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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

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

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

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
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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Reviews

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118 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Interesting, insightful so much fun. The perfect weather and knowledgeable funny captain made the experience perfect
Jennifer_J
, Oct 2021
It was a history tour but all the fun facts about Tampa’s history that was told up to and including COVID with the cruise ship leaving behind us made it better than expected.
star-4
Tampa history cruise on the water taxi
whgweg
, Oct 2021
Captain Larry was knowledgeable and funny. However it would have been better if there was ice on the water in the cooler. It would also be nice to have better information about site for boarding. At least a sign to let you know.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Refund request
Paula_F
, Sep 2021
Information provided by viator did not accurately describe parking difficulties or street blockades. I called to tell company we could not get to the site, but he laughed and did not offer refund. We tried to get there very hard.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
First our staff NEVER respond to a guest concerns in a poor manor. Refund terms and conditions are set by Viator and agreed to by you when you book on line. We have no control of there terms. If you asked us "is there a refund when we miss the departure." we must repeat Viator rules "no". If you called us and asked what we can do, we would have made you some offers to make up for your missing your departure. But instead you left a 1 star review closing any doors.
star-5
Tampa History Cruise
jeffharrison1
, Aug 2021
Had a very nice time. Had out of town company so booked this as something we all could do. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Learning experience even for the people that live here.
star-4
Worth the money
Samuel_S
, Aug 2021
Fun and informative but don’t expect an awesome boat. It’s a little beat up is all I’m saying. Worth the money for sure.
star-5
Awesome guide and water taxi
Ana_S
, Jul 2021
The water taxi captain was always awesome, all the information he gave us was worthy and true. Thank you
star-3
Cancelled
Linda_F
, Jul 2021
It was cancelled the day before possibly due to the weather conditions in Florida. I submitted my request for a refund.
star-1
Tampa Bay History
Candy_D
, Jun 2021
You cancelled it due to weather…. But the weather was fine. Didn’t rain til 5 or 6 hours after the tour schedule
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
History Cruise of Tampa Bay
Linda_G
, Jun 2021
The history Cruise was very informative our guide Larry was very informed he joked around answered all the questions in our group had plenty of questions learned a lot about Tampa Bay and how it started the weather was great very nice enjoyable Cruise
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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