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Saint Simons Paddleboard & Kayak (SSI SUP)

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Address: 1626 Frederica Rd Ste 103, 170 Palm St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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+1 912-230-4323
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We offer Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals, kayak rentals, lessons, and...

We offer Stand-up Paddleboard (SUP) rentals, kayak rentals, lessons, and ecotours on St Simons Island, Jekyll Island, and the rest of the Golden Isles! We meet rental customers wherever they request, and our ecotours begin and end on the beach or other public access points. The details of each tour vary, depending on the tides and seasonal conditions, so we contact each customer to verify meeting places and times.

Saint Simons Paddleboard and Kayak prides itself on the quality of its service, and we take the time to ensure that your experience becomes a cherished memory. We never over-book excursions, we always think of your safety, and we strive to provide the best service available.

We look forward to taking you out on the water! See ya soon!

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Awesome Sunset Paddle

My fiancé and I had a amazing evening on the water with Norm! Neither of us had ever set foot on a stand up paddle board before but Norm was so great at clearly (and patiently... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison H
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Chicago, United States
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Chicago, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I had a amazing evening on the water with Norm! Neither of us had ever set foot on a stand up paddle board before but Norm was so great at clearly (and patiently) explaining everything to us. We were on the water and standing in no time! The sunset, coupled with dolphins just mere yards away, made... More 

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Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I, in our 60's, had a great time and felt very confident on our guided kayak tour with Norm. He is very experienced and was able to take us to a group of dolphins where we sat with the dolphins while they played for about a half hour. It was the experience of a lifetime and I... More 

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Thank Sally D
Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful time out paddling with Logan on the marsh and beach tour. He allowed us all to feel comfortable on the paddle boards. It was out first time - our 10 year old son and his buddy did excellent - and the guide helped them feel confident in this new adventure. We saw dolphins, many birds, horses... More 

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Thank Megan H
Norm L, Owner at Saint Simons Paddleboard & Kayak (SSI SUP), responded to this review

Megan, Thank you for your review. I'm very happy to hear that you had such a great time with your family and that Logan made you feel comfortable. I hope you and your family will be back soon! - Norm Leonard, Owner and CEO More 

Maryland
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3 reviews
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

So glad we chose to go kayaking with Norm. I actually called his company by mistake while trying to call another local kayaking company, but he was so helpful and pleasant, I decided to book with him. I was so glad I did...Norm was the perfect choice. My husband and I, who have kayaked many times, were traveling with my... More 

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Thank CummingsCoterie
Norm L, Owner at Saint Simons Paddleboard & Kayak (SSI SUP), responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words and excellent review! I remember you, your husband, and your parents. In fact, I use pictures from the tour in my social media ads from time to time because that day was a lot of fun for me, too. Your excursion was the highlight of *my* week, so I'm very happy to learn that... More 

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Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had a large family group visiting St. Simons for the holidays and contacted SSI-SUP to arrange a stand up paddling afternoon for a large group of teens and adults. Norm was great to work with and met us at a beach access near our rental - putting an affordable family activity right at our fingertips! The boards looked practically... More 

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Thank Lois W
Norm L, Owner at Saint Simons Paddleboard & Kayak (SSI SUP), responded to this review

Hi Lois! I'm very happy that your group had such a good time with us! Gwennie and I certainly enjoyed working with you, and it was a great way to wrap up 2016. If your family comes back to Saint Simons, I hope you'll come see us again. We'd love reconnect. - Norm More 

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Reviewed December 13, 2016

I decided to bring my significant other out to do a stand up paddle tour as a Christmas gift. We had a blast, I was very appreciative of the fact that SSI SUP allowed us to take a tour in December. If you enjoy being outdoors at all, then I highly recommend taking a day trip with Norm at SSI... More 

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Norm L, Owner at Saint Simons Paddleboard & Kayak (SSI SUP), responded to this review

Trey and Hannah! Thank you for the praise! I really enjoyed taking you two out on the water, and I'm still looking forward to your next excursion. It was impressive how both of you looked so comfortable on the paddleboards even though it was a relatively new experience. Come see me again soon! - Norm More 

Niceville, Florida
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Reviewed May 8, 2016

We were at Jeckyll Island for a wedding and had always wanted to try paddle boarding. I found the website from searching online. John was amazing!! We had the best time. 2 hours was a little long for my sister and I as newbies. But John was amazing helping us and really knowledgeable about the island and wildlife! Highly recommend... More 

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Thank Glitzy1294
Red River, New Mexico
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Reviewed April 21, 2016

I found SSI SUP via a google search and picked it over the other paddle board rental options on the island because it seemed like the most reasonable pricing. I called a day prior to make reservations and the lady on the other end was very friendly. When I showed up this morning John already had the boards on the... More 

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Thank SarahDSkis
Savannah, Georgia
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Reviewed July 14, 2015

People who paddleboard say, "Go do it!". People who haven't dared yet think they cannot. These folks know how to get you up and paddling. I took a beginner's 1-hr private lesson $45 and have joined the paddlers. Go do it!

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Thank Eacoy
Dalton, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed June 28, 2015

I went paddle boarding on Jekyll Island with John as my teacher/guide/encourager. It was such fun!! I'm 63 but he made me feel confident and comfortable about this venture. He's a great teacher and encourager! We saw porpoises and a manatee, lots of pretty birds and investigated a ship wreck! John seems very knowledgeable about the marine life and many... More 

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