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Meet Getmyboat: the Airbnb of boating

No boat, no problem. Rent one Airbnb-style and get to enjoying our local waterways.

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An ideal weekend? Grabbing some friends and renting this Tampa Powerboat.

Photo via Getmyboat

You know how the saying goes: “A friend with a boat is better than owning a boat.”

Skip the friend part and get straight to enjoying a day on the water with Getmyboat, an Airbnb-like service that lets you rent boats from locals and organizations in the area.

How it works

The boat rental company serves various US cities, including in the Tampa Bay area, and shares available boat rentals. To get started, create an account and start searching for the watercraft that best suits your needs for the day (think: anything from pontoons to yachts).

You can cater your search to exactly what you’re looking for — trips under $300, captained boats, sailboats, or jet skis — or you can just browse what’s available.

A two-story pontoon boat on the water. One person is standing near the back of the boat looking at another person in the water. A third person is sitting on the top floor of the boat, while a handful of other people are standing or sitting at the front of the boat.

Pontoon with a slide? Getmyboat’s got it.

Photo via Getmyboat

Explore the options

Note: Price estimates are based on rates available at the time of publishing. Check each owner’s rental link to see current pricing.

Double Decker Party Boat | Madeira Beach | $90-$125/hour

This 25-ft pontoon is equipped to hold 14 people with two floors, a slide, a high-end sound system, and a captain available for hire at $50/hour.

2021 Pursuit with Captain | St. Petersburg | $150/hour

This newer listing comes with Captain Jim, who has been chartering boats for over three years — plus, a bathroom.

Luxurious Motor Yacht with Captain | Palm Harbor | $250-$300/hour

Lounge on the huge bow deck with cushions, sit down for a bite at the air-conditioned dining room table, avoid UV rays under the shaded cockpit, or jump into the water from the dive platform.

Sunset Sail with Captain | Tampa | $160/hour

This charter has a six-person maximum for its sailing adventure. Bonus: Get your own sailing lessons while on the boat.

None of these float your boat? Check out the other rental options available in the Tampa Bay area.

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