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Tampa History Cruise provided by Tampa Water Taxi Company

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Tampa History Cruise
Guests will be seated in group sections only with there party.
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Updated 11/28/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Learn about Tampa past and present while taking in beautiful views of the city with this harbor cruise. Your on-board guide tells you all about the Floridian city's history, from pre-colonial times until today. You also get to see a real pirate ship, the Gabriella, up close and personal.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
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  • Pass by
    Henry B. Plant Museum
    Tampa Water Taxi Company
  • You'll end at
    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
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Take in great views of Tampa from the harbor
  • A local guide will provide on-board commentary
  • Choose from multiple departure times throughout the day
  • Water and soft drinks are provided
Important Information
Departure Point
PWT3 - History Center/Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL 33602, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • History Cruise
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
Exclusions
  • Parking
  • Transportation to/from attraction
  • Gratuities (optional}
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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 it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
73Reviews
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Crystal M wrote a review Jan 17
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The cruise was cancelled due to high winds. They said they gave TripAdvisor 12 hours to notify but I didn't get any notification. I planned my whole day around this and didn't get to go. Very disappointed.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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4stevemandy wrote a review Jul 2020
Seal Beach, California5,019 contributions29 helpful votes
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It’s a cool boat trip that will give you a new perspective of the city. We got to see many things we wouldn’t have otherwise seen.
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CoachClark721 wrote a review Apr 2020
Marietta, Georgia159 contributions29 helpful votes
We had a very enjoyable cruise around the waterways of Tampa and learning about the long and varied history of the area. Highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kathleen Schaffer wrote a review Mar 2020
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The tour guide was knowledgeable and interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed this boat ride. Appreciated the water provided. This boat dock #3 is located in front of the Columbia restaurant on Tampa's riverwalk. We highly this trip.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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mumkin wrote a review Mar 2020
Fruitland Park, Florida24 contributions48 helpful votes
We were a party of 8 that booked this boat tour. There was a total of 12 people on board and we ended up at the back with absolutely no shade and the seats were beyond uncomfortable. It was extremely hot absolutely no shade at the back and that is where the most people can sit,
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Date of experience: March 2020
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About the operator

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Karen B
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Great way to see Tampa
We enjoyed the on/off taxi for an afternoon with friends from Ohio. What a wonderful way to see Tampa and the expl
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Navigator616874
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Bad boat and poor guide
From the first moment on this trip it was a poor experience. Difficult to park. Dock was not marked and boat wasn't
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GinRuss
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Dolphin viewing
We booked on line through tripadvisor however, we never received our conformation. Our credit card was charged, and
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978backb
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Beautiful experience
Captain Larry is an amazing man and tour guide, He has a kind and generous heart and he is so knowledgeable about t
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136melodyr
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Disappointed
Wish that there had been directions as to where to park and where to go after parking on the website to make this m
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Teenageschizoid44
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Beautiful
Captain Larry was very informative and we saw more dolphins than we ever could have expected. Worth every penny for
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Pat E
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Fun experience
It was great traveling out into the bay. Captain Larry was safe, and informative. It took us a bit but we found the
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251suchitrav
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It was ok
Saw some dolphins but was expecting lit more activity. The captain tried his best to get us to where the activity n
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PhyllisC283
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Amazing Captain
The boat ride was Amazing! Calming, peaceful, and insightful. What I like about this company, the captain Mark was
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Dwayne A
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Yes a Must if in Tampa
This was so fun. We went back, and forth from the Convention Center down the path of the Riverwalk for several mil
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momlovespalmtrees
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We saw a lot of dolphins!
Location was easy to get to and boarding the boat was easy. This is not a luxury cruiser, but a solid boat that giv
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C9487RUangelaj
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Take the History Cruise, Its great!
The history cruise was a relaxing 1.5 hr cruise around Harbour and Davis Islands and up the river. It was very enj
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Rose R
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No Dolphin tour
Our grandchildren were disappointed that we didn’t see any dolphins. We were told we could come back and try it aga
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mikelawson
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Dolphin cruise on Tampa bay.
The captain and commentator tried to find dolphins but we didn't see many. At most three. The boat didn't have se
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Departure314877
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Informative tour
Larry was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic! We Saw a group of dolphins and had fun watching them. I think he sho
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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