Explore the Folly River and get a handle on the basics of paddle boarding as you look for dolphins during your afternoon stand-up paddle adventure, perfect for ages ten and up!
Charleston SUP Safaris
The Original SUP Paddle Board Tours, Rentals & Sales in Charleston, SC
10 Year Anniversary on Folly Beach!
(843) 817-SUPS (7877)
83 Center St, Folly Beach SC 29439
SUP Retail Shop
Everyday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Clean restrooms, changing rooms, free spring water. Sunbum sunblock, Croakies, waterproof phone cases, snacks and sports drinks for sale. Purchase boards, paddles, sup gear, apparel, and more in our SUP Retail Shop!
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ABOUT CHARLESTON SUP SAFARIS
Charleston SUP Safaris has been voted the best stand-up paddle company in Charleston, and has been internationally recognized as a leader in the industry. We’re Charleston’s original paddle board company, leading over 4,000 paddlers through Folly Beach’s waterways over the past 10 years.
Learn how to paddle board with the experts on the beautiful Folly River and let us guide you through the salt marsh ecosystem searching for local wildlife. We offer stand-up paddle board dolphin safari tours, rentals, SUP sales, river and surf lessons, SUP yoga, fitness, 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 shop and our professionally certified guides will get you outfitted with Board Works paddle boards and carbon fiber paddles.
Our passion and sole focus is paddle boarding. Before your trip, our lifeguard certified guides conduct proper ground school instruction and in-water paddle training, ensuring safe, fun, and exciting trips. Whether you’re looking for an invigorating flat water paddle through our estuaries or are interested in catching ocean waves, we love the water and want to share “The Stoke” with our customers. Come check us out! Everybody’s learning how with the paddle board experts – Charleston SUP Safaris.
Read Why We're the #1 SUP Company with over 500 5 Star Reviews
The Best Stand-Up Paddle Board Company In Charleston!
Top-of-the-Line Boards & Equipment
Bounce boards and SUP ATX carbon fiber paddles! We can outfit anyone from 8–80!
Featured as a Top 5 Eco-Friendly
Paddle Company in the U.S. by SUP the Mag
Eco-tours, river and surf lessons, rentals, SUP yoga and fitness, paddle board sales, summer camps, races, and international trips.
We are conveniently located within walking distance of Downtown Folly! Rest assured we have free parking, clean bathrooms and a safe place to store your belongings!
Professionally Trained Staff
Our lifeguard and CPR certified guides have over 60 years of combined experience on local waterways. Our team is trained to handle groups of all skill levels.
The only company with an access point that guarantees an easy ride in wind or tide! We’ll shuttle you back for FREE in the SUP mobile!
Check Out Charleston SUP Safaris in the Media:
We sat down to talk about what our dolphin safaris on the Folly River are really like with our friends at TripOutside and their Human Powered Adventure series. It was great to sit down and talk about what makes the experience so awesome and share with a fellow outdoor enthusiast. Give it a listen and then come see it for yourself on the Water!
Check out our owner Big Jon on this For What You Do episode going over paddleboarding on the Folly River!
Isla Surf School
Isla Surf School offers the highest quality surf lesson and surf camps for the Charleston area. Whether you are visiting Charleston for the day or you were born and raised here, we can get you up and riding waves on Folly Beach in no time. We have a package and program that fits all needs and goals. Learn to surf or progress your surfing with Isla!
On top of providing fun and adventure, we also like to give back to Folly and the surrounding communities. Over the years we’ve partnered with organizations such as The Wounded Warrior Project, Warrior Surf Foundation, Youth 2 Ocean, and Surfers Healing to put on races, river sweeps and fun events that have raised both money and awareness. For example, our Shamrock SUP Race and SUPer Scary SUP Race (watch video) have raised over $25,000 for local charities over the past 10 years. Lastly, we believe in environmental sustainability and have been listed as one of the top 5 eco-friendly SUP companies in America.