There’s nothing like getting out on the water and doing some paddling. From coastal islands, to international destinations, to secret spots just outside of Las Vegas, we’ve got guides to the best stand up paddleboarding, rafting and kayaking spots, along with helpful tips and advice to keep you afloat!

Best Paddling Spots

From stand-up paddle boarding, to overnight kayaking trips, to rafting down rivers we’ve got water activities in numerous states to get you on the water exploring:

Awesome Guided Kayaking Tours

Sometimes it just feels good to be a tourist and leave all work up to a guide. Here are some of our favorite guided trips we’ve taken around the globe:

Learning Paddling Skills

Looking to learn something new or perfect your water sport skills? Here are some posts to help you look and feel like a pro:

PIN THIS GUIDE

Our ultimate guide to water sports featuring the best SUPing, rafting and kayaking spots, along with helpful tips and advice to keep you afloat!

Bearfoot Theory Top 10 Favorite Gear Items for Water Sports

Here are our favorite gear items for getting wet and wild outside:

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