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Top Tampa, FL Boat Rentals and Yacht Rentals

Tampa, FL

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New Avalon funship with double deck an waterslide

8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Odessa, FL

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NEW 2019 Ski Nautique GS24

3 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

St. Petersburg, FL

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24FT Pontoon to islands, SP beaches and more!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 12 passengers

Riverview, FL

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20' Hurricance Deckboat

8 hours No captain
Up to 8 passengers

Tampa, FL

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2019 Stingray SC192 Tampa Bay

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 10 passengers

Tampa, FL

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Sun and Fun!Come relax up with up to 10 guests

4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 10 passengers

Tampa, FL

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2019 Spacious Boat for the whole family to enjoy

4 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 9 passengers

Tampa, FL

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4 - 8 hours Captain optional
Up to 9 passengers

Tampa, FL

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Ebb & Flow Charters - Tampa Bay Fishing Guide

4 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers

Tampa, FL

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2 - 8 hours No captain
Up to 12 passengers

Tampa, FL

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26ft Cobia THE Ultimate Fishing/Leisure Adventure!

4 - 8 hours Captained
Up to 6 passengers

Tampa, FL

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Capt. Tony Frankland - Tampa Bay Fishing Charters

4 - 6 hours Captained
Up to 4 passengers
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Tampa’s Most Popular Water Experiences

On your tampa boat rental, you’ll probably be spending most of your time sunbathing or trying out some water sports from your boat. Here are three other popular places to visit while exploring the emerald waters around Tampa in your boat rental.

Lands End Marina
Lands End Marina is a modern gathering area featuring fine dining and tiki bars at Circles Waterfront. Some of the menu items include fried calamari, coconut shrimp, and crab cakes, and you generally get incredible service.

Fish for Snapper
You’ll quickly discover that Tampa Bay and the surrounding offshore water is full of shipwrecks. This makes it an incredible place for fishing on your Tampa boat rental, especially for Mangrove snapper.

See the Pirate Ship of Jose Gasparilla
Captain Jose Gaspar, or “Gasparilla,” once roamed and plundered the Tampa Bay area. Every January, the legendary pirate appears, and thousands of boaters mark his return to the city. His pirate ship sails into the bay, full of boat patrons celebrating with drinks, party beads, and pirate attire.

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Tampa’s Best Bodies of Water for Boating

Visit Pine Key

Sail your Tampa boat rental to Pine Key, also known as Beer Can Island. This is the perfect place to anchor your boat and have a fun weekend of swimming, camping, hiking, and even some deep-sea fishing. Although it is close to Tampa, very few tourists visit the island.

Visit Egmont Key Wildlife Refuge

Take your Tampa boat rental to the mouth of Tampa Bay, where Egmont Key Wildlife Refuge protects endangered or threatened animals like gulls, hawks, eagles, gopher tortoises, and box turtles. Look out for hummingbirds in the Shore Bird Refuge at the south end of the island, and visit the lighthouse that has stood since 1858.

Sail under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge

The Bob Graham Sunshine Skyway Bridge stretches across Hillsborough County waters between the town of St. Petersburg and Terra Cerra in Manatee County. Get a great view of the bridge from your Tampa boat rental in the Gulf of Mexico on the west side or from the Tampa Bay on the east side.


Got questions?

Frequently asked questions

How much is it to rent a boat in Tampa?

The cost to rent a boat in Tampa for a half-day starts at $130. For a full day on the water prices on average range from $260 and $3,800.

What makes Boatsetter different from other boat rental platforms?

What makes Boatsetter different is peace of mind. Boatsetter is the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer boat rental. We know choosing the right boat rental platform is essential to your experience while on the water. That's why we've gone the extra mile to focus on safety through our exclusive partnership with GEICO Marine and BoatUS. As the first and only boat rental marketplace to offer insurance on every peer-to-peer rental, you are protected during all rentals with insurance coverage and on-water assistance through TowBoatUS.

How to rent a boat on Boatsetter?

At Boatsetter, our mission is to make getting out on the water as easy as possible. With our intuitive booking system, you can rent a boat as soon as today. -First, you must determine your budget and the type of boat you want to rent. -Next, decide where you would like to boat and the kind of boat you would like to spend the day on. -Finally, determine if you will be needing a boat captain and reach out to the boat owner. That's it! You're officially on your way to a fantastic day out on the water.

How many people can fit on the boat rental?

The number of people who can fit on boat rental largely depends on the boat's size and how many life jackets are on board. Currently the coast guard allows a maximum of 10-12 people on a Boatsetter boat rental.

How much does it cost to rent a yacht?

The cost of renting a yacht depends on the boat's size and the amount of time you'll use the yacht. The onboard amenities and luxurious accommodations also dictate the price. You can contact our yacht specialists for a custom quote by visiting:

How old do you have to be to rent a boat in Tampa?

You must be 18 years old to rent a captained boat and 25 years old if you would like to rent a bareboat charter.

Do I need a boating license to rent a boat?

Boating license requirements vary from state to state. As a renter, you are responsible for understanding local state requirements.

Can you rent a yacht in Tampa for the day?

Boatsetter allows you to rent a yacht for the day. Single-day yacht rentals are available for a select number of yachts. To chat with a yacht specialist please visit

Can you rent a yacht for the week?

Boatsetter allows its customers to rent a yacht for the week. Renting a yacht for a week gives you more access to the wide range of yachts available on our platform. You can either book a rental directly through the site or connect with one of our charter specialists to plan your trip here:

Can you rent a yacht for the month?

Booking a month-long yacht rental is a detailed and hands-off process when working with our team of yacht charter specialists. We tailor each yacht charter to our client's specific wants and needs. Our luxury yacht charter specialists can be reached at (954) 715-4114 or by visiting

How to rent a private yacht?

Renting a private yacht is a very detailed experience that caters to your exact needs while onboard one of our luxury yachts. To plan your private yacht rentals experience please visit

How much does it cost to rent a pontoon boat ?

The cost of renting a pontoon boat depends on the size, location, and rental time of the boat. Prices can range anywhere from $200 for a half-day rental or just under a $1,000 for longer rentals.

How much does it cost to charter a yacht?

The cost to charter a yacht varies depending on the boat size and the length of the charter. Prices typically range from less than $1,000 to $5,000 plus if you're wanting to charter the yacht overnight.

How much does it cost to rent a boat for the day?

The cost of renting a boat for the day on average ranges from $200 to $1200. The cost to rent a boat varies depending on the size of the boat and the length of time that you will be using the boat.

How does the boat insurance work?

Boat insurance typically covers loss caused by things such as fire, sinking, storms, and collisions. The extent of the coverage varies depending on the policy.

Do I need my own insurance to rent a boat?

You do not need boat insurance when renting with Boatsetter. Coverage is provided under the Peer-to-Peer Boat Rental Policy, which is underwritten by GEICO Marine Insurance Company. The policy was written from the ground up as a stand-alone recreational boat rental insurance policy covering the period of time that the boat is being rented and is available for all non-commercially insured boats.

Does Boatsetter screen renters?

Yes. We use a system called Cognito to ensure that payment information matches the renter's identity. We also require renters taking out a captained boat to be at least 18 years old and on a bareboat to be at least 25 years old.

Is listing my boat on Boatsetter free?

Yes! Listing a boat is completely free. We only take a commission when your boat is rented. We only make money when you do!

What if I'm not comfortable having a renter drive my boat?

If you are not comfortable having a renter drive your boat, we have an expansive network of licensed and experienced captains. Once your boat is listed, you can filter through our network of captains and favorite captains in your area that you would like to operate your boat.

How much does it cost to rent a boat?

The cost to rent a boat depends on whether you are renting for a half-day or a full day, the boat features and the boat size can impact your boat rental price. Rental prices can range from $200 to $1,000 plus depending on the boat rental itself and the length of time of the rental.

Top boat rental reviews in Tampa, FL

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  • 5/5 stars

    Christian was very accommodating and easy to work with. He was prompt and courteous and the boat worked as expected....


    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    After being literally cooped up for the last year I was able to reunite with some friends and spend a wonderful...


    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    If you’re looking for a responsible yet understanding owner look no further. Mark was amazing. Looking forward to...


    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Boat is in great shape and rides well. Prince was very communicative and on time for pick up and drop off. Will...


    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Good !


    May 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great time. The boat was clean and ran well. Thanks, Christian!


    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Mark is easy to work with and was on time for pickup and drop off. Made for a great rental experience. Will rent from...


    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Very nice guy! Will definitely rent from again.


    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    I booked this charter on a whim for my two sons who are avid fishermen and they indicated that "Will was cool, a real...


    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had a great time on Mark's boat. He was very responsive and gave us tips about where to go. The boat was very nice...


    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    We had an amazing day on Mark’s fun ship! He was very quick to respond to all of our questions when booking and was...


    Apr 2021
  • 5/5 stars

    Excellent service, great boat, this is the second time I rented and is still amazing.

    Thank you Mark always very...


    Apr 2021

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