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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.
Our experience with Adrian was absolutely flawless! He is very accommodating and had everything on board we would ever need. He tailored the day to our needs and found the best spot to let our kiddos play in the water. The boat is absolutely beautiful and very comfortable. We had a great time! Can’t wait to book with him again in the near future!
Patrick was extremely nice and offered us plenty of spots to stop at. He made sure to cover everything I wanted to do on my Itinerary, and squeezed in dinner as well. This was my second time boating with y’all and I can’t wait to come again :)
Eric was a great captain! He was very attentive to our group especially when some girls weren’t feeling well. He took us to multiple spots and took great photos for our group. It was a trip to remember. 10/10 would recommend.
Great boat with GPS, stereo, navigation, depth finder and easy to drive. Well maintained, just bring your own poles because obviously people don’t take care of shared fishing poles but that is no big deal! Best boat for the price! Did about 40 mph
My fiancé and I had a blast out in the intercoastal waterways around clearwater and StP in this boat. It DOES have Bluetooth capabilities, is very roomy and comfortable and has a strong motor. We took it up to Rooker Island and moored there. We went exploring the beach and had a great time in the gorgeous tropical looking water up there. We really appreciate Rory moving the launching point further south since we were driving from a southern location. His associate Mark brought us the boat and gave us a thorough overview of how to operate it. Mark was available by phone if we ran into any problems. However, the trip went perfectly and We will definitely be back in the future. Thank you!
Eric made for an excellent host during our boating experience! He is equal parts safe and fun; making sure that we enjoyed ourselves as first-time snorkelers. If you’re looking for someone who takes the time to do a little bit of everything (snorkeling, photo opps, sand bars, bar and island hopping, etc.), then Eric is the guy for you!
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