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Address: 690 Ben Franklin, Sarasota, FL 34234
Phone Number: +1 941-650-2241
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Description: Sarasota Paddleboard Company is a company that specializes in Stand up...
Sarasota Paddleboard Company is a company that specializes in Stand up Paddleboarding and sit on top kayaks We provide rentals lessons and excursions 7 days a week sun rise to sun set!.Based on lido key we are authorized for SUP and kayak rentals in the LIDO MANGROVE TUNNELS. Delivery and pick up of rental equipment to hotels,homes and waterfront locations is FREE! All necessary instruction and safety equipment is provided. We are specialist and carry top of the line equipment including race boards, all around boards, sup surf boards and tour boards. kayaks and soft top surf boards. We will provide the correct equipment sized for the user
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It was our first experience and owner Bob was great. He helped us get going, then we were on our own to tour the area. Area is beautiful, with your choice of calm waters or more... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Windermere, Florida
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Windermere, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

It was our first experience and owner Bob was great. He helped us get going, then we were on our own to tour the area. Area is beautiful, with your choice of calm waters or more challenging waters. We didn't see manatees or dolphins but did see many jumping fish, birds, fish, and best of all no snakes or gators.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My family and I had a fantastic morning SUP-ing with Bob's son, Bobby, as a guide. It was our first time on SUPs, but Bob gave us a quick lesson and it was.easy to get the hang of it. I loved that feeling of being right on the water, but not IN the water. Bobby knew just where to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on the 4-hour trip with paddle boards. Amazing experience. The staff was courteous and very easy to work with!! Will be doing this again with Sarasota paddle board company!!!

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Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had an excellent experience with paddleboard rentals for a half day along with my daughter. We were able to paddle along the Mangrove's and in the bay with the dolphins from Lido Beach around Otter Key. The instruction was timely. I would rent again from Sarasota Paddleboard Company.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My family and I went with Greg on the most incredible kayak tour in the bay area of Lido Beach. We are novice kayakers but Greg made us comfortable from the beginning. We were in the water by 9 AM. The water is relatively shallow and clear most of the tour. Early on Greg jumped out of the kayak to... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Rented SUP's on St. Patty's Day, three adults and one kid (Grandpa (in a kayak), Parents, 8 year old on his own board) for half a day. Process was very easy Bob and son Bobby were super friendly despite being very busy during the March Break rush. We are experienced paddlers so just grabbed our boards and paddled. Never thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

This company is the best, the owner, Bob is super friendly and helpful. He made sure we had the equipment that was best for our size and ability and is really good at directing you to the best places to go. I took my 70 year old mother kayaking in the mangroves and then rented a SUP board for myself... More 

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bobboardman, Owner at Sarasota Paddleboard Company, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Brenda It was fun paddle surfing with you.! More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A must do if you are staying in Sarasota. Very friendly Bob and his son, a great trip with 3 children (10,8,5) and 2 adults for 3 hours in the mangroves. Highly recommended.

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Thank you for taking the time to review Sarasota Paddleboard Company your patronage is greatly appreciated More 

Goldens Bridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Sup boards, kayaks--great service, good basic lesson, beautiful setting. I rented a very nice board at a reasonable rate, with helpful input. Bob has a map through the mangroves where I was alone with pelicans, herons and an osprey. Can't wait to return. Bob the owner was helpful in every way. He wants a good experience for all adventurers.

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Thank you so much for the review and so glade you enjoyed the mangrove nature area More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We found Bob and Sarasota paddleboard Co. through trip advisor. We noticed his very high marks and great reviews. My wife and I (we're in our 30s). Took bobs boards out for a couple hours. They area (Lido key Park) is beautiful and easy to navigate. Try the touring mangrove tunnels.. It's a lot of fun. Bob is the the... More 

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Thank you so much for the review we are glad you enjoyed the day! More 

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