Stand-Up Paddleboards

Community Boating Center (CBC) is thrilled to complement the success of our sailing and kayaking initiatives with paddleboarding.

This engaging enhancement capitalizes on the popularity of paddling and its ease of participation to provide adults, youth, and families with a direct connection to and awareness of their impact on the environment.

Paddling is a growing and popular recreational activity. The simplicity and acceptance of paddling as an entry-level sport for anyone, makes it an important medium to attract urban adults, youth, and families to get outside, get moving, and embrace a healthy lifestyle. Our paddling initiative complements the success of our other sailing programs and offers an active alternative to television, video, and other static activities detrimentally impacting the health of Providence area residents.

Adult fees for our paddleboard lessons and rentals are used to purchase more paddleboards that enable us to serve additional youth – at one-tenth to one-twentieth of the cost of adding a similar number of sailboats to our fleet. Additionally, with your help we hope to realize further growth in our paddling programs with our summer and after-school partners.

Traffic Update

Why Sit In Traffic When You Can “Stay and Play” on the Water?
While we are currently experiencing only minor traffic delays during peak times, we understand your frustration! Take advantage of our very affordable adult sailing and paddling options to “stay and play” after work to help provide a buffer for those “unexpected” delays with Washington Bridge traffic.

paddleboard lessonsStand-Up Paddleboard Lessons

New to paddleboarding? Join us for some basic instruction and a guided tour. SUP lessons and tours offer youth & families a healthy, active alternative to TV, video, and other indoor, static activities.

Excursions and on-land orientation including SUP history, equipment, basic strokes, general and paddling safety. On-water portion will include stroke development, self-rescue, and fun.

  • On-the water: taught on 11′, very stable, BIC SUPs
  • Prerequisite: Age 12+
  • Goal: Guided introduction to SUP
  • Fee: $30* (meets 1 day)

Summer Sessions:

SUP-F1, 6/26, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 7:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
SUP-F2, 7/10, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 7:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
SUP-F3, 7/24, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 7:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
SUP-F4, 8/07, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 7:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
SUP-F5, 8/21, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 7:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!
SUP-F6, 9/04**, Wed. (1-day), 5:30 – 7:00 PM – REGISTER NOW!

*Special school/group rates available.
**Additional dates added upon demand.
Prefer paper? Download our application package

Stand-Up Paddleboard Rentals

Age 18+ (age 12+ may paddle w/ adult) Three-hour evening rentals.

  • On-the water: 11′, very stable, BIC SUPs
  • Prerequisite: CBC membership, Age 12+
  • Goal: Convenient, affordable SUP rentals
  • Fee: $20 (one three-hour rental) or $100 (one season pass)

Rental Sessions:

Weekday (Mon-Thurs,) 4:00 — 7:00 PM, Weekend 1:00 — 7:00 PM

SUP-RT, 3-hr. Rental, 5/28-10/13 – REGISTER NOW!
SUP-SP, Season Pass, 5/28-10/13 – REGISTER NOW!