Experience hosted by Jon

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a two-hour introductory paddle on the Edge of America, Folly Beach designed to help you learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding on the Folly River. Our Dolphin Safaris start off with the basics on how to paddle from your guide and get you paddling confidently in no time. Our guides are Lifeguard Certified trained, so you can be well assured that our guides are able to handle anything!
Join us as we explore alongside the numerous beautiful native birds and bottlenose dolphins while we share fascinating facts about our unique wildlife and the amazing Barrier Island Ecosystem. This is the perfect way to experience the beautiful Lowcountry, and we'll go with the flow following the tides and wind direction, usually calmest in the morning, for a great beginners’ paddle. We stop midway so you can rest and take a dip into that nice cool water. The best part of SUPing is how easy it is to get in the water, so enjoy hopping into the saltwater before we head back together making friends with dolphins and each other!
This is a two-hour introductory paddle on the Edge of America, Folly Beach designed to help you learn the basics of stand-up paddle boarding on the Folly River. Our Dolphin Safaris start off with the basics on how to paddle from your guide and get you paddling confidently in no time. Our guides are Lifeguard Certified trained, so you can be well assured that our guides are able to handle anything!
Join us as we explore alongside the numerous…

What's included

  • Equipment
    You will be provided with a paddle and PFD, personal flotation device.

Meet your Host, Jon

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Born on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the Stand Up Paddle Boarding originated, Jon moved to Charleston as a young boy, he grew up playing on Folly Beach, Big Jon has been on the water his entire life. He has taught paddle boarding, kayaking, and surfing in New Zealand, guided fishing trips and sailed a trimaran around Fiji, and worked with students of all ages and many nationalities around the world. Now back on Folly Beach, Jon founded Charleston SUP Safaris in 2010 to share his knowledge and passion for the local waterways. Come find out what it's all about from a seasoned veteran and one of Folly's finest!
Born on the beautiful island of Oahu, Hawaii, where the Stand Up Paddle Boarding originated, Jon moved to Charleston as a young boy, he grew up playing on Folly Beach, Big Jon has been on the water his entire life. He has taught paddle boarding, kayaking, and surfing in New Zealand, guided fishing trips and sailed a trimaran around Fiji, and worked with students of all ages and many nationalities around the world. Now back on Folly Beach, Jon founded Charleston SUP Safaris in 2010 to share his k…
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From $55/ person

Where you'll be

The tour takes you all along the Folly River and its surrounding creeks and marshes to give you a chance to see some of the beautiful views and wildlife.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Jessica
October 2021
We had a great paddle board tour out into the open water, saw dolphin and rested at the dock past the ship wreck. Hailey was fantastic SUP guid and Folly River is beautiful!! We’d definitely do this again!
Katie
August 2021
We had a great time on the morning paddle board tour. We were able to see some wildlife (including dolphins) and enjoy a morning on the water. Jon is very knowledgeable about the marine life in the area, and it was interesting to learn all about it
Alexis
August 2021
Both tour guides were super knowledgeable and personable! Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves water and a good time. Also, great pricing!
Seliena
August 2021
Amazing experience for our 1st time!! JD and Daze were terrific! Especially with my 11 year old being very nervous, he was leading us by toward the end. Thank you so much for a great time:)
Alexandra
July 2021
The guides were fantastic, helpful, and cheerful. I had a great experience. Felt safe to make mistakes, fall off, and hop right back on! I was always last in the paddleboarding, but the other guide ensured that I was still a part of the group. I would definitely do it again! Even by myself! :)
Jennifer
July 2021
I am really proud of myself for getting out there and being able to stand up on the board. The two instructors made it much less intimidating than I thought. Everyone in my group was able to get up on their boards within a few minutes of getting into the water and no one had done it before. We came across a dolphin and baby dolphin who got pretty close to us. I’d recommend this experience and I’d try it again in the future.

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
    Guests ages 10 and up can attend, up to 7 guests total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.
    The activity level for this experience is moderate.

    What to bring

    Flip Flops or Water Shoes
    Water Bottle

    Cancellation policy

    Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.