StandUp Paddle Boarding
S.U.P With Us at Alaska Rivers Company!
Kenai Lake Paddle Boarding
Join us for Paddle Boarding on Kenai Lake! It’s one of the many new things to do in Cooper Landing. We offer introductory lessons for those who have never been on a board before, or need to brush up on their skills. For the more experienced paddler, we have half and full day trips to spend out on the lake. It’s a great way to spend the morning, afternoon, or full day with your family! All trips are weather dependent. Contact our office for reservations.
Our Paddle Board Trips
Never done Stand Up Paddle Boarding before? Not a problem! At Alaska Rivers Company, we offer a beginner 2 hour paddle board tour for those who have always wanted to try it. Your guide will take you through the beautiful turquoise color of the famous Kenai Lake.
Adults: $80 per person
Children 12 & Under: $40 per person
If two hours isn’t enough, we offer our half day trip which is still great for beginners. The 4 hour tour gives us time to take in the outstanding views of the Kenai Mountains, beautiful waterfalls and explore some of the lake shore beaches that make this a paddle boarding paradise.
Adults: $150 per person
Children 12 & Under: $75 per person
Want to get out of the house for the day? Alaska Rivers Company can do that for you. Our full day tours are perfect for those looking for an all day customized S.U.P adventure with lots of time for short hikes and beach exploration.
Adults: $250 per person
Children 12 & Under: $125 per person
Provided on All Trips
- Experienced guide
- Wet suits
- Splash gear
- Water socks
- Dry bags
- All safety gear
**For those who may not feel like paddle boarding but would still like to join, we can accommodate a single/tandem inflatable kayak for the same price as the comparable paddle board trip.
Paddle Board FAQs
“But won’t I get wet?”
Yes, you will get a little wet, but you will be really surprised how dry you can actually stay for being so close to the water. Our inflatable paddle boards and inflatable kayaks have amazing stability and make for a very safe and less splashy experience. People who never have been on them before are known to comment on how much more stable our boats were than they thought they were going to be. Very rarely do people actually fall off, and when they do it is super easy to just get right back on. Plus you will be wearing a leash on your ankle so the boat can’t get away from you.
“Isn’t it hard to do?”
No, as a matter of fact it is quite easy to do especially as you become more comfortable in a very short amount of time. Most SUP riders are standing up and paddling within the first ten minutes having never done it before, if they choose to try.
“What if I don’t want to stand up and paddle?
You don’t have to. That is the number one advantage of paddle boarding! Paddling a paddle board from your knees with a kayak paddle is very easy, stable and a super fun activity. We have special SUP paddles that can be both a stand up paddle with one blade or a two piece kayak paddle. All with the quick switch of the handle. Sometimes even experienced SUP riders paddle on their knees we find it is a good way to rest different muscles.
“Wouldn’t a hard shell kayak be better?”
Everyone has there own preferences but we find that inflatable kayaks are safer, more stable, and extremely comfortable. In the worst case scenario and you tip over first you have a floating object to hold onto, and it is very easy to flip the boat back over and hold onto the side and kick your way in. Way easier than you think it is going to be. Yes they are a little slower than a hard shell, but come try an inflatable for yourself and experience the difference.