If you want to know what makes Napa Valley vino so special, you need to understand its ecosystem. And what better place to get acquainted with the viticultural area than Napa River? This 55-mile-long waterway drains America’s most celebrated wine region. There are many ways to explore it–gondolas, kayaks–but if you’re looking for something a little different, consider a Napa River stand up paddle boarding tour! The SUP eco-tour gets started with a quick instruction. Learn the stances, turning techniques and paddling maneuvers that keep you from wobbling over. After getting comfortable with the rhythm of the sport (it’s easier than you think!), you’ll peacefully paddle past beautiful vineyards, learning all about Napa Valley’s flora, fauna, climate and topography. Take a two-hour Napa River SUP tour! Get started in downtown Napa with a stand up paddle boarding lesson. Learn all the techniques before setting off. From the river, peak into the famous vineyards–enjoy views that aren’t granted on most wine tours! Learn all about Napa River’s fragile ecosystem and how it shapes Napa Valley’s viticulture. Spot blue herons, beavers, turtles and otters! Learn all about the region’s colorful history. It’s a highly popular tour, particularly during harvest season–so, if you’re planning on traveling to Napa Valley between August and October, book this stand up paddle board tour now!