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“What a disappointment”

Tierra Verde Boat Rentals
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Owner description: Boat and JetSki rentals in Tierra Verde Florida! Deck boats, Fishing boats, and Jetskis available for rent! Be your own captain and explore the beautiful waters of Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Pack a cooler, grab your friends and family and prepare for an adventure! Whether you're looking to go fishing, have an adrenaline-filled time wakeboarding and tubing, or just lounge around and island hop we have just the right boat for you. You can choose from one of our Center Consoles set up with live bait-wells and the latest electronics for fishing or from one of our spacious and comfortable Deckboats with the capability to fulfill all of your watersports needs! All of our boats come standard with new fuel-efficient Yamaha outboard engines, a Bimini top to keep you protected from the strong Florida sun, Navigational aids and Chart Plotters, a VHF radio, and full Coast Guard Approved Safety Equipment! Tierra Verde Boat Rentals has been family owned and operated since 1994. We offer the newest and best maintained fleet, the largest boating area with the top barrier islands right in our backyard, as well as a knowledgeable and friendly staff that is happy educate you and make your rental process a breeze! Come explore with Tierra Verde Boat Rentals today!
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

After years of renting boats with Tierra Verde Boat Rental my family and I were extremely disappointed:
The boat was old and terribly maintained...it could barely be used for waterskiing. For about an hour the boat did not work and when we called using the VHF radio we did not get a response. We later found out it is out of service! VHF is not a luxury, it is a requirement. It was probably the worst boat we have ever rented anywhere. The water toys are in so-so shape as well.
The price for gas was a rip-off. The gas meter in the boat didn't even work, so they charged me whatever they wanted.
And most of all, the lady who attended us was rude, sarcastic and unhelpful.
My overall experience was very bad and I will never rent again form them. I recommend to go elsewhere.

6  Thank Arisyrquin
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

This place over charges for gas and is a RIPOFF! We go to the same place every time and it's normally $30, but this time it was $66!!!! This isn't the first time this has happened, but I confronted Bill and he got very defensive, and had no explanation. After reading many other reviews, it looks like this is a common occurrence, and you should think twice before you join this club.

5  Thank ToddMcJ
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Reviewed 9 July 2013

We made a reservation for a 19ft center console, we did not get that, we got a 19ft bimini boat. Weather was so bad that a red flag warning was issued for small boats. When asked the lady about not going out because of red flag, she didnt care about user safety.. She said " its your rental do what you want, but your paying for it. They care more about money then your SAFETY! The boat was very slow and hard to steer. We told her we wanted to go to egmont key and fort desoto and when we arrived we were told we could not go because weather was too bad south of their point. But they would still let us go out in 4ft waves the other direction which we did not want to go. You can only use these boats to stay in intercoastal canals, not made for ocean. When we got back we also had to pay $50 for gas. I think the gas machine is rigged also..none of our gauges worked either. Should probably stop lying to people about that, the boat should not be sea worthy if gauges dont work. Ever hear of gilligans island?! BAD Weather!!! Would not recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good time. Just go get a charter boat, less hassle

4  Thank Michelle T
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Hired a 17 foot boat from these guys after filling in loads of forms and them taking $159 for half a day. The staff were polite and helpful but assume you know as much as they do about boats and the waters around St Pete. The boat we were given was very worn but solid and the only dial of the 6 that worked was the RPM. Was told that they didn't work because of salt erosion, seems a bit suspect to me that dials aren't made to withstand the water they are built to sail in. After we got back to dock we were told to moor by the gas pump where the boat was filled up and we paid another $50. We were moving for a total of 1 out of the 4 hours on the sea. I am no boating expert so may be wrong but did really feel ripped off.

5  Thank Herojoe90
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

Good equipment and a great staff. They fully got us off safely and well prepared to enjoy the local waters. The rental was reasonable compared to other rentals we have had in the past. I highly recommend using this company!

3  Thank TWalto
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