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Tampa, United States
Tampa History Cruise

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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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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History Cruise
Bottled water
Soda/Pop
Parking
Transportation to/from attraction
Gratuities (optional}
PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena , Tampa, FL 33602, USA

Departure Point: Behind The Tampa Bay History Center at the dock Tampa FL. Address: 801 Old Water Street Tampa, FL 33602 Directions: Dock (water taxi dock #3) behind the Tampa Bay History Center 801 Old Water Street. Parking at parking lots on Chanelside drive Board the blue boat with yellow top

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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star-4
Great tour
Jan_R
, Jun 2022
Great tour! Informative. I love stuff like this, but the heat even got to me! However, the guide was enthusiastic and worked hard to make it a good experience for guests.
star-5
No frills- all great info!
Denise_O
, Jun 2022
Really knowledgeable guide (captain)! It was fun to learn so much about the buildings and parks etc. I’ve been here 17 plus years and never knew most of this.
star-5
This was my second visit...
Andrew_B
, Jun 2022
This was my second visit to Tampa and I now feel that I know more about the buildings I pass on my long walks. Our guide’s brief history of the areas we taxied past has inspired me to visit the history museum today. Thank you!
star-5
Fun and Informative
Duane_L
, Jun 2022
Mark, the captain, was very knowledgeable of the area and was a terrific guide. Lots to see and learn about things to do once you're back on land.
star-1
Sad
Raul_M
, Jun 2022
The cruise was canceled 5 minutes before the trip was ready to go . Was really looking forward too go on this cruise
star-5
A must do when in Tampa!
Shamar_B
, May 2022
The Tampa History Cruise is great! This was my first time visiting Tampa, so the tour was a perfect way to learn about the city’s history and enjoy the beautiful water and landscape. I highly recommend. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and did a great job weaving in funny stories and humor while schooling us on Tampa and Florida history, which made the tour really fun.
star-4
Good experience
CristinaS
, May 2022
Great. Mark was great. Appreciated the bottle of water. The weather was beautiful, a bit for May. Better signage is need to find you
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Friendly and informative
James_A
, May 2022
Our guide was a wealth of knowledge and seemed to enjoy the time. We heard the history of Tampa, far distant and recent which would not have been aware if not for this tour. It was a wonderful afternoon which included dolphins. I would recommend this tour to family and friends for an overview of the river walk area.
star-5
Great Historical Boat Tour
Vanita_R
, May 2022
We had a great captain in Mark! He was kind and very knowledgeable about the area. It was quite relaxing and very enjoyable.
star-4
Lived here all my life...
Dawn_M
, May 2022
Lived here all my life and finally learned some things I never knew. Tour guide was very knowledgeable
star-5
Great trip
Donna_V
, May 2022
The captain was very nice and very informative. It was a beautiful day to be on a boat. My family was running a little late and he waited for us.
star-5
Historical tour
Jenny_W
, May 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and made our trip fun! By doing this trip, I gained much history about the city.
star-1
Worst Day Ever!
Jill_L
, May 2022
I booked this tour on Viator about 2 hrs before it was to start. I paid for parking and stood in the Florida sun for 30 minutes past when the tour was suppose to start before I finally found the phone number for the tour company. They informed me that they had told Viator early that morning that they weren’t running tours that day but Viator still sold me a ticket. They said Viator would issue me a refund I still haven’t received so now I lost the day, I lost the money I spent on parking, and I lost the cost of the tour. Don’t trust this company—it’s a scam.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Experience
Robert_E
, Apr 2022
Excellent boat captain. Very knowledgeable. Fun time. That's all I have to other than it was a worthwhile experience.
star-5
Loved it!
Crystal_K
, Apr 2022
Very interesting and enjoyable!! The guide a was knowledgeable and friendly and the ride was very pleasant.
star-5
Wonderful Experience!
Lynn_V
, Apr 2022
Loved all the history! Our Captain had lots of great stories to share about the area! I learned so much about Tampa that I didn't know before the tour
star-1
Cancelled due to nonexistent weather
Michelle_J
, Apr 2022
We were excited to go on our tour and it was a beautiful, clear day and we got a text saying it was cancelled due to weather. We have no idea what "weather" they were referring to, but it was a huge disappointment.
star-3
History cruise
Candice_T
, Apr 2022
Nice cruise Yet very lil history. Great Captain. Reasonable priced. And this review keeps asking me to say more lol. ANNOYING!!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
We have over 6 hours of historical material to share wth you. But the tout is only 90 min. We ask our guests to ask all the questions they want so we can focus on you interests
star-5
Great Historic Cruise
Niurka_C
, Apr 2022
Amazing experience My family live in Tampa and have never taking this tour. It was a very educational but also fun. Our tour operator is knowledgeable and very warm, welcoming and professional. I will take it again every time we get family from abroad.😊
star-5
Native History
George_P
, Apr 2022
From Tampa, so nice to history again… some I had forgot.! Also missed some of the more notorious but tru history..

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