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Looking for exciting things to do in Tampa as couples? Hop aboard your own personal mini-powerboat with seating for two! From there, you are free to explore Tampa’s waterways however you wish or cruise the river in one of several vintage fiberglass boats that have been restored to their original jet-age beauty (1958-1964), with mid-century retro cool colors, fins and chrome details. Book your downtown Tampa boat rental today! 

Variety of
Boat Rentals

A wide variety of boat rental options, making it a fantastic destination for water enthusiasts.


Stunning views of downtown Tampa, lush greenery, and the city’s iconic skyline.


Rental location along the Tampa Riverwalk, making it convenient for visitors to access boat rentals.



Explore Tampa’s waterways on your own terms! 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 rental

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

what to expect

When renting a boat on the Tampa Riverwalk, you can expect a delightful blend of adventure and relaxation in a stunning urban setting. Safety precautions will be a priority, with rental providers typically providing life jackets and safety instructions to ensure a secure experience on the water. 

As you navigate the Hillsborough River, expect to be captivated by the scenic views, including picturesque cityscapes, lush greenery, and serene waters. Whether you opt for kayaking, paddleboarding, or cruising in a pontoon boat, the experience promises a tranquil escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. With various rental options and flexible durations, you can tailor your boating adventure to your preferences, making it a perfect way to connect with both nature and the vibrant heart of Tampa.

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about us

The Riverwalk Boating Company (RBC) is a venture born out of a deep love for Tampa’s waterways and a desire to make them accessible and enjoyable for all. The founder’s journey began while driving along Bayshore Blvd. in 2014, realizing the untapped potential of Tampa’s beautiful water bodies. As a native of Tampa Bay, this realization sparked a mission to create an affordable and fun way for people to explore the city’s aquatic treasures. The idea evolved from personal exploration to something reminiscent of childhood trips to Disney World, where renting mini-powerboats for a ride around the lakes was a cherished experience. This epiphany led to the vision of bringing a piece of that Disney magic to downtown Tampa, focusing on delivering a high-quality and enjoyable boating experience for all.

At RBC, the commitment to providing an exceptional adventure is paramount. The inspiration drawn from Disney’s dedication to quality and enjoyment drives RBC’s mission to offer a unique and memorable experience on Tampa’s waterways. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the city, RBC strives to make your time on the water an affordable, exciting, and magical adventure, allowing everyone to discover the beauty and charm of Tampa’s urban waterfront from a whole new perspective.