What'SUP Cairns Stand Up Paddle

SUP Cairns, Australia

Here at What’SUP Cairns, we offer comprehensive Stand Up Paddle Board lessons and gear hire in the Cairns region of Queensland. Our SUP lessons can be tailored to all abilities, so if it’s your first time on the board, or you’re a seasoned expert, we’ll work on tips and tricks to help build your confidence so you can excel in this fantastic sport! Get ready to explore reefs, lakes, and rivers on one of our epic tours! Get ready to cruise along the Far North Queensland coast, paddle along inland waterways, or even catch an ocean wave!

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Fitzroy Island Sup and Snorkel Tour SUP

This epic day-long tour takes you to the beautiful Fitzroy Island, one of Australia's unspoiled treasures and a pristine paradise. Home to tropical rainforest, luscious open woodland, and stunning coral beaches this little island is a place you're never going to want to leave. The tour begins with a 7:30am pick up from Cairns, from here you'll take the Fitzroy Flyer ferry, with your guide, out to the island. Once we arrive, we'll cruise the idyllic island waters by stand up paddle board (SUP), uncovering gorgeous views of this magical destination. After our time on the water, you'll be free to explore and experience the island, however you see fit. Get ready to soak up the serenity by the beachside, relax in the sun at the beach bar, or explore the island's beautiful walking tracks! We'll depart the island at 5pm and head back to the city by ferry.

  • Snacks

  • All equipment, guided, instruction and guided snorkel

  • Bush walk and turtle rehabilitation

  • 3hr SUP & snorkel tour

  • Return ferry transfers to the island

This tour doesn't include an overnight stay.

The layout of the session is very relaxed. More info will be provided upon arrival.

Departs every Friday.

Let us know if you have any questions or queries, the Thrillism team are here to help.

Lake Tinaroo - Full Moon Night Stand Up Paddle SUP

On this tour, you'll head out to Lake Tinaroo in the evening to enjoy paddling under the full moon! Lake Tinaroo, which spreads across 3,500 hectares, is a place of outstanding beauty and acts as a reservoir for the water supply to the Atherton Tablelands and feeds the Barron River. Get ready to enjoy a relaxing night paddle around this beautiful area, soaking up the night sky as you go! Note, at Lake Tinaroo we also offer lessons, tours, and SUP Yoga for group bookings, school camps and family days out.

  • All equipment, guide and instruction

  • All National Park Taxes

This tour doesn't include an overnight stay.

The layout of the session is very relaxed. We will provide more details upon arrival.

On request

Let us know if you have any questions or queries, the thrillism team is here to help.

Goldsborough Valley River SUP and Snorkel SUP

On this six hour tour of the Goldsborough Valley (part of the Wooroonooran National Park), a true hidden gem, you'll paddle down the Mulgrave River and have the opportunity to Drift snorkel along crystal clear waters! The rainforest that surrounds the banks of the river is a tropical world heritage site and a place of outstanding beauty. Keep your eyes peeled for the local wildlife which includes jungle perch, eels, and saw-shelled turtles as well as lots of birdlife. Please bring your own water, hat, and walking shoes and be ready for a 9am pickup from Cairns Central Business District!

  • Morning tea Drift snorkel

  • All equipment, guide, and instruction

  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation

  • All National Park Taxes

This tour does not include an overnight stay.

Note - Itinerary can vary due to weather, however, all reasonable efforts are made to adhere your time and availability.

Departs Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.

Let us know if you have any questions or queries, the Thrillism team is here to help.

About the location


We don't have any onsite lessons, as none of our tours are multi-day excursions. However, we do know the local area pretty well so if you'd like some recommendations on accommodation in and around Cairns, just drop us an email!


Our offices are based in central Queensland, just a two-minute walk from the ocean, a ten-minute walk from Cairns central train station, and a ten-minute drive from Cairns Airport.


We don't provide lunch on any of our day tours, however, we do provide the snacks! On these tours we recommend you bring your own lunch, or purchase food en route (depending on the specific tour you've signed up for). If you find yourself a little peckish after paddling we do have lots of great restaurant recommendations in Cairns!


Stand Up Paddle Board lessons and gear hire.


  • Guides

  • Instructors/Coaching

Available activities

  • Daytrips

  • Excursions