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Charleston SUP Safaris

83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
843 817 7877
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Ranked #2 of 16 Activities in Folly Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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Owner description: Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in Charleston for two years running.  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 Boardworks 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.

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I was visiting Charleston for the first time and wanted to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding (never have gone before). I called SUP Safaris and even though it was off-season, they were offering 3 tours for that Friday. I signed up for the morning class. Even though I was going to be the only one on the tour, they were... More

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Olney, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband purchased a couple of lessons for me as a birthday present. I've been paddle boarding for a few years but had never had a lesson before. What a treat! Day one was on the river and included tips and coaching on turning, paddling efficiently and using my feet. Day two was paddle SURFING in the ocean. I had... More

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Indian Trail
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I have been to Foley Beach twice and both times have gone paddle boarding with SUP Safaris, both times the experience has been great fun. Once with a group of women and the 2nd time with a 12 year olds and parents. Instructors are personable, experienced and a lot of fun for both Adults and kids. We had a blast,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Five friends and I took a lesson at SUP Safari for a bachelorette weekend this past May. Our instructor was Eric, and he was so great! I am terribly uncoordinated and have balance issues even on land, but his instruction made learning to paddle board really fun and simple. If you have never paddle boarded before, a little extra instruction... More

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Summerville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

This wasn't my first time at Charleston SUP Safaris, but this time a friend and I brought her neighbor who had never done this sport before. She loved it, and will probably end up with her own paddle board. The only glitch on this trip was that we were moving against the current and wind for a good part of... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Now we did not do the SUP this time, a real life surf lesson. IT was great. Could not have asked for a better instructor. Can not wait to come back and do a SUP lesson. Thanks for a great time!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was a lot of fun, the guides were friendly and helpful. The dolphin talk, while very interesting, ran a little long sitting in the blazing sun and muddy water. Would have rather spent some of that time paddling. We were really looking forward to the photos but they were taken from afar and of poor quality.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We really enjoyed learning more about the area and of course learning how to paddle board! Our tour guide, Dan, did a great job. We can't wait to go paddle boarding again!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

These guys are really friendly and it is nice that there is an educational side to the tour (and a break half way through!) The only critique I would have is that they could use a better camera to take out on the water.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We rented paddle boards and kayaks this year and as usual the staff was great and it was an all around great experience. I went with my 13 and 9 year old and they loved it too!

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