You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Loading Events

« All Events

CRAFT: History Lunch Cruise

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Introducing Craft, a vessel designed specifically for Tampa as the city's first dining river cruiser.

Set sail aboard Craft’s inaugural history lunch cruise featuring narration by one of Florida’s most esteemed historians, Rodney Kite-Powell. From tales of Henry Plant’s railroad to the evolution of Hillsborough County, Rodney’s narration promises to be both enlightening and entertaining. This is more than just a river cruise; it’s a journey through time, bringing the vibrant history of Tampa Bay to life.

Craft’s Executive Chef has freshly prepared a delectable menu, in America’s first open kitchen concept with gas cooking equipment on a river cruiser. The cruise will feature Rodney’s Tampa history narration as the Captain navigates beneath the many low bridges with inches to spare, you will experience the best views our city has to offer! Whether you’re a lifelong resident or a first-time visitor, this journey offers an unforgettable experience that blends history, culture, and cuisine in an unparalleled setting. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the Hillsborough River in partnership with the Tampa Bay History Center. Book your tickets now for a Crafted History Lunch Cruise that promises to be as enriching as it is enjoyable.

History Lunch Includes:
  • 2-hour Cruise with 45-minute boarding before departure
  • Unparalleled views of scenic waterways and passage beneath low bridges
  • Narration from Rodney Kite-Powell, Tampa Bay History Center
  • 3-Course Lunch (preselected menu)
  • Craft cocktails are available for purchase from the Bow & Stern Bar

View Preselected Lunch




Reservations for special events cruises are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Craft is located at the dock adjacent to Sparkman Wharf: 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. Boarding commences 45 minutes before the scheduled cruise departure time.


September 25
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:


View Organizer Website


603 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Plan ahead.

Museum hours

The history center is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

**Galleries are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas and open until 3 p.m. on Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Admission prices

Adult: $16.95
College Student: $14.95
Senior (60+): $14.95
Youth (7-17): $12.95
Child (0-6): Free
Members: Free

**First responders and veterans may receive discounted admission at Visitor Services.

Buy Tickets

TECO Line Streetcar System
Tampa Bay History Center

We can host your event.


The History Center provides a dramatic and historic backdrop for your wedding, wedding reception or rehearsal dinner. Give your wedding a unique Tampa flair your guests will remember for a lifetime.

Corporate events

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind Tampa experience for your next corporate event or convention party? Are you a meeting planner looking for a unique setting to host a board retreat or employee function? Located within walking distance of downtown hotels, the History Center is perfect for your next corporate event.

Learn More

Event Rental Space at the Tampa Bay History Center
Event Rental Space at the Tampa Bay History Center