Tampa Bay Fun Boat LLC
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We are a spacious & clean U.S.C.G. certified, 36', 35 passenger deck boat offering one hour fun and scenic cruises. We depart from the marina behind the Tampa Convention Center in beautiful downtown Tampa! Guests enjoy some Tampa history, famous homes and are always on the lookout for wildlife! If the dolphins are out to play, we will get you as close as possible to take pictures! Sometimes they are camera shy though! Sorry, no whale sightings on our cruises! We offer free bottled water and welcome you to bring a small cooler with beverages of your choice! Adult beverages are okay too! Check our website for availability and reserve online. We also do private parties on the water! Call for pricing and availability.
Tampa, Florida

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2022

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Cliff L
1 contribution
Oct 2022
We had a work private sunset tour. The entire experience from start (inquiring about pricing and availability) until the last person stepped off the boat was flawless and easy. The entire staff was friendly and informative. We had amazing weather and just an all around great time!
Written October 24, 2022
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Lindsey Z
Sarasota, FL2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Our evening boat tour of Tampa was absolutely delightful! Our pilot gave us wonderful information about homes and buildings we were observing. The evening weather was beautiful the sun was setting on the city, which just glowed at night and the bridges all were lit with colors. Absolutely wonderful trip.
Written April 28, 2022
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Thank you for the great review Lindsey! We are happy that you enjoyed Tampa at night! It's such a beautiful trip.
Written May 1, 2022
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OrfaBaezDeArmas
Miami, FL8 contributions
Jul 2021
This was our second time on the Fun Boat. We visited the Tampa area last month with our teenage sons and loved the experience so much we came back to Tampa with our friends to enjoy the city and of course a ride on the Fun Boat. Unfortunately, we missed the sunset cruise we had scheduled for Friday night because of the convention taking place that day - parking was impossible and we didn't make it on time. We called to ask if anything could be done and Shannon was more than accommodating! She booked our party of 4 for a 4:00pm cruise the next day right away. On Saturday we called to ask to change the time to 12:00 if at all possible and she, once again, changed it at once. Once on the boat, our captain was welcoming and made reference to how much he regretted our mishaps. On and all, we felt they truly valued our business and our loyalty. We will be sure to come back every time we visit the Tampa area.
Written July 26, 2021
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teacherhawk
Diamondhead59 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
This is a great tour! It was the perfect amount of time to see both a great sunset and the lights of downtown. The captain took us down the coast of Davis Island and then up the river to U of Tampa. All the way, he played great music (and took requests) and would periodically stop the music to tell us history of the area. 5/5! I highly recommend!
Written November 6, 2022
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Jason F
1 contribution
Nov 2020
Our family got to the boat early so we enjoyed talking to the driver. Could hear and understand him easily, gave a guided tour of the history of Tampa Bay itself and the many houses the lined the area, made everything sound interesting even if he has probably said it thousands of times.

Got some great photos of the setting sun, prompts from the captain were on time for getting good shots.

Everyone in the family enjoyed the trip.
Written December 30, 2020
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Adam J
2 contributions
May 2021 • Family
My mom, my niece, and I took a sunset cruise. The entire trip far exceeded our expectations. The captain and his deckhand gave wonderful insight into the Tampa area and we saw a picture perfect sunset. We will definitely be doing this again when we're back in Tampa.
Written May 30, 2021
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don M
Philadelphia, PA8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We happened across TB Funboat while walking on the riverwalk. We booked via a quick phone call and picked up some adult refreshments at the nearby Publix. The weather was perfect allowing for a lot of great pictures, including several with the sunset.
Daryl did a great job narrating the interesting history of the houses and residential islands lining the bay and also about the riverside buildings and older history. It was a great way to spend the late afternoon, early evening.
Written January 21, 2020
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KDAA
East Hartford, CT715 contributions
Feb 2022
We had booked a history tour with another company who cancelled the day of the event. We were fortunate to be able to book with Tampa Bay Fun Boat at the last minute. The boat was nice and the captain and assistant were professional. We must have had a mellow crowd - no music request so the music was some nice background instrumentals (which we liked!). The tour started by looking for dolphins (which we saw). The captain circled around so everyone could get a view. Then the tour proceeded along Davis Island to see the luxurious homes there. The captain was knowledgeable and provided an interesting commentary. It quickly went back up the river for a quick view of the Plant Hotel/Museum. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed the ride. It lacked the history we were hoping for and was too short.
Written February 27, 2022
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Baileysu
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
We just moved to the Tampa area and our friends were down to visit- they wanted to get a feel for the downtown/water area. This cruise was GREAT! I can’t wait to do it again. For only $18 it’s an easy and cheap way to have a ton of fun. They drive down and show the mansions on Davis Island before watching the sun go down in the bay. Then they work their way up the Hillsborough river and give awesome info about the buildings and surroundings. A big plus- you can bring beer and wine on the boat with you! All in all- wonderful boat, wonderful captains, and a great night out. 10/10 would recommend!
Written March 16, 2020
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Andi J
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a wonderful sunset tour. The captain really made the experience great. He played music, kept conversation going with all of the guests, and offered information on the history of Tampa as well as the surrounding buildings. This boat tour was hands down our favorite experience on our vacation to Tampa. 10/10 recommend!
Written September 21, 2021
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