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SOLD OUT: SUP, Sauna and Swim - Experience AND 2024

Strangford Lough Activity Centre, 40 Whiterock Road, Sketrick Island, Killinchy, County Down, BT23 6HQ
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Part of Experience Ards and North Down 2024. Click here to see the full programme. 


Enjoy the perfect blend of adventure and relaxation at Strangford Lough Activity Centre's exclusive SUP Paddleboard events, in collaboration with Sudor Sauna. Stunning and serene, Strangford Lough sets the stage for a day of aquatic exploration and rejuvenation.

Embark on a stand-up paddleboard journey across the pristine waters of Strangford Lough, where the serene surroundings and gentle waves create an ideal backdrop for both beginners and seasoned paddlers. With expert guidance from skilled instructors, as you glide through the lough you will be able to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

The adventure continues after your invigorating paddle, as you indulge in the ultimate post-exercise relaxation at Sudor Sauna's wood-fired haven. Nestled by the lough's edge, this traditional sauna promises a rejuvenating escape for mind and body. Feel the warmth embrace you as you unwind in the rustic ambiance, surrounded by the soothing sounds of nature.

Throughout the guided session, you will use löyly steam to stimulate your body and mind, the vihta birch twigs to increase circulation and as the heat seeps into your muscles, prepare for an exhilarating contrast with the sea plunge experience.

Immerse yourself in the crisp, refreshing waters of Strangford Lough, revitalizing your senses and leaving you with an unparalleled sense of invigoration.
Also on offer will be the plunge buckets for those looking for a rapid cool down.

This is a holistic journey, from the tranquillity of paddleboarding to the revitalizing heat of the sauna and the refreshing dip in the lough. This unique event combines the thrill of adventure with the calmness of nature, offering a perfect blend for those seeking both excitement and relaxation.

Join us at Strangford Lough for an unforgettable day of paddleboard exploration, sauna serenity, and sea plunge euphoria. 

Things to note
Meet 15 mins prior, at 9.45am 
The experience will start at 10am and end at 1.30pm, spending 1.5 hours paddleboarding followed by 1.5 hours sauna and swim.
Wear swimsuit under your clothes to facilitate changing. Wetsuits and buoyancy aids provided. Bring old trainers that you are prepared to get wet and a towel.
Please note there are no changing facilities available
No Concessions
Children ages 10 year plus are welcome, but all under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Suitable for beginners and advanced.
Water will be provided during the experience, however participants may wish to bring their own too.
If you are pregnant or have an underlying condition, please seek medical advice before booking.

Tickets close 1 day before.

Getting there

By Car: From Belfast take the A23 towards Ballygowan.  Continue straight onto the Moss Road/ Ballydunden Road.  Follow the A22 towards Killinchy and the Whiterock Road.  At the end of the Whiterock road turn left onto Whiterock Bay.  Continue along Whiterock Bay until approaching bridge on the right.  Follow the bridge to Sketrick Island, destination on the left.

Parking is beside or in front of the Castle. Leave the tepee village to your right and walk up a gentle slope towards a green cabin. You will see the stockade and our boat to your left.

Roadside parking is available at Whiterock, this is limited so please leave plenty of time for your journey and arrival.

By Bus: See Translink NI website for bus departure and arrival times.

Accessibility should be discussed directly with Rory of Strangford Lough Activity Centre 07909 721 898 before booking.                                                                     

Where practicable providers within the Experience Programme will aim to accommodate carers and be as inclusive as possible. With such a diverse range of activities, operated by a number of providers, it is necessary for this to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Bangor Visitor Information Centre on 028 9127 0069, and they will be able to address your enquiry.

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