Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding has recently caused kayak retailers and outfitters to readjust their business models. And for good reasons – SUP boarding is super fun and is easier to learn. If you are seeking to explore and play on Chile’s rivers and lakes then SUP Boarding maybe your favorite option. Here are a few benefits of SUP Boarding. 

  • SUP boarding is easy and fun to learn, making it a great option for kids and adults.
  • SUP is ideal for kayakers who want to spend the day with their non-kayaking friends.
  • SUP offers the chance to improve balance, build core strength, and focus on your surroundings or company for a change.

Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boarding Pucon Best Options

If you want to try Stand Up Paddle boarding the Pucon area we recommend our Multi-day Multi-sport Package with a daily SUP focus. With this plan you can even do other adventures. 

How does it work? And how much does it cost? 

Cost:  $150USD / Day + Lodging

Each day you get 1 full day adventure or 2 half day adventures. Most of our SUP trips count as half days giving you another half day of adventure. A typical progression might be Playa Blanca, Rio Liucura, and Rio Tolten. 

If you’re staying for three days or more you may want to try a variety of activities in the area. Below are some of our most popular local adventures. 

  • Fire and Ice (Full Day): Hike to Glaciar Pichillancahue followed by soaking in hot springs just a Andes mountain hop and a skip drive. 
  • Stand Up Paddle Board: Playa Blanca, Rio Liucura, or Rio Tolten. 
  • River Adventure or Instructional (Half and Full Day): Kayak, inflatable kayak, fishing solo paddle raft,  or standup paddle board. 
  • Summit El Cani (Half Day): 360 degree vistas of 3 volcanos, multiple mountain lagunas and creeks, and hike through araucania and monkey puzzle forest. 
  • Lake Adventure and Hot Springs (Full Day): Choose from one of our water sports on Lago Caburgua followed by soaking in nearby natural hot springs. 
  • Hike Volcan Villarrica (Full Day): The number one adventure in Pucon is to hike the towering Villarrica. Super Popular. 
  • Other options (Half and Full Day): Trek to Parque Huerquehue, Rio Turbio Hike, fly fishing… 

Included in your three or more action-packed days:

  • Instructor or guide, all the gear you need for each activity,
  • lunch and dinner,
  • and transportation to and from PKH to your adventure destination.

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Okay. Tell me about some Pucon SUP Trips.

Stand Up Paddle boarding near Pucon Chile is one of the best water activities allowing you to explore the river while standing.

First, you are reading from folks that love rivers and lakes with or without a craft to navigate. We specifically love SUP boarding because it provides new challenges on both the river and lakes. Our trips begin with basic SUP board instruction of how to move on a board, balance positions, strokes, safety positions, and how to re-board in the case of a fall and swim. Yes, you will fall in and… well, let’ just say we hope you enjoy laughing at yourself. Sound like fun. 

Multi-day SUP trips goto our favorite lakes and rivers including: Playa Blanca with snorkel and mask, Laguna Tinquilco, Rio Liucura, Rio Tolten, and the Trancura Delta. By the time you finish this tour you’ll be ready to surf waves and run even bigger rapids. 

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1/2 – Day River or Lake SUP Pucon

$80 USD

Travel to one of our nearby lake or laguna beaches to paddle, play and explore in the clear Chilean waters. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the sunny Pucon days. Take a picnic, towel, mask and snorkel and enjoy the summer fun. While, the beaches are often crowded it is nice to paddle your board around the bend to privacy and explore cliffs and wildlife.

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Pucon Ducky Trips

A inflatable kayak, also known as a ducky, is a great way to see the river. Ducky’s are big enough to handle the most common river features with ease, yet small enough to be maneuverable for paddlers with limited or no prior experience.  PKH has several new high-quality NRS ducky kayaks available for rent or for guided trips down the river. Each can carry two adults and the rental fee includes paddles, lifejackets, helmets, wetsuits, and shoes. 

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1/2 – Day River Ducky Pucon

$80 USD

Travel to one of our nearby lake or laguna beaches to paddle, play and explore in the clear Chilean waters. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the sunny Pucon days. Take a picnic, towel, mask and snorkel and enjoy the summer fun. While, the beaches are often crowded it is nice to paddle your board around the bend to privacy and explore cliffs and wildlife.

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