Tampa Water Taxi Company
Tampa Water Taxi Company
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
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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4.0 of 5 bubbles518 reviews
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Karen B
Trinity, FL77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We enjoyed the on/off taxi for an afternoon with friends from Ohio. What a wonderful way to see Tampa and the exploration opportunities at many of the stops is great. I would highly recommend this to area residents and tourists.
Written 24 March 2020
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Kay W
Columbia, MD81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
If you're lucky enough to get Larry as your guide, not only will you get a comprehensive history of Tampa, you get a bonus: a better dolphin experience than the one run by the aquarium, which we had taken the day before. This is partly because you're in a smaller boat, much closer to the surface. But the big difference is that Larry has been plying his craft so long that the dolphins actually recognize him (dolphins are indeed capable of facial recognition) and he seems to know every one of them. He can talk forever about WWII history, especially regarding the role of Victory ships and Liberty ships.
Written 9 February 2018
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triplover555
Sarasota, FL116 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Larry was amazing. The tour was so much fun. Easy and laid back. It's almost like he could talk to the dolphins.
IT never gets old watching Dolphins in the Bay! Highly recommend this and big shout out to Larry from Brooklyn!!
Written 14 October 2018
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baywaves
Virginia Beach143 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Company cancelled the tour by phone call at 6 AM morning of the tour. No explanations. Weather was beautiful. Automatic refund to my credit card was not for the full amount which was originally charged. Can't seem to contact company for rest of refund since the company cancelled.
Written 13 June 2022
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buffytvs488
Toronto, Canada279 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2018
Like a previous reviewer, I booked, paid, and arrived at the dock in plenty of time, but no boat showed up. I received no phone, text or email message cancelling. We have registered a complaint with Viator and are awaiting our refund.
Written 26 February 2018
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Dream362832
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Did not get to go on trip 😞. Left in plenty of time to get there but there was construction all around the dock I called the boat but they would not wait on me. The instructions I were given were not clear and the construction workers were no help. If you go: it’s pier 3 to the side of Tampa Bay History center- not the front or back and the sign says pirate water
Taxi not Tampa water Taxi. The boat itself is a little skiff like boat with a banner
That says history tours.- yeah I walked past it twice thinking that couldn’t be it for sure. No offer of a refund for me either.
Written 20 May 2019
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Cindy M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Well probably would of been a good time, if catching the vessel wasn’t confusing, even calling and asking 3 people if I was In the right place “3” oh and the captain did call and say they were leaving, but when I returned the call no answer! Missed out! Thats ok they can have my money with no refund, lesson learned, and will not recommend it to anyone, only StarShip Cruise
Written 6 October 2019
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DragonboatFL
St. Petersburg, FL87 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011
We planned to use a Groupon and booked a tour with them 3 times and each time they called us an hour before the planned time to cancel due to "bad weather". Each time, we were already in the area and the weather was sunny and calm, with no weather issues. We called them the last time and they actually said that they had room on their evening cruise (we assume for people paying regular price), after they had just called us to cancel due to "bad weather"! One time, they booked us on the wrong day. We left a message to correct it, and sure enough, even on the wrong day, we got an email from them cancelling the tour. I think they just don't want to honor their commitments. We will not re-book with them.
Written 30 May 2011
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We are sorry that our weather got in the way of have a nice trip with us. our first concern the safety of our guests. As weather changes quickly in Florida we must make a call based on the best views of our crew. We will not just take you because it fills our boat when its not safe. I would have liked to hear from you directly to voice your concerns so we could have addressed them.
Written 17 February 2012
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Crystal M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
The cruise was cancelled due to high winds. They said they gave TripAdvisor 12 hours to notify but I didn't get any notification. I planned my whole day around this and didn't get to go. Very disappointed.
Written 17 January 2021
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Departure314877
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL12 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Larry was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We Saw a group of dolphins and had fun watching them. I think he should have reviewed safety issues before leaving the dock, though. Did not know where life vests were!! We had a 5 year old with us. Low keyed and enjoyable. Nice size group!
Written 30 June 2019
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