Marina Spotlight: Marriott Tampa Water Street Marina

By November 5, 2021Dock
Looking for a marina perfectly located just steps from beautiful downtown Tampa and all it has to offer? Then chart your course to the Marriott Tampa Water Street Marina on the Garrison Channel of Tampa Bay. The marina’s 39 full-service slips sit right in front of the stunning, waterfront Tampa Marriott Water Street Hotel in Tampa’s downtown, and have everything a boater could ask for.

The list of amenities at the Marriott Tampa Water Street Marina leaves a captain and crew wanting for nothing. From restrooms, showers, and lockers, to laundry, snack shop, and ATM, it has everything you could possibly need – or want. There’s also a swimming pool, event space, and restaurant on-site. And that’s just the shortlist. Plus, they’re pet friendly. So, if your skipper has four legs and a tail, they’re welcome.

Great Things To Do Nearby

The Downtown Tampa neighborhood, just steps from the marina, is one and third square miles jam-packed with incredible things to do, day and night. This picturesque city is fronted on two sides by water; the Hillsborough River on the west, and Tampa Bay to the south. It even has an island as a sub-district.

When you’re ready to leave the marina, although we don’t know why you would, you can enjoy Tampa’s beautiful waterfront, award-winning restaurants, family-friendly entertainment, and vibrant nightlife. There’s so much to see and do. Whether you feel like a picnic in a park and a stroll along the scenic Tampa Riverwalk, or spending an entire day downtown, Tampa has culture, sporting events, and entertainment for all ages.

The Tampa Riverwalk is the perfect place to start because it has endless attractions to discover. The Riverwalk is your gateway to parks, museums, and watersports. There are four parks along the Riverwalk. One is the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park attracts over one million people annually to its special events. There’s even a dog park on-site. Another is the Water Works Park, which is also a favorite, and even has a playground and splash pad for the kids.

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If you’re itching for some culture, there are five museums on the Riverwalk. The Tampa Museum of Art always has a world-class lineup of exhibitions. And if you’re looking for something for the younger crowd, visit the Glazer Children’s Museum where culture and play go hand in hand.  

There are so many attractions on the Riverwalk. From The Florida Aquarium to the Tampa Theatre, there’s something to delight every member of your crew, day and night.

If it’s the tasty local fare you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Tampa has every type of food you can imagine, and at every price point. If you’re looking for some cheap eats, locals will direct you to Fresh Kitchen where you’ll find American fast food that’s healthy.  Or if you want something a bit more exotic, try La Teresita Restaurant for delicious Cuban dishes.  And if it’s the ambiance you want, head to Ella’s American Folk Art Café. It’s an eclectic eatery, music venue, and art gallery all in one.  It’s a place you can feed your stomach and your soul!

Not many people know this, but daredevils find their mecca in Tampa. Heart-pumping excitement is everywhere here. Experience the thrill of skydiving, indoors, at iFLY Tampa. Their state-of-the-art wind tunnels don’t simply give you the sensation of flying, you’re really flying. If you want to soar higher, book a stunning helicopter tour with Tampa Bay Aviation. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of Tampa Bay and the surrounding area. Now if you’re idea of a real thrill is rollercoasters, then head to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.  They have epic coasters and thrill rides for the hardcore enthusiast, as well as lots of rides the whole family can enjoy.

There’s so much more to share with you about Tampa, but don’t take it from us, come see and experience it yourself.  Downtown Tampa and the Marriott Tampa Water Street Marina are waiting for you!

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Jo Montgomery

Author Jo Montgomery

Jo is a lifelong boat lover and writer. She learned the ropes of boating on her family’s 36’ Carver at the Jersey (joy-see) shore. With over 30 years of writing under her belt, she delights in seeking out, and sharing, the things most important to fellow boating enthusiasts. Jo now lives in Connecticut, near the water she adores, with her husband, two children and large, hairy dog. She is over the moon to be part of the Snag-A-Slip crew!

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