Go Vertical SUP & Kayak

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Go Vertical SUP is the leading Stand up Paddle School on the Gold Coast. Located right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. They aim to provide top quality Paddle Board and Kayak Hire, SUP tours and SUP lessons to all participants, allowing them a rewarding experience on the water. Learn to SUP with the best school on the Gold Coast. Go Vertical is a long-established business, over nine years of providing locals and visitors with the ultimate paddle experience.

Their most popular experience is the Paradise SUP Tour, where they launch on the river in Surfers Paradise! It’s a fun, safe, fully guided tour, including a beginner lesson. You will have the best experience with Go Vertical as the staff are professional, friendly, and Surfing Queensland and ASI accredited.

You will achieve a sense of well-being on the water, taking in the beauty, spot peacocks and other birdlife or a dolphin pod. Fun for the entire family and easy for all fitness levels. Or explore the waterways sitting down on our awesome range of Viking kayaks. Doubles or singles, or they have three kids kayaks for hire.

Get hooked on SUP and Kayaking! Join Go Vertical at the Hidden Gem of Surfers Paradise and explore our waterways! Join them for a paddle on the river right in the heart of Surfers Paradise.


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Stand Up Paddle Tour duration is two hours – in the heart of Surfers Paradise on the river.

Times vary depending on bookings. After a safety briefing and basic lesson your guide will launch the boards on the river and commence the paddle. Meander up to the high rises of Surfers Paradise and get a photo or two of the group on the boards with a majestic backdrop of Surfers Paradise.

Then you’ll gently make your way back down the river through the canals into Macintosh Island park where you will paddle past the mangroves spotting sea-life and bird-life. There is an abundance of bird life here including a family of Peacocks that are spotted most days. See the Gold Coast from a different perspective… you will find stand up paddling along the waterways both fun and calming! Keep an eye out for a dolphin or two!

This is a must do experience. You will love it!

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Carpark Family Friendly


Let Go Vertical introduce you to stand up paddle boarding. They will go through step by step instruction to get you up standing and paddling like a champion before you know it. After a safety briefing and a quick demonstration you will be ready to go.

Their lesson duration is one hour and all equipment is supplied. All you need to do is “slip slop and slap” and you’re ready to learn to paddle board. They will show you just how easy it is, with instruction you will learn different stances and paddle technique and turns.

Once you have your balance they will gently guide you through the calm waterways of Surfers Paradise on an easy paddle adventure. You will love it!

Ages 8 to 80 however you must be able to swim.
Group discounts on four or more paddlers.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly


Our fun kayak river tour is a gentle way to experience being on the water and cruising the Surfers Paradise area exploring the coast line either as a local or as a visitor. Great for beginners, intermediates and families.
2 hours of exploration on the river, taking in the sights and sounds of Surfers Paradise, learn more about the Gold Coast from your experienced guide.
Our itinerary includes a gentle walk in the park, our experienced tour guide will point out places of interest on Sculpture walk and nature along the way. Visit the Farmers Market (HOTA) to enjoy a walk around and a spot of shopping, or relax by the lake and enjoy a coffee and morning tea. Plenty of photo opportunities for everyone on the water and in the Home of the Arts lawn and park area.
Loads of fun and a very easy paddle, great fun for friends, groups, special events or conference team events.

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Get the best of both worlds with this amazing deal. Includes a 2 hour Surf Lesson at the locals surf break of The Spit, Main Beach, where the waves are perfect for beginners
Also you get to experience our Stand Up Paddle Tour in Surfers Paradise, launching boards from Budds Beach. Includes a lesson and you will love meandering around our gorgeous waters and seeing all the local marine and birdlife along the way. Great sightseeing & photo opportunities.

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Carpark Family Friendly Pet Friendly - Enquire


Explore the Broadwater and surrounds on our fun & relaxed kayaking tour. Take in the sights of Seaworld, the trawlers, Macintosh Island park and Broadwater Parklands. The conditions will determine what areas we paddle toward, but I assure you there is so much to see no matter which direction we go. Spot peacocks and other birdlife, perhaps see a dolphin or 2.
3 hour tour with stops along the way to walk, also plenty of time to sit and enjoy a snack.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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