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Tampa, United States
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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

Explore one of Florida's most picturesque harbors on this Tampa history cruise that transports travelers back in time across stunning blue waters. See the real-life pirate ship known as Gabriella up close and take in views of million-dollar homes, popular museums, and the famous 'Plant Hotel' as you listen to expert commentary about the city's rich past.
  • Learn about Tampa's history on a cruise
  • Listen to live on-board commentary while you sail
  • Multiple departure times make it easy to fit into any schedule
  • Light refreshment are provided
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Departure Point

Tampa, FL 33602, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Covid-19 Health operation for our tours. We have lowered the capacity of our vessels from 45 to 15 to allow for social distancing of each group on the boat. Our boats will be sanitized between each departure. ALL guests are required to wear a face covering (nose and mouth) at all times. Boarding will be refused to any guest not wearing a face covering without a refund. We care about your and our staff's health. So Thank You for your cooperation it is appreciated.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tampa Water Taxi Company, LLC

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Is there parking near the departure point for the Tampa History Cruise?
A:Yes - the nearest parking is at either the Garrison Street parking lot or the Channelside Parking Garage. Note: There may be fees for parking.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my young child on the Tampa History Cruise?
A:We accept children of all ages from newborn and up. We have personal flotation devices for children and adults.
Mar 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own drinks on board for the Tampa History Cruise?
A:Bottled water and soda are provided complimentary. You may bring and consume adult beverages on your tour as long as you are of legal age (you may use our iced cooler).
Mar 2021
Q:
Are there restrooms on board the boat for the Tampa History Cruise?
A:There are no restrooms on board, however, you may use the restroom before or after the tour at the departure location.
Mar 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tampa History Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tampa History Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tampa History Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Tampa History Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tampa History Cruise?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tampa History Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tampa History Cruise?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Tampa History Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Tampa History Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Tampa History Cruise.

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star-5
Tampa history water tour
Winston_F
, Jun 2021
The tour guide was very informative and the views from the water were excellent. Great tour for historical oerspectuve.
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star-4
Very good Captain
Michael_C
, Jun 2021
Very informative and well done. Need more shade on boats.. pace of tour was good.. recommended for overview of cities area near Riverwalk
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star-5
So much fun!
D_G
, May 2021
Great way to navigate the bay! Especially if you’ve never been able to explore the city part. I’m used to going to Tampa for concerts but never actually experienced the city. Great way to learn about the rich history as well as being on the beautiful water! The Captain was wonderful! Very informative and funny and we had a great first time learning about and exploring Tampa.
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star-3
Be sure to have a hat and sunscreen. You may get stuck directly in the sun.
Joan_P
, May 2021
It was fine, but hated wearing a mask since it was an outdoor event. Didn’t get a shady spot and it was so hot. Got ill and driver didn’t say anything about water being on boat. Took it upon myself to check cooler. Thank God for that. My husband enjoyed it more than me.
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Customer service
Marie
, May 2021
We were unable to attend last minute emergency. Claimed that they came us, but I never received a call. I wouldn't book with this again in the future.
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Great day
Kim_L
, May 2021
This was a wonderful tour, guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. I recommend it highly.
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Love the captain
Jo_G
, Apr 2021
Tom Brady home and how Tampa was named. All the inlets and ships. History of the area, connection with Cuba
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your kind words. Please join us in the future
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star-4
Boat trip
Karen_F
, Apr 2021
The captain was very informative and congenial, he gave the history and added lots of humor. Weather was beautiful
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star-5
Greatest Historic Convention Cruise of Tampa Florida plus a side of Dolphins;)
Najwa_S
, Apr 2021
It was very nice and interesting!! Our cruise director was extremely nice and very funny. He made the experience very memorable and explained everything in detail!! Plus we got lucky and saw a few dolphins.. we really had a blast and I would recommend it!! Learning about the historic convention of Florida was great!! Seeing the old ships and beautiful beach houses!! I just enjoyed the cruise so much and I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about historic Florida and how they named the heart of Florida TAMPA ❤️
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star-5
We had a great time. Captain Larry was very knowledgeable And truly enjoy what he was doing. We would definitely recomme
Ken_K
, Apr 2021
We had a great time. Captain Larry was very knowledgeable and really enjoyed what he did. We would definitely recommend this to family and friends
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