That's right, I said floating! We're surrounded by some of the world's most beautiful waters, so why not get out there and enjoy them even more with an adult beverage? (Remember to boat and drive responsibly.)

Check out these unique places to chill out, enjoy a drink with friends, and bask in our warm tropical waters in our list of the best floating pubs in Tampa Bay.

Tiki Bay Island (

This fully-functional tiki boat is moored at Pine Key (also known as Beer Can Island) in the crystal blue waters of Old Tampa Bay. Only reachable by boat, Tiki Bay Island is literally a hidden gem. The tiki boat and island are also available for rental for private parties, so there's plenty of room for DJs and a dance floor!

Kraken CycleBoat

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience riding the Hillsborough River through the heart of Downtown Tampa. Departing from the Tampa Convention Center Marina near the Sail Pavilion bar, the Kraken is a pedal-powered boat where you can bring your own potent potables and drink while you enjoy beautiful views of the Riverwalk, Curtis Hixon Park, and Water Works Park with a pit stop at Armature Works

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Pirate Water Taxi

While the bright yellow boats aren't exactly floating pubs, they DO serve beer and wine! Hop aboard and delight in a tour of the sites along the Downtown Tampa waterfront. Along your cruise, you can disembark to check out all the happenings at Sparkman Wharf, Rick's on the River, Jackson's Bistro, and Ulele

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Florida Tiki Tours (

Take a fun 90-minute tour of Johns Pass and Boca Ciega Bay on a real Hawaiian style tiki hut! Florida Tiki Tours host both daytime and sunset rides, so grab your pals and all your favorite drinks and get ready to relax on the water with some ice-cold adult libations. 

Soak up some sun and suds on the best floating pubs in Tampa Bay!

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