Holiday River of Lights


Hop on the Pirate Water Taxi for Tampa’s most unique holiday celebration. View festive decorations, lighted bridges and other surprises along the Hillsborough River. River of Lights features whimsical narration, Christmas Carolers, hot chocolate and a holiday cookie for all! There is no better way to experience the Holidays in Tampa!

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


  • December 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30

Cruise Times:

  • Departing at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM
  • Additional boat times may be available based on demand

Cruise Length: 45 minutes

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: $28.00 + tax
  • Child: $18.00 + tax
  • PWT Annual Passholders receive a 10% discount on up to 6 tickets (excludes Saturdays and Christmas Eve)


  • 45-minute cruise along the Hillsborough River
  • Hot Chocolate & Holiday Cookie
  • Sing along Christmas carols
  • Boarding Photo available for purchase
  • Beer and wine available for purchase on board
River of Lights Calendar

Terms: Tickets are NON-refundable and cannot be changed to another date or time. Not valid with any vouchers, discounts or other offers. No outside food or drink, or video/audio recording are permitted. Cruise dates and times are subject to change.

*Special events are subject to change.