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Charleston SUP Safaris

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Address: 83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number: 843 817 7877
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company...

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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Autumn evening Paddle boarding experience

It was a amazing afternoon, we were able to paddle out into the river. We saw a couple of Dolphins and one of them was fishing. John was great in talking through the biodiversity... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Jasmine K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a amazing afternoon, we were able to paddle out into the river. We saw a couple of Dolphins and one of them was fishing. John was great in talking through the biodiversity of the area and explaining us about it. The paddle was awesome and the we managed to not fall in the cold water!!

Thank Jasmine K
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time for a very affordable price. Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable, and laid back. Didn't take very long from the time I walked in to being on the water.

Thank Jessica S
Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Charleston SUP Safaris for the SUPer Scary Race held on Halloween. This is a family friendly and fun event. "Elite" race was 10K and short race 5K, in addition there was also a kids race and dog race. The turnout was a bunch of very friendly paddlers most in costume. John put on a spectacular time for... More 

Thank Debbie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jon and crew at Sup Safaris put on a fun event, family oriented, bring the dog , at the beach on the river they make everyone feel welcome, the team works well together. I have attended races for the last 6 years and these are the most fun !

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we brought our group of 50 to SUP Safari's. Many had different injuries and needed adaptation. The instructors were great and helped everyone feel comfortable. Everyone was able to participate and had a blast. They were also super easy to work with and settup the whole event. I would def. recommend for any group that is looking for a fun... More 

Thank Amanda B
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were first time SUP-ers. Our tour guide/instructor Alex gave a quick but informative lesson and we were on the water. Water was like glass, so it was easy to get our balance, and within a few minutes were paddling with confidence. Alex had a ton of knowledge about the local dolphins, and about 20 minutes later there were dolphins... More 

Thank Dean S
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped in just to see if they had any tours available that day, got there around 11:15, the owner called an employee to see if he would be up for a tour and he was. They told us to come back in a half hour and we could go on a tour in the river. Worded out perfectly for us.... More 

Thank beachlover231
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My husband and I did the paddleboard and kayak tours, we had a great time, we went on two different days and had different guides each time. Both guides were very knowledgeable of the area and were very patient with us. We ended up cutting the paddle board tour short due to the weather and they were very nice about... More 

Thank Autumn S
Cabot, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have wanted to paddleboard for several years now and finally got the chance here. I talked my wife and two daughters into going with me and I had a blast! Booking was so easy and speaking with the owner couldn't have went smoother. They asked for height and weight to make sure we got the right sized boards and... More 

Thank jamie b
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great location for getting out on the intracoastal waterway. Easy transition, good gear, and instruction. I was able to take a board out on my own for a wonderfully relaxing couple of hours on the water. Had a dolphin come up and swim near me and lots of great birds. Friendly staff.

Thank Karen M

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