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Charleston SUP Safaris

83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
+1 843-817-7877
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Kayak sunset tour

Richard and Andrew were great tour guides and kayak instructors. They led three families up the... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2012
Kay C
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Baltimore, Maryland
Great experience with SUP Safaris

I recently vacationed at Folly Beach and tried out SUP Safaris for paddle board lessons. John... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2012
Matthew R
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Columbia, South Carolina
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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 Stand-Up Paddleboard eco-safari tours, river and surf lessons, rentals, SUP yoga, fitness, paddleboard sales, and summer camps. Charleston SUP Safaris specializes in large groups, family outings, bachelor or bachelorette parties, corporate team building events, and special occasions. Stop by our newly renovated shop conveniently located at 83 Center St. and our professionally certified guides will get you outfitted with Bounce paddleboards and carbon fiber paddles. So simple, no experience needed, and fun for the whole family. Locally owned with a combined 60 years experience on the water. Our passion and sole focus is paddleboarding. Before your trip, our professional guides conduct proper ground school instruction and in-water paddle training, ensuring safe, fun, and exciting trips. Visit our website to book your SUP Safari.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
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+1 843-817-7877
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Richard and Andrew were great tour guides and kayak instructors. They led three families up the Folly River and through the low country marsh grasses at high tide. We saw beautiful birds and a pair of dolphins. Everyone loved it.

Thank Kay C
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

I recently vacationed at Folly Beach and tried out SUP Safaris for paddle board lessons. John, Lindsay and my instructor, Kenny, were terrific. The lesson was practical and fun and I liked it so much that I rented a paddle board for a couple of...More

Thank Matthew R
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

My wife and I, who is 7 months pregnant, decided to go on the evening tour along the Folly river. We saw so many amazing creatures, including Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, within a few feet! This is absolutely the best way to enjoy the barrier island...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Joined great instructors, and a sweet young couple expecting their first baby in 2 months!!, for 2 hours on Folly River. Instructors were informative about area, river and marsh life and we saw dolphins up close and personal. When my family comes down for a...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Just to preface this review: We are 2 well nourished (wink, wink) middle-aged woman and we had no problem doing this. If you can kneel and pull up to standing using the paddle to steady yourself, you can paddleboard. Try it! We joined the sunset/moon...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

We had a great time with these guys. They were very patience with all of us as beginners. Made sure everyone at all times were very comfortable and having a good time. I would do this again with these guy (Jon and Phillip). Would highly...More

Thank Leigh T
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

If you want to try paddle boarding, do it with these guys. We did not see much wildlife though and I sort of got the impression we would. Other than that, no complaints.

Thank newtravelors
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Reviewed 8 June 2012

We had a ball on our SUP Safari. The guys were truly nice, gentle with the beginners and gave freedom to those who were more advanced. They say a business is the people who run it, which makes this a truly wonderful business.

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Reviewed 27 May 2012 via mobile

I took my 12 year old daughter and several friends on a SUP excursion to celebrate her birthday! It was fantastic! Both John and Philip were great with the girls and provided them all with a great first SUP experience! The day was not only...More

Thank hmbarnes
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

These guys were so nice and so knowledgeable! I brought a group of people that had never SUP before and they can't stop saying how nice it was to have someone who not only can guide us through the waters but also inform us of...More

Thank ToniMKroll
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