The tropical paradise of Punta Mita, Mexico, is the perfect luxury vacation destination for those who won't settle for anything less than the very best, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy yourself to the fullest whenever you visit because it offers perfect land and water temperatures all year around. The waters are incredibly clear in Punta Mita's glorious Banderas Bay as well as the surrounding waters of the mighty Pacific Ocean, and you'll want to participate in some amazing water activities that include fishing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, swimming, jet skiing, kayaking and so much more. One of the area's most popular ocean activities is stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), and these are just a few of the respected local companies that offer exceptional SUP tours.
This trusted company is a great choice for families who are traveling with children of all ages because the professional instructors are certified to teach SUP to all ages and skill levels. Mictlan also offers an excellent selection of boards that range in size from those perfect for the tiniest member of your family to the tallest. Safety is the top consideration, and no one goes into the water without careful instruction and well-fitting flotation devices. These are the two most popular SUP tour options available through this company.
A fabulous way to enjoy an up-close encounter of the protected paradise that is known as the Marieta Islands, the Island SUP tour allows you to paddle right along the unique island formations that resulted from volcanic eruptions and through the many caves. This is the perfect way to clearly view the different species of exotic birds that call the islands home and breeding ground as well as the wonderful inhabitants of the surrounding waters. Because no fishing is allowed, the ocean life is plentiful, and you may expect to see a dolphin or a big sea turtle swimming right alongside you.
While most people tend to think of SUP as a quiet, unhurried way to explore the ocean, it can also be used as a wild ride. This tour begins with an ISA-certified paddle-board instructor teaching you the correct techniques so that you'll be able to correctly and safely maneuver your board through the surf. Before long, you'll be catching your own waves and riding your board like a pro. You'll start with small waves and work your way up, and these local guides know exactly where to take you for the type of waves that match your skill level.
The WildMex team is made up of highly trained and friendly instructors who are extremely familiar with the local waters. Your entire family may expect to enjoy a safe and fun experience during your SUP adventure, and this company is licensed to provide transportation to participants in air-conditioned, insured vehicles.
Punta Mita or Sayulita SUP Experience
Two-hour SUP adventures are available both morning and afternoon. Participants may explore the lovely bays in the calm waters of Punta Mita, or catch a few waves in the more active waters that surround Sayulita.
Coral Island Adventure
This is a special SUP experience offered by WildMex, and you may expect to enjoy a ride on a traditional panga boat followed by two full hours in the waters that surround this beautiful island. Considered a treasure of the Mexican Pacific, Coral Island is an ecological reserve that is home to the interesting bobo bird and other exotic bird species, and you'll see an abundance of sea life in the crystal-clear waters that includes brilliantly colored tropical fish, huge rays, sea turtles, dolphins and even whales depending upon the time of the year. As an added extra, there's a pristine white-sand beach if you'd like to have a rest or a bit of a beach walk.
Punta Mita Expeditions
The professional instructors at this company are quite famous for their excellent coaching skills, and they pride themselves on having their students enjoying SUP by the end of the first lesson. One-hour classes are available for beginners, and two-hour classes are better suited for those who are looking to enhance their SUP skills. Come take a class before heading out on an incredible SUP adventure with this excellent company.
Come SUP With Us
Here at Exceptional Stays, a few of our luxury vacation villas come with a stretch of private beach, and our dedicated concierge team is happy to set you up with SUP equipment so that you can walk down to the ocean from your residence and practice all you like. Many of our vacation homes also come with exclusive access to some fabulous beach clubs, and these offer an ocean activity center with plenty of equipment available for a day of SUP and other fun water activities for the entire family.