Black Creek Guides is a kayakstand-up paddle, and paddle sports rental adventure company based out of Jacksonville, Florida. We are certified, insured, and safety is always our number one concern. We offer stand-up (SUP) and kayaking lessons, nature tours, as well as paddling equipment rentals from Black Creek Outfitter's 17,000 square foot store. We serve all of North Florida, whether it be Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Jacksonville, Orange Park, Ponte Vedra, and St. Augustine.

Black Creek Guides is Jacksonville’s oldest and most accredited paddle sports instruction and guided business! 

Our outgoing and knowledgable staff offers over 100 years of combined teaching and guiding experience and are ready to coach you or your loved ones at your convenience. Black Creek’s certified SUP instructors are among the best on the East Coast and have helped to develop SUP curriculums that other instructors and schools use across the country. We can accommodate any special requests and can come to your location for your paddling needs. Our passion is the outdoors and the water and sharing its joy for all ages and skill levels!


  • We are Jacksonville’s oldest and most experienced professional outdoor instruction and guided business
  • We offer KayakingStand-Up Paddleboardingand SUP Yoga classes
  • We are connected to Black Creek Outfitters and the 22 acre lake behind their shop.
  • We provide over 100 years of combined experience and knowledge of the North East Florida waterways and tributaries


  • Our instructors and guides are experienced, certified, and trained to deliver the best outdoor experience!
  • We hold certifications through the American Canoe Association (ACA), World Paddle Association (WPA), PaddleFit, the American Red Cross, and several other organizations!
  • We are fully insured and offer premium instruction and guided services for the North Florida region

Group Classes

SUP Instruction

Learn about stand up paddle boarding and paddle stroke techniques in one of our fun weekly classes to improve your experience and to get out there walking on water!


SUP Yoga

Experience yoga from a floating mat and surround yourself with nature on a stand up paddle board. Enjoy weekly classes for all skill levels while increasing flexibility and improving balance on the water. 


Learn about kayak paddle stroke techniques to improve your on water experience. Become more proficient and comfortable in a kayak at one of our weekly classes for all skill levels.