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“great fun!”
Review of oTHErside

Ranked #23 of 161 Tours in Islamorada
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Otherside Boardsports offers everything boardsports enthusiasts could possibly need to have a great time in the Florida Keys. The headquarters in Islamorada is a full retail shop outfitted for wakeboarding, kiteboarding, Stand Up Paddleboarding and skateboarding. Otherside also offers top notch services including kiteboarding lessons, stand up paddleboard tours, rentals, lessons and a wakeboarding cable park in Marathon.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Took a SUP tour around the bay with Otherside Board Sports with another 50+ year old couple...thought we would not be able to do it, but after a mini lesson and about 15 minutes of paddling, we had it down!
Nice day to be on the water doing something besides fishing, swimming or boating. And a nice initiation into a new sport.
My only complaint is the guide did not know much FL Keys history, wildlife, environment, etc....thought this was strange, but guess we were just there for paddling.

Thank buckeyetravel1981
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Reviewed 21 March 2014

Our family recently had the opportunity to Holiday on Islamorada. We had planned to visit the cable park operated by oTHErside, and luckily happened upon their Marathon location while foraging for breakfast. We swung in unannounced and were able to book an hour of wakeboarding for our kids (12 and 14 years old), for that morning. My husband and kids had a great visit in their "shop" while we waited. The cable operator offered the kids some coaching, and, by the end of their hour, they had both successful done dock launches(?) and Ollies(?).
My husband has recently taken up kiteboarding and he had hoped to book a day to go our with the great guys at the shop. He was able to book a spot on their boat the very next day. They took him out for an exhilarating day out on the water. He was thrilled with his experience.
Their shop on Islamorada is stocked with cool gear. We were lucky enough to be offered service by the owner's adorable son! I truly felt these people love their jobs, and it was a pleasure to do business with them.

Thank Samantha W
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

My 8 year old daughter was dead-set on paddleboarding during our first family trip to Florida. She had seen some folks on the lakes near our home, but had never given it a try. We managed to set-up a 1 hour lesson and tour with Steve on our last day in Florida.

The experience was perfect. By the end of the hour, she was blowing by her old man with ease. We had a great time and were able to see some great sea life while paddling on some fairly calm waters. I practically ran over a nurse shark, and we also saw a couple of stingrays and a ton of jelly fish. It was a perfect day out for a couple of beginners, but I expect experienced boarders would have a great time as well.

Thank T J
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

My son had a great experience learning kiteboarding through Otherside board sports. He had one -on one instruction from Noel who was very professional and an excellent, responsible teacher. We, as parents, were welcome to come along, which was really fun. You can't miss by choosing Otherside aboard sports to learn kite boarding!

Thank Jody M
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

Keys Cable Park! Awesome place!!!! Great place to cool off. For a kite boarder it can make a boring windless day into a great day! Matt Sexton, owner and awesome boarder has brought this cable set up in from Germany. He has set up a 2 great courses, one freestyle, one for sliders. They have picnic tables and a lot of cool art on the property. plenty of parking.

Thank Mike P
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