Frequently asked questions
Where are you located?
We are located at 1011 Carl Shealy Road in Irmo.
AquaFun Paddle is located about 20 minutes from downtown Columbia, 10 minutes from The Lake Murray Dam, and about 15 minutes from Chapin.
Is there parking?
Yes. There is plenty of parking at the landing, but there is a $5.00 per car charged by the Marina.
Are you near the water, or do I have bring the board somewhere else?
Yes, we are located right on the water in both locations.
That is, if you consider 10 feet from the edge close enough!
When you arrive, park, and complete your booking, we will put your SUP or kayak in the water, so that you can literally walk on water simply by stepping - or sitting - off the shore.
Do you provide life jackets (PFDs)?
Yes. Your rental includes a paddle, life jacket, and whistle, which meets South Carolina Department of Natural Resources requirements.
How old do I have to be to rent a SUP or kayak?
You must be 18 to sign the waiver forms, and be a parent or guardian to sign the waiver for anyone under 18, however, someone under 18 may take their own board out with someone over 18.
Where can I paddle to?
There are a ton of great little areas you can paddle to from our location at Shealy's Landing. You can even paddle out to Liberty on the Lake or Catfish Johnny's for a bite to eat or a beverage!
I have never been on a paddle board or kayak. Can you help?
We have a certified SUP instructor and kayak instructor, you are covered, for sure...PLUS Our crew all have a ton of time on the water, and will help you get out and walking on water with some great tips and tricks to make sure that you have an awesome time out on the water.
What happens if it rains?
We do not offer refunds or changes if it is only raining. You are doing a water sport for goodness sake...chances are you are going to get wet anyway.
That having been said, if there is thunder or lightening within 10 miles of our location, we do not operate, and will offer a full refund or reschedule at no additional charge.
You can check out our full weather policy HERE.
Is Palmetto Watersports the same thing as AquaFun Paddle?
Yes. AquaFun Paddle is part of Palmetto Water Sports, which offers a ton of fun on the water, including paddle sports on flat water (like the lake), as well as river adventures at both locations.
PWS also operates Waves Swim School, which is a private swim instruction company, in addition to
Phoenix Adventures, which creates custom outdoor experiences.
Do you guys rent jet skis?
Yes, we do rent jet skis along with our full complement of paddle sports.
We rent out jet skis for 2 hours, 4 hours, and full days.
Jet ski rentals include a PFD and sound making device.
Do you offer lessons?
Yes, we offer kayak and paddle board lessons, both on flat water (the lake), as well as river navigation and classes for all levels of paddlers.
Our classes are generally individual and small group so that our instuctors can focus on the student, allowing for the development of skills and confidence.