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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.
This couldn’t have been an easier trip! We drove the pontoon. After a quick tutorial and some great tips we were on our way. He was ready for us and on time when we got back. He also provided drinks with ice. That made a huge difference in our day. Thanks and we will be back!
Rory was friendly and great to work with. Very knowledgeable of the area and was great with questions and tips. Very easy going and a pleasurable experience. Found out he has more boats and pontoons and will definitely use him for the next outing.
We had such a blast! Captain Steve was a great host! Informative, knowledgeable, helpful with kids and seashell searching! Will absolutely book again. Cassie made communication easy with booking and details. Thanks for such a great adventure!
If you’re looking to have a day on a lovey speedboat, look no further. Both Erica and Geoff were extremely helpful, communicative and lovely to do business with - we had a party of seven and rented their beautiful boat for the day, they let us use some of their boat toys and were accommodating and immediately responsive - would highly recommend for a great day out on the water!
Amazing boat, Adrian was an amazing owner. Accommodated the boat ramp we wanted and boat was listed with everything he list and then some. Provided ice and snacks and walked us through the boat. Boat was very clean and in great condition. Best boat for fishing, sandbarring or just hanging out.
Definitely would recommend Adrian and his boat! We had fun wakeboarding and tubing. Finished our trip with amazing sunset view on the Gulf of Mexico. Great and modern boat. Our company enjoyed this trips so much. Thank you!
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