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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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Description: Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in...
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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Great SUP lesson in beautiful locale

First time paddle boarding as part of our honeymoon. Good, brief lesson at beginning, then out on the waterway. Guide Dan was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

First time paddle boarding as part of our honeymoon. Good, brief lesson at beginning, then out on the waterway. Guide Dan was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the estuaries and the animals within. We really enjoyed this and would highly recommend it to anyone. We got to see dolphins as an added bonus! Ps: wear sunscreen and bring water... More 

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took paddle board lessons because we were considering purchasing paddle boards and wanted to learn the proper way to ride. Turns out that it was kind of breezy that day so the conditions weren't ideal for learning. Al was very patient with both of us, he gave us all of the information to ride correctly. Because... More 

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Weaverville, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very interesting and fun. Unfortunately did not see any dolphins which would have been fantastic, but that wasn't the tour's fault. Just unfortunate timing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had an awesome time with Sarah for our morning SUP Safari! Although we didn't see any dolphins, we learned a lot about the ecosystem and a little bit about the history of Charleston and Folly Beach. We had both been paddle boarding several times before, so this was a great way to have a little bit of "fun exercise."... More 

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Kettering
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We did the sunset tour with Al. Just do it! Very informative, safety conscious and fun guide. It was just my husband and I, it felt like a private tour. It's worth having a guided tour in my opinion because you get paddle instruction, working smarter, not harder throughout the trip and also we learned so much about the ecosystem... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This was such an awesome and fun experience. We did the stand up paddle boarding class which was very informative and then actually getting out in the river was a blast.

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Burlington ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Awesome from start to finish ! Eric was a great teacher and very patient, also very knowledgable! I would love to do this again ! I would recommend charleston stand up paddle board greatly ! Especially for beginners ! Thanks Eric keep up the good work !

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This was my 3rd trip with these folks and while all were great, this was the best!! Sarah was a fantastic guide and took us to where she thought we might see dolphins and we did! It was such a special trip. Thanks to SUP Safari and Flipper Finders for allowing us to do a kayak for some and a... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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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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