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Charleston SUP Safaris

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00

Charleston SUP Safaris
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“big john”(8 reviews)
“folly river”(21 reviews)
Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in Charleston for three years. Learn how to paddleboard with the experts on the beautiful Folly River and let us guide you through the local ecosystem and wildlife. We offer...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-817-7877
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

My husband and I had been wanting to Try SUP for a while, and we are so glad we booked a lesson here for our first time! Our guide Eric was super helpful and did a great job of teaching us the basics in an...More

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All reviews paddle boarding big john folly river sunset tour dolphin safari our tour guide great fun fun event first timers feel comfortable a lot of fun great instructor an amazing experience beautiful sunset laid back year old daughter south carolina
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

SUP Safari was more like Dolphin Safari! I think we saw six during our excursion. While not an expert SUPer, our guide, Powers, reminded us of the basics before we set out. He was friendly and informative about the wildlife and geography and ecosystem of...More

Thank Erin H
Jon O, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Glad you guys had such a great time enjoying the summer sun with us! If we could put dolphins on the payroll we would, but luckily thats what we have Powers for. Happy SUPing!

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

Our 9am dolphin safari was such a blast! Absolute must do while visiting Charleston. We ended up being the only 2 on the tour which was very cool. Although we didn’t get to see any dolphins, we got an awesome work out paddling against the...More

Thank Michaela W
Reviewed 16 July 2018

My husband and I, first-time paddle-boarders, signed up for the 2-hour Dolphin Safari. Eric was our guide, and he was awesome. Not only did he know everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) about the Folly River's ecosystem, he also spouted off some very interesting facts about...More

Thank nicolefmazur
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

The quick pre-training was great. Eric and Big John were attentive and personable. As a first timer, I felt comfortable and had a great time. Would definitely go again and would highly recommend to anyone!

Thank KayKay5286
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

The tour began with 15 minutes of off-shore training, great instruction for beginners and reminder for intermediates. We had our 11 year-old who had never been on a SUP. She struggled at first with the paddling but our awesome instructor, Eric, was gracious enough to...More

Thank accstate
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

If you have never tried paddleboarding before, here's your chance! Great tour and tour guide, Eric. He is really knowledgeable and patient. You can tell he is passionate about what he does explaining everything before going out on the water. We even saw dolphins! Yay!...More

Thank schirley p
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Me and my son wanted to try SUP and are so happy we did! Our guide Powers was fantastic. First off, he was a great instructor especially since it was our first time. He would constantly give us little corrections which helped a ton. He...More

Thank Carolyn E
Reviewed 9 July 2018

My first time paddle boarding and can not swim. I felt extremely safe and had an AMAZING time!! Our guides Eric and Al were extremely knowledgeable and FUN! I had an awesome time! I would definitely recommend this tour! :)

Thank Christen C
Reviewed 6 July 2018

For our first time on stand up paddle boards, it was an awesome experience. We thoroughly enjoyed the feel, and it was rather simple. Our guide was very nice, explained everything thoroughly and he was very well versed in the activity and sights. We did...More

Thank RALSanAntonio
FollyStandUpGuy, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Aloha, Thanks for sharing your experience SUPing on the Folly River with us. The Morning Dolphin Safari is great because you can get out on the water in the morning when the temperature is cooler and the winds are usually calmer. Our guides love their...More

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Had a great time with Big John and Ashley Anne! Well worth the time! Well done Charleston SUP Safaris!

Thank JimE
FollyStandUpGuy, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Aloha Jim, We get stoked every time we head out on the water with a new group. Thanks for sharing your stoke with us. Jon

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