SUP Services

Learn - Hire - Explore

Salcombe Harbour is the perfect place for paddleboarding, whether you’re a beginner looking for a lesson, an experienced paddler looking to hire kit and explore yourself or a seasoned pro looking for a tour of the harbour, we have something for everything.

Just use the buttons below to find out more about lessons, hires and tours.


So you want to learn how to paddleboard? Salcombe is the perfect place.

At Salcombe Paddleboarding we teach all ages and all abilities – from absolute beginners to experienced paddleboarders – in a safe, encouraging and peaceful environment. 

With prices from £48 per person, each lesson includes:

Expert paddleboard tuition
From how to enter the water with your board, to kneeling, standing up and paddling – tailor-made for your age and ability.

World-Class Equipment
Red paddleboards, leashes and paddles, Xcel wetsuits and Gul buoyancy aids.

Instructor ratio
We operate following the highest industry standards for instructor to student ratio.

Qualified instructors
All our lessons are led by fully qualified, passionate and experienced instructors.

Great water access
Our unique location in East Portlemouth gives us unbeaten tidal access and sheltered water.

Make learning how to paddleboard an unforgettable part of your stay in Salcombe.


Group Lesson

£48 per person

Private Group

£72 per person

1-to-1 Lesson

£96 per person


You can hire world-class kit from Salcombe Paddleboarding – for an hour, a day, a weekend or your entire holiday. 

All our hires include as standard:

Red inflatable paddleboards
plus leashes and paddles

Xcel wetsuits
Either long or short wetsuits available

Gul buoyancy aids
Safety made easy

Waterproof bags
Keep your phone dry

Hire costs and information


1 hour:
£24.00 per person


2 hour:
£36.00 per person

3 4

4 hour:
£48.00 per person

7 8

8 hour:
£72.00 per person

We don’t need to see passports, utility bills or driving licences, but to hire with us you must show a level of paddleboarding competency and you must be contactable during the hire period on your mobile phone.


It’s all out there, waiting to be explored – from coves and beaches, to wildlife and nature, to incredible landscapes and scenery. 

Our guided explorations of the Salcombe Estuary will take you deep into this magical place, paddle by paddle. Book a private tour to have complete control over your itinerary, or book a group tour if you’re happy sharing the magic with others.

From our base at Port Waterhouse, within two hours you can paddleboard to Mill Bay, Sunny Cove, South Pool, Ox Bay or Goodshelter. 

En route, you can see old mills, lime kilns and the incredible curving landscapes of the South Hams. And in the sky and down at the waterline, you can see herons, egrets, buzzards, mullets and Egyptian geese. 

But perhaps the most unforgettable memory of all will be looking down into the clear, beautiful water of the Salcombe Estuary as you gently paddle by. 

Please note that our paddleboarding tours are for experienced paddlers. For beginners, we recommend one of our lessons.