Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddleboard, referred to as SUP, is becoming one of the fastest-growing watersports and is a new way to have fun on many of Maryland's waterways.



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Man on a stand-up paddleboard and a woman in a canoe.
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There are many outfitters that are well-versed in teaching those new to the sport and provide rentals and instruction.  The outfitters generally have social gatherings on a regular basis for stand up paddleboarders. There are even stand up paddleboard yoga classes.

Outfitters from around the state stand at the ready to help you get you out on the water:

Capital Region

Boating in DC, National Harbor (Prince Georges County) - Rent a kayak, pedal boat or stand-up paddleboard by the hour and enjoy National Harbor from the water! No experience necessary, and they’ll provide a quick lesson before you head out! Rentals include lifejacket and paddle.

PaddleStroke SUP, Potomac (Montgomery County) - Stand up paddle lessons, campSUP for kids, whitewater lessons and a gear shop available.

Potomac Paddlesports, Potomac (Montgomery County) - Whitewater lessons, stand up paddling, sea kayak lessons, beginner trips and paddling gear.

Pumped Up SUP, Bethesda (Montgomery County) - Good source for high-performance stand up paddle gear, with an emphasis on inflatable stand up paddle boards.

Central Region

Annapolis Canoe and Kayak - Annapolis, (Anne Arundel County) - Sells and rents canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, SUPs, gear and equipment to spend the day out on the water.

Capital SUP - Annapolis, (Anne Arundel County) - Stand Up Paddleboarding turns being on the water into a gym experience.

Stand Up Paddle Annapolis - Crownsville, (Anne Arundel County) - SUP, which originated in Hawaii, is the world’s fastest growing water sport and a great way to cross-train and stay in great shape.

Twisted Creek Paddlesports, Annapolis, (Anne Arundel County) - Twisted Creek Paddlesports offers guided tours and instructions on kayaks and stand up paddleboards.

Ultimate Watersports, Gunpowder River (Baltimore County)  - Maryland’s oldest and largest stand up paddle board, kayak, sailing and windsurfing outfitter, has three full-time waterfront locations in Baltimore County, offering the best instruction, rentals, tours, summer camps, beach parties and team building events in the industry. Also specializing in Adventure Travel and On-Water Event Management, no one on the Chesapeake has more experience or passion for fun on the water!

Eastern Shore

Assateague Outfitters - Berlin (Worcester County) - Discover wildlife and try your hand at sustainable shell fishing or you can rent kayaks, paddle boards and bikes.

Blackwater Paddle and Pedal Adventures, Cambridge (Dorchester County) - Open year-round and located just minutes from Blackwater National Wildlife refuge, they offer bicycle, canoe and kayak rentals; guides available.

Eastern Shore Paddlers, Worton (Kent County) - Eastern Shore Paddlers, located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, carries a lineup of the best boards, paddles and assorted items to meet your every need on the water.

OC SUP and Fitness - Ocean City, (Worcester County) - Paddle boards and various fitness classes. A delight for all ages.

Pocomoke River Canoe and Kayak Company, Snow Hill, (Worcester County) -  Paddle the scenic Pocomoke River and Nassawango Creek.  Take guided trips or paddle on your own. Experience flat water kayaking and canoeing at its best.

Shore Pedal and Paddle, St. Michaels (Talbot County) Shore Pedal & Paddle offers bicycle, kayak, stand-up paddleboard rentals, sales, guided tours and instructions.

48th Street Water Sports, Ocean City, (Worcester County) - Home of the stand up paddle board, also offering catamaran sailing instructions, rentals, kayak eco-tours and night paddles.

Featured Places
Boating in DC
165 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745
people whitewater rafting
9812 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
Pumped Up SUP
4938 Hampden Ln, #345
Bethesda, MD 20814
Rent what you need from Annapolis Canoe and Kayak
311 Third Street
Annapolis, MD 21403
Lesson in Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP).
7314 Edgewood Rd
Annapolis, MD 21403
Stand Up Paddle Annapolis
c/o Severna Park Yacht Basin
Severna Park, MD 21146
Twisted Creek Paddlesports
c/o Quiet Waters Park
Annapolis, MD 21403
Ultimate Watersports Stand Up Paddle Board
7200 Graces Quarters Rd
Middle River, MD 21220
Adventurers on the water
13002 Bayside Dr
Berlin, MD 21811
OC SUP and Fitness
c/o Fager's Island
Ocean City, MD 21842
Pocomoke River Canoe Company
2 River St
Snow Hill , MD 21863
Shore Pedal and Paddle
500 S. Talbot St
St. Michaels, MD 21663
Equipment lined up for adventure
48th Street Bayside
Ocean City, MD 21842
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