Found in the Downtown Tampa area, the Pirate Water Taxi is more than just a way to get from one place to another. The water taxi serves the Riverwalk, Davis Island, Harbour and Channel District areas. They provide narrated day tours, private charters and so much more. The Pirate Water Taxi will even be introducing a Zoo Route on February 27th, 2017.

Narrated Day Tours

One of the most popular ways to enjoy the Pirate Water Taxi, the narrated day tours provide a look at more than 13 stops and plenty of attractions. Enjoy more than 17 attractions and museums, 13 parks and 24 restaurants.

You can hop on and off the water taxi with any of the all day passes. Prices for day tours include:

  •          Adults - $18 all day
  •          Children (3 to 12) - $10 all day
  •          After 6pm - $12 for adults and $6 for children
  •          2-Day Pass - $25 for Adults and $12 for Children

While this is a great option for visitors, residents can take advantage of the water taxi with annual passes. Single passes are $79 for the year and family passes are $139 to $199 for the year.

Private Charters

The Pirate Water Taxi provides a great way to celebrate any special occasion. You can enjoy hopping from one location to another or make it an event on the water. Private charters are great for birthdays, wedding celebrations, corporate events, social groups and more.

The cost for private charters starts at $300 for the first hours and $180 for each additional hour based on 34 to 46 guests per vessel.

Hours of Operation

The Pirate Water Taxi operates from 11:30am to 10pm, Sunday through Thursday and from 11:30am to 11:30pm/12:00am on Friday and Saturday. A complete schedule of stops and times can be found at:

Events and Discounts

Sometimes, the Pirate Water Taxi provides complimentary trips, such as the Fourth Friday events in downtown. If you have a Fourth Friday wristband, you can enjoy two complimentary one-way trips during this event.

In addition, those riding the Pirate Water Taxi may receive special discounts at many restaurants, bar and attractions including:

  •          Yacht StarShip
  •          The Florida Aquarium
  •          Hablo Taco
  •          The Hideaway
  •          Henry B. Planet Museum
  •          Cry Baby Cafe
  •          Falafel Inn Mediterranean Grill
  •          And Many More!

If you're looking for a unique way to enjoy getting around in Tampa or if you just want to enjoy the many attractions, the Pirate Water Taxi provides an excellent choice.

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