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Safari Jet Ski Tour

My wife reserved the jet skis and had a blast. The guides were excellent and the watercraft were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charlotte, North Carolina
Safari Jet Ski Tour

We had a great time. We are locals but we saw birds and beautiful creeks that we never explore. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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...more
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69 41st Ave, Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2642
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife reserved the jet skis and had a blast. The guides were excellent and the watercraft were way cool. I had never been on a jet ski/wave runner, but it was exhilarating beyond words. Star Wars would have called them "water speeders". The shared...More

Thank abnerlope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time. We are locals but we saw birds and beautiful creeks that we never explore. It was first thing in the morning (9am) and it was paradise. Get on out there.

Thank Paradise542350
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can NOT say enough good things about our parasailing with this company! This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, and at 62 I figured I’d better get on it ! 😀 Anyway I DID research the safety record, felt Tidal Wave to...More

Thank Lrh137
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our three kids parasailing & out on jet ski’s. The owners & workers are so friendly & knowledgeable. It’s our second time here & we all love it & have the best time! Plan to do this yearly.

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jet ski safari was awesome my kids had a great time. Staff was awesome can’t wait to do it again. It was our 2 Nd time

Thank Getaway11135
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a 3 hour charter with Mark and Austin today with my family. We could not have been more pleased. They were super professional, personable, and knowledgeable. We did tubing, kneeboarding, skiing, and wake-boarding. They were super patient and encouraging. We will 100% be returning...More

Thank Eric O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review is long overdue. My mother and I visited earlier this August and we had Jordan as our safety guide. Jordan was a fellow New Yorker and an awesome guide. He was funny, friendly, and most importantly, he kept us safe out on the...More

Thank brianhart2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Initially we were a little annoyed because they changed our reservation time twice. The last time the girl told us the captain didn't want to do an early tour the day we had all ready reserved. After speaking with the crew they said they couldn't...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff from check in to finish. We took the jet ski safari. Our guide Jordon was friendly and fun and made sure we all knew what we were doing so we’d have a great time. They say it’s a high speed adventure and the...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love Tidalwave watersports! Our military groups say this one one of their favorite weekend things to do here in Charleston! They love the high speed tour and free ride time!

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Esteban L
June 26, 2018|
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Response from tshreck | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!! It’s worth it just to have something to hang on to!
June 18, 2018|
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Response from JenR32 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they charge $60pp
LaTanya M
April 11, 2017|
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We offer many activities. Please check out the website to see all we have to offer. Tidalwavewatersports