5 of the Best Paddle Board Rentals in Emerald Isle, NC


If you’re looking for a relaxing activity out on the water, consider paddleboarding! The Bogue Sound is a fantastic spot for a leisurely day on the water. There’s no experience required - this popular hobby is easy to learn and a great way to enjoy the quiet beauty of this region. Catch sight of fish, oysters, local birds, and crabs, all while getting some great exercise. But before you can head out on your excursion, you need a board! Here are some of the best paddleboard rentals in Emerald Isle, NC!

We’ve listed our favorite paddleboard rentals in Emerald Isle, NC, but there’s plenty more to enjoy during your Crystal Coast getaway! Download our free Vacation Guide for a full list of our favorite restaurants, attractions, outdoor activities, and more.

Best Paddleboard Rentals in Emerald Isle, NC

Hot Wax Surf Shop

Said to have the largest selection of surfboards and other rental equipment on the island, Hot Wax Surf Shop is a great place to go to rent stand up paddleboards. They offer half-day, full-day, and multi-day rentals for a very reasonable rate. Each of the rentals includes an adjustable paddle and a required-use life vest. You’ll also find skim boards, bodyboards, and surfboards in their inventory.

Swansboro Paddleboarding

Swansboro Paddleboarding, located in Swansboro, NC, have paddleboards for rent and for sale, as well as private lessons available. They will rent their boards for two, four, or six or more hours. Their rentals include a life jacket or lifebelt and shoreside instruction. If you’ve never gone paddleboarding before, consider booking a private lesson with one of their friendly instructors.

Island Water Sports

Open since 1988, Island Water Sports has a fantastic selection of equipment available for rent. This is a great place to get pontoon boats, wave runners, kayaks, banana boat, bumper boats, and (of course) paddleboards! They offer rentals for one hour, two hours, half-days, or full days. Best of all, they promise to deliver the SUP right to your front door!

Pogies Fishing Center

Pogies Fishing Center has so much more than just pontoon boats and fishing charters! They also offer paddleboard rentals, which include a crash course in SUPing and directions to an easy section of beach. You’ll be given a map of the region, but your course is up to you!

Carolina Kitesurfing

If you're interested in taking a guided tour of Bogue Sound, then book with Carolina Kitesurfing! They also offer paddleboard rentals, which include free delivery and pickup anywhere on Emerald Isle!

Stay in a Vacation Home from Spinnaker’s Reach

Are you ready to have a paddleboarding adventure? Now that you’ve discovered the best paddleboard rentals in Emerald Isle, NC, the next step is booking a gorgeous rental property from Spinnaker’s Reach. We have the best selection of homes in town, all located in one beautiful neighborhood near the shoreline.

Consider booking A Sound Seclusion for your getaway! This beautiful six-bedroom, four-bathroom home comes with a private pool, lighted pier, and a floating dock for a kayak or shallow draft boat. You’ll have plenty of opportunity for watersports when you have here. A Sound Seclusion is ideal for guests traveling with their extended family or group of friends. Kids will love sleeping in the “bunk room,” which features three custom bunk beds that can sleep six. The adults will love the view from their private and beautifully-furnished bedrooms! Best of all, this property is pet-friendly.

Check out the full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.


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