Boating with Confidence

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At Blue Line Boating, we want you to feel confident at the helm, or confident in our captains taking the helm for you. Build confidence in Tampa Bay and the surrounding area.

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What do we have to offer?

Boat Lessons

Master the waters of Tampa Bay - learn to navigate the channels in any area by exploring the basic rules of navigation. Have a boat slip or dock? Learn to dock with winds and changing tides. Want to explore a sandbar and gain confidence in anchoring? Learn how to set an anchor with ease and to adjust for tide changes as the day goes on. Have a specific skill you want to work on? Just ask! We customize our lessons to you!

$429 for 4 Hours - $100 Deposit at Booking

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Boat Captain for Hire

Looking to relax and enjoy company without having to operate a boat at the same time? Then hire one of our experienced and professional captains to take charge of your vessel. Then, enjoy the sights and salty air without worrying about all the stressors that come with driving a boat. We will prepare the boat and will shut everything down, so you can hop on and off without worrying about any of it. Just enjoy your guests and focus on having a great time!

$429 for 4 Hours - $100 Deposit at Booking

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Sunset Cruises

Sunset Splendor: Embark on a 2-hour pontoon cruise with our expert Captain, savoring your chosen beverages, as we navigate Tampa Bay's waters to unveil the breathtaking beauty of our sunsets.

$249 for 2 Hours - $100 Deposit at Booking

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Pontoon Boat Charter

Tailored Pontoon Adventures: Cruise, explore, and unwind on our 4-hour charter led by an expert Captain, taking you to captivating destinations like Weedon Island or Beer Can Island, with customizable options to match your desires.

$429 for 4 Hours - $100 Deposit at Booking

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Learn More About Us

Blue Line Boating in the Tampa Bay Community

Captain Randy (owner) has been a member of the Tampa Bay Police Department's Marine and Dive Team for 20 years, where he have been recognized for saving lives, boats and equipment in the harshest of weather and water conditions. In the summer time, Blue Line Boating has held kid's summer camps, where we teach kid's how to be confident on the water with boating, boat safety, kayaking, and paddleboarding.

Our Blog

Embark on a journey through our Boating Blog, where we share insights on navigating rough seas, guide new boaters, introduce Captain Randy Lopez, and provide valuable information about FL Boating Licenses. Stay connected for maritime inspiration and education.


Navigate Rough Seas

Navigate Rough Seas: Learn essential tips for boating in inclement weather, including checking forecasts, finding safe harbors, angling techniques, and maintaining control.

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New Boater?

New to boating? Gain confidence with these essential tips: Relax while navigating, master throttle control, understand waterway markers, excel in reverse maneuvers, and savor your journey on the water.

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New Boater Overview

New Boater Overview: Are you seeking boater safety knowledge? Whether you're a beginner wanting to put online course insights into action or looking to enhance your skills, we'll empower you at the helm. Learn safe throttle control, adaptable docking techniques, essential safety practices, channel navigation, and boost your confidence through our 4-hour lessons in diverse conditions.

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Captain for Hire

Captain for Hire: Meet Captain Randy, a USCG Certified Boat Captain with over two decades of experience from the Tampa Bay Police Department’s Marine and Dive Teams. Let us be your personal chauffeur, ensuring you relax and enjoy quality time with your loved ones while we navigate the waters. Choose from our flexible hourly rate (minimum 2hrs) or opt for a full-day experience.

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Florida Boating License

FL Boating License: Discover the requirements for boating in Florida, where a Boating Safety ID Card is necessary for motorboats over 10 horsepower if born after January 1, 1988. While not mandatory for non-motorized activities like kayaking or paddleboarding, we believe in enhancing safety knowledge through hands-on lessons rather than just online slides.

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Our Reviews

Testimonial from Blue Line Boating Customers

Capt. Randy was super knowledgeable and was a huge help to making me feel more confident on the water! He taught me many skills that I didn’t know. The way he taught me made it manageable, easy to understand and execute! I highly recommend you take his course if you are new to baiting!

Kayla Zeiner

BLB Customer

A girl friend and I took a 4 hour learning course with Josh, and he was FANTASTIC! He's very knowledgeable, didn't "mansplain", and when my friend was starting to get anxious/ scared, he stayed calm and patient and walked her through it with ease! Highly recommended!

Sammy Hewett

BLB Customer

We just moved to Florida and needed lessons to learn the basics and the waterways. Capt Randy arranged our lessons with Captain Josh. Josh was extremely patient with us, knowledgeble, friendly, and laid back. We immediately felt very comfortable and confident with him. We are looking forward to more lessons. Thank you both! Highly recommended!

David Hahn

BLB Customer

We had a great 4 hour lesson with Captain Josh today. Four of us recently purchased a new boat and we are all pretty inexperienced boaters but Captain Josh put all the fears to rest. Great teacher; covered all the important things in a calm and constructive manner. Left us all feeling more confident and excited to learn more. We will be calling on Captain Josh again soon! Thanks Captain Josh!

Brian Moore

BLB Customer

What a great experience! Captain Jordan listened to our concerns and addressed them like the pro he is. He offered not only excellent instruction, but additional tips and tricks to make our shortfalls easier to overcome. We can take his suggestions and continue to practice on our own. Our confidence level has gone to the next level. Thanks Captain Jordan!

Wen Juhl

BLB Customer

Capt Randy was an amazing guide with blue line boating as we went out on the water. He was prepared for anything that came our way and exceeded all our expectations. It was a relaxing day out on the water we hit a local restaurant on the water, a sand bar and did some sight seeing to include a pod of dolphins! We took our 1 year old som out and he loved watching the waves go by.

Jennifer Sherman

BLB Customer

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