Fun, active & a unique vantage for exploring
Stand-up paddleboards are a travel tool offering a fun, dynamic, and energetic way to explore. They’re perfect for a wide range of abilities, ages, and experiences—from paddling peacefully on calm seas to an energetic race along wild shores. You can circumnavigate a tiny uninhabited island, explore mangroves, or paddle along an idyllic beach. Like kayaks, they offer a personal way to interact with the wild world.
Custom paddleboards for our expeditions
Our paddleboards are made in the U.S. of ultra-durable, eco-friendly materials by Glide Stand-up Paddleboards—the paradigm of the industry. Our boards in Galápagos (National Geographic Endeavour II and National Geographic Islander), Baja California, and Costa Rica & Panama (National Geographic Sea Bird and National Geographic Sea Lion) are custom built to our specifications for versatility and performance. You’ll find they are wide enough to provide extreme stability allowing first-time paddlers to charge into flatwater with confidence while veteran paddleboarders will appreciate the thinned-out rails that make the boards lively in the surf.
Coming soon! Paddleboard Alaska & more
In spring of 2017 when our three expedition ships sail into Alaska it will be with a fleet of paddleboards to offer the unrivaled experience of paddling quiet forest-lined coves and along icy shores. In 2018 a fleet of Glide Paddleboards will be deployed to the South Pacific (National Geographic Orion) and Belize (National Geographic Quest).
Glide Paddleboards: An alignment of globally conscious values
Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic and Glide Paddleboards are connected in our shared values of protecting the Earth’s ocean. The paddleboards in our fleet are crafted of a polymer developed to be extremely durable, specifically to prevent chipping, because chips that flake off pollute waterways—and our fleet ensures we leave the pristine places we explore just as we found them.
Thank you for keeping a focus on safety. The teamwork of the staff, including the naturalist, did not go unnoticed. Good job! Thank you for creating a trip that presented so many memorable moments. Truly the best vacation I have had! AWESOME!