Did you know that Tampa is considered the wildlife center of Florida? This amazing city and its bay are home to abundant wildlife centers, and are home to even more animals in the wild. In addition, the year-round subtropical climate and deep bay make this place the perfect home for marine animals of all sizes. So, if you’re ready to get going and explore some of the marine life, you’ll need a van rental first, and Carl’s Van Rentals has the perfect one for your entire crew!

3 Ways to Explore the Marine Life in Tampa

1. The Florida Aquarium

Located in the heart of downtown Tampa, The Florida Aquarium houses 200,000 square feet of discovery zones for all ages. The aquarium is home to more than 14,000 animals from the state and from around the world. Take the kids on a wild adventure through the Journey to Madagascar exhibit, or head on over to the Penguin Meet & Greet. The 500,000-gallon Coral Reef habitat is another fan favorite. You and the entire family will enjoy spotting all the marine life that makes it possible for a coral reef to thrive. Finally, make one last pit stop in Wetlands Trail and Aviary, where you will be up close and personal with free-flying birds, dragonflies, and reef fish.

2. Clearwater Marine Aquarium

Dolphins are some of the most intelligent and social creatures on the planet. They’re also some of the most beloved at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Here you’ll find two of Florida’s very own animal celebrities, Hope and Winter. These two dolphins were the stars in major motion pictures Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2. You and the family can visit these two dolphins and their marine friends in the new Ruth & J.O. Stone Complex. Or you can take the adventure outdoors and enjoy a scenic boat or kayak tour and other animal interactions. 

3. Tampa Bay Boat & Jet Ski Rentals

Take the adventure into your own hands with a fun-filled day jet-skiing around the bay. Tampa Bay Boat & Jet Ski Rentals has everything you need to enjoy a day out on the water, zipping around the bay and spotting wildlife. Crash the waves on your wave runner or boat, or enjoy a leisurely paddle around the bay on a kayak. They even have paddleboards for those who want a new experience. If you have older kids who like to fish, charter a boat from the bay and head out into the Gulf of Mexico for some deep sea fishing. 

Your Marine Adventure Starts Here

It’s time to get outdoors and plan that trip with the kids to Tampa, FL. Carl’s Van Rentals has minivans, Sprinter vans, and passenger vans of all sizes, perfect for the entire family and friends. Additionally, when you book right now, you’ll save an additional five percent. We’ll even price match our competitors, guaranteeing you’ll have the best experience with us! So, give us a call today at (813) 872-7111.