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Tampa Water Taxi Company

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Address: Harbour Island, Tampa, FL 33602
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+1 888-665-8687
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Tampa Water Taxi Company Has Dolphin, History, Harbor and Famous People...

The Tampa Water Taxi Company Has Dolphin, History, Harbor and Famous People home tours on the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay for 11 years.

Want to see a wild Dolphin with in 5 feet JOIN US. Want to learn the History of Tampa that goes back 4000 years we can show and tell you. Our Professional Tour guides will educate and entertain you and your guests. We are not a generic boat ride that has a boat driver reading a script. That is why our tours are not one size fits all. Join us for a lifelong memory of Tampa.

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Wonderful Afternoon!

We started our experience with Captain Larry and his First Mate Jeremiah on a Tampa History Tour. Both Larry and Jeremiah were very friendly and personable. We learned about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We started our experience with Captain Larry and his First Mate Jeremiah on a Tampa History Tour. Both Larry and Jeremiah were very friendly and personable. We learned about the history of Tampa, and every question we had was answered. Larry's knowledge of Tampa history and landmarks was quite impressive. We had so much fun, we stayed on the boat... More 

Thank B714210
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

It was my first time on the water taxi, because we were in town for the riverfest. It was relaxing to chill on the taxi and watch everything that was going on around us. That day, because of the event, they only had 3 stops. However, they said they normally have 15 stops.

Thank Ellie W
St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

On APRIL 30TH My Friend and I went on the water tour to see the dolphins and boy did we see them. WE went on the 2pm tour. CAPTAIN LARRY AND SEBASTIAN were great they made us feel like family. They told us things we would have never known even though I have lived here for 12 years and my... More 

Thank lrushton51
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

A small, open boat tour of the rich and famous homes viewed from the water of Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough River. Lots of fun facts, fabulous homes (Derek Jeter), and interesting architecture and history of Tampa Florida. For $25 you get over an hour's ride, free cold drinks, free sunglasses and a shared spray can of SPF 100! Capt... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

If your visiting the ares for the first time I Would try it. Nice 1 hour tour,the captain was nice,knowledge and entertaining costs 20.00 and they offer you bottled water.

Thank floridalovers_7
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Capt. Larry is an Old Salt that is truly refreshing in this over-commercialized environment. He's so down to earth and truly knows the Tampa area inside & out. Our trip was an unexpected adventure that exceeded our group's expectations. We had the treat of a huge ship entering the bay which the Dolphins simply cannot resist "racing" into the bay.... More 

Thank Liz T
Thomasville, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

My family and I were down to visit Clearwater Marie Aquarium and took the taxi across to the main attraction. The captain and staff were wonderful and polite to us . We thought we were taking the free shuttle provided by the Aquarium. We are so glad we had the opportunity to take the scenic route.

Thank Carolyn T
Springfield, Virginia
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253 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Our Family of four took Capt. Larry's Famous People's House Tour on a Monday. The Capt. was personable, humorous, and knowledgeable. The four of us had a great trip. We saw dolphins at several different places on the route, we learned about Tampa's fictitious pirate history, some of the buildings on the water, and saw the waterfront homes of the... More 

Thank DaveHom1796
Kansas City, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Captain Larry was very nice and knowledgeable. We had a great tour of the bays and got to see a lot of great real-estate and hear about celebrities with property on the bay. We did see some fins but no up-close sightings of dolphins. However, we were the only ones on the boat so it was a nice, leisurely boat... More 

Thank jmarker81
Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A one man operation that takes you on various types of cruises in Tampa harbor and on the Hillsborough river. He tell you about the history, who lives in various houses, and about some of the interesting sites. He will pick you up at the Tampa history center or most pier sites. Not expensive at all

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