand Up Paddle before, is it a problem?
A: No, paddling on Sete Cidades lake is relatively easy and safe as there are no or very small waves.
Q: Are the stand-up paddle stable? Can I fall into the water?
A: Stand Up Paddles are less stable than kayaks. It is more likely that you will fall into the water. However, some people manage to stay on the board for the whole trip.
Q: Do I have to wear a life jacket even if I know how to swim?
A: Yes, life jackets are mandatory for everyone for safety reasons.
Q: What to do with my personal belongings?
A: We suggest that you leave them in the lockers in the activity center.
Q: Do I need to know how to swim to rent a Stand-Up Paddle?
A: It is better to know how to swim even if you will not necessarily need to.
Q: Is there a guide coming with me on the SUP tour?
A: When you rent a SUP, the guide will not come with you in the water. However, you can also join a guided SUP tour if you don’t feel confident enough to go on your own.
Price per adult