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Address: 69 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC
Phone Number: 8438868456
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Description: Tidalwave Watersports is one of the world’s best parasailing and...
Tidalwave Watersports is one of the world’s best parasailing and watersports companies. Located on both the Isle of Palms and Charleston, South Carolina, Tidalwave Watersports offers parasailing, waverunner rentals, safari tours, banana boat rides, wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing, harbor cruises, as well as custom charters. Whether you are an advanced watersports enthusiast or just a novice, our USCG Captains and certified guides can assure you that you will have a great on water experience. Tidalwave Watersports is open 7 days a week during the summer and by appointment during the off season. Please visit our website for more details and pricing.
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Amazing Way to Spend the Morning!!

We had a wonderful time boating with Captain Will and Dan this morning!! My daughter is disabled, and they both took special care to be sure she felt safe and comfortable. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Richmond, Virginia
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful time boating with Captain Will and Dan this morning!! My daughter is disabled, and they both took special care to be sure she felt safe and comfortable. They even got her out on the tube for an experience of her lifetime. They were both so patient and encouraging while teaching my son new water sports. Dan... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great time jet skiing thru the marshes and intercostal. Excellent equipment, experienced guide and lots of fun. Even my wife enjoyed it and she is not a water person only regret it was low tide which limited where we could go. Will do it again.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

My wife and I did the jet ski safari tour and it was a great time. Our tour guide was great and everything was run with safety in mind. This was only my second time ever on a jet ski. The last time was over 10 years ago and was not a full throttle ride. That didn't really matter, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Between my family and friends, we've been multiple times during our week long vacation. The team is great and everyone is there to make sure you have a great time. We have done the safari jet ski rental and parasailing, both were fantastic. I highly recommend checking his place out, you will not be disappointed. Everyone we encountered helped make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was just awesome! Why did I wait so long! Very nice guys that drove the boat and instructed us! I would do this again right now if I could!! They were well organized and safety was foremost!!

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My husband and son went parasailing. They had a wonderful experience. The crew was experienced, very helpful and extremely nice. They offered free bottled water. The place is very busy so book early. My only complaint is that I would have loved to have had an observation seat on the boat so I could go along and take pictures. Unfortunately,... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I'm a local and recently did a jet ski safari and parasailed for my first time. What a sweet gig. Everyone who works at Tidalwave is great. You cannot beat the jet ski tour through the barrier islands of Charleston. And, the parasailing views are obviously amazing. I'll be back.

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TidalwaveWatersports, Owner at Tidalwave Watersports, responded to this review

Thanks for the good review. Hope to see you again! More 

Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The tour started 30 minutes late due to a mix up in their schedule. The guide we got was not scheduled to work our shift and came in to do our tour. He was excellent. They did not cut our tour short. And they gave us all free tee shirts to account for our delay. I would recommend to anyone.

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TidalwaveWatersports, Owner at Tidalwave Watersports, responded to this review

Thank you for you patience and understanding. We try to always give the customer a perfect time. Sometimes things happen. That morning there was a scheduling mix up. We do have an integrated scheduling software to limit scheduling mix-ups but occasionally they do happen. Thanks for you understanding and glad you had a wonderful experience. More 

Rock Hill, SC
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This excursion destination is located at Isle of Palms Marina. It is advertised as an hour long rental and totals $107 for a single rider. However, since you start the rental from a dock within an extensive wake zone you have to follow your guide out of the wake zone and then another distance to an area where he explains... More 

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TidalwaveWatersports, Owner at Tidalwave Watersports, responded to this review

I apoligize if there was a communication breakdown. For people's safety there is a no-wake zone in front of our dock that extends about an 1/8th of a mile up the waterway. It takes 5-7 minutes to get through. At the end of the no wake zone you still have 1.2 miles till the "free ride" area. When you reach... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Captain Mike and Mike the owner were awesome! They took great care of our kids, especially the 8 and 9 year old, who were obviously very apprehensive. They handled them like pros. I would absolutely recommend this outfit to anyone vacationing in the IOP/Seabrook Island who is looking for a fun water adventure.

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