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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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Beginner friendly! Learn the proper technique to have a GREAT TIME.

I took my 8 yr old nephew about 2 years back at the Rick on the River location. Today my husband and I went at the Getaway St. Pete location. Their instructions are clear and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
erinlcsw
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Tampa, Florida

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Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my 8 yr old nephew about 2 years back at the Rick on the River location. Today my husband and I went at the Getaway St. Pete location. Their instructions are clear and very beginner friendly. Just enough information was given to get you safely out onto the water QUICKLY, and without being overwhelmed! Seamless check in process... More 

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Thank erinlcsw
USA
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152 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was great from the beginning. Although it's close to impossible to get them on the phone when you call, they do respond to email. So, either call and leave a message or email them and expect a call back. It was my first time paddle boarding and I rented from the Tampa location. The Tampa location did have... More 

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Thank TrentFL
illinois
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86 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We took my mother (50+) and son (age 5) out for their first time paddleboarding this weekend, renting our boards from Urban Kai. The staff was super helpful and created a laid-back, no stress atmosphere. The area nearby is beautiful, and the calm water is great for new paddlers. It was a fun afternoon for everyone.

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Thank azsuma
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Enthusiastic knowledgable staff,beautiful views, and reasonable prices. In our self guided tour we saw Bat Rays, Dolphins, Blue Herons, and Egrets. It was amazing. Afterwards, we had frozen drinks at the really cool Getaway tiki bar. We would definitely go back again.

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Thank Elizabeth C
Clinton Township, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was our first time paddleboarding and we had the best time thanks to the crew at URBAN KAI. It was easy to learn and we will definatly be back for more fun. We also loved the restaurant next door. The atmosphere was perfect!! Both were highlights of our trip!!! Thanks

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Annapolis, MD
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15 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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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank KeriByrum
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 6 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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10 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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Thank lauraN9536RA
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 22 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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