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Address: 700 S. Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33702
Phone Number: +1 813-598-1634
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In Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg Florida, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board...

In Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg Florida, Urban Kai Stand Up Paddle Board Shop (located on the Hillsborough River) 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.

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1st class operation

It is obvious that the owners and employees love what they are doing. They were friendly and informative and it was great experience. We saw manatees,birds, fish and stingrays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
nakednavin
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Annapolis, MD
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Annapolis, MD
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

It is obvious that the owners and employees love what they are doing. They were friendly and informative and it was great experience. We saw manatees,birds, fish and stingrays. Great location. The Getaway has a cool vibe, but overpriced drinks.

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Thank nakednavin
Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us, we are glad you had such a good time and hope to see you again soon! More 

Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I surprised my husband with this one Saturday and it was awesome! Our guide, Amy, gave us some very simple instructions and was very patient with us and our first time paddle boarding. We did the guided tour and she took us through a mangrove tunnel, pointed out fish and wildlife and told us all about the area. We enjoyed... More 

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you for paddling with us, hope to see you again soon! There are a lot of manatee out now! More 

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Great instructions for first time stand up paddlers. Great location to get around. Instructors were great! Definitely recommend this company. Wonderful customer service. And you can grab a drink or food at the Getaway afterwards.

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Thank Martha813
Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you for coming out with us! We hope to see you again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Urban Kai is Amazing. I just bought my first board from Ida who was very knowledgable about boards and so easy to work with. Mike the owner is full of great energy and gave my friend and I a lesson that was fun. They board behind a great place the getaway and the water through all of the area is... More 

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you for paddling with us! We hope to see you out again soon! More 

Tampa, Florida
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Drove the 1/2 hour to the local shop, but it was not open even thought it was supposed to be as posted on the internet. I have tried to contact the owner multiple times but have not received a call or any communication back... I just do not get it. Terrible customer service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Awesome paddling locations and very knowledgeable staff! They live the paddling and surfing lifestyle 100%! The staff will make you feel extremely comfortable during your entire experience!

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you John! Hope to see you out paddling again soon! More 

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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We rented SUP for 2 days and they were delivered to the home we were renting in the Tampa area. They were on time to deliver and pick up the paddle boards and very helpful with short instruction. Very easy to get the hang of using them and our adult kids enjoyed them on the inlet we were staying on.... More 

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Thank DeAnn S
Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you! We are glad you had a great time! More 

Tampa, Florida
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

The hills river on a weekday makes for a great place to try SUP for the first time. We had a great guide who made us feel comfortable and secure while learning. Our guide had us up right away once we were out and helped us navigate gnarly headwinds and some boat wake with ease. A much better experience than... More 

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Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you Charlie, we hope to see you out paddling again soon! We also have our shop open now off Gandy on the St. Petersburg side of the bridge. And the Marriott location will open in May. More 

Spencer, Indiana
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73 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We rented four stand-up paddle boards and one kayak for a two hour trek. The people at the facility were wonderful. They gave us great instructions on how to use the boards. We spent two hours on the river and got to experience Tampa from a different perspective. The instructor made it easy to learn and was an enjoyable experience.... More 

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Thank Jason K
Aimee C, Owner at Urban Kai Stand-Up Paddleboarding, responded to this review

Thank you, Jason, we are glad you had a great time! More 

Shepherd, Michigan
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1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My first time paddle boarding. Loved it. Except for inconsiderate boaters not slowing down. The only thing negative I could say is they seemed short staffed.we did arrive 20 minutes early but have us time to do paperwork. Then waited for boards to come in. Had kayaks ready though. I only saw two employees. First employee seemed harriedSeems there was... More 

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