Stand Up Paddle South Pacific
Stand Up Paddle South Pacific is located in Port Vila, Vanuatu and is a Ni-Van owned business. Our experienced ASI Accredited Instructor and guides will share their local knowledge and respect for their pristine secret locations – perfect for Stand Up Paddling in this Pacific Island paradise. Expect to encounter unspoilt marine environments brimming with a dazzling array of sea-life. Slip on a snorkel and goggle set to take a closer look under the tropical warm turquoise waters and maybe even encounter a turtle swimming past.
Whether you wish to book a formal lesson or take a tour with us, no SUP experience is necessary. Our instructors guarantee to have you paddling with confidence during your lesson.
We will equip you with board, paddle, life vest and leash for your minimum 1 hour hire. Daily set-up locations vary depending on the weather conditions, contact us to find out where we’ll be if you want to join us for a paddle. Complimentary board delivery to your hotel/villa – 1 day hire minimum.
Prices start from 1,000vt per adult at our Mele Bay location
We strongly recommend that you have tuition by one of our accredited instructors. You will learn correct technique preventing injury and fatigue as well as tips to help improve your paddling skills. Duration 1 hour
2,000vt per adult at our Mele Bay location
Be amazed at the peace and splendour of the sky’s colours as the South Pacific’s tropical sun sinks below the horizon, standing on a SUP. Enjoy a complimentary cocktail, beer or wine to celebrate. Duration 1.5 hours
4,000vt per adult
Blue Lagoon Tour
Travel to this picturesque, iconic location just 30 minutes from Port Vila and enjoy a paddle out to the ocean entrance, swim or snorkel! Your tour includes a sample of local food, bottle of water and entrance fee into the Ni-Van owned site. Duration: 3 hours
6,000vt per adult
Havannah Bay Tour
The journey to this part of Efate is breathtaking. We’ll stop for photo opportunities to capture the vista from the high elevation looking down on Port Vila Harbour, Mele Bay, Hideaway Island. Our destination is a beach with pristine clear waters, bordering a turtle sanctuary, brimming with tropical fish and coral underwater gardens. After a paddle, go for a snorkel and see what beauty lies under the water. We recommend wearing reef shoes to prevent coral cuts. Tour includes a sample of local food, bottle of water and entrance fee into the Ni-Van owned site. Duration: 4 hours
6,000vt per adult
Cultural Add-On Option
Allow us to take you on a personal guided walk through our home – Mele Village. We’ll visit the school, church and river where we bathe, wash and have fun. We’ll maybe even call in to say hello to “Mumma” at home. This option must be done in conjunction with one of our other tours. Duration: 1 hour
1,000vt per adult
Cruise Ship Passengers
Choose whether you’d like to visit Blue Lagoon or Havannah Bay and we’ll incorporate the Cultural Tour of our village, plus stop in for cool refreshments and lunch at the beautiful Vanuatu Beach Bar on Mele Bay, overlooking Hideaway Island, where you can purchase from a delicious selection of affordable foods including their famous wood fired pizzas. Duration 6 hours
7,500vt per adult
Tours are catered for all levels of fitness
Bookings required. Transport arranged.
What to bring: swimmers, hat, waterproof sunscreen, rash vest or T-shirt.
Stand Up Paddle South Pacific
… the fun way to explore Vanuatu
Stand Up Paddle South Pacific
Stand Up Paddle South Pacific isn’t just about exploring the beautiful, warm, pristine waters of Efate Island, Vanuatu on a Stand Up Paddle Board – it’s much more than this! We are locals who want to provide you with a wonderful, honest, cultural tourism experience that will stay with you long after you have returned home. It will be our pleasure to share our part of the world with you whilst giving you a personal insight into the Vanuatu way of life.
We can provide private or group lessons instructing on the correct technique to ensure you have the most fun on the board, limiting fatigue and gaining great core-strength exercise. No experience is necessary, we specialise in beginners. Once you have the necessary tuition we can offer SUP board hire, so you can explore your own waterways safely.
Depending on the weather conditions and your preferences, we can always suggest the perfect location to ensure you have the best experience. Our air-conditioned luxury vehicle can comfortably accommodate groups of up to 8 people, but if your group is larger than this, we’ll simply arrange another vehicle! We are happy to collect you from your Port Vila accommodation.
You can rest assured that your qualified ASI accredited SUP Instructor from Australia, assisted by local Ni-Van staff, will take excellent care of you, in and out of the water. Booking with our Ni-Van owned business directly supports our village and the village owned sites we visit. We are very proud to promote that our goal is to return any profits generated from Stand Up Paddle South Pacific, back to the village to fund much needed projects that will benefit all members of our community.
By far our most popular option for tourists visiting Port Vila is joining us on one of our guided tours.
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Contact Stand Up Paddle South Pacific
To get in touch with Stand Up Paddle South Pacific – Vanuatu, please use the contact details below. You can also fill out the contact form and we will get back to you!
- Contact Name: Henry Whitehead
- Phone: +678 543 5805
- Email: [email protected]
- Facebook: Stand Up Paddle South Pacific – Vanuatu
- Postal: PO Box 6126, Port Vila, Shefa, Vanuatu
Fitness Level: Low – Medium
Tour Durations: 1.5 hours to 6 hours
Accept Credit Card: No
SUP Rental Policy
Stand Up Paddle South Pacific ASI SUP School is a premiere provider of SUP lessons and SUP board rentals. While we strive to make paddling accessible to all, we must enforce a policy whereby only experienced paddlers can rent SUP boards from us at locations that are suitable for SUP. We can offer SUP lessons prior to the rental of your board or by pre-arrangement. We are authorised to offer SUP rentals in enclosed flat locations and flat water ocean location. We do not provide rentals in surf locations (locations that have breaking waves).
We define experienced paddlers as such:
- Hold a paddle properly on board
- Can handle board properly on land and on the water
- Understands how to paddle forward 10 strokes, turn and return to the same spot
- Can paddle efficiently into the wind (if there is wind)
- Knows the marine boating rules
Stand up Paddle Surfing: You must be a proficient paddler at flat water and an experienced SUP Surfer or have a SUP surfing lesson. SUP Surfing can be dangerous for people with no previous surfing experience.
We require the following items be worn / carry while paddling with absolutely no exceptions:
- Leash / leg rope
- Emergency response procedure, phone numbers & safe paddling location area maps provided by
your ASI SUP school instructor.
- A watch so you can watch your time. Should you stay out beyond one hour, you will be charged
for additional time.
It is recommended you carry a mobile phone in a wet bag – in case of an emergency.
Suitable SUP Paddling Location
We currently provide supervised SUP rentals at:
- Mele Bay
- Havannah Bay
There are many locations not suitable for paddling and can have hidden dangers. Weather conditions can also be unpredictable in some locations. We will provide you information and maps on the best and safest locations for paddling. For your safety, you must only paddle at the designated locations.
Damage: Please inspect your board prior to taking it out. We check it upon return and will charge for any dings or damage.