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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
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... more » 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

6 ladies did a SUP adventure as part of my sister's bachelorette party over the weekend. Jon was great with land instructions so we felt ready and confident out on the water. The tour was a lot of fun, we even saw a dolphin! Our tour got pushed back an hour to due to some bad weather but the Charleston... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

My friend and I rented Paddle Boards last week while I was in town visiting from NYC and went out for a few hours. It was a gorgeous day and we had an amazing time. Everyone that we encountered at the shop was super friendly, down to earth, and helpful. There are lots of places in Folly to rent SUP/Kayak,... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been paddling for a couple of years now but Jon made some changes to my stroke and paddling became so much easier. Even remembered me and my wife from a prior visit two years ago.

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