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Beautiful location & facilities

I am a seasoned paddler from New England so the staff allowed me to rent a professional touring... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Kara S
,
Wakefield, Rhode Island
via mobile
Tampa Bay Paddleboarding

First I really do like this company I would have rated it higher (See other rating I midyears ago... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Iymedina73
,
West Palm Beach, Florida
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In Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg Florida, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board Shop (located in two locations on Tampa Bay) is teaching, touring and offering fitness classes for stand up paddle boarding (SUP), and it’s the latest recreational, low impact, and fun activity to get into top shape! It looks like the miracle of “walking on water” but you are actually floating on water while standing up and paddling. We offer fitness classes, private lessons, adventure tours, and rentals in the Tampa Bay and florida areas. We also provide kayaks for rent.
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“paddle boarding” (21 reviews)
“pete location” (2 reviews)
“mangroves” (6 reviews)
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13090 Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33702-1552
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

I am a seasoned paddler from New England so the staff allowed me to rent a professional touring board to explore the area. It was a gorgeous, hot, sunny day so I paddled around the mangroves for about an hour and then had a nice...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for paddling with us!

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Reviewed 17 November 2016

First I really do like this company I would have rated it higher (See other rating I midyears ago). However, the last time I went we rented paddle boards which was behind their shop. It wasn't the St. Pete location:( which I haven't been to...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2016

We are very sorry you had a bad experience with water quality at our Tampa location. Was this behind the Marriott Waterside off the Riverwalk? This may have been due to a bad storm, sometimes, right after extreme weather, garbage will flow off the streets...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

For Mothers Day I purchased a groupon for my sister, my mother, and myself. We finally scheduled for today. My mother had never been, but she caught on quick. We had a great time paddling up the river looking at the sights of the university,...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

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Reviewed 3 July 2016

I took my 8 yr old nephew about 2 years back at the Rick on the River location. Today my husband and I went at the Getaway St. Pete location. Their instructions are clear and very beginner friendly. Just enough information was given to get...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for paddling with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 25 June 2016

The staff was great from the beginning. Although it's close to impossible to get them on the phone when you call, they do respond to email. So, either call and leave a message or email them and expect a call back. It was my first...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for paddling with us and hope to see you soon at our Gandy location (the beach start)!

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We took my mother (50+) and son (age 5) out for their first time paddleboarding this weekend, renting our boards from Urban Kai. The staff was super helpful and created a laid-back, no stress atmosphere. The area nearby is beautiful, and the calm water is...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Enthusiastic knowledgable staff,beautiful views, and reasonable prices. In our self guided tour we saw Bat Rays, Dolphins, Blue Herons, and Egrets. It was amazing. Afterwards, we had frozen drinks at the really cool Getaway tiki bar. We would definitely go back again.

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

Thank you for paddling with us, we look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 1 April 2016

This was our first time paddleboarding and we had the best time thanks to the crew at URBAN KAI. It was easy to learn and we will definatly be back for more fun. We also loved the restaurant next door. The atmosphere was perfect!! Both...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2016

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

It is obvious that the owners and employees love what they are doing. They were friendly and informative and it was great experience. We saw manatees,birds, fish and stingrays. Great location. The Getaway has a cool vibe, but overpriced drinks.

1  Thank nakednavin
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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you for visiting us, we are glad you had such a good time and hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 8 September 2015

I surprised my husband with this one Saturday and it was awesome! Our guide, Amy, gave us some very simple instructions and was very patient with us and our first time paddle boarding. We did the guided tour and she took us through a mangrove...More

1  Thank KeriByrum
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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you for paddling with us, hope to see you again soon! There are a lot of manatee out now!

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