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.
Meghan and Martin were fabulous Hosts of our boat. They told us all we needed to know about the boat and navigating waters around Sarasota . They communicated exceptionally and made it easy to meet them and at pickup. Will use them again next visit. Beats the competition by a long shot !!
Brian was excellent to work with. Excellent communication to get our boat and knowledge of best operation procedures. The boat was awesome and handled the waters around AMI with ease. Would definitely recommend and we will for sure rent from him again!
Where do I start? From the moment we booked our trip to the time we got the boat from Adrian, we are truly speechless. Adrian goes above and beyond for his customers and made us feel like family. I will never forget this experience. He is truly an amazing human being.
Adrian is super cool!! Awesome tour guide, I felt really safe with him. Being that I can’t even float lol I didn’t have any problem “letting go” and having a good time. We didn’t get to go in the water or go to the “sand bars” cause it was super cold and cloudy for the most part. It was time well spent
We had such a good time! Eric was a great captain. He was super cool and fit right in with our group! The boat was clean and comfortable. We cruised to CaladesI Island and Eric found the perfect spot for us to hang out. We can’t wait to utilize his services again!
Great boat and owner! The boat was spacious and we were well informed of everything on the boat. Adrian was great, punctual and super nice guy. It was a great experience and I highly recommend doing this!
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