Charleston Paddleboard Co. review summary

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29 reviews
5on Google, Dec 07, 2018
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5on Google, Dec 06, 2018
They made our weekend in Charleston! All the guides were so friendly, fun and we would have stayed on the water all day if we could! Definitely something to make part of your trip when visiting. more »
5on Google, Dec 05, 2018
This was a great experience! Kyle and his staff were extremely fun and accommodating. They really made the trip enjoyable. We had beautiful views while on the water. We even were able to see and get pretty close to some dolphins. They were very helpful to anyone who felt nervous or uncomfortable at first, easing us into it and taking a moment to teach the group. We had so much fun and would highly recommend Charleston Paddleboard Co to anyone who is in the area! more »
5on Google, Dec 05, 2018
My teenage kids came out to Charleston for a visit. I did not want them to get bored! They had a great time. I was able to arrange everything via text/email so we all just showed up...all necessary equipment provided. more »
5on Google, Dec 05, 2018
Guide was very helpful. The location was beautiful and everyone was extremely nice. 10/10 recommend. more »
5on Google, Dec 03, 2018
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5on Google, Dec 02, 2018
Absolutely loved paddle boarding in Charleston. Kyle was knowledgable, a great laugh and made the experience. We saw plenty of wildlife including a family of dolphins who swam round with us. Excellent experience and one I’ll never forget! Highly reccomend! more »
4on Trip Advisor, Jul 30, 2018
Paddleboarding at Folly River
My husband and I really enjoyed our time paddleboarding at Folly River! It was our first time paddleboarding and Kyle did a great job teaching us and giving us poin
ters on how to make the most of our experience. We paddleboarded for about 2 hours. He even took pictures during our trip! We were a little disappointed though because he did not post the pictures on the website right away like he said he would. Highly recommend Charleston Paddleboard Company for an awesome and adventurous time! more »
Business Response:
I'm sorry for the delay. During our peak season it is tough to upload all pics in a timely fashion. Daily we don't get home until 1030 some nights making editing, and posting pics a tough task. We never provide an exact time of completion but a general time frame they will be posted. At the end of the day the pictures are free and simply a bonus. No one else provides this. I'm glad yall had a good time and hope to see yall again!
5on Google, Jun 23, 2018
Kyle is the best in the business for surfing and paddleboarding. Highly recommend! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Jun 19, 2018
Best Group Paddle Board Experience with my Bridal Party!
Kyle and his team were AWESOME. So fun and professional. I have paddle boarded before but my girlfriends have not, but they made everyone
comfortable and it was one of the top highlights of my bachelorette weekend in Charleston. A must for anyone looking for an activity in the sun! more »
5on Google, May 24, 2018
Kyle was extremely helpful in setting up our trip. We had a great time and our guides were great! more »
5on Trip Advisor, May 07, 2018
Fun Times
My son and I had a blast paddle boarding which was our first time. I would like to thank Kyle and his wife for making me feel comfortable on the water. You all were a joy to talk to an
d very professional. Also thanks for guiding my son and allowing him to navigate with ease. He is ready to do it agin. I would highly recommend this tour if you’re in the Charleston area. Keep up the great work.
Mommy Bear and Rickey
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Business Response:
Thanks momma bear!:) yall were a pleasure to take out and so accomadating to our schedule. Im so glad yall got to experience the "real" Charleston with us. Congrats on your anniversary and I better see Rickey in the NBA!
5on Trip Advisor, Apr 03, 2018
We got a surf lesson and had such a great experience with Kyle that we added on a kayak excursion. Kyle is an experienced surf instructor and my teenage son related very well with him
. He kept us updated by texts on weather conditions and went out of his way to make our experiences enjoyable. I have no hesitation recommending this company! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Dec 04, 2017
Best of Charleston
I came to Charleston this weekend and was hesitant to do anything, as this was my first time being alone in a big city. I went out on a limb and decided to go paddleboarding a
nd was glad I did. Kyle did a fantastic job, not only with making me feel comfortable on a Paddleboard, but also in a city I didn’t know. He kept close communication in the days prior to the trip, and was always available for questions via his phone. IGNORE the low review stating he was unprofessional and hard to reach, as this is evidentially and clearly the opposite of the personality and demeanor that was on display for my entire experience, and many other reviewers on here as well. If you are coming to Charleston, I highly recommend Charleston Paddleboarding Company. more »
Business Response:
Thanks Stephen! It was my pleasure. I’m so glad you had time away from your busy schedule to come paddle with us! Maybe next time you come to Charleston for fun and not so much work:) hope your interviews went well and hope you and your gal come visit us again!
5on Trip Advisor, Oct 19, 2017
I had a blast, despite my age (i.e. in retirement)
Our guide, Kyle, was terrific at teaching us how to paddleboard. The view of the area and the sunset, as well as a the serenity of being on the
water was breathtaking. I highly recommend this for anyone who likes a little adventure. It was safe and fun. more »
5on Trip Advisor, Sep 21, 2017
Absolutely a "MUST DO" for Locals and Tourists Alike!
From the wonder of paddling alongside dolphins in the Folly River, to the historical narrative given by our fabulous guide, we couldn't
have been happier with this AMAZING journey! Thanks Kyle and Conor! more »
Business Response:
Thank you so much for the kind words! Every tour we aim to provide the best experience, even if our dolphin friends decide not to show up:). We are so glad you experience was memorable and look forward to seeing y'all again!
5on Google, Aug 23, 2017
What fun we had this morning at 7 am! We watched the sun rise and saw pelicans and fish jumping all over. We saw good views of downtown, the bridge and ships coming into Charleston. This was my first time paddle boarding and I am 54! I started out kneeling and then was able to stand. A lot less strenuous than canoeing. We heard great stories along the way about historic Charleston. So much fun and we were in very good hands. Also, the owner was a great communicator via text. Be sure to do this! more »
5on Trip Advisor, Aug 22, 2017
Fantastic Morning on the SUP
Last minute enquiry with this company on recommendation. Managed to attend a stand up paddleboard morning session on one of the estuaries outside Folly Beach. Compan
y were efficient and flexible in making arrangements for me to attend. Amazing setting and opportunity to paddle with dolphins and see some of the other local wildlife. Guide was great at facilitating the activity. more »
Business Response:
We are so happy we could accommodate! We are constantly striving for more ways to be as efficient as possible but can be challenging in the busy season with everyone's hectic schedules. Thank you again for choosing us and hope to see y'all again!
5on Trip Advisor, Jul 20, 2017
Mother/Daughter Paddleboard Lessons
My very adventurous 12-year-old daughter has been wanting to try paddleboarding ever since she saw people paddleboarding last Summer. When we discovered we we
re going to be "twosome" for a couple of days (waiting on husband and son's work schedules to join us,) I asked her what she wanted to do..."Paddleboarding!" I'm NOT adventurous, but I'm athletic so I decided to move outside my comfort-zone and go for it!
We found a magnet for Charleston Paddleboard Company in our vacation home, and based on their reviews, we called to schedule a lesson. I figured we'd have to leave a message (and I was correct,) but I immediately received a text message that said they appreciate my business and would be returning my call promptly (which they did!)
Our lesson was scheduled for 4pm the following day, which was perfect! And due to a change in schedule, they were able to move us up to 3pm, which was even better!
We were greeted by Kyle, and even though we were a bit early, he was already there with the Paddleboards and life vests set out and ready to go.
His friendly personality put my daughter and I instantly at ease. We were given a short, basic "what to expect" lesson on land, but as with most things, the only way to learn is to "do," so into the water we went! My daughter and I both were able hop right up on the board! Kyle was extremely patient with us, taught us proper technique, how to get on and off the board, how to hold the paddle, directional movement and how to work with and against the tide.
We can't wait to paddleboard again, and will definitely call Charleston Paddleboard Company again next time we are in town!!! Highly recommend!!!
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Business Response:
Thanks y'all! I am so very glad y'all had a good time with us. Having families such as yours constantly reminds me why we do what we do. Extremely rewarding! It was a pleasure meeting y'all and can't wait to see y'all again!
5on Trip Advisor, Jun 23, 2017
Best Experience I Could Have Hoped For - I Fell in Love with SUP - Excellent Instructor!
I had wanted to try Stand Up Paddleboarding for several years, but since I'm not in the best shape I
was really nervous about getting out there. I called several outfitters in the Charleston area when I discovered that I would be here for work, and settled on Charleston Paddleboard Company after a quick conversation with Kyle, the owner. I was still pretty anxious when I arrived for my private lesson, but I really had nothing to worry about. Kyle immediately put me at ease. He took his time explaining what I should expect, but we got on the water quickly and before I knew it I was rocking and rolling! I fell a few times and verged on getting frustrated, but Kyle remained patient and positive and I walked away happy. So happy, in fact, that I went back a couple of days later for a second private lesson and everything seemed to click. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and have definitely discovered a new passtime!
If you've ever wanted to learn, or you're a SUP aficionado looking for a harbor tour with a pro, I highly recommend you choose Charleston Paddleboard Company. You will NOT be disappointed!
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Business Response:
Thanks Jordan! You did great and are easy to teach and coach. Sounds like your goals and drive are going to take you places.......hopefully with access to water to try out your soon to be new paddle board! I am glad you conquered a new hobby and wish you well in your travels!
5on Trip Advisor, May 31, 2017
Highlight of our trip!
My sister and I had a girls weekend and had booked a paddle board tour with Charleston Paddle board Co. It was awesome! We paddled right into a pod of dolphins and they sw
am right up with in 5-6ft of our boards. We had such a blast that we came back the next day for surfing lessons! Kyle and Connor were awesome and we highly recommend them! more »
Business Response:
Thanks girls! We really enjoyed y'all as well and am glad y'all got to experience both the surfing and paddling. We are happy y'all got to see the wonderful side of Charleston most people miss!
5on Trip Advisor, May 30, 2017
We took an afternoon tour from the Folly Beach Marina.
This was my first experience on a paddle board. We had our guides with us the entire time, offering tips and instruction.
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Business Response:
Thanks Shelly! Really appreciate it! Y'all were so much fun and I'm glad the dolphins decided to show up! Hope y'all come back!
5on Trip Advisor, May 22, 2017
SUPer fun!
I am not in the least bit athletic nor talented when it comes to balancing, and yet this was one of my favorite things we did on our trip! Parker was a great guide! We didn't see
any wildlife and would pick some place other than by Folly Beach if we did it again. There was some confusion in where we were meeting and how to pay the fees. Regardless, for our first time we had a great experience and would recommend Kyle and Parker to anyone visiting Charleston! more »
Business Response:
Thank y'all so much! Parker is still learning the ropes so I apologize for the confusion. Usually Folly and Kiawah are our two most wildlife filled tours but as you probably know they show up when they decide. I'm so glad y'all had a good time and hope to see y'all again!
5on Trip Advisor, May 01, 2017
Awesome tour and guide!
We reached out to Kyle last minute when we were already in town and he was able to set up six of us with a private tour the next day. Our mix of beginners and semi-experi
enced paddle boarders was no issue for him. He was very responsive in coordinating and answering last minute questions, and made sure our start time meant the best conditions for our average experience level. His humor set everyone at ease before heading out and we only had a couple falls in the water (maybe some were intentional). The bonus was seeing a group of dolphins swimming nearby, and one that followed us back in most of the way. Overall, I highly recommend this company if you're looking to spend some time on the water while you're in Charleston. more »
Business Response:
Thanks guys! Y'all were so much fun and I'm glad y'all had fun and the dolphins decided to show up! Y'all did great and hope y'all come back!
5on Trip Advisor, Aug 20, 2016
Great SUP in the estuary at Folly!
Had a very successful and relaxing trip with Charleston Paddle Board Co. Our guide allowed us to pace our paddle for the relaxing tour we wanted, at the same t
ime getting a great workout. We wanted a guide as we have never been in these waters before, and it is always a good idea that someone knows the particulars about the water ( boat traffic patterns, tides, where the oyster beds are etc). Saw lots of dolphins. more »
Business Response:
I'm happy y'all had a good time Maria! Although dolphins are quite common there are plenty of times our finned friends choose to be antisocial so I'm extra excited for you. Consider us your Charleston go to for any activities, restaurants, etc... and e will be sure to point you in the right direction.