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A Unique Party on the Water

Childrens Parties – ages 6+

Two exhilarating hours on the water with the Downunder Dudes engaging in games such as tandem paddling, boat swapping, relays, races, and sponge fights!... Whatever the age, we know how to make it fun. They learn about the gear, what's involved, conditions, safety and basic skills.  Everyone wears a lifejacket – so no worries!  All the guides are experienced, first aid and CPR certified. 

Weekdays:  Kayaks $55pp (6 years – 8 years in Rowayton, 9 years+ in Westport), Paddleboards (9 years+) $60pp

Weekend:  Surcharge of $5.  We recommend holding your party during the week when there is the least power boat and rowing traffic, and we're less busy!

A 50% deposit is required to reserve, based on the anticipated number of participants.  You may make changes to the number up to 1 week before.


All parties are scheduled around a high tide.  Give us a call and we'll gear you to the perfect day and time.

Party Favors:
Downunder offers a unique party favor, based on the traditional English 'Christmas cracker' that includes a party hat, joke, candy, tattoo, sailor knot bracelet or something of similar size. Available at a base cost of $9.95, upgrades might include a shark tooth necklace, keychain popper, mystery bag (girls).

NEW Saugatuck Sweets Combo

Join us for 1 hour on-water and 1 hour hosted by our new neighbor for something 'sweet'

Replace all that lost energy with pizza, a gourmet ice-cream or candy selection. Parties are offered during the week, in conjunction with a high tide. Call your mates at Downunder to check the schedule and book.  $65pp, includes rental equipment, instructors, food and beverage. Maximum 10 children. $5 if using SUPs

What if it rains?!
Parties are rain or shine… if we can’t get you out on the water because of the weather, Saugatuck Sweets will lengthen the party to 1.5 hours, and Downunder will provide its signature party cracker that will include a $15 gift certificate to the Surf Shop!


Parent Info: Good idea to send this to all the parents.

Waiver: We need one per child/family. You have permission from the parents for their kids to come, so can sign as their guardian should the forms not make it!

Cancellation Policy




Meg Capadanno:  "A heartfelt thank you to you and your wonderful staff for providing such a phenomenal SUP experience to my daughter and all of the other kids who participated in the SUPIA event.  By the show of hands, you had many first-timers braving the waters with you.  It was amazing to watch you in action from the shore, managing to teach every young paddler how to stand up and maneuver.  My daughter, Jane, arrived with nervous jitters but left with genuine confidence and a feeling of accomplishment.  The two hours she spent with you was the perfect way to introduce her to a sport that she has watched her cousins and siblings have fun with but has been too shy to attempt.  Now she can paddle with the best of 'em!  As a mom of 3, including a 13 year old, I am always happy to have a screen-free physical activity to do together.  They may give me one word answers at the dinner table or on a ride to a friend's house, but the conversation flows while bodies are in motion.  We look forward to using our gift cards from Santa when school lets out!"

Christine Fulton: 
"Kim, I just wanted to thank you and your staff for the fantastic birthday party my son had in Rowayton last Friday. He and his friends had an amazing time and I got calls all weekend from parents saying that their kids couldn't stop talking about it. Your staff that went out with the kids were fun, enthusiastic while also maintaining an aura of authority, which I think is hard to do with a bunch of 9 year olds. And your staff in the store was equally helpful and kind. We will definitely be booking another party with you and hope to get lots of kayaking in as a family this summer. It was tremendous. Thank you again!"

Nicole Hornick: "BEST PARTY EVER!!!  Or so said ALL the girls when they came back!  Thank you so much.  I'm sure you heard how absolutely lucky we were with the weather.  Thanks again for a great afternoon!"  Nicole  

Pam & Olivia Negri:  "Olivia had never been in a kayak before, but thanks to your knowledable staff she quickly got the hang of it and Loved it! Liv liked the message in the bottles, treasure hunts and especially the sponge fights – also when Michael tipped them over!"

Beth and Michael Colonna:  Michael loved the Mom and me program.  He was so proud of his accomplishments over the 2 weeks and loved the excursions around the local shoreline.

Deb Goll:  "They (3 siblings) enjoyed learning how to kayak and to gain confindence on the water.  It was great fun to see them off and greet them upon their return."

J. Lamando: “We had a great time with Down Under Kayaking for my daughter Bridgette's  10th birthday.  The guides kept the girl's laughing and Kim led the party with a wonderful balance of safety, education and terrific storytelling!  The girl's came off the water with huge smiles on their faces!”

Sarah Elliman (9yrs): “It was the best party ever”


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