SUP + Sip: Paddle Boarding in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN
SUP, Wine Tasting
8 Explorer Chicks
1/2 Day


Stand up, then get a little “sideways.” Join Explorer Chick for a “SUP and sip” Mini Adventure day trip! Get ready for some paddle boarding in Chattanooga on beautiful Nickajack Lake, followed by a wine-tasting at a local winery.

Paddle Boarding in Chattanooga on Nickajack Lake

Never tried SUP (stand up paddleboard) before, or don’t have one to call your own? No worries! All equipment is provided, as well as optional hands-on training (if you need some instruction or a quick refresher). Once you’re ready, the group will paddle around a quiet inlet on Nickajack Lake to explore Nickajack Cave Wildlife Refuge, home to thousands of endangered gray bats!  Beautiful hillsides draped in Eastern Red Cedars and Virginia Pines are all around, beckoning you to linger on your board just a bit longer. 🌲

Wine Tasting at Look Out Winery

After you’ve “worked for your wine” on the lake, we will head to Look Out Winery. Sample and sip on unique wine blends that perfectly balance the flavors of the winery’s gourmet pizzas (available for purchase, including a gluten-free cauliflower crust). 🍕 

No experience necessary for this fully–guided and equipped lake tour. Paddle boarding in Chattanooga with Explorer Chick is great for beginner and intermediate SUPers. If you have your own paddle board, you are welcome to bring it.

  • All Equipment needed.
    • SUP Board and Paddle.
    • PFD.
  • 3 Hour Guided Tour.

*Explorer Chick and its partners reserve the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

*Tipping your Guide is optional and not included in the price of your adventure. We recommend 10-20%.

Why aren’t gratuities included in the event price? Allowing Guides/Instructors to accept tips is customary in the tour industry and for good reason. Explorer Chicks enjoy the opportunity to recognize their Instructors personally.

  • Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to the start time
    • Start time 2:30 EST (1:30 CT)
  • Duration: 3 Hours.
  • Women-Only, 21+.
  • All equipment provided.
  • Max weight is 275 lbs.
  • Restroom Available at Winery.
  • We will need to leave personal belongings in the car.
    • If you would like to keep your things on you, we recommend bringing a dry bag.
    • Free Parking.


  • Your order confirmation will include a link to the Explorer Chick Smart Waiver. Please take a minute to sign online.

Weather Cancellation Protocols

  • If you do not hear anything from us about the weather, plan on the event is a GO! The Partners reserves the right to cancel a tour at any time due to severe weather. If canceled, a rescheduled date will be offered. If offered date will not work, a full refund will be issued. If safety becomes an issue due to weather during a tour, it is up to the discretion of the guide to cancel. If it’s over 1 full hour into the tour, it is considered to be complete with no refund and/or reschedule offered. If the cancellation occurs less than 1 hour into the tour, a reschedule date and/or refund will be available.

Local Lodging Recommendations 

Nearest accommodations
Hales Bar Marina & Resort – they have floating cabins!
Tennessee River Gorge Cabin Island Rentals – cabins right on the river.


Maple View Public Use Area

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  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Dry Bag (to store your things in)
  • Driver License (for the winery because we all know we’re ageless beauties!)

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