In 2001, two American guys, Capt. Josh Dohring and Capt. Kevin Fyfe, met in St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. They shared a passion for boating and became quick friends while working their own jobs at Sailing and Jet Ski rentals for the island’s tourists. Ten years later, the duo made their way back to Tampa Bay, where eBoats began.
Josh’s passion for the waterways drove him to share his love of boating with Tampa’s community. Easy-to-drive, electric boats are the best way to create an environmentally friendly, accessible boating experience for novice and expert boaters alike, said Capt. Josh. He hired Kevin as his right hand man, and with the help of his wife, Anndrea, they started the company with just one boat!
eBoats was the first business along Tampa’s now-bustling Marina District at The Tampa Convention Center. Concentrating on unbeatable customer service and creating personal freedom for boaters to explore the Hillsborough River and Bay on their own, the business grew into what is today. There are now seven unique eBoats with their own distinct themes and layouts. The luxurious boats are available seven days a week from 8am until 10pm.
Josh and Anndrea have moved to the Pacific Northwest to start a new water-based adventure, and now Capt. Kevin is manning the reigns as the sole owner. Since the beginning, the City of Tampa has embraced eBoats. The Tampa Bay Lightning has its own themed eBoat, our company regularly sponsors Hillsborough River Clean-Ups and Capt. Kevin still works alongside the rest of his staff, ensuring that customers receive the best boat rental possible. eBoats experiences thousands of repeat customers and recently achieved TripAdvisor’s coveted Certificate of Excellence and remains the #1 Outdoor Activity in Tampa.
In addition to providing the BEST experiences on the water, Capt. Kevin, along with the eBoat’s Team, has a mission to find the perfect balance between luxury and affordability.
As well as providing service for customers, eBOATS LOVES TO SUPPORT LOCAL RESTUARANTS! At eBoats, customers are encouraged to map out their own expeditions on the water. There are currently eight different FANTASTIC places on the water that you can stop off for some cold beverages and great food.
- The Sail Pavilion Bar
- Columbia Café
- Ricks on the River
- Ulele Restaurant
- Ulele Spring Brewery
- Café Dufrain
- That’s Amore
- Cry Baby Cafe
Don’t want to get off the boat? No problem, Capt. Kevin allows eBoat customers to bring food and drinks onboard.
Adult beverages are allowed in moderation. Florida’s .08 BAL drinking law applies for the driver.
So Come Out And EXPLORE TAMPA DAY & NIGHT.