The Islandmagee SUP Story
Who we are:
Islandmagee SUP is an ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors) accredited stand up paddle school based in Portmuck, Islandmagee with qualified and experienced instructors. We also paddle from Browns Bay Beach and Whitehead.
Islandmagee SUP is owned and operated by Adam Livingstone. He’s been paddling since 2018. Since then, he has paddled mostly around the east coast of Northern Ireland, and even paddled 80 miles covering the length of the River Bann. This included crossing Lough Neagh (the largest lake in the British Isles). Adam is a level 2 instructor and holds both ASI and BSUPA SUP Instructor qualifications, water rescue and RYA first aid.
What we offer:
We currently offer 2-hour group sessions, family sessions, 4-week beginner’s courses and guided SUP tours. You will have fun and explore while also learning correct technique and essential sea safety skills. Sessions can be tailored to suit all abilities (from ages 12+).
Your session will include access to all the equipment you will need. We have a selection of top of the range paddleboards and paddles. You will also be provided with buoyancy aids and wetsuits to ensure your experience is as comfortable and safe as possible.
Explore the wonderful natural beauty of the coastline around Islandmagee and Whitehead. Portmuck harbour and Browns Bay beach are hidden gems in Islandmagee with fantastic scenery and a large variety of wildlife. Of particular interest is the Isle of Muck which is an Ulster Wildlife bird sanctuary. Harbour porpoises, bottle-nose dolphins and seals are also seen regularly off the coast of Portmuck.
From our location in Whitehead you will paddle in front of the famous coloured houses on the promenade. One of our guided tours can then take you along alongside the newly restored Blackhead Coastal Path leading to the iconic Blackhead Lighthouse.
The Gobbins cliff path, first opened in 1902, was hailed as a “perfect marvel of engineering” and was once the most popular tourist attraction in the Country until it was closed in the run up to World War 2. The acclaimed cliff path was fully restored for re-opening in 2016 and has again become a very popular attraction. Our SUP tour offers the chance to see the Gobbins path from another perspective.
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