Tampa History Cruise

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  • Duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    9am, 12:30pm & 5:30pm Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


One of the most picturesque harbors in Florida, Tampa Harbor abounds with history on all sides. The waterfront features museums, shipyards and million dollar homes. See the Pirate ship "Gabriella" up close, view the most beautiful building in Tampa "the Plant Hotel" and learn how Tampa became a city.


  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Excellent value for money

Know More about this tour

With 4,000 years of people living in Tampa on this cruise, you will learn about how this this city grew from a Spanish outpost to the fastest growing city in Florida. This tour takes you step by step through the evolution of the city and as you cruise along the waters, the history unfolds all around you.

Your guides will divulge little known facts about this city and share them with you. Many locals have said "I have lived here all my life and never knew that about Tampa!" When you leave this tour, you will know more than locals!

Learn more than you image possible about Pirates and their history in Tampa. See the Pirate ship Gabriella up close and be sure to ask your guide "what's a Pirate beard in Tampa?" You will be surprised at the answer!


History Cruise

Bottled water




Transportation to/from attraction

Gratuities (optional}

Additional Info

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 experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

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

Guests will be seated in group sections only with there party.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Nov-2022

    Informational and interesting tour. Great way to get a tour of downtown also. Weather was perfect on the 4pm ride. Tour is 90mins which was just the right amount of time.

  • 27-Nov-2022

    The guide was engaging and extremely informative about the area. He knew a lot of history of the area as well as current events. It was very enjoyable.

  • 26-Nov-2022

    Learning about the early Spanish settlers finding gold and silver. Seeing the mansions of famous people on David Island. We were able to see Vinny Lecavclier out by his pool! N

  • 21-Nov-2022

    A beautiful time out on the water, learning all sorts of interesting information about the history of Tampa. Some amazing sights. Very friendly captain too!

  • 20-Nov-2022

    We thoroughly enjoyed the History Cruise! Our guide was fantastic— A great storyteller with a deep knowledge of Tampa history and entertaining delivery.

  • 18-Nov-2022

    It’s was a beautiful experience and knowledge of Tampa a place that I love I am from Puerto Rico and the trial is very informative and beautiful

  • 18-Nov-2022

    Great tour with a great guide. Very good information about the history. A lot of funny snd interesting stories

  • 13-Nov-2022

    Gary was a wonderful host on our fact filled tour of Tampa. He provided nonstop facts and fun tidbits as we cruised around Tampa, Harbour Island and Davis Islands. Highly recommend this tour for locals and visitors alike.

  • 13-Nov-2022

    We had a great day on the water learning about some past and more current history of the Tampa Bay area. The host and Captain did a wonderful job narrating our voyage.

  • 08-Nov-2022

    The conductor was awesome in history and very much funny. It was a beautiful afternoon. We are encouraged and encouraging other to do the cruise

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