Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons

Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons are a great workout! Breathe fresh air, let the sun give you a tan, and take in the sights and sounds of Lake CDA.

Basic Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboard Lessons are a great way to get to know your SUP board or if you are considering purchasing one!

This class is designed for the novice stand up paddle boarder. It will include introduction to the equipment you will need and the various types of boards available. You will learn to get on and off your board and all the essential strokes needed to have a great time on the water. Price of lesson includes sup and gear or bring your own. 

 Cost: $50.00 per person

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings 5:30pm – 8:00pm

May through August  

Please call 208-918-2082 to inquire!

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We provide a brief tutorial on paddle boarding when renting a stand up paddle board from us. We provide a paddle, board, travel from the downtown shop to the water, pick up and a dry bag if desired. 

We offer: 2 hour rentals, half day rentals, and full day rentals

Stand up paddleboard rentals are a great way to explore the area and Lake Coeur d’Alene! Looking for a 360 degree view of the lake? Spend the day touring on an SUP! Stand up paddleboard rentals are available through us May – September. 


Stand up paddleboards are simple to set up and and easy to learn and use. You progress quickly by using a paddleboard that is larger, more stable than a conventional surfboard. When you paddle you will make use of all your muscles particularly your core and legs. With a Stand Up Paddleboard you could:

-paddle on flat water with your child or another adult
– teach your friends in minutes and ride with your family
– fish or take photos -race your friends
-paddle with the wind at your back in more than 20 knot winds
-get some exercise or do yoga!

All stand up paddle board rentals include pfd, one paddle and whistle for each board.

Half-day (4 Hours), Full-Day (8 Hours) and Multiple Day Rentals are available.

You name the time!

Rental hours are 8:00 am to 7:00 pm seven days a week

We are closed the Fourth of July and both Ironman Sundays

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We provide complimentary delivery to the North Shore of Coeur d’Alene Lake free of charge. You can paddle around the North Shore area, North Idaho College area, Tubbs Hill, and up the Spokane River if you like. Parking is sometimes a hassle along the lake and you are welcome to take advantage of our service!


Make your reservation request online. Wait for your confirmation and directions to the downtown shop. Show up 10 minutes prior to departure. We suggest our customers pack a snack, water bottle, and a lunch, sunscreen, hat/sunglasses. Wear water friendly clothing or a swimsuit (no cotton) and comfortable sandals. 

Stand Up Paddle Board Two Hour Rental $20

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Stand Up Paddle Board Half Day Rental $40

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Stand up Paddle board Full Day Rental $65

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Transportation distance is an important consideration when coming to CDA. 

You will want to reserve a rental car and make arrangements for activities for pick up and drop off if needed. Let us know when you make your reservations! 

CDA Adventures is 167 miles from Missoula, Montana (2 hours 36 mins).
If you are coming from Spokane, Washington, we’re 32 miles (43 mins).

Coeur d’Alene has the second largest metropolitan area in the state of Idaho. As of the 2010 census the population of Coeur d’Alene was 44,137. Think ahead about how you will get around and what transportation you will use! Here are some links to get you going:

Nearest Airport:
Spokane International Airport

Car Rental Agencies (many more are offered than those listed):
Avis Car Rental
Enterprise Rental Agency

Citylink Transit, launched in 2005, provides reliable, efficient, and free public bus service to Kootenai and Benewah counties in North Idaho. Citylink operates four routes, 16 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. The interconnecting network comprises over 150 stops, spread across 200 miles of road, and transports an average of 50,000 passengers per month.

We strongly recommend that you make reservations a month in advance and rent a vehicle for your transportation while here in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho! 


White Water Rafting Idaho

Coeur d'Alene white water rafting

We offer 4 options for White Water Rafting Idaho!

Coeur d’Alene is close to a rafting jewel for summer white water rafting Idaho. It is called the Alberton Gorge and is a world class white water mecca.  It is a 2 hour and 15 minute drive along I-90 over lookout Pass and into Western Montana. 

Yep, Montana, visit two states in one day!  Why choose Cda Adventures?  We are owned by a local family who takes great pride in their backyard and want to share stories and fun filled days with guests on the Clark Fork river.  This trip is 12 miles long and can be enjoyed for a half day rafting trip or a full day rafting trip.  Please contact us or book on line!

Coeur d'Alene guided white water rafting adventures

One in Washington, one in Idaho, the other two in Montana. 

Our sister company, Adventure Missoula, is the original outfitter of whitewater rafting through the famed Alberton Gorge (formally known as Western Waters). Our experienced staff from CDA Adventures and Adventure Missoula will provide a fun and safe experience for people of all ages!


Rafting the Clark Fork River is considered to be the best whitewater rafting in the state and world-class. 

1. Alberton Gorge Clark Fork River Full Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip Montana (25 min. from Missoula, 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene ID) Our customers meet right at the river entrance! We run this trip Mid June-Oct. If you are driving over the MT/ID border there is a time change.
White Water Rafting Alberton Gorge

This 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the world-class Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River! The Clark Fork is the largest river in MT by volume. The trip starts at 10AM and wraps up around 4PM. Locally sourced, homemade lunch featuring fresh garden grown produce is provided. Trip includes swimming, lunch break, and more! A great one day river adventure! See more details

Price: Adults-$85 Ages 6 to 17 – $79

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2. Alberton Gorge Clark Fork Half Day Whitewater Rafting River Trip Montana (25 min. Missoula, 2 hour drive from Coeur d’Alene, ID) This trip is run Mid June -October. If you are driving over the MT/ID border there is a time change.

Alberton Gorge RaftingThis 12 mile river trip provides 15 rapids and breath taking scenery down the Alberton Gorge on the Clark Fork River. It is the same route as the full day adventure, we just go quicker, no lunch is served, and is meant for those who want a half day thrill! Trips depart daily at 9AM, 1pm and 4PM. A great three hour river adventure! See more details

Price: Adults-$57 Ages 6 to 17 – $50

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3. Lochsa Full Day Raft Trip Idaho (2 hour drive from Missoula, 3 hour drive from CDA) This trip is run April-July 1st. only and requires higher water to go. If you are driving over the MT/ID border there is a time change.

The Lochsa is truly one of the best rivers in the world for adrenaline soaked adventure in the midst of amazing natural beauty. The Lochsa is a free-flowing, wild and scenic river that bounces down a steep granite canyon. The river is surrounded by a lush forest and beds of dense moss. With close to 40 rapids in our 20-mile “day run”, many of them class IV, every trip down the river is an exciting challenge.  All rafters must be at least 16 years old and helmets are required. Price: Adults-$105

Call to book this adventure: 208-918-2082

4. Lower Spokane Whitewater Trip Washington This trip is located in the heart of Spokane and flows through the nature areas just outside of town. The trip meets downtown Spokane and we shuttle you back to your vehicle! 10am and 2pm Departures available. Class II and a few Class III rapids. See more details



If you are en route to Glacier National Park, take a break with CDA Adventures/Adventure Missoula and join us for a half day raft trip!