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Great paddle boarding lesson with Ida

My 10 year old grandson has always wanted to try paddle boarding so, after much research, we booked... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pauline_LonUK
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London, United Kingdom
Such a great morning in Tampa!

You can walk the Riverwalk, you can bike the Riverwalk and, I now know, you can also stand up... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jdfesta
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New York, New York, United States
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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...more
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13090 Gandy Blvd N, St. Petersburg, FL 33702-1552
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 10 year old grandson has always wanted to try paddle boarding so, after much research, we booked with Ida at Urban Kai. She took us out to a quiet (and beautiful) location and within minutes, had Thomas standing and paddling confidently on the water....More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for paddling with us, we are so glad you all enjoyed your time at Urban Kai!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You can walk the Riverwalk, you can bike the Riverwalk and, I now know, you can also stand up paddle board the Riverwalk. Such a fun morning! I realized that despite having done SUP in many other places, I’ve never actually had an instructor take...More

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for paddling with us, we are glad you had an awesome time and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed 22 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 21 April 2018

Thank you for paddling with us!

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Reviewed 18 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

Thank you for coming out with us!

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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

1  Thank erinlcsw
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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

1  Thank TrentFL
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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 6 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

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

Thank you for paddling with us!

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Reviewed 29 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.

Thank Elizabeth C
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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

Thank you for paddling with us!

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