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Great time paddling!

We had a great time as first time paddlers and Brian was a fantastic guide! It was a fairly windy... read more

Reviewed April 6, 2018
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Great learning experience on the bay

Went with my daughter for first lesson doing SUP. Chris was an excellent instructor and we picked... read more

Reviewed August 15, 2017
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Water Monkey provides professional services for everything related to stand up paddle boarding. Join us for a stand up paddle board lesson, rental or tour. At Water Monkey, we advocate a lifestyle dedicated to doing what you love, and loving what...more
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2800 Pinellas Bayway South, St. Pete Beach, FL 33715
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Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time as first time paddlers and Brian was a fantastic guide! It was a fairly windy afternoon, Brian called to switch up locations in hopes of giving us a better experience. He gave us excellent instructions and worked with each of...More

1  Thank S R
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Went with my daughter for first lesson doing SUP. Chris was an excellent instructor and we picked up the basics fairly quickly. My daughter a little faster, and also in a lot better shape. Nice location in shallow bay was nice to learn in. Would...More

1  Thank ddarnell3
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We loved renting the paddleboard and had a great time cruising the waters of Ft. Desoto! Having the board dropped off and picked up at the beach was very convenient. Friendly staff, quality equipment, and ease of rental make this a highly recommended company. Thanks!

2  Thank JLSwett
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a great day on the water with Paddleboard Chris! It was our first time SUP and Chris did an excellent job with instructions. Would recommend!

2  Thank Amy L
Reviewed May 28, 2017

I have been wanting to try paddle boarding, so my daughter and I booked the tour as my Mother's Day gift for the following weekend. I was concerned initially since neither of us have paddle boarded before. It wasn't a problem at all. Jason was...More

1  Thank Melissa C
Reviewed May 16, 2017

My 2nd visit with the company in less than 6 months. Our Dock Master was Jason he was laid back and calm very nice he had all our stuff unloaded and waiting at the waters edge, also gave us a few bungle cords to hold...More

1  Thank Heather-africa
Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Three of us novices went out with Jason. He was patient and gave us great instruction. We were on the water after a few instructions and no one feel in the water. It was a great day. I highly recommend Water Monkey.

Thank CopperGolden
Reviewed October 8, 2016

We were able to book within a few hours on the same day. The booking was easy and prompt. Cody arrived, gave us a few instructions and we were on our way! I highly recommend them!

Thank Mmkern
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Our teenage daughters were signed up for the SUP lessons. Cody was an excellent instructor. We will be back for more lessons and would like to go on the Eco-tour.

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Thank Melanie G
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We did the 4 hours tour around Fort Desoto. We would highly recommend for anyone new to paddle boarding!

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Julie J
October 1, 2015|
Response from Sarah B | Property representative |
Hi Julie - Our location is approximately 15 minutes (8.5 miles) from the Grand Plaza Hotel. Our launch location is right before Fort De Soto Park. Please let us know if you have any further questions. We are happy to help... More
Amanda F
May 9, 2015|
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Response from Sarah B | Property representative |
Hi Amanda - We usually tell our customers that it depends on the individual child, however, most 8 year olds who are comfortable in the water have a great time. If your child has tried kayaking before, they will be at an... More