stand up paddle tour maribor

Paddle-boarding tour Maribor


Explore the meandering Drava River and Maribor’s secrets from the tranquillity of water. You will feel like one of the raftsmen from the 13th century who carried wood and goods on their raft, floating down this commercially important river.

We will paddle past the charming Lent Quarter of Maribor that derives its name from the German verb meaning “to land”, after the rafts which stopped here to collect timber and wine en route to the Black Sea. You will gaze upon medieval towers, historic walls and the 450-years-old vine, a Guinness World Record holder.

You’ll be touched by the little things – the things that usually slip beneath our radar in the frantic rush of everyday life. You will enter an entirely new world.

If you like to stray "off the beaten path", join an active, green and fun way to explore Maribor!

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Stand up paddle boarding in Maribr Slovenia


LEARN. The Bananaway SUP instructors will give you a brief introductory stand-up paddle-boarding course. They will tell you everything you need to know about safe and comfortable SUPing. This means you can join the tour even if you have no previous experience in paddle-boarding.

EXPLORE. After we help you stand on your own two feet, we will SUP towards the three towers along the river. As we will glide past the picturesque Judgement Tower and Water Tower with their witch’s-hat red-tiled roofs, we might be haunted by the women who were judged guilty of witchcraft here. And further on looms the Jewish Tower next to the synagogue.

RELAX. The SUP tour lasts two hours, so you get to know Maribor from other perspective, relax in the middle of the calm river and just enough to give your muscles a good workout.

REMEMBER. You can leave your phone on the land because we will catch the best moments with a GoPro camera and send photos to you after the tour.


It is really easy to start! In the introductory course, you will get to know the SUP gear, paddle-boarding techniques and learn step by step how to find your balance on the board. We are using the best SUP gear on the market, so do not worry about your stability on the board! And just so you know – our survival statistics is 99%.


We sup from April until middle October,if minimum 2 paddle-boarders apply. Prior online booking is mandatory.

  • 1.4. – 15.6. >> 10 AM and 5 PM
  • 16.6. – 15.8. >> 9 AM and 6 PM
  • 16.8. – 15.10. >> 10 AM and 5 PM

If you wish to join the SUP tour in Maribor but the timetable does not fit in with your travel plans, please contact us for a tour tailored to your needs.


We will start the tour at the place called the “Venice of Maribor" near the Judgement Tower and a small boat “Drava Fairy” which is also conveniently converted into a floating bar.

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Lea Paddle boarding

We had a fantastic experience on Drava river. You do not even realise how good gym is this. We had a lot of fun.


We had the most amazing time in Maribor during this 2 hour long SUP tour. This was our very first time trying this activity and we couldn’t have better instructors than Suzana and Simon. The atmosphere they created for us can hardly be described by words. 


This was my first SUP experience and I loved it. I would definitely do it again. Thank you Suzi for your instructions and patience. I really recommend to everyone. 🙂


After we will meet near Drava Fairy, the SUP instructor will store your backpacks and valuables in the Bananaway van parked in a safe area just next to the spot.

Just wear something comfortable, for example a T-shirt, shorts and a swimming suit. You never know – you might need a refreshing dip in the water! We will paddle-board barefoot, so we recommend that you come in flip-flops which you can simply put on the SUP board.

In spring and autumn it can get a little chilly so we recommend wearing a hoodie or something to keep you warm. Because the water can be cold, we can lend you a short wetsuit free of charge; just let us know what size you need.

A bottle of water, sunscreen, smile and positive energy.

The SUP Tours are guided by an experienced and certified SUP instructor. Because we are trying to provide an all-inclusive and pleasant stand-up paddle-boarding experience, we use very stable Red Paddle Co boards that are perfectly suited for beginners or stand-up paddle-boarders with little experience.

The sightseeing SUP tours are not physically demanding and are suitable for anyone who knows how to swim, even without any prior knowledge of stand-up paddle-boarding.

Do you wish to wear a life jacket? Just let us know before the tour.

They are welcome, of course! Children over 12 years of age can join us on their own SUP board, whereas younger kids can sit at the front of their (experienced) parent’s board where they will enjoy the experience as much as if they were holding the paddle themselves.

Ensuring the safety of paddle-boarders is our number one priority. We can take you paddle-boarding in sunny and cloudy weather, but not in case of heavy rain, river current or wind.

If due to a bad weather forecast the SUP tour cannot be rescheduled for the afternoon or next day, we will give you a full refund. Cancellation and refund policy.

  • introductory paddle-boarding course and the SUP program with paddle-boarding games;
  • SUP equipment (Red Paddle SUP board, paddle, safety leash);
  • professional guide who is an experienced and certified ASI instructor;
  • 1–2 hours long SUP experience in Ljubljana;
  • short wetsuit in case you will need one in spring or autumn;
  • memories captured on a GoPro during the stand-up paddle-boarding tour.
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