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Paddle Boarding

9.30 - 12.30pm or 2 - 5pm Min Age 14

About Us

We are passionate about the natural world and its beautiful wild places.

We have a deep respect and appreciation for the environment and a love for adventure and silent human-powered sports.

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AM 9.30 - 12.30. PM 2.00 - 5.00.
Meet us at Foxlake Adventures 20 minutes early: Embark upon a unique costal journey experiencing beaches, rocky inlets, cliffs, islands, beautiful wildlife such as puffins, seals and the occasional dolphin.

Paddle boarding is like walking on water giving a totally new perspective of your environment. It allows you to have a fantastic view across the water, and also see what’s going on underneath it. We paddle and explore between North Berwick and historic Dunbar taking in spectacular locations and landmarks such as Seacliff Beach, Tantallon Castle and the worlds largest gannet colony, the awe inspiring Bass Rock and surf mecca Belhaven Bay. You will learn great skills, technique and water safety from your ASI qualified professional guide.

Recent Paddle boarding Trips

Customer Reviews

Had a fab time stand up paddle boarding in East Lothian with Stevie, Adrian and friends. It was brilliant feeling more confident as the time went on and I felt like it was enough time spent on the water.

Stevie is a great coach! It wasn’t exactly a warm day but I didn’t feel cold, the wetsuit coupled with the exercise did the job at keeping me comfortable.

We went on the lake because the surf wasn’t suitable for beginners today. Being on the lake surrounded by trees and wildlife was just wonderful and I’d love to try this in the sea as well.
Can’t recommend these guys enough!

Louise | Dunbar

Just spent the morning learning to paddle board off Seacliff Beach in East Lothian. I couldn’t recommend the experience more. The chance to try something new, in beautiful surroundings with expert tuition.

Getting up close to wildlife, finding out more about the area from Stevie and learning to cope with different conditions both sea and sky (the haar set in for a wee while). It was a wonderful experience from start to finish.

Kathryn | Glasgow

Five stars. Had a brilliant paddle board session with coach Stevie. The advice helped so much, in particular, the video analysis I would recommend, it made a huge difference to my technique.

I’d highly recommend Ocean Vertical if you want to go paddle boarding in East Lothian. The coach made me feel so positive and able to try harder skills than I thought I could. So patient with me.

Love the knowledge and skills I gained and will be back for sure.
Thanks so much.

Ruth | Edinbrgh

I went out paddle boarding at the stunning Seacliff beach in East Lothian with Ocean Vertical last week, superb evening on the water, great tuition, the weather cleared up and we were joined by a grey seal and puffins!

Adrian and Stevie are both full of enthusiasm and you all need to give it a try 10/10.

Ross | Hong Kong

With Ocean Vertical we knew immediately that we were in good hands. Stevie was an excellent and encouraging coach who had us standing, turning and well balanced pretty quickly. Not a wet wetsuit in sight.

Time slowed right down as we paddled down a long lake taking in the stunning views with plenty of encouragement from Adrian. If you are interested to give paddle boarding in East Lothian a try you won’t find better.

Emma | Edinbrgh

Wonderful morning paddle boarding by Dunbar with the Ocean Vertical guys. Felt totally safe and their skill set is second to none. Will definitely be going on another of their outings. Highly recommend!

Cara | Edinburgh

Just did the paddle boarding in East Lothian today, couldn’t enjoy it more! Had an early start to make the most of the morning, a bit windy to go to the sea but the guys took us to a loch which was great, all protected by the wood.

Had a good lesson with a good technique approach and lots and lots of fun. Really enjoy it, both of our coaches were brilliant. Thank you guys, looking forward to the next outing!

Tere | London

Great morning paddle boarding with Ocean Vertical. Felt safe, was really informative and learned loads. Would recommend for anyone wanting to get into paddle boarding in East Lothian.

Debbie | Glasgow

I signed up for SUP with Ocean Vertical. Steve and Adrian took us to the most stunning of Locations at Seacliff beach in East Lothian. With the Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle as the backdrop, dolphins jumping in the distance, a cheeky appearance from a seal and graceful low flying swans.

It’s so peaceful – I had never SUP before but with the excellent coaching and guidance was soon up on my feet enjoying that lovely scenery- wetsuits, boards all provided

I came away feeling both privileged and humbled by this amazing experience… I will definitely be back!

Ronnie | East Lothian

Lucky enough this year to go out with Ocean Vertical winter mountaineering in Glen Coe, paddle boarding in East Lothian and just recently rock climbing outdoors in Northumberland. Each experience has been an awesome day! Learning valuable skills like navigation in the winter to learning how to safely climb on rock from Stevie and Adrian who are both great at what they do. Loads of experience and knowledge in the outdoors. Looking forward to hopefully more adventure in Scotland soon.

Darrel | East Lothian

Had an awesome time SUP / paddle boarding with the family in East Lothian. Ocean Vertical were great and got us out onto the sea which we had never done before, always felt safe and great instructors! [Thanks Stevie]. And they supplied everything too from boards to wetsuits and equipment. Cant recommend enough, and we saw seals!

Katherine and family | East Lothian

Brilliant first stand up paddle boarding – SUP lesson with Ocean Vertical tonight. Stevie’s a great instructor and had me balanced and paddling well in no time. It was a little choppy on the East Lothian coastline so we went to a long calm lake in a beautiful forest. Thanks Ocean Vertical!

 

Dene | East Lothian

Dolphins! We spent this morning out paddle boarding with Ocean Vertical off Seacliff Beach in East Lothian. It was just incredible – once in a lifetime – a pod of around 20 dolphins went right past us about 20 meters away! Just so incredibly privileged to see this. Cant recommend Ocean Vertical enough – the ethical adventure company!

Emily

Emily Karen Sam | Edinburgh

Well organised, focus on safety and really fun. We did paddle boarding and Sally was our instructor. Recommend this to anyone wanting a couple of hours trying something new in a beautiful coastal location. We will be going back upon our next return to East Lothian! Thank you Ocean Vertical.

Euan | Yorkshire

Sally was our brilliant SUP instructor on Sunday for our family & friend lesson. She was very professional, patient and enthusiastic and we all learnt a great deal. What an amazing adventure too – beautiful! Would definitely recommend. We’ll be back!

Jill | Manchester

Huge thanks to Ocean Vertical for a fab day paddle boarding exploring the East Lothian coastline by Seacliff Beach and seal spotting! Great guiding by Stevie. Highly recommend this professional eco tourism company who adapted throughout with excellent COVID-19 measures on place.

Sally | Glasgow

Had a great afternoon out paddle boarding / SUP today. We were absolute beginners – great instructors, felt really safe and supported. Lovely wee adventure for anyone looking to try something new. Lots of safe, clear instruction but mostly in the water so didn’t spend lots of time on the beach – nearly all if it on the boards out at sea!

Kirsty | London

My husband and I had an absolutely brilliant afternoon paddle boarding / SUP. I was very nervous but put completely at ease as the experience went on. I loved that a tutor was with us but not constantly telling us what to do all the time! Beautiful setting at Seacliff Beach in East Lothian too. Highly recommend xx

Mhairi | Edinburgh

Just back from a fantastic afternoon paddle boarding. Stevie was a fantastic instructor and super patient when my son felt unwell. Learned loads, had fun on a beautiful afternoon in East Lothian. Would have no hesitation recommending – focus on safety, learning and having fun. Also excellent cleaning and distancing throughout [COVID-19]. Thanks guys we had a blast.

Jennifer | Leeds

We had an excellent time on our SUP / paddle-boarding adventure. Ocean Vertical are brilliant instructors and I would recommend giving it a try. It’s definitely something I will carry on with! Out on the ocean experiencing nature – nothing like it!

Aislinn | East Lothian

Such a great afternoon paddle boarding with the best instructor! I was a beginner and had such a friendly group to give me confidence, will definitely be going again!
Thank you Ocean Vertical!

Molly | Edinburgh

Trip Overview

Availability

April - October

Duration

3 hours [meet 20 minutes before session]

Difficulty

Beginner / intermidiate

Language

English

Meeting Point

Foxlake Adventures - 9.30am / 2pm

Minimum Age

14

Time on Water

2 hours

Group Size

Maximum 6

Minimum Number

2

Weather

If the weather is unsafe your Instructor will choose an alternative location

What’s included (and not)

Included

  • Experienced & qualified instructor
  • Paddle Board
  • Paddle
  • Leash
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Ground transportation at the beginning & end of the trkip
  • Wet Suit and Boots
  • Rash Vest
  • Showers, toilets and changing facilities

Not Included

  • Towel
  • Lunch

What to bring with you

Towel

Lunch / snacks and liquid

Sun tan cream

Your own wetsuit if you would prefer to use it

Meeting point

Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar, EH42 1XF

Contact us for paddle boarding between October and April 2021

  • We will then be in touch to discuss and organise your adventure.
Accreditations
Adventure Activities Licensing Authority ASI Accredited School - Stand Up Paddle ASI Academy of Surfing Instructors NCC Promoting Safe Coasteering