Water activity

Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard Dolphin Safari

Activity provider: Charleston SUP Safaris
Water activity

Charleston: Folly Beach Stand Up Paddleboard Dolphin Safari

Activity provider: Charleston SUP Safaris

From US$ 55 per person

Join an introductory paddle tour designed to help you learn the basics of SUPing on the calm flatwater of the Folly River. Paddle alongside bottlenose dolphins and numerous native shorebirds.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Engage on a stand up paddle board adventure as you glide along the Folly River
  • Utilize cutting edge paddle equipment
  • Experience the incredible wild life including dolphins
  • Benefit from the assistance of an experienced instructor
Full description
Learn the basics of stand up paddleboard surfing on this 2-hour introductory lesson as you explore the peaceful Folly River. Glide alongside beautiful flora and fauna while keeping an eye out for bottlenose dolphins. Following the tides and wind direction, your expert instructor will help you go with the flow for a great beginning paddle. Your instructor will point out all the amazing sights in this truly unique landscape. You can commemorate your experience with a group photo at the end of the tour. Choose your perfect experience with the morning, afternoon, and sunset tour options. Paddleboard, paddle, and a personal floatation device will be provided. Just bring your water shoes or flip flops, swim trunks, and a positive attitude and enjoy two amazing hours on the water.
  • Equipment including paddle, board, and leash
  • Personal floatation device
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

83 Center St, Folly Beach, SC 29439, USA

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Water shoes
  • Flip-flops
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

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Paddle boarding with dolphins was one of the most fun experiences I've had on the East Coast. Not only did we get to see a great deal of wildlife (including dolphins), but it was great exercise, too! Our guide, Eric, was phenomenal. He was very knowledgeable, encouraging, and a great instructor for first-time paddle boarders. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for something new to do in Folly Beach!

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March 28, 2023

Husband and Wife SUP first adventure to celebrate our tourist in our town town anniversary weekend. We both were a little nervous but after JD went iver all the fun facts and rules we were on our way in them Folly River. JD was very knowledgeable and informative about your domohins here in Charleston and told us some interesting facts. We enjoyed out new adventures and will make sure we send ithera your way. Until next time~ paddle up. Jerri and Bo McNeill

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March 28, 2023

JD was an amazing tour guide. We did get to see a pod of dolphins which was very cool since they had their 3 babies with them as well. We also learned some interesting facts about the areas. I would highly recommend for those wanting to try something new. Just know that you need good balance on the board :P otherwise you cannonball into the water. Woohoo!!

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March 28, 2023

Product ID: 243577