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Tampa History Cruise

4.2 (595)
Tampa, US
4.2 (595)
Tampa, US
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Step aboard the Tampa History Cruise and embark on an unforgettable journey through the rich and vibrant history of Tampa Bay. As you sail along one of the most picturesque harbors in Florida, you'll be surrounded by fascinating stories and breathtaking views. Get up close to the legendary pirate ship "Gabriella" and marvel at the grandeur of the iconic Plant Hotel. Discover how Tampa transformed from a small town to a thriving city, all while enjoying the comfort of a history cruise. Indulge in refreshing sodas and bottled water as you soak in the sights and sounds of this historic harbor. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the past and create memories that will last a lifetime. Book your Tampa History Cruise now and embark on an adventure like no other.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 1 hours 30 minutes
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Picturesque harbor with rich history
  • Up close view of the pirate ship "Gabriella"
  • Learn about Tampa's evolution and growth
  • Discover little known facts about the city
  • Become knowledgeable about Tampa's pirate history
  • Soda/pop
  • Bottled water
  • History cruise
  • Parking
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Gratuities (optional}

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Introduction

Step aboard the Tampa History Cruise and embark on a journey through time. Experience the captivating beauty of Tampa Harbor, a picturesque harbor boasting a rich history and a myriad of fascinating stories. From iconic pirate ships to the grandeur of the Plant Hotel, this tour will transport you back in time and immerse you in the captivating past of Tampa Bay.

What to expect?

During the Tampa History Cruise, expect to be swept away by the enchanting sights and sounds of Tampa Harbor. Cruise along the shimmering waters as you soak in the breathtaking views of million-dollar homes, shipyards, and the renowned Pirate ship "Gabriella." Delve into the stories and legends surrounding this historic vessel and discover the secrets it holds. Marvel at the architectural masterpiece that is the Plant Hotel, a true gem of Tampa. Learn about the origins and evolution of this stunning building, which stands as a testament to the city's rich heritage. Gain insights into how Tampa transformed into the vibrant city it is today, as you uncover the fascinating history behind its development.

Who is this for?

The Tampa History Cruise is a must-do for history enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and anyone looking to immerse themselves in the vibrant past of Tampa Bay. Whether you're a local resident or a visitor to the area, this tour offers a unique and captivating experience for all. History buffs will delight in the rich narratives and intriguing tales shared throughout the cruise, while those seeking a memorable adventure will be enthralled by the stunning scenery and captivating landmarks.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Tampa Bay with the Tampa History Cruise. Discover the iconic Pirate ship "Gabriella" up close and personal, and hear the tales of plunder and adventure that echo through its timeworn planks. Be awestruck by the architectural marvel that is the Plant Hotel, a true testament to Tampa's grandeur. By booking this tour, you will gain a deeper understanding of Tampa's past and how it has shaped the vibrant city it is today. The experienced guides will bring the history to life, sharing fascinating anecdotes and little-known facts that will leave you with a newfound appreciation for this remarkable destination.

Good to know

Join the Tampa History Cruise behind the Tampa Bay History Center at the dock on 801 Old Water Street, Tampa, FL. Convenient parking is available at the nearby parking lots on Channelside Drive. Board the blue boat with a yellow top and get ready for an unforgettable journey through time. During the cruise, enjoy complimentary soda and bottled water to keep you refreshed along the way.

Reviews

Customers who have experienced the Tampa History Cruise have raved about the captivating stories and breathtaking scenery. They praise the knowledgeable guides who brought the history to life and provided a truly immersive experience. Many reviewers mentioned that the tour exceeded their expectations, with some even calling it the highlight of their trip to Tampa. Overall, customers were highly satisfied with the cruise and expressed their eagerness to recommend it to others seeking a memorable and educational adventure on the waters of Tampa Harbor.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Your Itinerary

Henry B. Plant Museum

(Pass by)

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!

Tampa Water Taxi Company

(Pass by)

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!

Reviews

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anneeverett77

The owner was very nice and he did a great job explaining the basic historical significance of DI, CD, UT, and downtown. We all learned something new and his jovial spirit made it fun! It was incredibly hot and there is very little to no shade on the boat and he also slows down or idles often so there is no breeze so participants need to be well aware that this may cause sickness if not acclimated to our humidity and sun in the summer. He was very kind to provide water.

Nancy B

Pleasantly surprised. The boat was a little uncomfortable, but the capitan/guide made up for it by being informative, insightful, knowledgeable, & charming. Worth the fare.

Hoang_P

The room has most of things as a 1 bath , 1 bed room has for a small family like kitchen, stove, dishwasher, bows, coffee maker spoon….

marly

Nice tour. The captain of the ship was knowledgeable and friendly. Maybe the ship needs a bigger canopy roof to keep all passengers in the shade during the summer months.

Georgette_M

To see all the history about Tampa. I never knew about any of it until yesterday. It was hot though and water was offered which was a plus!!! I was able to capture a lot of beautiful photos! Thank you so much! Can’t forget our awesome tour guide… he was fantastic and theatrical! He also made sure I found my way there because I was lost. I had a great day, Thank u again!

Everton_S

The tour guide/owner did an outstanding job explaining the relevant Tampa history on every landmark and private residence we went by. He took great pride in the city and its history.

Debbie_M

We always enjoy a boat tour on the water and this one gave us interesting information about Tampa's history along with seeing and hearing stories about some of the absolutely gigantic mansions on the water! They even had a cooler of bottled water. Sitting on the boat bench seat was very uncomfortable. We saw a dolphin and very few birds. This boat tour was worth it!

Darren_S

Our Captain was thorough, knowledgeable, professional and courteous and had insight into the history of Tampa that many residents don't even have.

Louis_B

A enjoyable tour - we had a great guide - very informative and would highly recommend it - just the right duration

Fabiola_C

We had a really good time my daughter and I and we would recommend and we already have, The guide was very informative
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