SUP (Stand Up Paddle Boarding)

Try it, love it - stand up paddle boarding is the fastest growing watersport in the UK. Join the adventure at the Galloway Activity Centre, Scotland's only Red Paddle SUP Academy. From taster sessions for beginners to your own personalised Widerness trip, there's no better place to SUP than the calm waters of Loch Ken.

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Taster Session

Perfect for beginners, our taster sessions offer you the chance to have a splash around and develop your balance and paddle skills.

sup group paddle board


Ideal for groups of all ages and abilities, our 17 feet long, 5 feet wide monster capable of taking up to 10 people!

sup solo paddle board

Wilderness Trips

Our wilderness trips provide a great way to tour the Loch and experience some of the wonderful natural landscape of the region. Keep a sharp eye out for an Otter or a Red Kite! These trips can also be taken by kayak. Offered for groups of 4 or more, contact us to discuss your package.

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In association with Red Paddle and raising money for Barnardo's, we host a yearly race event on the Loch. See our events page for more details on how to get involved.

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Fancy going solo? We have a range of gear for hire, from SUP's to safey equipment. Check out our hire page for our kit list.

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Board in the summer? Kids can take to the water every Saturday from 11.30 'til 3.30 (July and August) and learn to SUP or windsurf with our qualified instructors. Price - £17.50 per day inclusive of all equipment and training.

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You can enjoy this activity as one of our taster sessions. For your convenience,
we run four 1.5 hour sessions throughout each day at the following times:

10.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 13.00
14.00 - 15.30
15.30 - 17.00
18.30 - 20.00

If you're looking for an extra dimension to your adventure, we can run bespoke night-time sessions for your group - please contact us for details.

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To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011


The taster session will begin with your instructor measuring you up for your paddle. You'll learn basic paddle strokes and how to develop your sense of balance. The session will finish with a short trip around the bay. All the equipment you need is included in the price – wetsuits, buoyancy aids, SUP and paddle.

Don't forget - swimwear, a towel and a spare pair of trainers you don't mind getting wet.


As a guide we welcome people 6 years and over to try the SUP's but everyone's different and younger children might prefer being accompanied by an adult


We run SUP sessions most of the year and we strongly suggest booking. You can pay over the phone or opt to leave a small deposit to secure your booking.

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To book or for more information contact us online or call us now on 01556 502 011


All activity sessions are priced on a sliding scale - the more sessions you do in a day and the more people in your group the cheaper it becomes. You can combine any of our sessions into your adventure day - see the price list below. If you would like to combine sessions, please note the discount prices are based on these sessions being taken on the same day .

Taster SessionPrice 1 PersonPrice 2 PeoplePrice 3-14 People
1 Session28.0022.00pp19.00pp
2 Sessions53.0036.00pp32.00pp
3 Sessions58.0054.00pp40.00pp
4 Sessions64.0056.00pp45.00pp
5 Sessions69.0059.00pp53.00pp

stay a while

Galloway Activity Centre offers a wide range of eclectic accommodation, from our bunkhouse lodge (sleeps 20) to Loch Side Cabins, Mongolian Yurts and much much more. Check out all the accommodation options available and make a stay of it!

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