Captain Laura Lothridge, company president, states that it is important for people considering a yacht charter to be aware of the USCG Federal Regulations. Vessels carrying more than 6 passengers for hire must have a Certificate of Inspection (COI) in order to operate. Vessels with a COI are regularly inspected by the Coast Guard to ensure all safety equipment and training of the Captain and crew are monitored. The design of the boat itself is maximized for safety and stability and must pass annual inspections, in and out of the water. Chartering an inspected vessel ensures that passenger safety and crew training are paramount to the overall experience.
Tampa Bay Yacht Charter is located in downtown St Petersburg and offers relocation throughout Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. We're also pleased to offer charter service to guests staying at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort, Marriott Waterside Tampa, Sandpearl Resort, and the Longboat Key Club.