What we're about

SUP SARASOTA is a Stand up Paddle-board meetup group with the primary focus being on paddling for fitness, fun, touring and racing.

Our trips are in the Bradenton-Sarasota area and range from 4 -6 miles at an average/moderate pace.

There is NO COST to join our meetup group or to come on any of our trips.
Only members are allowed on our trips.
You must post a clear head shot photo for acceptance in the group.

Some of our popular destinations include Robinson's Preserve (Bradenton), Bayfront Park (Longboat Key), Turtle Beach (Siesta Key), Blackburn Point (Casey Key), Upper Manatee River, Gamble Creek and the Jigg's Landing (Braden River).

Trips last anywhere from 2 -3 hours.

Individual instruction can be arranged $20/hour (BYOB) or $35/hr (includes board rental).

Please note that this SUP group is geared to fitness paddling (touring and racing) and not for SUP Yoga.

Our group is suitable for all levels of paddlers. On some paddles we have a faster group and a more moderate speed group. We will list the appropriate skill level on the individual event descriptions. If you are unsure about your skill level contact the event host.


We realize that last minute issues come up that can prevent someone from attending a paddle once they RSVP. If that happens to you, please be considerate to the trip leader and notify them that you will not be attending. Many of our paddles have a waiting list. Anyone who RSVPs that they will be attending an event and fails to show up without changing their status TWO times will be REMOVED from the group.

Please note that those who set up trips for SUP SARASOTA are TRIP LEADERS, not GROUP COUNSELORS. They are not responsible for your safety! Every member or trip participant is responsible for their own decisions, equipment choices, and personal skill evaluation.

BE ON TIME - Be courteous to everyone especially trip leaders who take the effort to organize events.

We hope to see you at our next paddle.


Participation in any SUP SARASOTA event implies that you have read, understand, and agree with our ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY. Per the Electronic Records and Signatures in Commerce Act, Public Law 106-229 by joining this group, you agree to all the terms listed.

Each participant on a SUP SARASOTA paddle must have a board leash, whistle and an approved Coast Guard PFD.

I certify that I am physically fit and prepared for participation in a paddling event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical professional.

Paddling can be physically and mentally demanding. Our events/activities involve significant risks and hazards, such as collision with other paddle boards, power boats, hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, joint or trauma injuries, effects of "Red Tide", encounters with wildlife (alligators, gators, sharks) and possible drowning.

I acknowledge awareness of the risks, foreseen and unforeseen, which are inherent in each event/activity. These inherent risks include, but are not limited to, serious personal injury, property damage, and death from participation in or travel to and from the event. I acknowledge and accept responsibility for insuring that any guests that I bring to a Kayak Explorers event/activity have read and understand our ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY.

SUP SARASOTA Meetup Group, Daniel Honig and its organizers do not, in any way, claim to be professionals or otherwise licensed, certified, trained, etc. to provide any service including emergency medical procedures. Since most SUP SARASOTA activities occur on the water, by participating in a SUP SARASOTA event/activity you are acknowledging that you are aware and understand that in the event of a serious medical emergency, treatment may be several hours away. I consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and /or illness during events.

I have read, understand, and agree to abide by the rules of the event/activity as published on the SUP SARASOTA website. I also understand that at an event/activity I may be photographed. I agree to allow my name and/or likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose as determined by SUP SARASOTA Meetup Group.

By participating in a SUP SARASOTA Meetup Group event/activity, I Agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY (Meet up.com, the SUP SARASOTA Meet-up Group, Daniel Honig, its organizers, assistant organizers, trip leaders and event planners, as well as their families from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from injuries, personal or property, losses, costs, damages, disability or death resulting from participating in or travelling to or from the event/activity. It is further understood and agreed that this ACCIDENT WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY is to be binding on my heirs and assigns. This ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY shall be construed broadly and applied to the maximum extent permissible by law.

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SUP Robinson's Preserve - Perico Bayou - Gilligan's Island

Robinson Preserve - Main Entrance

Robinson's Preserve is located in northwest Bradenton. Including the recently acquired "Expansion", the preserve now consists of 682 acres that is a mixed of preserved mangroves, tidal marsh and formal agricultural lands which have undergone an incredible transformation to coastal wetland habitat. Likely sightings on out trip include jumping mullet, horseshoe crabs, and hundreds of other species of marine life. NO ALLIGATORS! We will paddle in the protected waterways of Robinson's Preserve and possibly venture out in to Tampa Bay to get some views of Anna Maria Island, Egmont Key and the Skyway Bridge. Trip length will be approximately 5 miles at a relaxed moderate pace. SUP leashes and PFDs are REQUIRED! Please arrive by 9:30 am so that we can leave at 10:00 am SHARP! Don't forget to bring WATER, bug spray, sunscreen, water shoes, snacks, etc. Our trips are FREE but ONLY members are allowed on our trips (FREE to join). Private instruction is available one hour prior to the start of the paddle. $20/hour ($35 includes board rental). Board rental is also available at this location from "Kayak Jack" at[masked]. Call in advance for reservations!

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