When Paddle SMTX launched Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) glow night tours we set out to bring adventure, excitement, and the SUP community to San Marcos Residents and visitors. During our first tour out on the water, passers-by on the edge of the river began to raise eyebrows and wonder what parade of lights was making its way down the river. They stood back and witnessed LED lights illuminate the hidden nightlife of fish, turtles, Texas wild rice, and much more. Paddlers on the tour explored the river with ease as they floated along with the current needing only slight guidance from the paddles to keep up with the curves of the river. (Making this the perfect experience for new paddlers). As we continued down the river we enjoyed the serenity of the night. No tubers, no speakers blaring, just the river sounds and the enjoyable company of fellow adventurers seeking to break their routines and explore the beauty of the river.
Why break your nightly routine and experience adventure?
Life is made outside of your comfort zone. Night glow tours will allow you to witness the San Marcos River in it most peaceful state, no tubes, no loud music, no blazing sun. Just you, your friends, and the beauty of the river like you’ve never seen it before.
What will you experience?
All tours are guided by knowledgeable and fun paddleboard instructors that will help you get comfortable on a board within minutes. You will then begin your tour to explore the nightlife of the river. No need to break a sweat. The cool night breeze over the water will give you relief from the hot sun you were fighting all day. No experience is necessary to get on the board. The tour is down stream allowing the current of the river to give you an extra push so you can focus on exploring instead of paddling. (You can sit or stand on the board, some may even choose to lie down and enjoy the night sky) The tour lasts from 1 – 1.5 hours. You will then exit the river, say goodbye to the new adventurous friends you made and make plans for your next tour!
Why we brought Paddle SMTX to you?
Owner, Dane Adamson, got into the sport of paddleboarding 2 years ago, competing in races, tours, and other events. He wanted to spread his love for this sport to the San Marcos, Texas community. Paddle SMTX wants to bring you out on the water for a new experience and also show you the beauty of the San Marcos River and its importance to our community and the wildlife. “We want to provide people with the highest quality outdoor adventure on the San Marcos River while promoting river conservation and education.” – Dane Adamson, Owner/Tour Guide