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“Try this for a good workout!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of SUP Sarasota

SUP Sarasota
Ranked #30 of 113 Outdoor Activities in Sarasota
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Kansas City
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118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Try this for a good workout!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our family met with Jess at Bird Key Park and got quick lessons on how to do stand-up paddleboarding. I was nervous because I'm not a strong swimmer but the rest of our party are all very strong swimmers/lifeguards. Jess has us strap little emergency inflatable vests that look like fannypacks and we paddled across the bay in sort-of choppy water, so it was not easy-breezy but all the people in our party are physically fit so it was not an issue. The better you are at balancing, the easier it is. It's just like canoeing but standing up...not as easy as it looks but you catch on fast and then it's easy. Jess was very friendly and talked to us about the wildlife in the area. If your not used to paddling your arms may get really tired from paddling, but you will still have fun. It is am amazing feeling to stand in the middle of the bay and look at the land from the water!
There was a little bobble with our reservations--we arrived on time to our meeting location but Jess was not there, so we assumed we were in the wrong place and drove around calling the manager for better info, and it was hard to get ahold of anyone on the phone when we felt lost. However, we circled back to our original location and there he was but he had a good excuse for being late--some crazy driver apparently ran him off the road and tipped his surf boards off his trailer which he had to reload....this was just an incident that happened and not the fault of this company or us, so we were just glad no one was hurt. Because we got a 20-min late start, we got to get the 20 min on the other side of our reservation because Jess and the management made sure we got our full booking. That is good business and it was fun!
This is one of the best things we did during our stay in Florida and once was NOT enough! We are all determined to do this again, and hopefully with a guide as patient and knowledgeable as Jess. Thanks for a super day!

Visited August 2014
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Amazing water and a great work out! Wonderful time! Would highly recommend this group, interacted with dolphins and manatee! Must do while in Sarasota!

Visited July 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“First Time but not the Last Time !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

From the start Rob was very informative and helpful in guiding me to the right option for our group. Our guide was Julio and he was fun, patient and very helpful... we were cruising along in a matter of minutes ! I can't wait to rent a board from them again soon and head out on my own ! What a great way to spend a Sunday morning..... thumbs up !

Visited July 2014
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Seminole, Florida
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“Excellent Paddleboard Outing for First Timers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2014

Rob took seven first time paddleboarders out and showed us how its done. He talked us through some tricky wind and chop but everybody in our group got up, got pretty adept at handling our boards and had a blast. Rob spent time with all of us with excellent coaching on technique. I can't say enough about how much fun it was. We would do this activity again in a heartbeat.

Visited June 2014
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Rob was extremely accommodating and made sure I had a board that fit the conditions and my plans. He was very flexible with drop off and pick up right at our condo on Siesta Key. I have tried other companies in Sarasota and this was the best overall experience.

Visited March 2014
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