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Charleston SUP Safaris

83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
843 817 7877
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Folly Beach
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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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I were SUP newbies and had a great time exploring SUP on Folly Beach. Jon was helpful in getting us started and showing us which routes would be safest and most enjoyable. We had up-close dolphin encounters along the entire route. Jon and staff are knowledgeable, laid back, and ready to help. We can't wait to come... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I've been paddling with Charleston SUP Safaris twice, and both trips were fantastic. The first was an afternoon tour the year the company opened for business; it was just two of my girlfriends, Jon, and me, and we had a great time chatting about the aquatic ecosystem around us and life in general. I enjoyed it enough that, when my... More

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Hinsdale, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

We were the only two on the tour and Sara(h?) was very helpful in getting us up on the board. Great conversation along the way and she knew exactly where to take us before we took our first break. No longer then 5 minutes later we were seeing dolphins pop up all over the place. I have never had such... More

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New Holland, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband and I had a fantastic time on this paddle boarding tour. Our instructor/guide Sarah was amazing - her patience in teaching us exactly what to do combined with her passion for the water and the sea life was truly inspiring. We watched in awe as dolphin after dolphin swam past us as if on cue...with the sun setting... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful place to paddle, talented, knowledgeable and fun trip leaders with a great touch of humor. Took my freshman class from the college of charleston and they LOVED it. Lots to see and the trip leaders (Jon and Sarah) helped everyone feel successful. Thanks. We will be back🏄👍🌴😎

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I went on a paddle boarding tour with CHAT from CofC yesterday and it was awesome! I had never paddle boarded before but John and Sarah were awesome instructors and made sure we knew what to do. I highly recommend using this company if you come to Charleston and I will definitely be going back!

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Burlington, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My wife and I went on our first stand up paddle tour with John for our 16th anniversary. It was a wonderful experience. We got so see dolphins chasing fish into the shallows and "strand feeding." One dolphin even came within 15 feet or so and raised his head up and watched us for a bit. As sunset approached we... More

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FollySUP, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this review

You were a pleasure to work with! I really appreciate all of your interest in the wildlife and willingness to paddle. It was truly on the of the best weather conditions days we had all summer for an eco safari on the Folly River. We look forward to seeing you back down here on your next family vacation. Thanks again,... More

Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Paddleboarding with the dolphins is a once in a lifetime experience. I took my granddaughter on the stand up paddleboarding trip and we both loved it. We took the day time and sunset trips. On both occasions, dolphins came within 10 feet of our paddleboards. The trips are held in the Folly River where dolphins reside. On almost every trip... More

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FollySUP, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this review

Glad we could provide you with a rental and a great tour! We love to get first time paddleboarders hooked on the sport. Thanks for choosing us for your vacation adventure! Thanks again, Big Jon More

Asheville, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Just spent a week at Folly where I rented a SUP for my entire trip.....when I went to pick it up, Sara and Diane were chatting about the sunset tour, just listening to them and their enthusiasm made me want to go too and I convinced 5 of my buddies to go...all were first time paddleboarders. We had a blast!!!... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Our family's annual beach vacation is spent on Folly Beach. We live very far apart (Scotland, Maryland, Florida, and Utah) so we make the most out of our time together. SUP Safaris is one of the most fun things we have ever done as a family! Jon took us on our first tour - we were all complete paddle boarding... More

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FollySUP, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing the whole family! Your group was a pleasure to have, and I'm glad we could provide you with board rentals and a fitness class! I really appreciate all of your family's support and interest in our business. I hope we see you again next year! Thanks again, Big Jon More

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