Ireland Standup paddleboarding weekend



Join us in Northern Ireland for our women only weekend of stand up paddleboarding adventure. 

We'll be exploring beautiful landscapes by stand up paddleboard, paddleboarding on tranquil rivers, ocean paddling and learning to SUP surf too!






✓ Exclusive Gutsy Girls women only weekend 

✓ 10 hours of standup paddleboarding 

✓ River SUP tours in Game of Thrones location

✓ Delicious food and coffee all weekend 

✓ Mega SUP Surf Session in the sea. 

✓ Beautiful cottage and converted barn accommodation

✓ Evening of Live Irish Music! 



What to Expect


Join Gutsy Girls for our Women Only Stand Up Paddleboarding Retreat in Northern Ireland, exploring the beautiful Causeway Coastline and stunning rivers.

We'll be exploring two stunning river locations by paddleboard, set in the dramatic landscapes used in the filming of Game of Thrones. We’ve also squeezed in some some beach time, learning to surf on a Mega SUP together.

This weekend is ideal for all level paddleboarders, including complete beginners! Come learn to SUP in stunning surroundings with a great Gutsy Girl crew! 


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SUP + Coffee

Arriving in early afternoon to our quaint cottages to meet Dan and Rebekah your hosts for the weekend. We’ll drop our bags and head out for a paddle on the River Roe. 

This is the perfect location to get to grips with paddleboarding, after a short on land lesson we'll get onto the water to explore this area of outstanding beauty. This river location looks over the Binevenagh Mountain Range, used for filming in Game of Thrones! 

We'll enjoy a coffee SUP Workshop with your very own floating coffee bar and barista. We'll learn about beans, roasting and hand pressing delicious coffees selected just for us! 

SUP boards are super stable, so it's very unlikely you'll fall in and get wet, however wetsuits are provided just in case to keep you toasty! 

After our paddle we'll head back to our cottages for an evening around the open fire with a dinner and drinks. 


Full day SUP 

Starting our day with a full Irish breakfast at the cottage overlooking the vast green fields that surround us.

Fuelled up we'll head out for a full day SUP trail on the River Bann, starting in land and following the river down to the Atlantic Ocean. Stopping for a river side picnic on route. 

In the evening we'll head back to the cottages for a homemade hearty dinner before heading out to great local pub for drinks. 

Today we’ll have a continental breakfast in the cottage before heading back to the Benone Strand, a 7 mile long sandy beach and the ideal place to learn to SUP Surf. 

We'll be jumping aboard a giant SUP board, with all 6 ladies and learning to paddling into waves and catch them together. 

After surfing we'll warm up with great coffee at the Surf Shed before heading home in the early afternoon. 

*We may change the itinerary to ensure you have the best possible experience for the weekend!


Mega SUP Surf Lesson + Coffee

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We'll be staying two cottages side by side, surrounded by vast green fields and incredible views of Binevenagh. Each cottage has a lounge with log fire, kitchen and modern bathrooms. 

In the evenings we'll join our the open fire and enjoy delicious food and wine. 

As they are traditional old cottages the rooms are nice and cosy with great views out on the fields. 


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  • 2 Nights accommodation in room of your choice

  • 2 Breakfasts, full Irish cooked breakfast and continental

  • 2 delicious hearty dinners

  • 1 SUP picnic

  • SUP river tours

  • Mega SUP Surf Lesson

  • 10 hours of guided SUPs

  • Live irish music in our cosy cottage!

  • Expert coaching from friendly instructors

  • Gutsy Girl host on hand

  • Floating Coffee Workshop

  • Wetsuit and board hire

  • Welcome drink

  • Guinness :)

  • Great coffee from the Surf Shed!



£409 - Twin room share

£419 - Private single room

£429 - Private double room *

£439 - Private ensuite double room *

*single occupant. Double bed all for yourself!


Friday 5th - Sunday 7th April - SOLD OUT

Friday 14th - Sunday 16th June

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd September - 1 SPOT AVAILABLE!

Friday 27th - Sunday 29th September - 3 SPOTS LEFT

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October - NEW DATE




We may change the itinerary to ensure you have the best possible experience for the weekend!


We require a 50% deposit to secure your spot, the remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.

Booking Terms and Conditions  


We'll connect you up with the other Gutsy Girls who've booked in to see if your travel plans match up.  It’s super easy to travel to us without a car too.

Every guest has been amazed how straight forward it is!

Options include: 

  • Fly to London Derry then train to Bellarena (approx £7.60 single, 20 minutes)

  • Fly to Belfast City - Bus to Great Victoria Street station Belfast (approx £2 - 20 minutes) then train Bellarena (approx £12.50 single,1h 40 minutes)

  • Fly to Belfast International - Bus to Antrim Train station (approx £2 - 20 minutes) then train Bellarena (approx1h 40 minutes)

Trains run every hour most days.

Trains and Bus Info


Wanna join us? We recommend booking early as our trips have limited spots and sell out long in advance!

50% deposit is due to secure your spot, remaining balance is due 8 weeks before the retreat.

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