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Charleston SUP Safaris

Folly Beach, SC, USA
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About Charleston SUP Safaris
Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in Charleston for three years. 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 Bounce 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. Visit our website to book your SUP Safari.
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CourtneyBK wrote a review Oct 1
7 contributions1 helpful vote
This was the first time on a paddleboard for both me and my 10 year old daughter. Daes was an excellent teacher for paddleboard technique and even ended up towing my daughter a bit. We saw ibises and snowy egrets and learned about plough mud. Gliding back towards the boat ramp was the most peaceful half an hour I've had on our family beach vacation- I highly recommend this company and Daes as the tour leader/paddleboard instructor!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from BigJon843, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Courtney, Thanks for the great review and Deas really appreciates all the positive feedback! We start every safari out with basic instruction and have the tide at our back for an easy paddle home! Y'all come see us again!
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going2italy68 wrote a review Sep 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico33 contributions2 helpful votes
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Truly a great experience. Todd was an excellent teacher and not only taught us about the ecosystem of the area but also gave great tips and tricks for how to manage your body while on the paddleboard and gave a lot of confidence when I was feeling wobbly. As he said I soon felt awesome and was able to relax and feel pretty Zen out there on the water. Really nice experience and a great way to enjoy the Folly River.
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Response from BigJon843, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha, Thanks for the great review on your dolphin safari with Todd. Todd is an excellent teacher, he's also a professor at the College of Charleston and a local. We're so grateful to have an amazing staff to share their expertise with you.
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Jay B wrote a review Sep 2021
North Charleston, South Carolina30 contributions13 helpful votes
So first off I'll start by saying I am not a tourist but both my wife and I are locals residing in North Charleston for over 20 years. While we've spent numerous times at Isle of Palms, Sullivan's Island, and of course Folly beach we've actually never tried paddle boarding. Kayaking sure but paddle boarding was something we never got around to but boy have we been missing out! First off the staff at Charleston SUP Safaris were friendly, responsive, and just awesome all around. Hailey was our guide on our morning dolphin safari and she went through all of the do's and don't's of paddle boarding and was very friendly. Sadly we did not see any dolphins but she did go out of her way to guide us all around Folly river as much as she could to hopefully see one. If you're a local or a tourist I would definitely give them a try for sure!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from BigJon843, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Jay, We love to have excellent feedback from our local clients! It's our pleasure to share the Folly River with y'all while doing on a SUP. Please come back and see us again, we can set y'all up on a SUP rental now that y'all know how!
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Jenna K wrote a review Sep 2021
Big Spring, Texas6 contributions
This was a time! My girlfriends and I scheduled a morning dolphin safari with Charleston SUP Safaris just to have some active experiences on our girls trip. So glad we did! We loved it! (Granted, we did get lucky with beautiful weather, too.) The staff are very friendly, and our guide, Doug, was so fun! We paddled 2 miles up and down Folly River. The scenery was beautiful and we got to see two dolphins! I would do this again!
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Response from BigJon843, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Jenn, Thanks for the great review and Doug really appreciates the positive feedback on the water. We're lucky to have the Folly River in our backyard and the dolphins always make us smile!
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Michelle H wrote a review Sep 2021
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We enjoyed learning about the low country ecosystem, the "local" dolphins and their feeding habits, and numerous birds. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and a great teacher. I strongly recommend this outdoor learning adventure for your entire family! Remember it is all about the FUN FACTOR!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Response from BigJon843, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Michelle, Your great review summed up our dolphin safari down the Fun Factor, falling in! We're glad y'all got to see all the wildlife on the river as they live there year round! See you next time!
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