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Islandmagee SUP

83 Portmuck Road, Portmuck, Islandmagee, County Antrim, BT40 3TP
Group of friends trying out paddle boarding in the open water with Blackhead Lighthouse in background

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Get involved in one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Stand Up Paddle-boarding (SUP) is the perfect way to explore the beauty of Northern Irelands coastline. Islandmagee SUP is an accredited stand up paddle school based in Portmuck, Islandmagee with qualified and experienced instructors. We also paddle from Browns Bay Beach and Whitehead.

We currently offer guided SUP tours,  2-hour group sessions, family sessions, and 4-week beginner’s courses. You will have fun and explore while also learning correct technique and essential sea safety skills. Sessions can be tailored to suit all abilities (from ages 12+).

Your session will include access to all the equipment you will need. We have a selection of top of the range paddleboards and paddles. You will also be provided with buoyancy aids and wetsuits to ensure your experience is as comfortable and safe as possible.

Explore the wonderful natural beauty of the coastline around Islandmagee and Whitehead. Portmuck harbour and Browns Bay beach are hidden gems in Islandmagee with fantastic scenery and a large variety of wildlife. Of particular interest is the Isle of Muck which is an Ulster Wildlife bird sanctuary. Harbour porpoises, bottle-nose dolphins and seals are also seen regularly off the coast of Portmuck.

From our location in Whitehead you will paddle in front of the famous coloured houses on the promenade. One of our guided tours can then take you along alongside the newly restored Blackhead Coastal Path leading to the iconic Blackhead Lighthouse.

The Gobbins cliff path, first opened in 1902, was hailed as a "perfect marvel of engineering" and was once the most popular tourist attraction in the Country until it was closed in the run up to World War 2. The acclaimed cliff path was fully restored for re-opening in 2016 and has again become a very popular attraction. Our SUP tour offers the chance to see the Gobbins path from another perspective.

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Establishment Features

  • Accommodation nearby
  • Equipment/clothing free of charge
  • Family Fun
  • First Aid
  • Fully qualified instructors
  • Gift vouchers
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups catered for
  • Insurance included
  • Lessons/courses available
  • Online Booking
  • Prior Booking Required
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Coastal

Specialist Features

  • Activity breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly

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