The best way to end a workweek is a drink with your BFFs. Between going to your usual bar & staying in, you may get a little bored of the same routine. Luckily fun things to do in Tampa are aplenty, & this boozy pedal boat tour just might be your ticket to those weekend drinks with the besties.

Kraken Cycle Boat Tours offer a uniquely fun way for you to sip & play in Tampa Bay. Just pack up your favorite booze & snacks and hop aboard their party boat that can fit up to 15 people total on a 2-hour excursion.

A captain will steer your ship, but the boat won't move without your pedal power. Each one has 10 pedal stations seated around a central bar & a large bench seating area for you to take a break from pedaling all those empty calories and sugars from your drinks away β€” or simply opt to let your other friends do the work instead & admire the sights of The Bay.

Either way, we won't judge! Each tour includes ice & a cooler for your bevvies & booze, souvenir cups, a first mate who will help you & your crew with anything you may need, as well as play some epic tunes as you float your boat.

It even has hookups for you to charge your phone, & is Bluetooth enabled if you want to play your own tunes.

Oh, and a little mini disco ball to truly turn up the boat party. Now, this is a party we can get behind.

There isn't a toilet on board, so what about using the bathroom? The tour has a designated 20 minute stop halfway through for a bathroom break & to pick up some bites & booze. They typically stop at the docks near Armature Works β€” where you can find an awesome hidden bar on the rooftop β€” & Ulele or Rick's on the River.

So how much does a boat party like this cost? Each tour requires a minimum of 8 guests at $40 per person. If you max out the boat's 10-15 person capacity, the price drops to $35 per person, saving you a total of $75 according to their website. 

Kraken suggests bringing sunscreen, along with your photo ID, your drinks of choice, and snacks for the best boat party. All guests must be 21+ on their public cruise, but private charter events are also available.

We're rounding up all our friends for this one! An overview of Kraken Cycle Boat Tours can be found below.

If you're looking for more bars in the Tampa area for those weekend drinks, these 6 hidden bars & speakeasies might speak easy to you, or opt for an alcohol-less experience at Florida's first avocado bar.

Kraken Cycle Boat Tour

Price: $40 per person if not filling all 10 pedal seats β€” for the full boat up to 15 guests it's $35 per person.

When: You reserve your 2-hour experience's date and time online here.

Address: 333 South Franklin Street Tampa, FL

Why You Need To Go: A fun way to party with your BFFs in this BYOB experience. Pedal away the extra calories & sugar from your drinks or take it easy as you float about The Bay. You can even connect your phone to the Bluetooth speaker, plug it in to charge, and party under a mini disco ball.


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