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Tampa’s Riverfront History Tour

March 22 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

Pirate Water Taxi

Take a deep dive into Tampa’s history along the Hillsborough River with a Tampa Bay History Center docent. The 1-hour cruise will feature narration as well as viewing the sights of Downtown Tampa from the Pirate Water Taxi. The cruise will set sail from stop 7 located at the Tampa Convention Center where guests will cruise north to Armature Works. On the return trip the cruise will catch a glimpse of the Tampa Bay History Center before returning to Stop 7.

3/22 Docent: Mary Jo Shenk, a graduate of Florida State University and a 10-year docent at the Tampa Bay History Center, has lived in Tampa for more than five decades. She has rich, personal memories of early encounters with some of Tampa’s most notorious historical residents, with interesting stories to tell. Mary Jo also volunteers at St. John’s Episcopal Church as well as the Tampa Garden Club.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024

3/22 Cruise Time: Board/mingle with Docent: 6:15 PM, Cruise 6:30-7:30 PM

Departure Location: Tampa Convention Center (Home Dock Stop #7)

Cruise Length: 1 hour

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024



Current members: Email [email protected] for a special discount code.


  • 15-minute boarding, 1-hour cruise
  • Tampa’s Riverfront History Narration
  • Beer and wine are available for purchase on board

Terms: Tickets for these cruises are NON-refundable AND NON-transferable. Customers may put reservations under another person’s name if they cannot make it.

Pirate Water Taxi


March 22
6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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Tampa Bay History Center
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Pirate Water Taxi at Tampa Convention Center (Home Dock Stop #7)
333 S Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602-5369 United States
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(813) 223-7999
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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.

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