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Half Day Paddle Board Trip on Maumee

Waterville, United States

Experience hosted by Alexander

4 hoursHosted in English and German
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks, and equipment

What you'll do

When you get to our meeting place, we'll carry our Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) down to the water and begin getting acquainted with the board. It's easy to learn and you may not even fall into the water - you never know.
After a few minutes of getting accustomed, we'll begin our paddle. You should expect to be on the water for about 3 to 3.5 hours. We will take a few breaks too, and even spend a portion floating downriver.
First, we paddle upriver to Indian Island where you can often see bald eagles. We continue upriver to the rapids where we take a break in the wake of one of the islands.
The next part of our paddle will be very easy - down river. Here, our paddlers choose to float, race, and just have fun. Once we arrive at the downriver tip of Missionary Island, we begin our paddling activity - or else it’s unintentionally down the Rapids at Roche de Boeuf. We follow the towpath trail upriver back to the parking area at Farnsworth Metropark.
Other things to note
You should be comfortable swimming, being in the water, and exercising. Stand up paddle boarding is a great workout and you should come mentally prepared for a physically strenuous activity.
When you get to our meeting place, we'll carry our Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) down to the water and begin getting acquainted with the board. It's easy to learn and you may not even fall into the water - you never know.
After a few minutes of getting accustomed, we'll begin our paddle. You should expect to be on the water for about 3 to 3.5 hours. We will take a few breaks too, and even spend a portion floating downriver.
First, we p…

What's included

  • Food
    Granola bar or trail mix
  • Drinks
    One water bottle for each participant
  • Equipment
    Stand Up Paddle Boards with life vest and paddle

Meet your host, Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
After a teaching career at university (Outdoor Education), I followed my passion and opened my own yurt camp by Toledo and began offering SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) trips on the Maumee River to my guests.
Apart from SUPs, I have taught sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking to folks here in the United States, as well as Denmark, Germany, and Italy.
With students, I have kayaked the Everglades, hiked the Appalachian Trail, and descended down into the Grand Canyon.
Join me for a scenic trip down the Maumee River or a leisurely paddle at Farnsworth Metropark!
After a teaching career at university (Outdoor Education), I followed my passion and opened my own yurt camp by Toledo and began offering SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) trips on the Maumee River to my guests.
Apart from SUPs, I have taught sailing, windsurfing, and kayaking to folks here in the United States, as well as Denmark, Germany, and Italy.
With students, I have kayaked the Everglades, hiked the Appalachian Trail, and descended down into the Grand Canyon.
Join me for a sce…
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Where you'll be

We will paddle the mighty Maumee, where we may encounter Bald Eagles, Egrets, turtles, and even a few jumping fish.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Ileah
August 2019
My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the river!! Alex was so kind and patient with us, as it was our first time paddle boarding. It was great exercise and very relaxing as well! He really helps you appreciate the beautiful river!
Barb
July 2019
What an awesome experience!! We just loved it. Alex was a phenomenal tour guide & very personable. He really cared about our experience & wanted to make sure we were enjoying our time. Loved it & would highly recommended it. Thanks Alex!!!
Heather
June 2019
Great afternoon fun with family and friends!! This was the first tine I ever used a paddle board. My nerves were quickly calmed during Alex’s safety demo. I felt confident and relaxed enough to really enjoy the experience. Everything was perfect. This is a great summer activity for the family.
Great afternoon fun with family and friends!! This was the first tine I ever used a paddle board. My nerves were quickly calmed during Alex’s safety demo. I felt confident and rela…
Kristina
July 2019
Great experience and great guide.

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Know your comfort level
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes that can get wet, are in light colors, and keep you comfortable.

A hat to protect you from the sun.