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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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fun informative,great scenery!

I took a double tour,a history tour of the Tampa Bay Area waterways and a scenic boat tour of famous peoples properties! Captain Larry was very knowledgeable about the whole area... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2016
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

I took a double tour,a history tour of the Tampa Bay Area waterways and a scenic boat tour of famous peoples properties! Captain Larry was very knowledgeable about the whole area, only drawback was his hidden smoking, he needs to wait til tour is finished before he lights up! I'll gladly take this tour again!

Thank grifbrad
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43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

My wife and I booked the historical tour on Tampa Water Taxi for Christmas day. Captain Larry did a great job in giving us a good historical boat tour. He has a low key style, which I appreciate. The tour lasted about 2 hours and we were interested throughout the entire tour. His Boat was in very good condition and... More 

1 Thank Onadoga
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015

Captain Larry was an awesome host. He is very knowledgeable of Tampa, its history, its community and of the wildlife in the Tampa area. Wonderful experience and would definitely go again!

2 Thank FlyZXLGal
New York City, New York
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84 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2015

Larry is a very cool guy, super knowledgable and fun to hang out with. I booked his boat for a TV shoot and he was just awesome. The man really knows his Tampa and how to be a great host.

Thank lisabinnyc
Tampa, Florida
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93 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

If you want a great historical tour of Tampa Bay, call Captain Larry at Tampa Water Taxi Company. His search for information on Tampa's history includes talking to members of families who have lived in the area for generations and mining little gems that have never been documented. He has a passion for the city that provides the perfect segue... More 

1 Thank ichiban
Titusville, Florida, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

Captain Larry was great! We are new to the area and he was full of information and runs a wonderful service for the city! He has different tours we took the history tour. The boat was covered ,it was a hot day and there was a breeze while on the boat .

Thank Dorothy W
Tampa, Florida
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203 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

An Absolute must when downtown Tampa. the view form the water and with a nice breeze can't be beat. You go fast enough to see everything from the water.

Thank Charles M
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49 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a nice tour, saw a few dolphins, did not made me wait for others to join , in fact started the tour ahead of time.

Thank Purnesh S
tampa, United States
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Taking a tour like this gives you another perspective of Tampa. We have lived here for 40+ years and loved seeing downtown Tampa from the water.

1 Thank Alfred F
CaptLarry, General Manager at Tampa Water Taxi Company, responded to this review

Thank You so much for your review. I love showing locals a new point of view of Tampa. There is so much to see and know about our history. Thank You Capt. Larry More 

Denver, Colorado
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I contacted Captain Larry at the Tampa Water Taxi Company about a relaxing Night Light Harbor Tour on Father's Day. He suggested that we go out a little earlier for the Sunset Tour which returns after dark. He mentioned that the dolphins had been out in the bay all day, and there was a good chance of spotting them near... More 

4 Thank Remodelman911
CaptLarry, General Manager at Tampa Water Taxi Company, responded to this review

Thank You for your kind words. I am so glad you had a great time. Please come back soon. Thank You Capt. Larry More 

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