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Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking

401 E Shore Dr, Barefoot Bay Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-2028
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This was our first time trying stand up paddle boarding. Kyle was amazing. Gave us a great briefing... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2017
Ron G
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Tampa, Florida
Standup Paddling

$30/hr!? w/ no parking (nearby $15/flat rate), no restrooms, poor quality (foam) SUP board and... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2017
Elisa H
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Stand-Up Paddle boarding (SUP) is the fast-growing water sport/recreation in the world. It’s new, exciting, adventurous and peaceful all at the same time! And, it's easy, an adventure for the whole family plus it’s fun! And it gets you outdoors and on the water! The view from a Paddleboard is incredible! Since you're standing at your full height, you'll enjoy wonderful views of the sea life and the horizon! And, you just may encounter dolphins, manatees and/or or a school of fish! It’s almost like walking on water! And, the health benefits are amazing too! It’s great for working all of your core muscles! We offer everything from SUP and Kayaking Lessons & Rentals to SUP Parties & Corporate Events! And we are mobile! We come to you or you can choose to meet us - we have several locations including two in Safety Harbor and we just moved to our new location on Clearwater Beach - Barefoot Bay Resort Motel right on the intercoastal on Clearwater Beach!
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401 E Shore Dr, Barefoot Bay Resort, Clearwater, FL 33767-2028
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

This was our first time trying stand up paddle boarding. Kyle was amazing. Gave us a great briefing and instruction in the basics. Took care of making sure we were set and safe and provided encouraged and support. We had a great time and a...More

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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

$30/hr!? w/ no parking (nearby $15/flat rate), no restrooms, poor quality (foam) SUP board and paddle. Very expensive and little satisfaction for a passionate standup paddler visiting Clearwater. Dominique was a (cheery) sweetheart, however.More

Thank Elisa H
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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for paddling with us. Clearwater Beach is one of the most sought after destinations in the world. Thus, the City of Clearwater has a lot of metered public parking (even in our own parking lot) which costs $ 1.25 an hour or you...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2017

Recently, my daughter, her boyfriend and I rented kayaks from Kim, the owner of Tampa Bay SUP. We have all kayaked before and enjoy plying the beautiful calm waters of Tampa Bay to view the Marine Life. This was our first experience with Tampa Bay...More

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! It was a pleasure doing business with you! The Harbor is always nice to paddle around and it's always good to see families taking advantage of our waterways and even better, what a...More

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Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Jack & Kyle did an amazing job! They made us feel comfortable and confident to try something for only the second time with no hesitation. Thank for making it a fun experience!

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Glad to hear you were happy with the instructors! We strive to make sure everyone has an awesome time! Thank you for taking the time to do a review for us!

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Kyle did a fantastic job!!! Great pointers for beginners. We were on the board in minutes and paddling down the intercoastal. Would recommend to anyone!!

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Thank you for your feedback on Kyle! He is great at making paddlers feel at ease and comfortable - so that you have fun and you know how to SUP!

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

Had an incredible time with my kayak rental from Tampa Bay SUP! Great workout and some in in the sun for a few hours. Bonus points: we proactively received text message updates on when the storms had passed and it was safe to go out....More

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Thanks for taking a few minutes to write a review for us since so many people go by reviews now when they make a decision who to do business with! It's always good to get feedback on our instructors - Kyle is fun and always...More

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Four mature amigas had an awesome time. Our instructor Kyle did a wonderful job getting us prepared. He had a great sense of humor working with us, too. One hour was the perfect amount of timeMore

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2017

Kyle wants to be a comedian one day so being playful with our paddlers gives him some practice! He is funny and makes our paddlers feel safe and comfortable on the water! You get a bonus with him working with you. Gracias for writing a...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Just go here! I'm a 45 year old guy who has never been on a paddle board before. Within 15 minutes Kyle had me up and paddling within minutes. No hassles, called, showed up and off I went!

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Awesome, we are always happy to hear from a first timer about their SUP experience! Thank you for taking the time to write a review!

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed Tampa Bay SUP stand up paddleboarding on a Friday morning at Phillippe Park, Safety Harbor. This was our first time paddleboarding and reserved a 10am spot for lessons and paddling for an hour. Kim was our instructor and she was...More

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us! We strive to make sure everyone has an awesome SUP experience. Safety first and then fun comes!

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Reviewed March 11, 2017

Kyle's SUP instruction, and assistance along with Tampa Bay SUP customer service made this a great first experience with stand up paddle boarding. Great location in Safety Harbor as well as has location in Clearwater. I received this as a gift certificate and so glad...More

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kim w, Owner at Tampa Bay SUP Stand Up Paddleboarding & Kayaking, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

Thank you for your feedback! We strive to makes everyone have a safe and awesome experience!

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Baw55
March 25, 2017|
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Response from kim w | Property representative |
Hi, We have never seen either at Clearwater Beach! Alligators tend to stay to brackish or fresh water! You will probably see dolphins though! We see a lot of them! We are located on the intracoastal, the calm side of the... More
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Response from kim w | Property representative |
Yes we do. Its an awesome eco tour around moonshine island and back into the mangrove trail at Caladesi Island. We need at least 48 hours notice
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Response from kim w | Property representative |
Hi, Kayak singles are 20.00 per hour - if you rent for 2 hours you get the 3rd hour free. Tandems (doubles) are 40.00 per hour - if you rent for 2 hours the 3rd hour is free
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