Signature service: Paddle board and kayak rental and sales
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Brands Used: SUP ATX
Pro Tip: Paddle boarding is easier than you think so give it a try. We also have a picnic and beach area available.
Besides making clients happy, what do you like most about your job?
Paddle boarding and kayaking is amazing fun and a great workout. I love to see all the smiling faces after a great day on the water.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
This year, we added a sandy beach with cozy chairs and relaxing palm trees. We also offer stand up paddle yoga, ladies night, full moon paddles, and party events.
What aspect of your job, or the services you offer, most often surprises people?
How excited we are to share the fun of being on the water, and how we treat our customers like friends. We will do what we can to help you enjoy your day.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are experienced and certified in stand-up paddle boarding, and we can answer questions and ensure your safety. We also have boards for sale, and we recommend trying a board before you buy.
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