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Address: 1C Old Tybee Rd, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Phone Number: 912-786-4000
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The best kind of fun!

My boyfriend and I rented a couple of kayaks for one of our days on vacation, and it was awesome! The staff at the shack was super friendly and had great attitudes :). After we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
Christa V
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Resaca, Georgia
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Took surfing lessons and had a great time! All three of us in the group got up really quickly! The owner was a little difficult to get in touch with (first morning we tried, we were unable to take the lessons due to the strong unpredictable current) so don't wait until the last minute to sign up! Super helpful and... More 

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Resaca, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My boyfriend and I rented a couple of kayaks for one of our days on vacation, and it was awesome! The staff at the shack was super friendly and had great attitudes :). After we had signed our waivers, we were instructed to go down to the dock and wait for them to bring us some kayaks. They were super... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had absolutely the easiest time booking our kayaks with this company. They were friendly, focused on safety and helped us on our way promptly. My only warning would be to ask about the tides. We had a great time going out, but really struggled with the kids on their own kayaks getting back in. Make sure you go out... More 

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Rochester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The folks at North Island Surf and Kayak were friendly enough but if I hadn't done a bunch of research about where to go and what we wanted to see, they wouldn't have been much help. We rented 3 kayaks and 1 SUP board one day for a paddle across from Alley 3 to Little Tybee Island, which is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We came to North Island and had an absolute blast. My family rented two kayaks and three paddle boards. Shane and Chad were extremely knowledgeable and guided us in what we should do and how to go out and have a great time. We happened to see a shrimp boat coming in and hung out with the dolphins that followed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

We have never paddle boarded before and told the staff that. We were told the wind was strong but when the tide shifted we would be able to make it back. We were also told not to go to the north shore beach. Well the wind and current had other ideas and took us to the beach despite paddling hard... More 

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R_Parris, Owner at North Island Surf and Kayak, responded to this review

First, let me stress how sorry we are that you had a bad time. We really try to facilitate fun in all that we do. However, there are several discrepancies in this review that need to be addressed. First, these renters were given a 15 minute paddle clinic on the dock before they put the boards in the water. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We have rented Kayaks from Shane at North Island and had a fantastic time. Shane helped us rent the right equipment for our family. We went out to Cockspur and it was amazing. We will be back!

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Rebecca and Shane are running an awesome business where they really go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. My family and I rented a couple of kayaks for several days. Every phone call negotiating logistics was a breeze, we were presented with a generous window of time for when we wanted to have our kayaks... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We rented a double kayak to head out to Cockspur Lighthouse, and Shane hooked us up with the "Happy Hour" special rather than charging us for an overnight rental since all we wanted to do was kayak out to the lighthouse and back, which was in the evening before it got dark. This was much appreciated, and the $40 rental... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We (couple) were looking for kayak rental rather than a guided tour for a trip out to the Cockspur Lighthouse. We called the day before, and they let us know when we needed to be there to make sure we took advantage of low tide (the lighthouse island is totally submerged at high tide). We were thinking we would need... More 

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