- 32 Ratings
Guided History Boat Tour of Tampa Bay
Discover Tampa's rich history on a guided cruise that takes you over the water and back in time. Listen to stories of how the city was founded and what it went through to become the modern metropolis it is today.
What You Will Do
- Learn about Tampa's roots: From its beginning as a Spanish town to its current place as one of the fastest growing cities in the Sunshine State
- See this fascinating history from the water on board a comfy cruiser that leads you in style over the shimmering waters
- Get a glimpse of the Tampa Harbor from up-close: Catch sight of its waterfront museums and mega-mansions
- Enjoy insightful stories from your pro guide, who regales you with detailed tales
- Guided history cruise
- 32 Ratings
Great stories. The boat could use a little TLC, but overall we enjoyed it.
The Tampa History Tour was very relaxing and informative. We learned a lot about Tampa that we never knew. I gave your information to the concierge at the Epicurean where we were staying, and hopefully, you will get some referrals through them.
We had a great time. I had family in from out of town and this was a great way to introduce them to the area. Thanks!
Larry is a fantastic historian and great 'story teller', which is how he conducts the Tampa Harbor History Tour. He's highly knowledgable and a great host. And the tour was a lot of fun. I look forward to taking his Dolphin Tour next. Rich Dayton, Ohio
The tour itself was awesome...captain was friendly and knowledgeable. What needs help is contact information and launch address/directions on the website...very vague and hard to find.
Interesting tour with a knowledgeable guide, the dolphins were a bonus
Captain Larry was delightful, he has a great sense of humor and shared a lot of Tampa history with us. We would highly recommend this tour.
On schedule, positive personality, fun experience!
The information was so detailed, unique, and fun! Our guide was awesome! We plan to do it again when we have out of town company.
We and our friends and, particularly their 7-year old daughter really enjoyed the tour. Larry, the "captain" of the boat was very knowledgable of the history of Tampa and provided many interesting facts and stories as we cruised around the commercial waterway and other areas of the Tampa waterfront. His "2nd mate" was lots of fun and provided interesting comments on the area as well and made a balloon puppy for the young lady, which she enjoyed for much of the rest of the day.
The tour was very educational and enjoyable. It was a great way to learn more about the city while relaxing in a lovely setting with family and friends. Our Captain and First Mate were very knowledgeable and encouraged comments and questions from their guests. They accommodated youth, as well as, seniors and made it interesting for all. We had a wonderful time and would definitely do that again on another visit to Tampa!
We appreciated the personalized tour the captain provided. Our party of 3 was the only one on the tour so it felt like a private tour! We learned about a the history of the area, saw dolphins swimming and some homes of the rich and famous. The views of the city, parks, bridges, cruise ships and more were beautiful from the water and we gained a much better perspective of the city lay out. We asked lots of questions that the captain responded to with enthusiasm, stories and tailoring of the route. The only caution is that the boat is quite basic with no facilities or services. Bring your own water, jackets and sunscreen, though there is a canvas roof that covers much of the boat. Highly recommend this experience!
It made a great Christmas morning. Really special away from all the Hub bub of that seems to take over the reason For the season. Looking forward to another trip. I have already recommended this opportunity to my friends Have a great New Year. Thanks for the memory! 2016
We had an awesome time! Great way to spend a beautiful and relaxing Sunday- on the water with the captain. Learned so much and was totally entertained and awed.
Very nice people and very knowledgeable. Thank you kindly.
yes, Larry was an amazing Tour guide. I would recommend this tour when you are visiting the Tampa area.
Captain Larry was fun and knowledgable about Tampa history. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and will recommend it to others!
Spent an awesome relaxing and educational afternoon with two interesting and I say entertaining people (captain and his crew). They literally know everything there is to know about Tampa. They made every effort to making us feel comfortable and the refreshments were free.
We enjoyed the tour