WhatSUP started out as a mobile paddleboarding business in the South Tampa area, originally known as WhatSUP South Tampa. As business started to grow we started to expand our paddling locations, adding eco-tours and downtown tours to our paddle sessions, which eventually led us to our shop- located at Ben T. Davis Beach. We now offer paddleboard, kayak and bike rentals along with concession and beach nick-nacks.
Sharkey's Glass Bottom Tours also known as Sharkey's Water Sports has assumed ownership of WhatSUP Paddle Sports in February of 2020. We strive on providing unique and exciting adventures for our customers from Island excursions to Electric bike rentals to our signature product the LED illuminated Glass Bottom Kayak Night Tour! We operate out of St. Pete Beach and Tampa with plans of expansion to other parts of Florida and the Caribbean.
WhatSUP is the Special Olympics- Hillsborough County Partner. We help train the athletes to compete locally and state-wide.
Paddle 4 Autism is a local, non-profit organization that we work closely with to provide paddleboarding to people with autism. The ocean is very theraputic for everyone and people autism especially, providing a calming experience.
WhatSUP was featured on News Channel 8 showing people the benefites on Indoor Paddleboard Yoga. Check out the video here.
Florida Paddelboarding Guide: The Best Places to Paddle in Florida. It takes a look at 20 of the sunshine state’s top spots for stand up paddle boarding. You’ll discover where to go in the state of Florida for unbelievable paddling, as well as exactly who to contact while you’re there for an amazing time!
"Tessa took such good care of us including great instruction/tips that made my first paddle boarding experience a total success! Thank you!!" -Melanie M.
"Excellent service. Super friendly. Highly recommend this place." - Holly C.