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Review of Hooked On SUP

Hooked On SUP
Ranked #1 of 32 Tours in Englewood
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and Kayak Rentals, Guided Eco-Tours, Lessons, and Sales. PaddleFit and World Paddle Association Certified instructors and our tour guides are also Florida Master Naturalists. Paddle on beautiful water and see local wildlife like dolphin, manatee, stingrays, sea urchins, seahorses,and lots of fish and exotic birds. Paddle through magical mangrove tunnels at Don Pedro Island State Park with crystal clear water where you will float over starfish, sponges, upside down jellyfish, and live shells leading to a hidden lagoon that feels like your own private paradise. Or take an exciting Wildlife Adventure Tour or Snorkel & Paddle Tour at Stump Pass Beach State Park where our guides will help you discover all the beauty above and below the famously clear water. Another wonderful option is our Boca Grande guided tour where you can paddle part of the historic Great Calusa Blueway paddling trails. All guided tours are the perfect way to experience our hidden coastal waterways and experience nature in a way that most never do. All tours can be done by stand up paddle board, single kayak, or double kayak and a lesson is included before we launch. We even take photos during your entire tour and email them to you free of charge so you will have memories that last a lifetime! If you are up for creating your own adventure all paddle boards, single & double kayaks can be rented by the hour, day, or week at our paddle shack which is open 7 days a week from 9-5 for walk up rentals. Located on the water at Cape Haze Marina we offer beautiful and calm paddling water right from our launch! Lots of manatees, dolphin, sea stars, and much more wildlife are often found right here in our marina basin so no need to paddle far for some excitement! We will give you a laminated map of the area with suggested routes clearly marked out and all rentals come with a land based lesson at the dock before you go and all safety equipment needed is included. We are the only company that will deliver a paddle board, kayak & beach bikes directly to your home or rental condo on Little Gasparilla Island, Don Pedro Island, and Palm Island. We come by boat and will deliver and pick up directly to your dock on the island for no extra cost! (hourly rentals not included) We also offer SUP Yoga classes with our 200 hr RYT and PaddleFit Coach, monthly full moon paddles, and special event parties. We are the most experienced stand up paddle outfitter in Englewood, Boca Grande, Manasota Key, and surrounding Charlotte County and your safety and fun are our #1 priority. We only rent and sell high quality equipment, including Yolo Board stand up paddle boards and 100% American made kayaks and our rental equipment is in tip top shape...no worn out, faded, old equipment EVER! We offer free local delivery for daily and weekly rentals and we will work with you to ensure you have the time of your life enjoying the water!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Falmouth, Massachusetts
1 review
“so helpful”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

The staff here was extremely helpful, thoughtful, kind, and generous to me. I was stuck in Englewood from out of state without a car, but who needs a car to get to the beach when Hooked on SUP can send you off on a Kayak!

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank DanielleMN13
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked On SUP, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Glad we could help you out and we appreciate the nice review. Hope you will visit us again if you are in the area.
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Englewood, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Time!!”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

We have been on a couple of paddle boarding/kayaking trips with Paige. She is a great instructor and makes even "newbies" feel comfortable on the water. The Don Pedro tour is a must do!! It's a wonderful experience to paddle through the mangrove tunnel and see the wildlife so close. We loved it so much we bought our own SUP and kayak from Paige and Brian!! Can't wait to try yoga!!

Visited November 2013
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Thank Dawn R
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked On SUP, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for the awesome review!
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Latham, New York
1 review
“Paddle boarding adventure”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

First time paddle boarding and I was nervous. Took a quick lesson which was very helpful. Once I got the hang of it, it was so much fun. I'm hooked and want to go again.
My recommendation for first time paddle boarders is not to go on a windy day. We had a difficult time getting back.

Visited November 2013
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked On SUP, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for the nice review.
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Ontario, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Kayaking to the Lagoon”
Reviewed 18 November 2013

Three sisters took off on a wonderful afternoon trip to the Lagoon on kayaks. Except for a little wrong turn which took some time to correct, we enjoyed our 2-hour trip immensely. Very cost effective too, $25.00 each. We'll be doing it again. Note to Management: the maps need more landmarks (i.e. bridges, and sharp turns, etc.) to ensure there is no question that people are where they are suppose to be.

Visited November 2013
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Thank LynOntario
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked On SUP, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thanks for your nice review and we took your advice and updated our maps with even more landmarks and bright highlights to mark certain routes.
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North Port, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great Beginner Class”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

I was hesitant to try paddle boarding since I'm not a great swimmer but my partner wanted to give it a shot. We took the "virgin hookers" class for newbie paddlers and now I'm glad I let her talk me into it. I was able to stand up on the 2nd try and had a great time paddling around the bay (even though it was a bit windy). Brian is an awesome instructor and I never felt unsafe. We definitely want to go on their tour to Don Pedro State Park soon. As an added bonus, there's a pool and hot tub at the marina's cabana, along with showers and a nice facility to change into dry clothes...should you fall off like I did :-)

Visited November 2013
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Thank melody0115
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HookedOnSUP, Owner at Hooked On SUP, responded to this review, 2 July 2014
Thank you for your awesome review and we hope to see you again soon!
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