Tampa is a great city in Florida to rent a boat. Boat rentals in Tampa from local owners and captains are affordable and are the perfect way to cruise by beaches and explore more of Tampa. Visiting Tampa for a celebration like a bachelorette party? Book a party boat in Tampa and take the fun on the water. Pontoon rentals are great to cruise Tampa Bay or book a motorboat for watersports. Yacht rentals in Tampa are another option - a local captain can take you on a private tour around the coastal city. Take a boat from downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg or Clearwater Beach. Explore the iconic Tampa Riverwalk on your boat rental.
If a fishing adventure is on the cards, why not go for a deep-sea expedition on a chartered boat? Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Tampa Bay offers boating and fishing charter opportunities throughout the year. Your fishing captain and crew can take you to the best spots for reeling in snook, redfish, trout, and many more. Charters include all bait, tackle, fishing licenses, and gear. Rent a fishing boat or book a fishing charter for a fun time in Tampa.
There are also luxurious yacht charters available for a laidback experience of the city. Drink in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying a fine dining experience on a day cruise. Your experienced captain can take you to the best cruising spots around Tampa in a yacht of your choice. Choose from motor yachts, pontoons, and monohull sailboats to enjoy your day (or week!) out on the water.
If you’re looking for something more active, check out your paddle sport rental options or a fun jet ski adventure. Hop on a stand-up paddleboard and navigate the bay channels or let a canoe take you through a 16,000-acre wilderness park. Observing local wildlife around the bay is also a popular activity among paddlers.
There's no shortage of boating fun to be had in the Gulf of Mexico surrounding Tampa Bay, but the real gems are the hidden bays and rivers. There are many boating opportunities available to explore the back channels. Take your pick from hiring a boat and cruising out to Egmont Key or anchoring up near the Beer Can Island or Shell Key. Tampa is close to Anna Maria Island and Sarasota, which caters to the many needs of the cruisers.
When you are here, don’t forget to check out the nearby hot spots like St. Petersburg, Ruskin, and Gulf City on Tampa Bay, and Gulfport, Tierra Verde, Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, West Bradenton, Terra Ceia, Palmetto, Sarasota, and Bradenton, which are also on the Gulf.
Tampa offers some great deals on boat rentals. Boats cost between $70/hour to $400 for a whole day for a modest deck boat. Large pontoon rentals cost around $160/hour and luxury yachts for up to $1,500/hour.
Jet ski rentals in Tampa cost $60/hour on average for a one or two-seater jet ski.
The easiest way to rent a boat in Tampa is with GetMyBoat! You can download the app on the Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store, search Tampa boat rentals, and book right on your phone. You can also use our website to find boat owners and captains to rent a boat with in Tampa, Florida.
Rory and Captain Tito made for a perfect evening. I was planning a proposal for my GF (now fiancée!) and they both went above and beyond to make it a most special day. Captain Tito helped us prepare everything and chose a magical spot! Can’t recommend them enough!
Adrian's boat is pretty much brand new and in great shape. We had a pod of dolphins chase our wake down the channel for about 5 minutes which was very exciting for the family. great communication and very helpful. Highly recommend this listing!
Boat was awesome. My family and I had a blast. The owners were very kind and gave us a whole walk through of where to go and how to use everything properly. Communication was great! Would recommend and rent again!
When our original boat selection wasn’t available, Meghan and Martin were wonderful at providing us with alternative option for our party. They were very accommodating for pick up and drop off. Would definitely recommend!
It was an amazing experience, the boat is very well maintained, clean and has all the equipments required by law. Brian is a very nice person, had the boat on water on the scheduled time and came really fast when we told him that we were coming with the boat. Thanks for all.
Adrian provided an exceptional rental boat experience!! He was very responsive and pleasant to work with! We will most definitely rent from Adrian when visiting the Clearwater Beach area.