Tampa Bay is one of the most popular boating destinations in the country, but boat ownership may not always be in the cards. Owning a boat can be expensive with the initial purchase price, upkeep, and storage fees. However, boatless folks needn’t fret, there’s an option to rent a boat so that they may enjoy Tampa Bay easily and affordably.
SamBoat is the world’s premier boat and yacht rental service. With over 50,000 boats available worldwide, anyone with access to a waterway and a sense of wanderlust for the high seas can fulfill their dream of bouncing along the waves in a boat of their choosing.
Sail Like an A-Lister
Tampa Bay is the perfect area for all manner of boating, from little fishing boats to large luxury yachts. There are hundreds of boat owners in the Tampa Bay area and SamBoat acts as the Airbnb of boating, connecting boat owners with those looking to rent a boat for a one-time trip. “Chartering on your own private yacht is a fantastic idea.” says Robert Harrington, US Country Manager at Samboat, “Whether that’s a full day, half day, or sunset cruise. If you’re planning a full day, you’ll probably be able to cruise to several different places, jump in the water and enjoy all kinds of activities on the boat. If you’re planning an afternoon or evening cruise, there really isn’t anything better than seeing a sunset on the water.” Knowing how incredible Florida sunsets can be, a day on a rental boat could end in an amazing way.
When choosing what kind of boat to take out on the water, your goals for what kind of fun you’re looking to have matters. “If you’re looking for lots of space, I recommend a flybridge yacht. If you’re looking for a more upbeat experience, I would recommend an express cruiser as it can go faster while out on the water. Each boat will provide you with a different experience, hence why it’s so important to pick the right one.” explains Harrington.
SamBoat has any kind of boat you could imagine available for your bay cruising, and their experts are happy to make recommendations based on exactly what kind of fun you’re looking to have.
Boating Fun for Everyone
The whole concept of taking a boat out on the Bay may be daunting if one has never captained a boat before. SamBoat considers this, offering boat options that come with a captain or skipper that can take the helm and allow you to relax with your guests. This option makes renting a boat a great idea for a fun weekend or special occasion idea great for everyone — even those who wouldn’t know a bow from a stern.
“There’s no better way to create memories than on the water,” says Harrington. When you rent a boat, you can set the whole scene and create a memorable day tooling the Bay. The boats are outfitted with Bluetooth capabilities, so it’s the perfect time to bust out that “Yacht Rock” playlist. Many of the yachts are large enough to accommodate up to twelve people, making them an excellent option for parties or other events, such as bachelorette parties or rehearsal dinners.
SamBoat has been dominating the boat rental space since 2014 and is rapidly expanding into the United States, hitting up major water-adjacent markets. Although there are other boat rental options out there, SamBoat easily sets itself apart. First, they are affordable. “We have flexible payment options and payment plans. No need to shell out the full amount of your yacht charter months in advance,” explains Harrington, “Why pay more for the same experience? Keep that extra money for a few bottles of champagne while on your yacht charter!” Next, their selection is second-to-none, with everything from puddle-jumping fishing boats to 60 ft yachts. Lastly, SamBoat’s experience can help set people’s minds at ease if they have never rented a boat before, walking them through the process and setting them up with an experienced captain if need be.
Living in a place that is close to water is an experience like no other. Taking full advantage of being near the Bay can include boating for everyone. Renting a boat has never been easier and fun on the waves has never been more in reach.