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About Walk On Water Fitness Inflatable Paddle Sports

About Us


Walk On Water Tours

Jim and Paula Hennesey and their inflatable paddle boards

Jim and Paula Hennessey

Jim and Paula are a husband/wife team; They are both licensed, experienced and insured boat captains who have been working, playing, and traveling on the water for the last 25 years (together for 10 years). Jim has worked as a captain on motor yachts all over the world.  Paula prior to becoming a captain helself, spent her time on the water as a dive guide, mostly in the Pacific Ocean in places such as the Galapagos Islands, and the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica, and working in the yachting industry for the past 10 years as a team with her husband Jim.
We began paddle boarding 9 years ago;  We had seen people in our travels paddling and said "wow that looks like fun, we have to try that"  so we rented a couple of boards, got a 10 minute tutorial and we were on our way.  We were amazed at how quick the learning curve was.  We got back from an amazing 3 hour paddle around Jupiter Florida and knew that we were hooked.  We went home and tried to figure out how to get two paddle boards up to our 10th floor condo. Jim stared researching and found Inflatable paddle boards online. No shops carried them so we ordered two Advanced Elements Hula 11' inflatable paddle board (isups).

As we explored our new found hobby we were amazed at how much there is to see on our waterways as well as how much fun we were having and how good we felt both mentally and physically.  We were by no means pushing ourselves but even doing leisurely paddles we found that our overall health improved, no matter how stressed we would be, it all washed away when we got out on the water.  As we got more involved with the sport and with the paddling community we started pushing ourselves to become better paddlers by learning proper technique and training. We found that the paddle boarding community is the most positive and empowering and we feel very blessed to be a part of it. The great thing with paddle boarding is that you can make it as leisure or as challenging as you wish. Paddle boarding for us has become more than just a sport, it has become a lifestyle that promotes fitness as opposed to a fitness lifestyle and there's nothing that brings us more pleasure than to be able to share this adventure with the world.

That’s where the idea of Walk On Water Tours began. We know that when you try this sport you will be hooked just like us. Remember you don’t have to be a surfer or pro athlete to paddle board!  You just need to be adventurous and love the water. Stand-up paddle boarding is relaxing but works your muscles at the same time. It is a joy to quietly paddle or kayak up the canals, through the marshlands and even along the beaches and see and hear nature at its finest. We're very excited to be one of the first Level 1 and 2 PaddleFit instructors in South Florida, and look forward to introduce you to the PaddleFit/Paddleboarding lifestyle.

We really look forward to seeing you out on the water and sharing our passion with you! Jim&Paula