Skip to content

Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) Hire

Explore the Isle of Arran by Paddleboard

At Arran Active we're always trying to make your time on our amazing island even better; from teaching people how to map read to finding the perfect footwear we’ve made it our mission to make your time with us magical. For 2022 we thought we’d go one step further and offer you the chance to explore our incredible coastline aboard the worlds #1 paddleboard brand. We’ve secured you the latest and best equipment to get out on the water this summer; check out the highlights below and make a booking today!

Get on the water from £45 a day

We offer daily and weekly hire options with all our 'board in a bag' Paddleboards. 1-day (09:30/10:00-16:30) costs just £45 with rentals available up to 7 days if you plan to stay longer on our beautiful island. If you plan to hire a board for 2 or more days the price drops to just £40 per day ... even more of a reason to make an adventure out of your time on the water.

This price includes a paddleboard and buoyancy aid for one; we do not provide wetsuits for hire however we have a vast stock available to buy in store. To avoid disappoint order online for collection in store.

What’s more if you go on to buy one of our Red Paddle Co Boards (Ride 10’8” or Ride 10’6”) we’ll refund your hire (up to 2 days).

All our boards come bagged up and ready to carry away

It’s important to note that none of our hire boards are pumped up when you come to collect in store. All boards are packed in the awesome ATB Transformer Bag which allow's you to take them to your chosen paddle spot anywhere on the island. You’ll be provided with all the kit you need to get on the water – you just need to choose where…
We'll show you how to use the ATB Transformer bag in store; one minute the bag is a pull along the next it’s a stripped down, go anywhere pack!

Like with any watersports equipment the bags, paddles and accessories all need looking after. We ask that you clean and dry all the equipment before returning it to the store at the end of your hire. We'll show you how to look after the gear and you should allow 15 minutes for collection and drop off.

You're free to roam with our hire packages

We don’t run courses or offer tuition currently at Arran Active Watersports although this is coming soon! From the moment you collect your ‘board in a bag’ you’re in control of when and where your adventure will be. This means you can enjoy a day on the beach with the family or set off on a coastal adventure … we’ll give you some top tips, provide you with safety and instructional video’s but beyond that this adventure is all yours.

We recommend anyone taking to the water for the first time seeks professional instruction and we can sign post this in-store. Being out on the water can be dangerous especially in offshore winds or where conditions do not match your ability. We’ll provide you with some advice, but this is an assumed risk activity which is none supervised. You’ll read more about this when booking your hire.

Ok so tell me more - what's in this magical bag?

Our ‘board in a bag’ hire package includes: 1x 10’8” RED Paddle Co Ride inflatable stand up paddleboard, 1x Titan II hand pump, 1x Waist leash, 1x 3-Part 50% carbon paddle and 1x Buoyancy Aid to match the hire rider. You can also opt to hire a range of accessories when you book from junior buoyancy aids, helmets, waterproof phone pouches, action camera mounts and much more. We stock a huge range of gear to make your time on the water truly memorable.

All of the gear can be checked out in store and we can add items to your hire before you depart. You'll also get to see one of the hire boards inflated and we'll talk you through getting the most of your equipment.

If you have any issues or get stuck we're open 7 days a week and can be contacted on the phone or online.

Got it - any other bits I need to know?

We only accept online bookings at present, so you'll need to do this before visiting the store. When you click through to our live booking system using the ‘BOOK NOW’ button below you’ll be able to check availability and reserve your boards & accessories. As we operate a takeaway today ‘board in a bag’ service we have in place several conditions which are important to understand before booking your hire:

  • The principal hire must be over 18.
  • We require a security deposit of £250 per board which must be paid by card when you come to collect your hire equipment. You can use a debit or credit card; cash or any other form of security is not accepted. At the end of the hire any damage’s or costs will be deducted from this amount and the remaining amount refunded to you. This is normally instantaneous but can take up to 10 days for the banks to fully clear. Please make sure you factor this in when hiring.
  • Either a Passport or UK driving license number will be requested upon checkout and must also be physically presented upon collection in store.
  • No hire equipment may leave the island under any circumstance and must be returned upon or before your end of hire date.
  • We reserve the right to cancel or refuse to hire for any reason and without notice or explanation
  • Cancellation: please be aware of our full cancellation policy before booking which can be found here. We do however offer free re-scheduling where more than 1 days’ notice is given.

To ensure our hire boards stay in the best condition for every user and to deliver this service with limited restriction we hope you understand our need for added control measures.

Should you have any questions or queries before placing your hire booking please email our Head of Paddlesports:

I'm all good with that so how do I book?

You can access our online booking system using the button below. If our Hire Operation is closed or unavailable a message will appear instead along with a quick update. Any issues please drop us a message via live chat or call the store on 01770 302113.


We are very sorry, but the browser you are visting us with is outdated and not complient with our website security.

Please upgrade your browser to a modern secure version to view our website.