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Charleston SUP Safaris

83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
843 817 7877
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions 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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Tempe, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Eric and Al were great guides. My husband and I went with our daughter, who is 9. She is borderline for being old enough but has been kayaking, river rafting, etc. so we gave it a try. Eric was awesome with her. It was a pretty windy day, which is apparently common for the afternoon trip. And SUP is hard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went out 2 days in a row with John C. on the Folly River. He's awesome, patient, and full of knowledge about SUP, sea life, travel, and living life to the fullest. Just about anybody can learn it from him - and see Folly from a whole new perspective.

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Sumter, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My wife and I did a two hour tour on in the back bay/river. The guide walked us through a 15 minute "how to" and we were in the water and looking like pros in no time. He was attentive, made sure that any questions were covered, threw out tons of tips on the trip, and even showed my wife... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I am big on customer service. They were patient, explained everything, and very friendly. The location is right on the water. I left my swim suit and they offered to ship it out to me. Price is great 2 hours for $35 and you have to GET THE LIP BALM, it has spf and worked wonders! I will be back!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

What a fantastic time! Al was an excellent instructor, tour guide and educator. We truly enjoyed the experience and even got to see dolphins stranding! So exciting! Thanks for all the memories and photos! Y'all rock!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My husband and I had been wanting to Try SUP for a while, and we are so glad we booked a lesson here for our first time! Our guide Eric was super helpful and did a great job of teaching us the basics in an entertaining way! They had places to leave our bikes and bags while we were on... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

What a great time! Jon was very entertaining and informative. I didn't expect to learn so much. Thanks a lot SUP Safaris!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

John and Sup Safaris made SUP seem easy. I would highly recommend this adventure. Our whole family went together and some even did it a second time. What a great way to spend time on the water!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We had never been paddle boarding but with a little instruction the whole family was able to do it without much difficulty. It is a great experience. You can stand, sit or kneel on the board if part of you is getting tired. Jon did a great job with the instructions, pointing out nature and describing the ecosystem and he... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My family of 6 went paddle boarding on 6/4/14 and had a great time. We had Jon, who was professional, efficient, knowledgable, and most importantly, fun! Even though all of us are over 5 ft 8, we had no problems with being matched up with proper boards and paddles. Would recommend!

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