Stand Up Paddle boarding | SUP

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Northern Ireland

Strangford Lough is one of the best places to Paddle Board (sup) in Northern Ireland. A sheltered haven of bays, inlets, drumlin islands and historic monuments ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone. Learn to SUP on our paddle board lessons. Book a 2 hour ‘Ready to Ride’ SUP session below.

Strangford Lough Activity Centre offer Paddle Board Lessons in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) is the fastest growing water sport in the world. A mix between punting, surfing & canoeing. In other words, participants stand up on a wide & stable paddle board using an elongated paddle to power them forwards!


SUP is A form of slow tourism. Therefore, it is a great way to enjoy the scenery, improve balance, fitness and technique. It is a great way to explore some of the most picturesque parts of the country. Above all, this fantastic adventure sport is suitable for all ages and abilities. Simply put on a wetsuit & buoyancy aid and grab a board and paddle and follow our experienced instructors on a guided tour through remote islands and amazing scenery.

Using only the finest equipment, SLAC offer participants bespoke tours through the drumlin islands of Strangford Lough. Indeed, Red paddle boards are leaders in the market place.

Try a paddle board lesson or get a group together for a tour. Join us for one of our experiences or quirky events, sign up to a course or just join your friends for a fun day out, the choice is yours.

  • Suitability (depends on weather/wind) – We recommend Ages 8+
  • Max Number – 25ppl
  • Wetsuits & Buoyancy Aids Provided
  • Bring a towel, sun protection & shoes that you can wear on the water
  • Wear swimsuit under clothes as there is no changing rooms at meeting point

Group Lessons

Do you have a group of friends who like to try new things? Enjoy the craic with our likeminded instructors. Group sessions (max 25 people) can be organised to suit you, subject to availability.  Call us on 07909721898 to book in.

Book a ‘Ready to Ride’ SUP Lesson

We run open daily ‘Ready to Ride’ (2 hour) sup lessons where individual participants can see if they like the sport before plunging into a course. These run daily with morning, afternoon and evening slots available.

Please read our booking terms and conditions before booking.

Book 4 or more people for 2 hours at £35 per person using the voucher code BIG-GROUP-2HR-SUP on your booking.


Other SUP Activities

Birthday Parties

Celebrating a birthday? Come for a sup. Choose from individual boards or have a go on our Mega Sup (8-10 persons). We can entertain parties of all ages with plenty of games. Call us on 07909721898 to book your SUP party.

Paddle Board Tours

Enjoy our brand new top of the range RED & Starboard touring boards, and book into one of our SUP Tours. SUP tours visit many interesting sites and are arranged according to your requirements. Furthermore, as a mobile activity centre, we regularly organise tours throughout Northern Ireland. Call us on 07909721898 for details on tours.

Skills Courses

Learn to SUP on our 4 week paddle board skills course. Join our Instructors and learn all the techniques of paddle boarding including strokes, turning, balance, rescues, safety and the theory of tides and weather. Book your skills course now (meeting at the green boat shed at the end of Whiterock Road). If there are no paddle boarding skills courses listed, please contact us to register your interest for the next course.

Instructor Courses

Want to become a SUP Instructor? SLAC is a BSUPA training school and offer BSUPA level 1 & Level 2 SUP Instructors Course for people who want to work in the industry.


We organise a number of events and experiences throughout the year including the ever popular Singles SUP or Sunrise SUP & Yoga. If you are interested in a large group multi – activity day, we can arrange this too. Simply contact us with numbers, dates and preferred activities and we will tailor a programme to your requirements.

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