Tampa & St Petersburg Yacht Charter: The Best Companies

by Paul Joseph  |  Published March 15, 2023

The large natural harbour and estuary of Tampa Bay makes for some of the most idyllic yacht cruising areas to be found off the coast of Florida.

A catamaran on the St. Petersburg waterfront (Photo: CityofStPete via Flickr / CC BY-ND 2.0)

One of the most popular ways to explore these pristine waters is on a  yachting charter with several companies located in the region offering a range of cruises here. Many of them are also based out of St Petersburg, the so-called Sunshine City that’s part of the Tampa Bay area. If you’re thinking of booking onto a yacht rental charter in the region and would like to do so via a reputable company that you can trust, here are three we’d happily recommend.


SamBoat are a reputable peer-to-peer company that provides a marketplace for yacht owners to advertise their vessels for prospective renters. After identifying your preferred boat, you send a booking request to the owner. If the request is accepted, you pay your rental fees online, with the amount deposited to the owner on the first day of your rental. When the day comes, you board the boat and make sure it corresponds to the descriptions before signing on the dotted line and embarking on your charter adventure. When we searched for charters in Monaco, we found over 30 vessels on offer with everything from motorboat to sailing charter to catamaran rental options available.

Book at Samboat


With a huge number of vessels available for hire across the globe, Click & Boat are a well-established name in the peer to peer boat charter sector. Yacht owners can create a free listing for their boat and renters can then contact them directly. While bareboat rentals are the cheapest option, some boats also come with captain onboard, providing you’re willing to pay the extra cost. In the Tampa Bay area, we found over 100 boat rentals available, with prices starting at $130 per day for a 3-metre powerboat mini, not including fees (which can be rather high). Many of the boats’ owners also provide water sports equipment for your rental, too.

Book at Click&Boat

Anchor Rides

Anchor Rides is the World’s fastest growing yacht rental community. Anchor focuses on providing luxury yacht charters in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida.  With over 1000 boats on the platform, they offer a variety of vessels to suit any occasion. Anchors’ local licensed captains and experienced crew members ensure safety and comfort on your charter. Anchor Rides also offers water toys, catering, and event planning to customise any private charter experience. Their white glove service and commitment to customer satisfaction has also earned Anchor high ratings and positive reviews. Let Anchor Rides take you on a journey of unforgettable moments on the water.

Book at Anchorrides.com