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Derek Jeter's house a hit on Tampa boat tour

“Welcome to St. Jetersburg," jokes Capt. Larry as he idles his boat in front of the mega mansion of Yankees superstar Derek Jeter.

His passengers chuckle and stand up for a closer look, snapping photos of Tampa's biggest and most famous residence.

"People ask me all the time, why would he build that big a house?" he says. "My answer is: one, because he can; and two, because he can drive his Maserati from the living room to the kitchen."

Jeter's place is the main attraction of Captain Larry's boat tour of Davis Islands. Last week, it popped up as a Groupon deal, putting Tampa in the company of Miami, Los Angeles and other tourist spots with famous-home tours.

"The house was awesome. It was really unbelievable," said Casandra Cox, a Jeter fan from Lake Wales, who took the tour with her mother visiting from Arkansas. "We thought about jumping overboard and swimming over to it."

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