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Address: 83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439
Phone Number:
+1 843-817-7877
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Our guide was super friendly and educational! A dolphin was 2 feet away from my paddle board and it was an amazing experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Colebrook, New Hampshire
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Colebrook, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was super friendly and educational! A dolphin was 2 feet away from my paddle board and it was an amazing experience!

Thank mhamel22
San Diego, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The SUP safari was absolutely amazing. Eric, our guide, was incredible knowledgeable about the animals in the area and was funny as well. I would do this again (and again and again). If you are ever in the Charleston/Folly Beach area, this is a MUST!

Thank Whodges13
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've never done SUP but this was really fun got to see dolphins our tour guide was great, very friendly and very knowledgeable.

Thank Caleb D
Arlington, Virginia
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

My tween daughter and a friend went on two paddle board tours. They had never gone paddle boarding before. They loved it! They especially liked seeing the dolphins and jumping in the water. The tour guide was excellent.

Thank Maureen T
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Our Instructor Joel was great with kids very knowledgeable. He towed my daughter for more then half the trip. And took us to a cove with lots of dolphins. This is great thing to do with your kids. That's why I am giving it 5 stars!!

Thank verbalTea
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

A SUP race adventure, well organized, full of camaraderie and fun! Impressive how they were able to cater fun for all ability levels, beginner to experienced. They had all equipment available to rent. The awards lunch was delicious and humorous! Highly recommend if you are looking for a comfortable, beautiful, fun outting!!!

Thank SIBB1
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I went to Folly Beach for the first time this week. We decided to try paddle boarding and had a blast with Al! He was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed getting to know Folly's environment. We even saw dolphins on our tour! This is a great activity, I can't wait to go back!

Thank natalieurban6
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

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!

Thank Susanna H
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 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.

Thank Elaine H
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2 reviews
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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 

Thank Tyler T

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