25 Tampa Bay tours you’ll actually want to do when you have out-of-towners

There are endless possibilities on what to do in the Tampa Bay area when you have family or friends visiting from out of town. From boat rides to ghost busting, here are few you'll actually want to do when you have out-of-towners.
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Get Up and Go Kayaking Tour
352-834-1556
Make the most out of the remainder of manatee season at Crystal River with this two and a half hour tour. Hop on the clear bottomed tandem kayaks and paddle through Kings Bay, Hunter Springs and Jurassic Springs. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to spot other animals like dolphins, fish, turtles and birds. Bring your own kayak to pay less than their rental prices. 
Photo via Get Up and Go Kayaking Tour/Instagram

Get Up and Go Kayaking Tour

352-834-1556
Make the most out of the remainder of manatee season at Crystal River with this two and a half hour tour. Hop on the clear bottomed tandem kayaks and paddle through Kings Bay, Hunter Springs and Jurassic Springs. If you’re lucky, you’ll also be able to spot other animals like dolphins, fish, turtles and birds. Bring your own kayak to pay less than their rental prices.

Photo via Get Up and Go Kayaking Tour/Instagram
Keel Farms Wine Tour
813-752-9100
Sip on a glass of wine, beer or cider during the trolley ride as they take you behind-the-scenes of Keel’s farm and winery. Learn about the history, mission and sustainable practices of how all its products are made. If you get hungry after the tour, stay for a handcrafted meal at its restaurant, and if you’re still thirsty visit its brewery to try more of its products. 
Photo via Keel Farms/Website

Keel Farms Wine Tour

813-752-9100
Sip on a glass of wine, beer or cider during the trolley ride as they take you behind-the-scenes of Keel’s farm and winery. Learn about the history, mission and sustainable practices of how all its products are made. If you get hungry after the tour, stay for a handcrafted meal at its restaurant, and if you’re still thirsty visit its brewery to try more of its products.

Photo via Keel Farms/Website
Little Toot Dolphin Adventure
727-446-5503
Get up close and personal with Florida’s marine life during this hour and a half tour. The captain will navigate Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico to take you through spots that guarantee dolphin sightings. The boats have soft drinks, water and beer available to keep you cool throughout the journey.
Photo via Little Toot Dolphin Adventure/Facebook

Little Toot Dolphin Adventure

727-446-5503
Get up close and personal with Florida’s marine life during this hour and a half tour. The captain will navigate Clearwater Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico to take you through spots that guarantee dolphin sightings. The boats have soft drinks, water and beer available to keep you cool throughout the journey.

Photo via Little Toot Dolphin Adventure/Facebook
Dunedin Food Walking Tour
813-310-4401
On this three hour long walking tour, you’ll get to experience up to seven family-owned independent restaurants and breweries that reflect the local cuisine of Pinellas County. During this exclusive two mile tour, you’ll get the chance to meet owners, chefs and brewers while enjoying house specialties, like a hog fish slider and the “chef’s creation of the day.”
Photo via Dunedin Food Walking Tour/Website

Dunedin Food Walking Tour

813-310-4401
On this three hour long walking tour, you’ll get to experience up to seven family-owned independent restaurants and breweries that reflect the local cuisine of Pinellas County. During this exclusive two mile tour, you’ll get the chance to meet owners, chefs and brewers while enjoying house specialties, like a hog fish slider and the “chef’s creation of the day.”

Photo via Dunedin Food Walking Tour/Website
The Ringling Museum Tour
941-359-5700
Avoid the hassle of waiting for others with The Ringling Museum’s self-guided audio tour. Pop some headphones in and use them in conjunction with the museum’s website by clicking on the gallery and image you’re viewing to learn more about them.
Photo via The Ringling/Facebook

The Ringling Museum Tour

941-359-5700
Avoid the hassle of waiting for others with The Ringling Museum’s self-guided audio tour. Pop some headphones in and use them in conjunction with the museum’s website by clicking on the gallery and image you’re viewing to learn more about them.

Photo via The Ringling/Facebook

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