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3 Great Reasons to Shop Local Right Now

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Tampa Bay is home to many great mom and pop businesses, and now more than ever, they need community support. And that works out, because a lot of people have gotten bored while social distancing! So why not give yourself some fun and help out a local business while you’re at it?

Today we’re taking a look at all the advantages of helping out mom and pop businesses in the Tampa Bay area!

1. Great Quality for Your Money


Unlike massive chain stores that get too big to take care of each customer, local businesses care about each individual customer. That means you get a better product or service, personal attention to your needs, and you get better, friendlier customer service!

At Tierra Verde Boat Rentals, our deckhands personally walk each party through the check out process to answer any questions you might have. And because they’re experts on our local waters, they can usually give you tips on the best boating activities in the area!

2. Fun on Your Schedule

Don’t feel like using a local business’ services right now? No problem! Gift cards let you give businesses immediate financial support while they’re vulnerable, and then you can cash in later and have your day of fun whenever it makes sense for you.

With boat rentals, timing is everything. And we understand that you want to have the best day possible, so if the day of your rental comes and the weather isn’t nice enough to send you out, we’ll happily reschedule your booking at no charge! Our goal is to help you have a good time out on the water, and we’re happy to work with you to make sure it’s a day that you’ll never forget.

3. Your Money Stays Local

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When you buy from a national chain, your money doesn’t go to the employees you see in the store. Instead, it goes to executives who probably don’t live in Florida, if they live in the United States at all. As a mom and pop business, we’re proud to say that every dollar spent with us stays in the Tampa Bay area.

Throughout the pandemic, we have kept each member of our staff employed and at their usual hours. And because all of our staff (including the owners) live in the Tampa Bay area, you know that your money is supporting our local community. So if you want more opportunity and economic stability in our area, then shopping local is definitely the way to go!

Shop Local to Support Tampa Bay

From St. Petersburg to Clearwater to our own Tierra Verde, Tampa Bay has been hit hard by the coronavirus. As we all look forward, supporting local businesses is going to be one of the best ways to help everyone recover. And if that means enjoying a day under the sun in your personal boat rental, well, all the better!

Ready to set up your boat rental? You can give us a call at (727) 867-0077, or you can book your boat rental online. The weather is warming up and boating is a great way to socially distance and have fun, so the best time to book is right now!