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We offer one of the most unique ways to see the city of Tampa and its beautiful waterways!



Explore Tampa’s waterways however you wish! Take a mini-powerboat rental through downtown Tampa with Riverwalk Boating Company. You’ll get to see the beauty of Hillsborough Bay in style. Book online today!

starts at $89

retro boat rentals

This fleet of meticulously maintained and rare classic fiberglass boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963) are available for everyone to enjoy along the Hillsborough River waterways of Downtown Tampa. Book your Florida retro boat rental online!

starts at $149


Welcome to the Riverwalk Boating Company in Downtown Tampa. We offer one of the most thrilling ways to see the city of Tampa via the Hillsborough waterways! Set out on a unique outdoor adventure as the captain of a two-person mini-powerboat. No prior boating experience or licensing is required, as our friendly staff will teach you everything you need to know before embarking on your excursion.

We also offer romantic boat  and retro boat rentals of our rare fiberglass boats from the jet-age era (1958-1963.) These classic boats are available for the whole family or friend group to enjoy. Take on the Downtown Tampa waterways with fanciful fins, vintage headlights, retro cool colors, and chrome details; they’ve kept their vintage style but have been retro-fitted with electric motors. They’re quiet, allowing conversation, and they’re environmentally friendly!

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our story

Ahoy Adventures!

Ahoy, adventurers! Thank you for your interest in the Riverwalk Boating Company. The idea for RBC came one day when I was driving on Bayshore Blvd. in 2014, looking out towards Hillsborough Bay, when I realized something. As much as I love to be out on the water and exploring, I never had a chance to explore Tampa’s waterways. As a Tampa Bay native, I could not let this stand. So, I set out on a mission to find something that was affordable and fun to go out on the water… for myself. It wasn’t until I started thinking about my childhood trips to Disney World that my idea grew. I used to beg my parents to let me rent one of the little mini-powerboats that were out at the resorts for a ride around on the lakes. At that moment, lightning struck! I was going to bring a little piece of Disney to Downtown Tampa for others to experience, emulating the same attention to quality and enjoyment that they provide.


At Riverwalk Boating Company, we want to ensure you have a blast on the water! With a fleet of mini-powerboats and vintage-style electric boats, there’s something for everyone. Our team of experts will guide you every step of the way, from basic safety to advanced tips and tricks. We’ll take you to the best spots in Tampa that only boaters can access. It’s a great activity for the whole family, and we welcome all ages. With stunning views and plenty of adventure, you’ll create unforgettable date ideas in Tampa and fun memories. Book your adventure with us today and prepare for a super cool Tampa Bay experience you’ll never forget!

Sail Tampa Like a Captain

Dive into Tampa’s beauty from a unique perspective – your very own mini-powerboat! Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a newbie, we make sure every journey feels like a personal adventure. Get ready to embrace that captain vibe!

Vintage Vibes with Modern Rides

Discover the best things to do in Tampa as couples: cruise in style with our retro electric boats. Immerse yourself in the nostalgia of the jet-age era while enjoying eco-friendly perks. Chrome details, cool colors, and smooth rides – it’s a throwback journey with a green twist.

No Experience?
No Problem!

New to boating? We’ve got your back! Our friendly crew is all set to guide you, ensuring your trip is both safe and exciting. Navigate Tampa’s waters with confidence and let your adventure begin!

Inspired by Magical Memories

Our love for mini-powerboats is kindled by those enchanting Disney resort rides. By bringing that splash of magic to Tampa, we aim to craft unforgettable moments for every wanderer. Relive childhood wonders and make new memories!

Power boat rentals at Tampa Riverwalk by Riverwalk Boating Company

gift cards

Are you looking for the perfect gift? Look no further! With our exceptional gift cards, you can offer your loved ones unforgettable experiences. Embark on a captivating expedition and discover the awe-inspiring waters of Tampa in the most elegant and memorable way possible. Make a remarkable impact and create treasured memories that will last a lifetime!

A young girl, dressed in a blue life jacket, enjoying her time at the Riverwalk Boating Company.


Hey there, boat enthusiasts!  Looking for the best place to find Florida’s finest vessels? Search no further. Our collection is not just about shiny exteriors and polished decks. It’s where vintage meets modern brilliance. From sleek mini-powerboats to our retro-inspired rides, we only showcase the top-notch options. Immerse yourself in Florida’s waters the way they were meant to be experienced: stylishly and filled with excitement.


Nope! The only thing you need to bring with you is some form of a government ID and a credit card.

Drivers have to be at least 18 years old while passengers can be any age.

Yes, all safety equipment that is required by the Coast Guard is on board with you. We have life jackets from infant to large adult.

10am till 30min before sunset. Earlier times may be available by calling 813-641- 4612

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