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Saturday, December 18, 2021

Reserve a front row seat to Tampa’s Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. Pirate Water Taxi offers the best views of the parade! Your ticket includes a 75-minute cruise with spectacular views of the boat parade and downtown Tampa. Please note, Pirate Water Taxi has two cruise times available to view the parade.

Cruise Time:

  • Early Cruise: 6:00PM – 7:15PM​ *Hillsborough River (heads north from Convention Center) 
  • Late Cruise: 7:30PM – 8:45PM​ *Channel/Sparkman Wharf (heads south from Convention Center) 

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


  • Adult: Starting at $69.95 + tax
  • Child (ages 4-12): Starting at $59.95 + tax


  • 75-minute cruise in the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade
  • Beer and wine available for purchase on board
  • Spectacular views of the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade


Tickets for these cruises are NON-refundable AND NON-transferable. Customer may put reservation under another person’s name if they cannot make it.​ ​Annual passes are not valid for entry or discounts. Not valid with any vouchers, discounts or other offers. No outside food or drink, video/audio recording or flash photography are permitted.

*Special event cruises are subject to change.