- Hans Weber
- December 1, 2023
Paddleboarding: A Growing Water Sport in Prague with Varied Rental Prices
Paddleboarding, a water sport originating from Hawaii, is gaining popularity in Prague, offering locals and tourists an exciting way to explore the city’s waterways. Participants stand on an inflatable or carbon board and propel themselves forward using a paddle and their body’s core strength. As the sport continues to attract enthusiasts, numerous rental places in Prague provide basic instructions and equipment for paddleboarding, although rental prices may vary significantly based on location.
For those seeking paddleboarding adventures in Modřany, Yolo Molo offers rentals at 160 CZK per hour on weekdays, with an additional charge of 30 CZK on weekends. Renting the board for multiple hours can result in a reduced hourly rate. In Žluté lázně, another popular spot, the prices are slightly higher, with a rate of 250 CZK per hour from 9 am to 5 pm, and 300 CZK per hour from 5 pm to 8 pm. In Braník, the rental place “STŮJ a PÁDLUJ” offers paddleboards for 180 CZK per hour and even accepts the MultiSport card, allowing users to enjoy a free hour of paddleboarding.
It’s important to note that while paddleboarding is open to participants of all ages, children under 18 must wear a life jacket while riding. Some rental places also provide paddleboards in various sizes suitable for children or accommodating two adults.
Due to increasing popularity, it is advisable to make reservations in advance, especially on weekends when rental places tend to be fully booked. Weekdays also witness increased demand during the afternoon hours, but paddleboard enthusiasts still find availability. The use of the MultiSport card has also become popular, offering significant discounts for users.
For paddleboarding enthusiasts who own their boards, a mobile application called paddleboardmapa.cz has been developed. This user-friendly app suggests ideal paddleboarding locations, enabling users to share their favorite spots, upload photos, and exchange experiences with fellow enthusiasts.
However, it is essential to be aware of the restrictions on paddleboarding in the center of Prague. Paddleboarding is currently prohibited between the Štvanice Island lock chamber and the railway bridge at Výtoň due to heavy boat traffic. Compliance with these regulations ensures the safety and well-being of all water sport enthusiasts and maintains harmony with other water-based activities in the bustling city center.
Paddleboarding offers an exhilarating way to explore Prague’s waterways and immerse oneself in the city’s natural beauty. With its increasing popularity, diverse rental options, and the availability of a dedicated mobile application, paddleboarding enthusiasts have ample opportunities to indulge in this thrilling water sport while enjoying the scenic vistas Prague has to offer.
Article by Prague Forum