SUP Day Trip – Ely, Cambridgeshire

SUP Day Trip - Ely, Cambridgeshire

£ 25

Ely, Cambridgeshire

SUP Day Trip – Ely, Cambridgeshire
Intermediate & Advanced & Expert
Guides & Tours
Minimum age: 18
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Max. group size: 10
Cancellation: Custom
Start time(s): 10:00
Duration: 4 hours
£ 25

Activity Highlights:

Discover the Cathedral city of Ely with our SUP day trip. This adventure is a perfect combination of physical activity and social interaction, allowing you to make new friends while exploring the tranquil waters of the Great River Ouse. Glide past historical landmarks and picturesque landscapes, making this paddle not just an exercise, but an exploration of one of the UK’s hidden gems.

Key Details

  • Duration: 3-4 hours.
  • Meetup location: Fisherman’s car park, Willows Way, Ely.
  • Distance: 6-mile paddle through Ely and towards Little Thetford.
  • Requirements: Prior paddle boarding experience, good fitness levels and confident swimming ability.
  • Equipment: Available for hire (£20), or you’re welcome to bring your own.

What to Expect

We’ll launch into the Great River Ouse, paddling through the heart of the city and towards the quaint village of Little Thetford. The journey offers a mix of serene river stretches and charming urban scenery, providing plenty of opportunities for memorable photos and peaceful moments.

We include breaks and a lunch stop along the way, so remember to pack a picnic and a flask of tea to enjoy amidst the beautiful setting. Depending on the group’s energy levels and time, there’s a chance to extend the paddle towards Fish and Duck Marina, adding even more adventure to your day.

Skill Requirements

  • Physically fit for a 6-mile paddle.
  • Prior paddle boarding experience.
  • Being able to launch safely.
  • Ability to confidently avoid water-based obstacles and re-mount the board unaided.
  • Comfortable transitioning from kneeling to standing on the board.
  • Confident swimming ability – – We ask that you can swim a minimum of 50m unaided.

Itinerary

  • 10:00: Meet in Ely at Fisherman’s car park.
  • 10:30: Welcome and safety briefing.
  • 11:00: Launch onto the Great River Ouse, heading towards Little Thetford.
  • Lunch Break: Enjoy a picnic stop with snacks or a packed lunch brought by you.
  • 14:00: Estimated finish, wrapping up a day of exploration and new friendships.

Why Choose Us?

Our course is not just about paddle boarding; it’s an adventure that brings together the joy of SUP with the beauty and history of the UK’s waterways. With small group sizes, expert guidance from our friendly instructors, and a focus on both safety and fun, you’re set for an experience that goes beyond the paddle.

Whether you’re here to improve your skills, meet new people, or simply enjoy the great outdoors from the unique perspective of a paddleboard, we’re excited to welcome you on board.

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What's Included:

  • 3-4 Hour guided SUP tour
  • Photos! So you can put your phone away and enjoy the day
  • Safety & support with 2 qualified SUP guides
  • Option to hire equipment

What's Not Included:

  • Transportation
  • Any meals
  • Parking fees at car park
  • Equipment not included, but available for hire (£20)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Please keep in mind that if you are using your own board, you must have a valid Paddle UK (British Canoeing) on the water membership. If you don’t have one, contact us for information on where to purchase one.

Yes, kit hire is available as an add on (£20). Please select this in the booking process below.

You should wear comfortable weather appropriate clothing for SUP: wetsuit, drysuit or activewear. We do not recommend cotton or denim. Please wear either wet shoes or old trainers that you don’t mind getting wet. It’s also a good idea to bring a change of clothes for after the course.

We will send out a detailed kit list nearer the time, but remember to have the following; bottle of water, sun cream, hat, towel, waterproofs, snacks & any medication eg inhaler.

If you are using your own kit, you will need: paddle board, paddle, buoyancy aid, waist leashes, phone case, drybag and a valid British Canoeing membership.

Your safety is our priority, therefore we may have to rearrange the trip if wind is a constant speed over 15 mph, if lightning is forecasted, or if the river becomes unsafe to paddle on. The river can flood and currents can sometimes become too strong due to consistent rain.

More than 7 days notice: We will provide you with a credit voucher valid for 12 months*, or reschedule you on to a different session. If neither are suitable then we will issue your card a full refund, minus a 10% administration fee. 7 days notice or less: You will not be entitled to a refund. However we will do our best to fill the space, if, and only if we manage to fill it then we will refund you, minus a 10% administration fee. Please contact us for more information.

Yes, please check below for our other trips, courses, locations and dates. If you would like to make a weekend of it and also book our Cambridge Backs paddle on Saturday 18th May, please book that separately.

Our summer season runs from April – September (weather dependent).

We have 5 mm winter wetsuits for customers to use. They are mandatory during the winter months and they must be requested in advance. In the high season wetsuits are not so necessary however you might want to consider wearing your own summer shorty.

Never say never. Bring a change of warm dry clothes and a towel.

For this trip, it is 18+.

We are mobile therefore do not have facilities in most areas. Please come dressed ready to SUP and be prepared to meet us on the river bank.

Yes. A basic level of water confidence is required and we ask that you can swim a minimum of 50m unaided.

Unfortunately not unless pre-agreed or stated otherwise.

We do not recommend paddleboarding if you are pregnant and new to stand up paddle boarding. Please email us if you would like to discuss further.

Extras / Options

You are welcome to join our SUP river trips with your own paddleboard and equipment. Please keep in mind that if you are using your own board, you must have a valid Paddle UK (British Canoeing) on the water membership.

If you would like to borrow ours, that’s no problem, just select this option when you book and we will provide you with a SUP, paddle, buoyancy aid, dry bag, QR belt.

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Cancellation Policy

Flexible

  • You can cancel until 48 hours before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 24 hours beforehand and the full amount after 24 hours 

Moderate

  • You can cancel until 5 days before your booking for a full refund
  • If you cancel after that, you’ll pay 50% up to 48 hours beforehand and the full amount after 48 hours 

Firm

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 14 days before their booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount

Strict

  • To receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 30 days before your booking
  • If you cancel between 7 and 30 days before your booking, you’ll pay 50% of the cost
  • If you cancel less than 7 days before the booking starts, you’ll pay the full amount
  • You can also receive a full refund if you cancel within 48 hours of paying, if the cancellation occurs at least 14 days before the booking starts

Custom Cancellation Policy

More than 7 days notice: We will provide you with a credit voucher valid for 12 months*, or reschedule you on to a different session. If neither are suitable then we will issue your card a full refund, minus a 10% administration fee. 7 days notice or less: You will not be entitled to a refund. However we will do our best to fill the space, if, and only if we manage to fill it then we will refund you, minus a 10% administration fee. Please contact us for more information.

Rescheduling and cancellations by us

We always do our very best to stick to our itinerary, however sometimes we have to make alterations depending on weather conditions, which may mean changes to the planned activities, or changes to the meeting location (within a reasonable distance) in order to provide you with a safer paddling experience. No refunds will be offered for changes to the itinerary or location. If weather conditions on the day aren't as you hoped (e.g rain, cloudy sky), but the activity is still taking place you will not be eligible for a refund. 

Your safety is our priority, therefore we may have to rearrange sessions if wind is a constant speed > 15 mph if lightning is forecasted, or if the river becomes unsafe to paddle on. The river can flood and currents can sometimes become too strong due to consistent rain. We follow advice from the Environment Agency and other local waterways organisations, and will not operate during a river/flood warning. We will let you know if the weather affects your booking ASAP.

If we deem the conditions to be unsafe to paddle in, and no alternative arrangements can be made, then we reserve the right to reschedule to a different day, or provide you with a voucher valid for 12 months*. We do not issue card refunds, we can only reschedule or refund in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months*.

We do not issue card refunds. We reschedule or refund in the form of a voucher valid for 12 months*

*Please note that although vouchers are valid for 12 months, we are a seasonal operation, and to avoid disappointment we recommend that you use your voucher as soon as you can. 

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