Experience Florida Keys stand-up paddleboarding at Hawks Cay Resort. For the uninitiated, paddleboarding is a sport that involves a single participant standing on a wide board—akin to a surfboard—and using a paddle to power and steer the board through the water. You might also hear the sport referred to as SUP. Around Duck Key, you’ll encounter ample expanses with shallow depths, light traffic and minimal obstructions to make your Florida Keys paddleboarding experience as carefree as possible.
Rates: 1 hour $40; 1/2 day (3 hours) $90
Requirements: All renters must be 18 years or older or have parent consent.
Paddleboard rentals are versatile, sturdy and comfortable for paddlers of all sizes to enjoy. You’ll enter the water from the resort’s floating dock, kneeling or standing on the board depending on your comfort level, in approximately three feet of water. Even if you start out feeling uncertain, you’ll be standing up on your board and maneuvering within minutes – with a little practice and balance, SUP really is as accessible as everyone says it is.
Solé Watersports will equip you with a life jacket, board and paddle, along with tips on where to locate friendly currents and unforgettable views. Pick a destination or a few—from Hawks Cay Resort, it’s a short paddle to Tom’s Harbor (deserted, save the mangroves) and canals embellished with luxury homes and boats. Pass under bridges, navigate Lake Lucille or sidle alongside the resort’s own Dolphin Connection to extend your route.
For a more laid-back experience, head to our private saltwater lagoon. Guests receive complimentary SUP and kayak rentals to use in the lagoon. Practice your technique, enjoy the breeze and drift in paradise.