Green Fin Paddle Company’s tours are a unique experience (no matter your skill level) for everyone to enjoy. You’ll get to stand-up paddle board at any of our beautiful locations on the Emerald Coast. Whether you choose to adventure the bayous, Bay, or Gulf you’ll have an experience you’re entire group will remember forever. We’ll even supply you with the photos taken by your guide of your one of a kind excursion.
Inexperienced? No problem! We’ll teach you what you need to know and as always, guide you along the way.
If you’re looking for something a bit different and exciting, or need to decompress while peacefully connecting with nature, a Green Fin paddle tour is just the adventure you need!
This is the time we meet to begin our tour. We recommend arriving a little early, in case there is confusion on where to park and where to go. If our launch point has public restrooms (most do), this is last call to use it! Your guide will be in touch with you well before the day of your excursion to go over where we will specifically gather at first, as it is unique to each location. Do not bring valuables to the launch point. There is usually not a secure place to leave them. We advise that aside from your flip flops, you show up with only what you plan to take on the water.
We will issue boards, paddles, leashes, and PFDs to everybody, and will gather at the waters edge to go over safety procedures and current water/weather conditions, discuss the plan for our tour, and do a quick gear check. We’ll address any questions you may have and give some pointers for rookie paddlers, then we’ll hit the water!
This is the time we hit the water. For sunrise paddles it’s about 30 minutes before the sun appears, right at first light. For sunset paddles its about an hour before the sun begins to set.
We’ll cruise around for a while exploring and learning about the area, and settle into a good spot to hang out for a while while the sun does its thing. Then we’ll begin heading back, keeping an eye out for dolphins, turtles, fish, and any other cool things we can find!
Landing, and Post-Tour
Except for our multi-day tours, we’ll always land at the same place we launched from. We’ll gather up the equipment, and double check that we have accurate contact info for the head of your group. You see, we’ve been taking tons of pictures this whole time, and will be uploading them to Google Photos within the next 24 hours. We’ll send you a link to access them, which you are free to disburse to anyone you wish. The photos are yours, so you can download them, edit them, print them, and anything else you want to do with them. The only editing we’ll do before posting them is to delete the ones that are obviously garbage, and occasionally straighten an image. We take a TON of photos while we’re out there, so there are always plenty for the album.
At that point, your tour will be complete! We may follow up with a request for a review, and will hope that you enjoyed yourselves enough to tell a friend!