The sea is full of many surprising sights, from schools of cavorting dolphins to bears scuba diving for fresh meals. Explore the watery highway with today's Groupon: for $99, you get an eight-hour boat rental on Tampa Bay at I.C. Sharks in St. Petersburg (up to a $225 value). Though initial fuel is included in the rental, Groupon customers have to pay to fill the boat up upon return. A 7% Florida sales tax is not included with this deal, and must be paid when renting the boat.
I.C. Sharks's shoreline hub connects customers to the bay with its boat rentals, fish market, and marina. Boaters both temporary and permanent can speed across Tampa Bay for eight hours in one of three power boats, including the 15- and 22-foot Boston Whalers and the 18-foot pontoon boat. All seafaring vessels come equipped with Bimini awning tops, a chart of the waterways, and a restart button that will turn back the hands of time to the beat of a catchy tune. As boats surge through the choppy waves, dolphins and fish frolic nearby in their natural habitats. Each boat can hold one to eight passengers on journeys, exploring a nearby island or floating on the water while wildlife perform seaweed concertos.
To ease patrons' boat-based anxieties, each vessel comes equipped with all the necessary safety equipment and life jackets. I.C. Sharks can also train patrons in basic boating technique or send them out on a sentient craft that is versed on the finer points of maritime law.
A seafood market stocked with fresh fish. A marina with direct access to the Weedon Island Preserve. Boat rentals. At I.C. Sharks, staff members sate clients’ hungers for both seafood and coastal exploration, specializing in these and other seashore exploits. The scent of steamed blue crabs lures visitors into the facility’s crab shanty, C.R. Crabs, or into the fish market, where I.C.'s crew works closely with local fishermen to source daily catches of fish, including grouper, tuna, and snapper. At the docks, boating experts teach customers to man Boston Whalers before they launch for up to a day’s worth of boating recreation. Engines roar as these vessels follow charts through nearby islands, where fishermen plop lines into the water or sightseers marvel at dolphins as they sign autographs in their natural habitats. Guests can enjoy a variety of fresh seafood dishes at the waterfront cafe and tiki bar, including fresh grouper sandwiches, fresh Florida fish tacos, and smoked mahi mahi fish spread, washing it down with an adult beverage, including frozen drinks.
13060 Gandy Blvd.
St. Petersburg, Florida 33702