With prior approval dogs are welcome, must be strong swimmers and wear a life jacket (you provide this). Toenails must be trimmed to prevent damage to boards.
Do I need to worry about my safety?
Paddle boarding is a very safe activity…we stay in rivers and creeks where there is no surf. Foot wear is required to prevent injuries from stepping on oyster shells.
Can I fish from a paddle board?
Yes, we have boards equipped for fishing, talk to us about a custom fishing trip.
Will I get wet?
While it’s possible you won’t accidentally fall into the water, you’ll probably want to stop and swim or refresh yourself along the way. That’s part of the fun!
What happens if I fall?
It happens, swim to the board and crawl back on…no biggie!
Do I have to wear a life jacket?
State law requires that you have a life jacket. Whether you wear it or not depends on your skill & comfort level. There’s no shame in wearing a life jacket, but if you’re comfortable without wearing it, you can stow it on the board with bungees and then it’s easily accessible if you require it.
What if I get thirsty?
We provide bottled water along the way if you need it (you just can’t litter).
How can I get a picture of myself?
Your guide will be happy to take a picture of you to share with friends & family or post on social media. We also offer video services, ask for details.
What happens if I drop my phone?
Your phone really shouldn’t be on you. You do this at your own risk. However, we have dry storage available to prevent any damage or loss to your phone.
Are the boards hard to stand on?
No, the boards range in length from 10’6” to 12’ and are wide and stable. In addition, most of our boards have “displacement” hulls so they track better (go straighter) and are easier to handle than a “surf” type board.
Should I buy a paddle board?
Schedule a tour with us first. You may find it more economical and easy to charter with us and to let us do the hard work so you can enjoy the fun & relaxing beauty of paddle boarding without the cost or hassle of transportation and storage.
What if I get tired?
We’re not racing…the tide moves between 1-3 mph and while you will need to paddle, it’s typically not strenuous. We will usually take 1-2 breaks. If we’re facing the wind you may have to paddle more actively, but the tide will be at your back.
What about power boats?
Our normal scheduled tours are in the morning or late evening, which are not peak boating times. We also will usually stay close to shore where we can avoid most boat traffic.
Do I get to pick my board?
We will do an assessment of your abilities based on your experience, size and weight and fit you with the best board.