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Tampa Water Taxi Company

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Address: Harbour Island, Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number:
+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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Dolphin watch

Nice trip. Larry the captain was extremely nice and so was his mate. not only do we see some dolphins but also a great boat ride

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Omaha, Nebraska
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were booked on a tour today. Never received a cancellation notice or anything. Went to the location to meet up, and waited. Nothing. We even asked some locals to the industries to take us where we were to meet. That was a waste of almost $60. Ended up booking with another company in order to get to at least... More 

Thank sunnyocean2014
CaptLarry, General Manager at Tampa Water Taxi Company, responded to this review

We called, texted, and emailed you with the #s you supplied, because the weather was rainy and windy. We did this at 8 AM. These conditions we do not take guests out for an uncomfortable tour. We made your refund at the same time we cancelled your trip. CC company's and your bank are in control of when refunds show... More 

Hagerstown, Maryland
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice trip. Larry the captain was extremely nice and so was his mate. not only do we see some dolphins but also a great boat ride

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Fort Myers, Florida
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133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this tour of Tampa Bay and was impressed. We saw a W W 11 Victory Ship. one of three left, a ship yard working on several ships. and the longest continuous side walks in the world. [ 4 1/2 miles] Then we saw Ryan Jetters home. It is 3,000 square feet with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, his bedroom... More 

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Danville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a grand time on the tour with Larry, the "captain" and his 2nd mate (Jeremiah?) providing interesting facts and some stories about Tampa as we cruised the waterline in the commercial waterway and other waterfront areas. Jeremiah even made a balloon puppy for our friend's 7-year old daughter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Captain Larry is a Fantastic Tour Guide and his knowledge of Tampa history and skill find dolphins is a trip to be remembered, Highly recommended as a must do if your in the Tampa area 5 Star *****

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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We did this on a bit of a whim, looking for something to do after visiting the zoo. Larry was great at taking us around Harbour Island showing us some of the sites. But the best part was the dolphins. Not only did he locate a few dolphins, he kept moving around and found a bunch more. All the time... More 

Thank DowntownBrown1975
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This was a last minute trip, but it was worth every penny. Very well coordinated (even when it was last minute) and it didn't dissapoint,. Great way to spend your afternoon with great views The captain went above and beyond to make sure we saw dolphins (he wouldn't let my mother go back to Puerto Rico without seeing the dolphins)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My family was in Tampa because we were seeking medical attention for my mom, after her appointment we took her and my family to downtown Tampa and we saw this boat promoting to see dolphins and worked as taxi around the bay so we said why not? We met Captain Larry!! OMG he was so awesome, so professional, funny and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Captain Larry picked us up downtown Tampa, we found parking near by the Sheraton Hotel. We went on a Thursday for my Birthday for the Dolphin Tour. It was just us and we had a great time! Captain Larry is very informative about the whole area as well as the wildlife. He pointed out all the celebrity homes going out... More 

Thank hmoller1
Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We wanted to go on a Dolphin tour, Captain Larry picked us up at the dock behind our Hotel. He took us out and gave us an awesome tour of Tampa Bay and gave us the history behind it. The whole time he was talking he was looking to spot dolphins. We were out for at least an hour, when... More 

Thank john g

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