Ultimate Paddleboard Packing List: Essentials for Your Tour

Embarking on a paddleboard tour is an exciting experience, and being prepared with the right gear and essentials can make all the difference towards ensuring a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable adventure. From sun protection to hydration and everything in between, our Ultimate Paddleboard Packing List will help you gear up for your upcoming adventure in La Paz.

We will provide:

Paddleboard Gear

  • Paddleboard: The most essential item for your tour is, of course, your paddleboard. Make sure it’s properly inflated and in good condition before heading out.
  • Paddle: Choose a paddle that’s the right length and weight for your height and paddling style.
  • Leash: A leash is essential for keeping your board close by in case you fall off.
  • PFD (Personal Flotation Device): Always wear a Coast Guard-approved PFD while paddleboarding for safety.

Safety Equipment

  •  Whistle: A whistle is a simple yet effective signaling device that can alert others to your presence in case of an emergency.
  • First Aid Kit: Pack a small first aid kit with basic supplies such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, and pain relievers.

Food, water and snacks

  •  Lunch will be fresh, home-made fish ceviche tostadas, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas and oranges.
  • We bring lots of water.

Please Bring:

Sun Protection

  •  Hat: A wide-brimmed hat or cap that will provide shade for your face and eyes, and ideally for your ears and neck as well.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses will help reduce glare from the water.
  • Rash Guard: A long-sleeved rash guard made from SPF-rated fabric will provide additional sun protection while keeping you cool and comfortable.
  • Sunscreen: We suggest covering up as much of your skin as possible with a rash guard and leggings or shorts. Then, use sunscreen for still exposed bits of skin like face, hands and tops of feet. Opt for reef-safe sunscreen that won’t harm marine life. Look for mineral-based formulas that are free of oxybenzone, octinoxate and other toxic chemicals.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: A lightweight buff or neck gaiter can be worn to protect your neck and ears from the sun.


  •  Quick-Dry Clothing: Choose lightweight, quick-drying clothing made from moisture-wicking fabrics to keep you cool and comfortable on the water.
  • Swimwear: Don’t forget your swimsuit!!
  • Water shoes or sturdy sandals like Teva or Chaco: Protect your feet from rocks, shells, and other hazards while providing traction on slippery surfaces.


  • Reusable Water Bottle: Staying hydrated is crucial while paddleboarding, so be sure to bring a reusable water bottle filled with plenty of water.
  • Hydration Pack: If you prefer hands-free hydration, consider using a hydration pack with a built-in reservoir.


  • Dry Bag: Keep your belongings safe and dry by storing them in a waterproof dry bag. We can provide these at the office if needed.
  • Towel: A compact, quick-drying towel will come in handy for drying off after your paddleboard tour.
  • Camera or Waterproof Phone Case: Capture memories by your best touring paddle board with a waterproof camera or phone case.

With this Ultimate Paddleboard Packing List, you’ll be well-equipped for your paddleboard tour or adventure. So grab your gear, hit the water, and paddle your way to unforgettable memories in the great outdoors!

Ready to dive into the world of best touring paddle board? Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced paddler, there’s always something new to discover out on the water around La Paz, Baja California Sur. Check out our paddleboard tours of Balandra Beach and Espiritu Santo Island, feel the rhythm of the waves beneath you, and let paddleboarding take you on an unforgettable journey of adventure and exploration.

For more information, explore our other Paddleboarding Blogs, including our Paddleboarding 101 guide, 10 tips to improve your paddleboarding, and the health benefits of paddleboarding. We hope they are useful and we meet out on the water soon!