(Workshop) SUP Tour Guide (Enclosed Flat Water)

Training Venue

Aberfoyle Scotland UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

21-September-2023 - 22-September-2023

Closing: 07-September-2023


Training manuals
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership​

Bring to Workshop

SUP board-leash-paddle
SUP clothing
SUP touring equipment
Food and refreshments



Refund Policy

Workshops.  Full refund less  £50 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 21 days prior to workshop date. Online courses, no refund paid once application has been processed.  More info

Course Fee

Usual Rate: GBPGBP £ 395

Dounans Centre
Aberfoyle, Stirling FK8 3UT
Scotland UK

Parking on site.

The ASI SUP Tour Guide course will take place in the heart of the Lomond and Trossachs National Park UK. 

Near the historic and beautiful town of Aberfoyle.  It is the full wild camping experience. 

This course will give you the opportunity to get on the Lochs, surrounded by mountains, wildlife and experience what a true SUP adventure is.  

Set against some of the most stunning landscapes in the UK you will undertake an extended paddle with an overnight stay. 

The first day will be practical covering both theory and paddling on the Loch to your overnight location.  Set up camp and get the full wild camping experience. The next day will be a return to the training venue to put together everything you have learned and give you the opportunity to apply this to your very own guided SUP tour. 


Day 1 - Thursday 21 September 2023
9am to 3pm: on water paddling to accommodation / campsite
6pm: group meet up and dinner 

Day 2  - Friday 22 September 2023
8am to 9am: breakfast at accommodation / campsite
9am to 5pm:  on water and classroom 

Overnight accommodation is included in the course fee.  
For this course, you will be wild camping.
You will be pitching your tent, and packing it up in the morning.
Tents, food and cooking equipment is provided. 
Single tents and share tent options are available. 
Bring your own sleeping bag. 

Breakfast is included on day two. 
Lunch various options  eg purchase from cafe/restaurant or bring yourself.  
Camp fire cooking is also included for dinner and breakfast.
Dinner and breakfast will be organised before setting off.  

Some personal effects will be carried on your board.
And some will be transported by support vehicle. 

Ocean Vertical are providing local support for the ASI training, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.   
Experienced paddler.   
Hold ASI Level 1 SUP Instructor certificate or equivalent.
See SUP/Courses. (or click on link at top of this page) 

Stevie Boyle  Biography

Stevie has over 20 years experience as an outdoor adventure instructor and guide in Scotland.  He lives in the local area and has extensive knowledge of paddling the Scottish lochs and oceans.  He specialises in remote tours, wild camping and survival and mountaineering - summer and winter with snow and ice.  Stevie is a SUP school owner, experienced paddler and ASI trainer. 

This course includes overnight accommodation on 21 September 2023. 

Accommodation Type for this course is:  Wild Camping. 
You will be pitching your tent, and packing it up in the morning.
Tents, food and cooking equipment is provided. 
Single tents and share tent options are available. 
Bring your own sleeping bag. 

If you are arriving early, please organise your own local accommodation.  There is a range of options close to the training venue.  


Closest airport:  
Stirling:  30 minutes drive to Aberfoyle
Glasgow:  45 mins drive
Edinburgh:  1 hour drive
Aberdeen:  2½ hours drive
Inverness:  3 hours drive

Closest train station:   

Closest bus station:



The following is provided:

  • Tent, breakfast and dinner, cooking equipment.

Please bring the following to the training: 

  • SUP Touring board (or suitable flat water board) 
  • Paddle & Leash 
  • SUP clothing suitable for longer distance paddling.
  • Hydration - camel back or water bottle
  • Energy food and water (whilst paddling) 
  • Personal protection e.g sunscreen 
  • Watch – ideally a GPS watch
  • Clothing and personal possessions for overnight stay. 
  • Camping:  sleeping bag and sleeping mat.  
  • Optional: you can bring your own tent.

If you are travelling and don’t have your SUP board/paddle you can hire it from the trainer. 
Ph: +44 7395 831809  
Email:  stevie@oceanvertical.com

Please contact the trainer in advance to ensure availability.

The training venue is in Aberfoyle in the heart of the Lomond and Trossachs National Park, Scotland UK. 

Aberfoyle is an historic and beautiful town.  

Along the shores of the nearby lochs are areas ideal to set up for camping.  

Aberfoyle is only 45 mins drive from Glasgow, making it very accessible to explore the stunning lochs and majestic mountains in this part of Scotland.