Nothing is quite like a day out boating on the waters of the beautiful Tampa Bay.  While buying a boat to do this is a completely viable option if you've got the cash, most of us just want a couple hours out on the water to get our fix.  Luckily, there are plenty of places to for boat rentals in Tampa including great fishing charters and more.  Here are a few of our favorites.

Channelside Watersports - This premier water sports rental facility in Tampa offers not only boat rentals but jet ski and kayak rentals as well.  Their diverse boat fleet includes a 25' Cobia Deck Boat, a 24' Bentley Pontoon Boat, and a 21'  Hydra-Sports Center Console available for one hour, four hour, and eight hour rentals.

Tampa Flats Fishing - Head out on Captain Greg's brand new Ranger 2200 Bay boat as you fish through the flats of Tampa Bay.  Flats Fishing offers a special type of fishing called inshore where the boat is always close to land and in prime areas for catching redfish, snook, trout, tarpon, cobia, and jacks.

Steady Action Fishing Charters - If you're looking for an awesome, laid back fishing charter in the Tampa Bay area, look no further than Steady Action Fishing Charters in South Tampa.  Leave the steering to experienced captain, Jason Prieto and enjoy some of the best fishing in Tampa as you get the chance to fish for the big ones on a half day (4 hours), 3/4 day (6 hours), or full day (8 hours) trip.

Tampa Fishing Charters with Captain Rick Reddick - Let Captain Reddick take you through all the prime fishing spots in Tampa Bay on this premier Tampa fishing charter.  People on these charters have frequently caught fish ranging from tarpon to snook, red fish, trout, king fish, Spanish mackerel, flounder, sharks, black drum, sheepshead, and many more.