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“Crystal River” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding
2305 N Willow Ave, Unit D, Tampa, FL
813-598-1634
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Ranked #20 of 118 Activities in Tampa
Type: Water sports, Adventure
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Useful Information: Activities for older children
Tampa, Florida
1 review
“Crystal River”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My first time out paddle boarding was in Crystal River with the Urban Kai team. They were incredibly patient and very informative! They really know what they're doing. The team loves the sport and by the end of your first lesson, so will you!

Visited April 2012
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Slidell, Louisiana
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“SUP 101 - Memorable and Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Booked a lesson for my family (5 of us paddling and 1 rider). The lesson was very informative and instructional, and we were out on the water in no time. My youngest learner, at age 9, was on his feet and going, faster than I imagined he would. SUP is fantastic exercise and you'll wake up muscle groups you didn't know you had. We were in great hands with Aimee and Mike, and they took great care of all of us. Thanks to them, we are hooked!

Visited July 2012
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Frenchman's Cove, NL
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“Loved it! Excellent experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

Booked a 2 person private lesson at the Weedon Island Preserve for myself and my 8 year old niece. We had a great time, Aimee and Mike were very professional and patient with beginners. Aimee, in particular, had a terrific rapport with my niece. We could not have had a better time. We only wished we had tried the stand up paddle boarding at the beginning of our vacation so we could have taken more than one lesson. Would definately recommend to other vacationers and locals alike. Next time I am in the area, I will be booking lessons again. Beautiful location and great fun! Can't wait to do this again.

Visited July 2012
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Key West, Florida
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“Paddle Pros”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

We stayed for a few days in the Tampa area and wanted to paddleboard the area. Since we were flying in, bringing our boards was not an option. We found Urban Kai online and sent an email. Aimee promptly responded and assured us that it was no problem at all to rent for several days - and even with a discount. Upon arrival we picked the boards up from the new store on the river. Mike had the boards ready and we loaded up within minutes. We spent the next few days paddling the Crystal River and Fort Desoto while staying in Clearwater Beach. Mike was a wealth of information and he and Aimee truly love what they do. Looking forward to seeing them in the Keys sometime.

Visited June 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Great Work Out and Tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

Our family of four booked the Weedon Island Preserve Tour with Mike and Aimee. Mike was very accomodating with our tour date and time. We spent a wonderful afternoon learning how to paddle board and exploring the serene lagoon waters and mangrove tunnels. We saw several jumping mullets and stingrays. Mike was very knowledgeable and passionate about the sport and the area. This was definitley a highlight of our trip!

Visited April 2012
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