Paddleboarding Lessons, Cruises & Hire

Raglansup logoPaddleboarding Lessons, Cruises & Hire

Want to get the most out of your paddleboarding adventure? Then take a lesson from one of our qualified instructors.

If you’ve never set foot on a paddleboard before, a beginner lesson will introduce you to the basics and get you up and paddling in no time. If you’re ready to hone your technique, book in for an improver lesson, or set yourself a whole new challenge and give stand up paddle surfing a go!

Whatever your level, rest assured you’ll be in good hands. All our paddleboarding instructors are accredited by the International Surfing Association and our paddleboarding school is approved by Surfing New Zealand.

Looking for a cruise or fun day out? We offer guided tours around Raglan Harbour and the Waikato River. And if you'd rather just hire a board and head off on your own, we can help with that, too. We offer high-quality, well-maintained gear, including a super-sized XLRide board, which can carry up to 10 people at once!

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Things to Note

  • No minimum numbers required, unless specified.
  • We offer discounts for school and corporate groups, team building activities, “board” meetings, family groups or stag and hen parties.
  • Raglan Harbour is tidal so rentals stop on the third and fourth hour after high tide, due to adverse water conditions and movements.

Beginner Paddleboarding Lessons

An introduction to paddleboarding. Don't worry about falling in the water - we aim to have you standing up on your first lesson.

Beginner LessonsPrice
1-hour private, one-on-one lesson $65
1-hour couple, just the two of you lesson $110
Group lesson up to 8 per instructor $45 per person
Family of 4 special, 2 adults and 2 children $140
Quick-start package, includes a basic 10-minute lesson followed by 60-minute board hire $35
Quick-start longer package, includes a basic 10-minute lesson followed by 2 hours board hire $50

Price includes instructor, board & paddle and safety equipment. Please allow 1.5 hours for lessons.


Improver Paddleboarding Lessons

Improve your technique, stance and manoeuvrability and learn different turn techniques.

Improver LessonsPrice
1-hour private, one-on-one lesson $70
Group lesson up to 4 per instructor $50 per person

Price includes instructor, board & paddle and safety equipment. Please allow 1.5 hours for lessons.


Intro to Surf Paddleboarding Lessons

The next step up, advance to riding the waves.

Intro to Surf LessonsPrice
1.5-hours private, one-on-one lesson $95
1.5-hours private, one-on-one lesson, hard board $120
2-hours Sup surf board hire (extra $20 for hard board) $60

Price includes instructor, board, paddle & wetsuit. Please allow 2 hours for lessons.


Short Guided Paddleboarding Cruise

Guided tours around the inner estuary and bridges, to the limestone rocks, or why not try the mighty Waikato River in Hamilton.

Short Guided CruisePrice
2-hours Raglan cruise, minimum 2 people $70 per person
2.5-hours mighty Waikato River cruise, minimum 2 people $100 per person
2.5-hours mighty Waikato River cruise Red Air XL Paddle Board, minimum 5 people max 8 people $55 per person

Price includes guide. (must have paddle boarding experience for the river cruise)

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Longer Guided Paddleboarding Cruise

Guided tours around Raglan Harbour and to the pancake rocks, or around the inner harbour with a stop for coffee. Or, take a trip to see Raglan’s hidden waterfalls. Try something different with a long cruise down the Waikato River.

Longer Guided CruisePrice
3-hours cruise, minimum 2 people $90 per person
3.5-hours mighty Waikato River cruise, minimum 2 people $130 per person

Price includes guide. (must have paddle boarding experience)


Downwinder Paddleboarding Cruise

We drop you at the entrance to Raglan Harbour, you enjoy a paddle following the wind and current taking you across to the pancake rocks and then heading back under the foot bridge to the boat ramp. (Must have previous paddle boarding experience)

Downwinder CruisePrice
2-hours hire, minimum 2 people $60 per person

Price includes transport to drop-off and pick-up spot. (must have paddle boarding experience) 


Yoga on Paddleboards

Yoga whilst floating on the water. The ultimate core workout!

Yoga ClassesPrice
1-hour group class, minimum 4 people $35 per person ($15 with your own board)
Private, one-on one-yoga $75
10 minute Sup tuition prior   $15 per person

Price includes yoga instructor and board (classes are run in summer only).


Hire/Rental

Hire price includes board, paddle, leash and safety equipment.

Hire/RentalPrice
1-hour hire $25
2-hours hire $40
3-hours hire $60
Family of 4 hire - 1 hour $80
Additional per hour for hard board $10
Quick-start package, includes a basic 10-minute lesson followed by 60-minute board hire $35
Quick-start longer package, includes a basic 10-minute lesson followed by 2 hours board hire $50
XL Super sized board 1-hour hire, minimum 6 - max 8 people $140

ExtrasPrice
Rash vest $2
Wetsuit shorts $5
Rash and Wetsuit shorts $6
Wetsuit Sup or Shortie $10
Full Wetsuit $20
Dry Bag for camera/phone $1
Glasses holder strap $2

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Activities

Thanks for an awesome experience! Think I'm converted. Been online checking out SUP boards already! Thanks for being so accommodating with our times and looking after us. We all had such a ball.
Will be back definitely for another trip.


Anna

I used Raglan SUP Boarding for a team building activity with my work crew and highly recommend it. Totally professional set up and great fun. Awesome job!


David - Fonterra

Keith and Justine are legends. They went out of their way to provide some of us local mums (who were desperate for some time away from kids) with a great SUP experience. They had everyone covered in terms of hirage, instruction and catering to different levels of experience within the group. Keith has a vast knowledge of the Raglan harbour and all things paddleboarding so you can be assured of the best possible SUP experience in this beautiful part of the country.


Jo

Hi there, Thank you so much.
We had a brilliant day and I received lots of positive feedback from the girls.
Hope to do it again another year.
All the best.


Jenny - St Peters School

Fantastic experience of paddle boarding
I absolutely loved it! Keith and Justine were so fantastic. I turned up a little anxious and without appropriate attire. They have spare rash vest etc which was brilliant, then the lesson was the best fun Ive had in ages. I'm a little water shy and wasn't sure how I'd get on but the instructors are so brilliant I wasn't nervous at all!! They put me right at ease, talked me through how to kneel, stand and paddle and we went off around the most stunning bay! I fell off heaps, but that's half the fun I soon mastered getting back up again.
Don't go to Raglan and miss this....


Claire - UK