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Charleston Stand-Up Paddleboard Eco Tour provided by Charleston SUP Safaris

Charleston Stand-Up Paddleboard Eco Tour

Charleston Stand-Up Paddleboard Eco Tour
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About
This 2-hour introductory paddle on the Edge of America will get you into the basics of SUP, all in the calm flatwater of the Folly River. All safaris begin with "ground school" or SUP instructions with your Lifeguard Certified Instructors. We'll explore alongside the numerous beautiful native birds and bottlenose dolphins. We'll go with the flow, following the tides and wind direction for a great beginning paddle. At low tide we visit a private beach and go for a swim! Group photo is taken at the end of the tour, which will be posted on our social media pages. Level: Beginners to Advanced.  Ages 8 and Up
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Once you book your tour, see the confirmation e-mail and sign out the liability waiver prior to arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of your tour at 83 Center Street, Folly Beach. The guides will have all of the gear set up and ready to go. Paddleboards, paddles, life jackets are provided, please bring flip flops or water shoes (required), water, sunscreen, and bathing suits. At the shop, we have all the essentials available to purchase, such as sunscreen, crookies, hats and shirts. From there, the guide will walk you down to the water and there will be a 15 minute ground school. Then, once in the water, you will be learning about the local estuary and ecosystem, looking for wildlife such as dolphins and different species of birds. These tours are great for an out of town visitors looking for something fun out on the water, or locals that want to splash around under the sun. Please call or e-mail for any further questions.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Once you book your tour, see the confirmation e-mail and sign out the liability waiver prior to arrival. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start time of your tour at 83 Center Street, Folly Beach. The guides will have all of the gear set up and ready to go. Paddleboards, paddles, life jackets are provided, please bring flip flops or water shoes (required), water, sunscreen, and bathing suits. At the shop, we have all the essentials available to purchase, such as sunscreen, crookies, hats and shirts. From there, the guide will walk you down to the water and there will be a 15 minute ground school. Then, once in the water, you will be learning about the local estuary and ecosystem, looking for wildlife such as dolphins and different species of birds. These tours are great for an out of town visitors looking for something fun out on the water, or locals that want to splash around under the sun. Please call or e-mail for any further questions.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 74529P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Includes everything you will need to get on the water safely
  • professional guide
  • stand up paddleboard
  • paddle
  • life jacket
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Sunblock
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • 83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439, USA Our red barn style office is located just past the second bridge and the public boat ramp on the right hand side.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear flip flops or water shoes (Required)
  • Wear sunscreen and a bathing suit or clothes you don't mind getting wet
  • Bring water.. it's hot here :)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Includes everything you will need to get on the water safely
  • professional guide
  • stand up paddleboard
  • paddle
  • life jacket
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Water
  • Sunblock
Departure details
  • 83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439, USA Our red barn style office is located just past the second bridge and the public boat ramp on the right hand side.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear flip flops or water shoes (Required)
  • Wear sunscreen and a bathing suit or clothes you don't mind getting wet
  • Bring water.. it's hot here :)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Sep 2020
A note from Charleston Stand-Up Paddleboard Eco Tour
Our front office is entirely roped off and our bathroom is one in and one out, to ensure social distancing protocol is upheld.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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CourtneyBK
7 contributions
Learning to stand up paddleboard on the Folly River
Sep 2021 • Family
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!
Written 1 October 2021
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BigJon843
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!
Written 5 October 2021
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going2italy68
Santa Fe, NM33 contributions
Wonderful way to enjoy the Folly river
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.
Written 28 September 2021
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BigJon843
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.
Written 5 October 2021
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Jenna K
Big Spring, TX6 contributions
Loved Paddling with Dolphins!
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!
Written 19 September 2021
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BigJon843
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!
Written 5 October 2021
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Michelle H
10 contributions
LOVE Charleston SUP!!
Sep 2021 • Friends
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!!
Written 9 September 2021
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BigJon843
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!
Written 5 October 2021
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Marissa Nicole
11 contributions
Great activity for Parents to do with their teens!
Aug 2021 • Family
From the moment we arrived at SUP we were greeted and felt welcomed! As first timers we were not sure if we would even be able to paddle board. With the help from our awesome guide Big Jon and his sidekick Doug we had a blast. We all managed to be able to stand up at one point or another and even got to see some sharks! It was a great experience for me to take my two children on. Thank you all for the memories!
Written 20 August 2021
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BigJon843
Aloha Marissa, We had a blast with your family and yes spotting some bonnet head sharks was a unique opportunity because we always see dolphins. We look forward to sharing more memories the next time you visit Folly!
Written 5 October 2021
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Richard M
3 contributions
Excellent tour even for newbies!
Aug 2021
My husband and I tried paddleboarding for the very first time in Charleston. I was nervous, but J.D. gave a good lesson before we started. It was easier to get up than I thought it would be. J.D. was very knowledgeable about the area and entertained us with stories and facts while we paddled down the river. About halfway through, we stopped and had our waters that J.D. carried for us. We had a ton of dolphin sightings, and they came up really close to us. So neat! Excellent tour even for newbies.
Written 16 August 2021
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BigJon843
Aloha Richard, We're stoked y'all had an awesome time on your first SUP safari. JD is a great guide and local who grew ride down the street, so he's always ready to share his home with paddlers. Come back and see us now that y'all are experts!
Written 5 October 2021
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Matt W
3 contributions
Great SUP experience in Folly
Aug 2021
Had a great stand-up paddle board experience and learned a lot about the wildlife of Charleston and the estruaries. Never SUP'd before, but easily picked it up with the guidance of the great guides Todd and JD. I'd recommend it highly. We did the sunset tour and had a blast. Warm water and very nice. It can be a little workout going upstream so be ready!
Written 11 August 2021
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BigJon843
Aloha, Thanks for the great review on your sunset tour with JD and Todd, they love teaching everyone how to SUP. We're lucky to have an amazing backdrop for sunset on the Folly River. We look forward to seeing y'all next visit.
Written 12 August 2021
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Michelle S
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
Excellent tour
Jul 2021 • Family
Great experience. The guide was very friendly and they gave excellent instruction at the beginning. We also got to go a little longer just to see dolphins! Thank you
Written 18 July 2021
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BigJon843
Aloha, Thanks for the great review and we always love seeing dolphins! We start every tour with ground school or SUP 101 for your stoke level to be at a 10!
Written 18 July 2021
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Stephanie C
1 contribution
Great Experience
Jul 2021 • Family
We had a fantastic time Devin and David. They made even those who were unsure about paddle boarding feel completely comfortable. We will definitely go back next year. AND we saw dolphins!!!!
Written 17 July 2021
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BigJon843
Aloha, Thanks for the great review, Devin and David are awesome guides who love to help everything have the best time on SUPs. We look forward to seeing y'all next year!
Written 18 July 2021
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Maddie A
2 contributions
Sunset paddle board
Todd and John were so nice!! Also have fun fact of foley beach. It was a beautiful way to be on the water. It was a perfect vacation excursion.
Written 16 July 2021
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BigJon843
Aloha Maddie, Thanks for the great review and we had a blast with y'all on the water. Come back on your honeymoon reunion!
Written 18 July 2021
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By: Charleston SUP Safaris
dericka69
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This place is awesome
We have an outstanding experience yesterday with Haily as our guide. She is super patient knowledgeable and fun and
Jay B
Jay B
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Awesome experience!
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
trevorcT4341RD
trevorcT4341RD
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Paddleboard Tour
Last minute sign-up. 5 young adults all wanted to give paddleboarding a try. GREAT experience. They absolutely lo
megancE163RX
megancE163RX
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Great Experience!
JD was awesome and super informative! Made it very easy for us first time paddle boarders to get the hang of things
karenjJ7773UT
karenjJ7773UT
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Highly recommend
We had a great time. It’s a nice little workout and we saw lots of dolphins. The guides were very enjoyable and
stevewslovesfood
stevewslovesfood
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Awesome experience
This was an awesome experience. Eric gave wonderful instructions and then guided us on a tour up river where we saw
Nathan R
Nathan R
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Growing our love of paddleboarding
This was our second time taking the 2 hour sunset tour and it didn't disappoint. Guides were super friendly and he
991spencerk
991spencerk
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Dolphin experience of a life time
Great experience paddling down the river! There was at least 15 dolphins around us, and two of them came within 6 f
169billyk
169billyk
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Great time
Eric was super knowledgeable and encouraging. Paddleboarding was a terrific experience. Highly recommend.
Coastal612495
Coastal612495
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Scary SUP race
John and his team ran a great Scary SUP race! The race was fun, the party after was great and they raised money for
MitchonTrips
MitchonTrips
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Chill Waves
Tour guide was very chill and made paddle boarding a very easy experience. Highly recommend. The tour guide also br
nobidea
nobidea
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Surf SUP lesson
I took a Surf SUP lesson with John and, while I never caught a wave anf fell down a lot, it was really fun. John wa
Jenb81147
Jenb81147
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Fun SUP experience
My husband, myself & 12 year-old daughter had a great time. Not a lot of dolphins while we were out, but we had a b
Stacey B
Stacey B
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Amazeballs
Thank you Joe!! We had a blast, even though we complained most of the time, lol, struggled, and had to be tether be
Passport383569
Passport383569
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Perfect small-group option for first-timers
Had a great time learning to paddleboard with Jacob. Our 8-year old grandson, also Jacob, learned to stand up first
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