Captained Boat Rates, Tampa

Pontoon Boat Charters with Captain

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We have a new REALTIME, PAPERLESS Reservation System!!

View immediate availability, book online in real time, get instant confirmation!

We are also now paperless! You will be able to click on a link and sign your contract electronically and submit to us online so when you arrive for your charter the "paperwork" is DONE! You also have the ability to pay your balance owed in advance so when you arrive you are already checked in and ready to go!

Boat with Captain

Fully inclusive - boat, captain, sales tax and 5 gal. gas!
$325 for 4 hours! $425 for 6 hours. $525 for 8 hours. $225 for 2 hour sunset.
Maximum 6 people ONLY!

Bring your own drinks, you have a designated driver! There are two options available.
1. Swim, snorkel and hang out in the water anchored on a sandy shoal or go river touring and sight seeing. View the wildlife in the Gulf of Mexico.
2. Your professional licensed captain will drive you to beautiful Anclote State Park islands where you can go shelling, play games on the beach and hang out in beautiful crystal clear water. If you want to go to a beach there is a State Park Fee of $30 per boat.

Both packages Include 5 gallons fuel - enough to get to island and back. Additional touring extra fuel charge. We guarantee a larger boat with a bluetooth stereo.
IF YOU HIRE A CAPTAIN YOU ARE ABSOLVED OF YOUR LIABILITY ON DRIVER DAMAGE TO THE BOAT! (This excludes any damage your party might cause to the interior of the boat, such rips in the upholstery, cigarette burns or willful destruction of property). No need to worry about crashing into other boats or damaging the propeller. Your captain is responsible for this.

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7 or more people?

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If you have 7 or more people, you can still go out with a captain. You rent the Party Limo Pontoon Boat for the regular rental rate and add a captain for an additional $25 per hour. The captain's fee is to be paid in cash directly to the captain.

NOTE: This package of 7+ people is NOT permitted to go to Anclote Key State Park. There are plenty of places to swim, snorkel and hang out in the water anchored on a sandy shoal. You can also river touring, sight seeing historic homes, view wildlife or head to a waterfront restaurant. There is no option to add a State Park Fee.

BOAT RATE: HALF DAY (4 hours) - $275. FULL DAY (8 hours) - $375. Extra boat hours - $25/hr. Fuel and 7% Sales Tax NOT INCLUDED

CAPTAIN RATE: $25 per hour PLUS GRATUITY (minimum charge: $100) Tipping Guidelines here >>>

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Destination for 7-12 Passenger Charters

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If you have 7 or more people, the boat is NOT permitted to go to the State Park. Also if you have 1-6 people and choose not to pay the park entrance fee of $25 then your destination will be the under water shoals and Durney Key near the off shore stilt houses near the Cottee River channel.

We can also do a river tour and other sightseeing. Here are some pictures and a video of the Durney Key area.

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Scalloping in the Tampa Area, Florida

Scalloping

SCALLOPING IN PASCO COUNTY IS ONLY AVAILABLE ON CERTAIN DATES - CALL FOR DETAILS

This the first time since 1994 that scalloping has been permitted this close to Tampa. We are only a 40 minute drive from Downtown Tampa / Clearwater Beach. The Florida bay scallop grows and lives in the shallow (4 to 10 feet deep) seagrass beds that are common in our area.

Florida residents between the ages of 16 and 65 must have a current Florida saltwater fishing license to collect scallops. All non-residents over the age of 16 will need a saltwater fishing license. This can be purchased over the phone (888-fish-florida) or online (myfwc.com).

You can rent a pontoon boat from us to go scalloping and drive yourself, but we HIGHLY recomend choosing one of the captained packages above as our captains know where the best scalloping areas are! Also, some of the BEST scalloping is in areas where we do not permit self drive pontoons due to dangerous rocks and shoals. Our captains know the scalloping area very well and can avoid these dangers.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU NEED TO GO SCALLOPING?

You will need a mask, snorkel, fins and a mesh bag in which to harvest your scallops. Gloves are optional as scallops do not bite. You can either bring your own scalloping gear or rent a set from Windsong for only $7.00. You will also need a bucket or container in order to measure your catch. Daily Bag Limit: 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell, or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person.

OPTIONAL RENTAL GEAR & ITEMS FOR PURCHASE

Fishing Rod Rental

Fishing Rod Rental - $10.00
Tackle Box Rental - $10.00

Fish Finder Rental

$5.00 per pkg.
3 Packs $12

Cooler Rental

Cooler - $5.00
Includes FREE Ice

Beach Chair Rental

Folding Beach Chair - $5.00


Snorkel Renta;

Snorkel Gear for Sale - $15.00
Includes Mask and Snorkel

Windsong T-Shirt

T-Shirts - $15.00
Tank Tops - $12.00
Can Koozies - $2.00

Areas our New Port Richey location is near to in the Greater Tampa Bay Area

We are about a 2 hour drive from Orlando, Disney World and Universal

Tampa
Clearwater
Clearwater Beach
St. Petersburg
St. Pete Beach

Palm Harbor
Tarpon Springs
Holiday
New Port Richey
Oldsmar

Port Richey
Hudson
Spring Hill
Hernando Beach
Weeki Watchee

Hillsborough County
Pinellas County
Pasco County
Hernando County

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Windsong Charters is located near to Clearwater & Clearwater Beach, St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg in Tampa Bay, FL

We DO NOT force you to share the boat with anyone other than those in your own party. Our captained charter rates are for THE WHOLE BOAT - you may bring up to 6 people, all for the same price.

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