Cross Bay Ferry Between St Petersburg and Tampa Review | Video

By Published On: March 15th, 2021

Cross Bay Ferry Between St Petersburg and Tampa Review | Video

Published on 03/15/21: Here’s my final Cross-Bay Ferry post for now. A 3 minute video I quickly put together for a visual of what to expect. Plus, below you’ll find alternatives to walking for those who want to cover more territory or aren’t up for the walk in Tampa. After we ride the ferry again, I’ll post ideas of what to do on the walk towards Armature Works, another popular stroll! Thanks for following along with @LovingStPete. 😊

For new followers, my first 2 posts focused on walking/biking in Tampa post-ferry ride. Now onto two alternatives to walking.

Pirate Water Taxi in Tampa

1. Pirate Water Taxi – Upon exiting the ferry in Tampa, the Pirate Water Taxi lies just to the right. Arrrg. Tickets are $25/adults & $15/child, allowing you to hop on and off as much as you want, all day, across 14 stops. This option keeps the ol’ nautical theme going. Simply buy tickets at their dock, on their website or after boarding at any of the stops located throughout Downtown Tampa. You’ll receive a Pirate Water Taxi wristband upon boarding which will give you discounts at a number of venues located on the route as part of their Pirate Perks Program here:

TECO Line Streetcar in Tampa

2. The free The TECO Line Streetcar System picks up at intersection of Franklin Street and Old Water Street. This is just 2 minutes from the ferry port at the Dick Greco Plaza – a glass domed area. With 11 stops, you can cover a lot of territory, for free! Even on over to destinations such as Ybor City, which holds the Columbia Restaurant Group. “Founded in 1905 by Cuban immigrant Casimiro Hernandez, Sr., the Columbia Restaurant is Florida’s oldest restaurant and the largest Spanish restaurant in the world.”. You can find a map and streetcar details here:

Cross Bay Ferry to Amalie Arena

Remember to keep the ferry in mind for events at Amalie Arena, as it’s just a 5 minute walk from the ferry port. Granted, you might need to take an Uber back to St Pete if the event ends after the last ferry departure.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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