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Wonderful first time trying SUP and so happy Downunder was the place! Staff was friendly... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
New York City, New York
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Great service and knowledgable staff

I've used Down Under for SUP rental until purchasing my own Paddleboard through them. They were... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2017
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Jun 30, 2018
“Sketchy business practice”
Apr 21, 2017
“Great service and knowledgable staff”
Full-Service Stand Up Paddle Boarding & Kayaking! Downunder is the only operation of its kind in Connecticut – 3 locations, on-water, retail and rental of stand-up paddle boards (SUPs), sit-on-top kayaks, and all the equipment, fashions and...more
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575 Riverside Ave, Westport, CT 06880-5934
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Bad first experience. When I reserved my Kayak a day in advance, the person on the phone from Down Under in Rowayton said that she required my credit card to hold the reservation, but neglected to tell me about the 24 hour cancellation policy, which...More

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Kim H, Owner at Downunder, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

As you know, when I learned of this I immediately reached out to you to apologize, refunded the charge and gave you a free rental for use in the future. This was an unfortunate misunderstanding that could have been resolved at the time, had it...More

Reviewed April 21, 2017

I've used Down Under for SUP rental until purchasing my own Paddleboard through them. They were very helpful in helping me select the perfect starter board for myself. Their Rowayton and Westport locations are great for paddle boarding.

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Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

We had originally signed up for a paddle board lesson with our dog, but I chickened out. We opted instead for kayaking with the dog. Down Under is on the Saugatuck River, which can get busy, but the location is somewhat sheltered to give a...More

Thank Marian T
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful first time trying SUP and so happy Downunder was the place! Staff was friendly, professional, and clearly made safety a priority. Good 5min lesson on the dock made sure I knew the basics and gear was in good shape. Also scored a cool wrap...More

Thank nicetomeetsma
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Something for everyone.Kayaks,stand up paddle board,surf shop.Classes,camp,parties and meditation. Wow Friendly service,great prices and the views outback are of the canal and the five mile river.Stay close to the shore line and avoid the bigger boats.Wear a life jacket at ALL times please.Rent for an...More

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Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Terrific 2 hour trip! Calm water, beautiful weather and sites, manageable for me but challenging. All good

Thank Rose C
Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

At either Westport or Rowayton location it is a pleasure to rent the kayaks at Downunder. Lots of boats, each one I took out in perfect condition, easy reservations system, can do guided tours (we loved trip out to Fish Island from Rowayton !!) or...More

Thank Experience548068
Reviewed December 10, 2015

Shop is tiny but packed with some equipment, but mostly beachwear! Mostly women's beachwear. High-end SUP boards. Prices are high, and they tend to push sales and add-ons. They offer kids' summer camp for kayaking (sit-on-top) and SUP, on the water SUP yoga, and individual...More

Thank Gunksman
Reviewed April 27, 2015

Amazing customer service, an incredible surf shop with tons of apparel and accessories as well as a choice of superb boards! Wait... did I mention the stand up paddle and kayaking you can do right on the river? A MUST VISIT location either in Westport...More

Thank Gaelle D
Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you want to feel like you're 'Downunder' without spending the time and money to get there - this place does a pretty good job of it. Really friendly staff, surfer dude atmosphere - yet professional. I've taken a couple of paddle board lessons -...More

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