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Did a two hour stand up paddle boarding rental 4 February.
Tony was super accommodating and delivered our boards to the Nokomis beach because they wouldn't fit on our rental car. He provided a great lesson and sent us on our way.
We traveled 5...More
I have taken 5 trips with Tony as a member of a group, kayaking monthly on various intercoastal tours in and around the Venice area. The group consists of appox. 20 adults in both single and tandem kayaks. Tony, from above Board Paddle, supplies the...More
I live local and decided to do something different with my friends. We wanted to rent paddleboards, but a couple of friends had never tried it and were nervous, so we called Above Board and booked a group tour. Tony took us out and he...More
I took a lesson from Tony in June and loved it so much I gave my husband & son a lesson with Tony as a Christmas gift. Tony was able to schedule the lesson for them during a very busy (for him) holiday week. They...More
Met Tony (owner) at the shop which is conveniently located off Tamiami Trail. We carpooled to the paddle board launch location. We were first timers and Tony patiently gave us some instructions and we were on our way in a matter of minutes. The area...More
So worth it to paddle board the distance to Midnight Pass. Tony is an amazing instructor and tour guide. We saw dolphins and lots of manatees. I highly recommend as a "must do" while visiting the area.
My husband and I were convinced to try our first Above Board Paddle Company by our daughter. I was concerned I wouldn't be able to paddle board because of my back problems, but I was very wrong! Tony was very patient teaching us and stayed...More
Tony is a patient, kind and personable instructor. My friend and I are 50 somethings in reasonable physical shape. Tony had us up and paddle boarding in under an hour. That gave us time to explore the inner coastal waterway and enjoy the beautiful wildlife....More
This was our first experience of Paddle Boarding. Tony our instructor was excellent. He explained and showed us the basics and got us up on the board in no time at all. He stayed with us the whole 2 hours encouraging us and showing how...More