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About Urban Kai
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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Louis F wrote a review Jun 2020
Tampa, Florida473 contributions81 helpful votes
Went to the location near armature works. Rented a kayak from them for 2 hours. They were very helpful getting you all set up to go. Prices were very reasonable. Staff were really nice.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Diane L wrote a review Jun 2020
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By far my experience with the entire staff has been outstanding. They are so kind and helpful. We have engaged in the mangrove tours, social paddle events, moon light paddle trips and general guidance as to where to paddle. The board repairs have been done well. I can’t speak more highly about Urban Kia.
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Date of experience: May 2020
Jraethomas11 wrote a review Feb 2020
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Reserved a guided MANGROVE kayak tour for my husband and I and my parents who were visiting from PA and barely got to go through any mangroves at all! The only reason I asked for a guide is so we wouldn’t get lost in the mangroves. Went to an amazing mangrove tour in Sarasota years ago and there were so many diff directions to go within the mangroves you could get lost. I thought this might be similar, so I requested a guide. Amy, our guide, was on a paddle board, didn’t ask us what we wanted to see and just assumed it was manatee and dolphin so she had us paddle real hard (my dad has a bad shoulder) into the middle of NOTHING (see pic) not near any mangroves. We got most of the way out in the middle of nothing and I finally asked her if she was taking us to mangroves this direction and she said the tides weren’t right to do the mangroves and bc she was on a paddle board she was worried abt the fin on her paddle board getting damaged...so I guess that should have been a sign. Mangroves are usually hard to stand up paddle board in and kayaks don’t have a fin, our guide for mangroves def should have planned for that 🙄 I told her that was the whole reason we booked so she took us back and we went through one little dinky tunnel. Didn’t get any interesting info or fun facts the entire time...something you expect you are paying for from a tour guide. Should have just rented our own and ventured ourselves. NOT WORTH THE EXTRA $$$ FOR A GUIDE. Would rent from them again, but I def DON’T RECOMMEND a guided tour, if you can even call it that. WHAT A JOKE! If you don’t have mangroves, don’t advertise a MANGROVE TOUR! At least when someone calls to book, don’t let them book one if you can’t take them in the few mangroves you have! Very disappointed! I’m embarrassed I took my parents there.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Peter M wrote a review May 2019
Canterbury, United Kingdom100 contributions58 helpful votes
What a great way to spend half a day or so. We booked a couple of paddleboards and kayaks then set off and paddled around the peaceful mangrove waterways. A choice of bars for drinks and snacks. An oasis of peace with the chance to spot dolphins, rays, fish and birds.
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Date of experience: May 2019
Sunny B wrote a review Mar 2019
Tampa, Florida61 contributions17 helpful votes
What a great way to get exercise and have a Terrific Day on the Hillsborough River! Everything is provided and ready for you when you arrive. Just sign the waivers and your off to a Magical Adventure on the River! No experience required, easy and fun😍
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Date of experience: March 2019