Stand Up Paddleboarding
Come and have a go at this wonderful new sport on our lovely bit of Regent’s Canal. We offer high quality SUP at affordable rates with a real community feel. Since 2020 and Covid-19 we’re running small groups (5 people plus our SUP coach) and you can join a variety of classes to suit all abilities. If you have never tried SUP before, are rusty or a bit unfit, we advise that you attend an INTRO TO SUP lesson first. The lesson is a great opportunity to master stand-up paddleboard technique and learn how to SUP safely and confidently.
If you already have some experience paddleboarding, we offer CANAL TOURS, SUNSET SUP paddles and longer trips from Islington to Hackney. Click the booking link to see what’s on.
If you have any questions, want to organise private sessions for your family/friends, private tuition or a corporate group event then please contact Nicola, email: email@example.com
Our SUP programme is seasonal so will be closed during the winter, reopening in April. Join the Facebook group for more information and for dates, times and availability. Also find us on insta @sup.at.islington See you on the water soon!
Where is Islington Boat Club?
Our address is 16-34 Graham Street, London, N1 8JX. Have a look at the map too.
Can I cycle?
We have cycle racks at the boat club and encourage you to arrive by public transport, walk or bike. There’s also a Santander bike rack on Graham Street. If you think you have to drive, find parking nearby on Sat from 1.30pm and all day Sun.
Do I need to be able to swim?
We recommend that they you are able to swim 25m in light clothing and be comfortable in the water. All participants are required to wear buoyancy aids at all times when near the water.
How much does it cost?
Please see the booking page for costs of all events.
Are the staff qualified?
All instructors are qualified. All staff are DBS checked and first aid trained.
What if it is raining?
SUP is an outdoor sport, so if it is raining we will still go paddling. Please wear suitable clothing (eg, a waterproof jacket) or better still, bring a spare set to change into after the session.
What if it is super windy?
On rare occasions (especially when it is extremely windy and there are weather warnings) we reserve the right to cancel and reschedule your session. However, we are constantly looking at the weather reports/sky so we will aim to share this info 24 hours before your planned session.
Can I cancel my booking and reschedule?
Due to the small group size bookings are non-refundable. If you can no longer make your session, we will try to offer you an exchange on to another one (providing there is space) up to 24 hours before your booked session. If you need to cancel within 24 hours we cannot guarantee an exchange. The exception is if you have tested for Covid-19 or are isolating – please let us know and get well soon.
If you are over 50, join our popular UpperDeckers club to try something new, meet new people, keep active and have fun on the water. No prior experience is necessary.
The UpperDeckers club offers a program of beginner-friendly, safe and supervised water activities including:
Kayaking canoeing and water activities along with opportunities to take part in Narrow-boat trip or crewing
Our friendly staff are on hand to teach you and answer any questions.
Free refreshments after the activity session
Every Tuesday (term time).
Please arrive at 10.45am to get ready for activities starting at 11am. Feel free to just turn up and try it.
What to bring
A full change of clothes (appropriate for the weather) including soft-soled shoes and a towel. We will provide everything else including buoyancy aids.
Full shower and changing facilities are available. A full change of clothing including shoes is required for those heading on the water.
£5 per session
Currently we can only offer kayaking to adults as groups with a private instructor.
For a two hour session you will have a safety briefing followed by some basic instruction in the safety of the City Road Basin.
You can then take a tour of the Regents Canal with your instructor there to help and guide.
£240 for up to 12 adults.