Take A Unique Tour On Your Next Indian Rocks Beach Vacation

When you’re planning your next dream beach getaway, book the best Indian Rocks Beach rentals with Travel Resort Services! Embark on a memorable adventure during your stay by booking a tour, one of the most popular things to do in Indian Rocks Beach. Whether you’re drawn to exploring the local marine life on a boat excursion or immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage with a museum tour, there’s something for every traveler’s taste. 

Indian Rocks Beach tours allow you to see places and wildlife that you might not see on your own. They also teach you about the area you are visiting. You are likely to learn more about the area’s history, ecosystems, architecture, and landmarks. Guided tours are conducted by highly experienced captains and crew with a wealth of knowledge about the Tampa area.

Discover an array of exceptional tours near Indian Rocks Beach, tailored to satisfy every adventurer’s craving for excitement. Plus, we’ll guide you through the best Indian Rocks Beach condo rentals, ensuring your vacation is not just unforgettable but also the epitome of comfort and relaxation.

Florida Luxury Cruises

Pamper yourself with a trip aboard a 50-ft. private yacht from Florida Luxury Cruises, which leaves from the Indian Rocks Beach Holiday Inn marina. This waterways tour takes you through the Gulf and the waters of Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Between 6 and 13 guests can embark on each cruise, so you can enjoy the tour with the whole family!

The three cruise options available from Florida Luxury Cruises are a 2-hour private cruise, a 3-hour sunset cruise, and a 4-hour island cruise. You can expect to see dolphins and manatees on any of these cruises, as the waterways traveled on this tour are typically highly trafficked by these amazing creatures. You might even see a shark or two during your journey.

For the first option, you’ll enjoy the sights along with charcuterie and champagne. As a guest on the sunset cruise, you’ll also have champagne to enjoy during the sunset toast as the sun sets beautifully over the Gulf. All other drinks—such as water, alcohol, or soda—must be brought by passengers.

Anchoring near One Tree Island, the island cruise has paddle boards to take you to the island, or you can choose to simply swim around the yacht. This is a great tour for the whole family, as children of any age are welcome. Each option allows for an extra hour for an added fee.

dolphins in ocean by madeira beach

A Boat Day

An experienced captain who knows just where to take his guests for a great day on the waters and a selection of boats, including fun boats, sailboats, and deck boats, makes A Boat Day a top choice for private boat tours.

The company’s four fun boats are 27 feet long and hold up to 10 passengers for 4- to 8-hour tours. Three of the boats have a water slide you can enjoy when the ship anchors! The upper deck of these boats offers spectacular views, and the tours include dolphin watching and island hopping.

Two 24-ft. and one 27-ft. deck boat canopies for shade and will take you and your family to barrier islands and sandbars for shelling. They anchor to allow for snorkeling and swimming and will bring you to areas where dolphins are known to swim. You can get up close to stingrays and maybe even find an elusive sand dollar.

Finally, A Boat Day has half- and full-day sailboat tours as well as a 6-person, 3-hour sunset sail. The half-day tour takes you to St. Jose Sound and an excursion to a local island, while the full day expands its stop to other islands such as Honeymoon Island and Anclote Key. An overnight 24-hour sailboat cruise is also an option. Start and end times vary.

Gulfcoast Airboat Charters

Gulfcoast Airboat Charters in nearby Largo offers the breathtaking opportunity to ride an airboat. Gulfcoast is the only company close to Tampa that has airboats, so it’s a unique experience!

There are two 1.5-hour tours to choose from: a Scenic Lake Nature Tour and a Scenic Salt Marsh Nature Tour. Gaining speeds of up to 55 mph, you’ll enjoy an informative and exhilarating trip through wetlands, mangrove forests, and marshes to see wildlife, including alligators, turtles, manatees, and more.

The Salt Marsh Tour provides a photo op on an island where you can see plenty of fish, crabs, and other creatures. Your captain is USCG-licensed, has 25 years of experience chartering trips in the Tampa area, and takes you on the most scenic routes as only a seasoned professional can. Tours can even be customized, and all tours can take up to 6 passengers.

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Indian Rocks Beach Museum

While water tours are certainly exciting, there’s a lot to see on land in Indian Rocks Beach, too. We’d recommend visiting the Indian Rocks Beach Museum at 203 4th Avenue and setting yourself up on their Historic Walking Tour.

Download the “Walk Indian Rocks Beach” app and enjoy a self-guided, narrated tour of 14 sites while the app shows you historical pictures and plays immersive music. You’ll see older, original structures such as 8th Avenue, Haven Beach, and West Side cottages, the 100-year-old Bie Boathouse, and long-standing, popular restaurants like the original Crabby Bill’s and JD’s Restaurant & Lounge.

At the Museum, there is also an audio/visual exhibit that takes you on a tour of the history of Indian Rocks Beach and the natural and man-made impacts on the area.

Finally, you can choose to take a free, self-guided bike tour. Simply download the PocketSights app on your phone and listen to interesting stories as you follow 12 historical markers set around town. You’ll visit Museum Cottage, a swing bridge site, the historic private house called The Narrows, Kolb Park, the site of the Tampa & Gulf Coast Train, the Big Indian Rock Fishing Pier, and the Haven Beach Yacht Basin.

Sea N Things Boat Trip

Hop aboard Captain Greg Ingram’s 24-ft. Tracker pontoon boat and see dolphins, visit sandbars, and island hop for 1.5- or 2-hour tours.

Operating charter boats since 2005, Captain Greg is a USCG-licensed captain who knows the waters around Indian Rocks Beach like he knows his own backyard. He’ll take up to six people on each trip, and he knows where to take you according to your interests, whether it’s watching dolphins, shelling, seeing manatees, or learning more about the area during educational sandbar visits.

The boat has a Bimini top for shade, port and starboard bow lounges, a swim platform, and free cold bottled water. You can bring your own cooler on board as well.

Book Your Stay with Travel Resort Services

All of the tours discussed here start from areas in close proximity to Travel Resort Services beachfront and oceanview Indian Rocks Beach condo rentals. Some of these lush rentals are pet-friendly, so if you’re planning on bringing along your four-legged family members, you can find the right accommodations for everyone. The best part is that our rentals are close to plenty of attractions, activities, shopping, and restaurants in Indian Rocks Beach. Between any one of these exciting adventures and your choice of top Indian Rocks Beach vacation rentals, your next getaway to the Tampa area is sure to create memories you and your family will reflect on for years to come.