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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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Captain Larry is "da man!"

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... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Arnaldo R
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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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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 

1 Thank Diana R
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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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3 reviews
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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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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 

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Lakeland, Florida
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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
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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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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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
1 review
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 

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