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Address: 83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number: +1 843-817-7877
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the Best Stand-Up Paddle company in...

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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Loved it!

Great instructors and tour guides, we didn't see any dolphins but it was a BEAUTIFUL day and my boyfriend and I really enjoyed the experience. We'd definitely do it again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Susanna H
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great instructors and tour guides, we didn't see any dolphins but it was a BEAUTIFUL day and my boyfriend and I really enjoyed the experience. We'd definitely do it again!

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Thank Susanna H
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a SUP tour one day and surfing lessons another. Both were excellent! Very informative and friendly instructors. I highly recommend this place for your outdoor beach activities in the Folly Beach area.

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Thank Elaine H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been curious about paddle boarding for a while, and our trip to Folly Beach seemed like the perfect chance to try it out. Everyone we spoke to recommended Charleston SUP and we couldn't have been in better hands! Eric and Ashley Anne were the perfect guides, accommodating to us beginners while making the trek fun and educational. I especially... More 

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Thank Tyler T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had originally planned to do the afternoon tour but our guide had an unexpected family emergency and the organization contacted us at 9am to help us reschedule which we really appreciated because that gave us plenty of heads up to reorganize our day. We ended up doing the Sunset tour. We saw dolphins and a sea turtle...it was amazing!... More 

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Thank Lauryn B
Somerset, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't really into SUP, but this trip made me think otherwise. Our guide was great, and we were able to explore a lot of the Folly river. Beginners will have no problem on this tour.

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Thank Robert Z
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

A group of 7 of us girls had a private session for SUP yoga. From the second we walked in, the staff was laid back and welcoming. The instructors were extremely informative and helpful - but more so, they were fun! I'd definitely recommend Charleston SUP Safaris to anyone going to Charleston and looking for an outdoor activity!

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Thank aprilkleban
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We were able to book same day beginner's lesson and excursion on the river. We had teens with us who struggled a bit with the current on the river at high tide, but our guide was great! She navigated us into more protected marshes & we all had a great 2 hours.

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Thank Mary S
Garches, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Guides were friendly, but the trip was only so-so. First of all it was pretty windy (this did not affect my review of the trip because it is out of their control), so paddling was EXTREMELY difficult and exhausting. The group was HUGE - at least 16 people, so we felt it wasn't very personal & you constantly felt like... More 

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Thank Courtney K
Jon O, Owner at Charleston SUP Safaris, responded to this review

Aloha Courtney, We appreciate your thoughts and would like to respond. Paddleboarding is very subjective to the weather and can be a workout if it's windy! Early morning is generally the best time to go SUPing to avoid the wind, but this isn't always possible. If you have weather concerns, please call earlier in the day and we are always... More 

Hanahan, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016

Guides were clear, helpful and fun. They did a good job helping my 10 year old feel comfortable with the paddle board experience.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We are both active and were looking for something to do on our vacation to Charleston. Neither of us have been stand up paddle boarding before, but now we're looking at buying a couple of boards! Eric and Dan were great guides, not pushing anyone past their comfort zone but encouraging us and making sure we were safe and having... More 

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