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Rent a boat with or without skipper in Tampa Florida

Tampa is known to be one of the best boating places in the world. This is mainly because of Tampa’s geological factors such as the many tributaries, the size of its Bay as well as its vibrant boating community. Indeed, Tampa hosts a young and active population and tourists love to enjoy Tampa’s city and boating life with tons of activities to take part in. Tampa is also bordered by other incredible cities like St Petersburg and Clearwater which are just as amazing. Some of the best things to do while hiring a boat in Tampa include visiting Beer Can island in the middle of Tampa’s bay, or Egmont key and the numerous other islands you can explore!

Best time to hire a boat in Tampa?

The weather is warm all year round in Tampa, Florida. The warmest temperatures are in summer during the months of July and August. This is also the busiest period of the year with tourists crowding the area. The high season is also the rainiest time of the year with much more precipitation.

We suggest you visit Tampa off the high-season in fall between September and December. It’s the best time to visit the city because of the good weather, although it's colder than summer it’s also less rainy.

What are the prices to charter a yacht in Tampa?

Yacht charter prices depend on the type and size of the boat, you may also find cheaper prices if you try to hire a boat for a longer period of time. For instance, a boat rented for a week instead of 3 days might have a discount making the average day cheaper.

In Tampa and its surrounding cities such as Clearwater and St Petersburg you can find relatively cheap prices. For a motorboat, you can expect to rent for around 319$ per day. For a sailboat it is usually more expensive.

Make sure you book your reservation well before heading to the city If you plan on visiting Tampa during a busy time of the year, like the high season or spring break. We recommend this because of the price increase with higher demand.

Do you need a licence to rent a boat in Tampa?

In the United States, laws apply depending on the state you’re in. In Florida, you don’t need a boating licence but you will have to complete a boater safety education course and receive the adequate card that shows that you know the basics.

If you don’t have the required documents, SamBoat gives you the possibility of chartering a yacht with a skipper. A skipper will drive the yacht and show you Tampa’s hotspots.

What to do in Tampa?

Whether you want to visit Tampa because you want some sunshine, you want to relax on the beach while sipping cocktails or you rather have a boating adventure, Tampa has everything anybody needs for dreamy holidays. 

Charter a yacht in Tampa or in its surrounding cities and go island hopping, explore the coastline and appreciate the wonderful ocean life that resides in the area!

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