Eco-Tours of Tampa Bay

Explore the Estuary With Us!

Discover the Tampa Bay ecosystem with our expert marine science educators! Moored at Gate 23 on the St. Pete Pier, our USCG-certified eco-vessel provides family-friendly public tours, private charters, and school field trips. Guests will enjoy wildlife watching, learning about the area’s history, and experiencing marine species up close during a fisheries trawl. Sunset cruises are also available. This is a fun, unique, affordable way to explore the estuary from the water. Proceeds from your tour support the important environmental restoration work of Tampa Bay Watch.

Current Tour Schedule*:

Monday – Wednesday: 11:30 A.M.; 2:00 P.M.; 4:30 P.M.

Thursday – Sunday: 11:30 A.M.; 2:00 P.M.; 4:30 PM; 7:30 P.M.

*Subject to change depending on weather and/or special events.


Click here to read our FAQs page. If you have other questions, please email for assistance.

Helpful Hint: We do not sell refreshements on the boat, so consider bringing your own eco-friendly reusable water bottle to stay hydrated in the Florida heat.

What Guests Are Saying

“We had a great time and learned a lot about Tampa Bay. The marine biologists were very interactive with us … and boy we got to see lots of variety. Mud crabs, cowfish, shrimp and even a seahorse …the tour was the highlight of my visit to the St. Pete area!”

“The entire staff on the Tampa Bay Watch eco-tour were friendly and informative from start to finish. Our Tampa Bay tour guide, Savannah, was incredibly well informed regarding the fragile environment surrounding us. She explained her research efforts and kept us interested throughout the tour. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!”

“Very educational and great for children. We went as a family with a 2 year old and 3 year old. They loved being on the boat and learning about the ecosystem and animals in the bay. The staff was very professional and knowledgable. I would really recommend them for anyone wanting to learn and have fun boat trip.”