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.
Captain Jeff provides a great day on the water. He is courteous, timely and straight up we had a great time on his boat and he made the experience flawless. I highly recommend captain Jeff if you want to go island hopping, fishing or boating .
Great experience renting from Meghan. Communication was quick and the rental was seamless in every way. The boat showed some wear and tear (worn cushions, etc) but nothing that took away from our family’s experience on the water. The Garmin GPS was very helpful and the Mercury 150 is brand new and offers a lot of power for this fun boat. Would definitely rent again.
Great boat and a great experience. Adrian was super easy to work with. The boat had a small electrical issue, but he told us about it in advance and have us an extra hour for our trouble. I would happily rent from him again!
What a great rental! Capt. Jeff gave us a thorough briefing on the boat as well as where to go on the water to meet our needs. He was also super communicative and on time. Would definitely rent again!
Rory really set us up for a great day on the water, and on short notice! Thanks so much, Rory! Can’t wait to get back on the water in the near future.
Great experience. The boat was clean and perfect for our family. Rory booked our trip with short notice and was helpful with offering a location that fit better for our plans.
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