We pre-booked our SUPs prior to our trip to Antigua. We rented them for 3 hours, which gave us plenty of time to go back and forth along the full length of the beach. It was a bit windy and choppy that day, making it a bit hard to stand, but the beauty of SUP is that you can always sit or kneel as well, or even lay back and relax for a bit. It was great having the perspective of being able to see the beach from the water. Tim and Crystal were very friendly and laid back and we'd recommend them.
We first kayaked around the mangroves and our guide showed us starfish, sea cucumbers, urchins, etc. then after a short boat trip we anchored in a protected area and snorkeled. The fish and coral were amazing. The water was so clear. We also hiked up Bird Island and got a great view of the water and other land nearby. Finally when we returned to the starting point, we were welcomed with some refreshments. All in all a wonderful day.
Call Tim asap if you wish to learn to paddle board or are experienced and want access to excellent equipment on the best beach in Antigua. Don't waste your time with subpar equipment which will lessen the experience. I recommend calling ahead to make a reservation and know there is ample parking onsite. My son (14 yo) thoroughly enjoyed his time and realized immediately the quality of the gear, from the vest (very clean) to the paddle to the board, which cut right through the water. The rate was inline with what you would expect to pay for this activity.
This is a great way to spend a few hours or a whole day. A little bit of exercise with a ton of fun. I highly recommend this to anyone living in or visiting Antigua. Tim and the staff are excellent!!
My husband and I had a great stand-up paddleboarding lesson with Tim. With his instruction, we were SUP-ing very quickly in calm, beautiful Dickenson Bay. This would be a fun activity for couples and families, and Tim also rents out gear by the hour or week. Add SUP to your Antigua to-do list!
We had a great time exploring Dickenson Bay on SUP Antigua's boards. The equipment is all high quality and the service was excellent, highly recommended.