River of Lights Holiday Cruises

Hop on Tampa’s Pirate Water Taxi tour of holiday lights and decorations along the river including Holiday Island. This unique holiday cruise will quickly become your new favorite holiday tradition. As you cruise, you will get up-close views of Downtown Tampa’s holiday decorations and lights. This family-friendly event will include a holiday river tour with prime viewing of the floating holiday displays, a Dickens Caroler performing sing-a-longs, holiday cookies and hot chocolate, and a snow flurry finale! Every child will have an opportunity to write a letter to Santa and drop it off in Tampa’s only floating mail buoy to the North Pole.

Boarding and Departure Location:​ Pirate Water Taxi Stop 7 – behind the Tampa Convention Center
Vessel: L’atitude Lindsey II
Capacity: 40
Cruise Times: 6:15 P.M., 7:15 P.M., 8:15 P.M., 9:15 P.M.
Duration: 45-minutes
Dates: Fri 11/25, Sat 11/26, Fri 12/2, Sat 12/3, Fri 12/9, Sat 12/10, Sun 12/11, Fri 12/16, Sun 12/18, Mon 12/19, Tues 12/20, W 12/21, Th 12/22, Fri 12/23, Sat 12/24

Price Range: 
Prices are subject to change based on timing and availability. Dates in bold start at $35 for adults & $30 for children; all other
dates start at $30 for adults & $25 for children. The price does not include tax or a $1 fuel surcharge fee

  • Adult: Start at $30.00
  • Child: Start at $25.00

Ticket Includes: 

  • Cruise Along the Hillsborough River & Holiday Island
  • Holiday Decorations & Lights
  • Mail A Letter to Santa Via Tampa’s Only Floating Mail Buoy to The North Pole, Receive an Email Reply
  • A Dickens Caroler Performing Christmas Carols
  • Holiday Cookies and Hot Chocolate
  • Snow Flurry Finale
  • Beer, Wine, Seltzers, Soda, And Bottled Water Available for Purchase
  • Each Child Receives a Gift (Stocking with Candy)

Parking: There are a few parking garages located in close proximity to our Home Dock (Stop #7) behind The Tampa Convention Center and the Sail Pavilion.

Terms:  Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Customers may put reservations under another name if they cannot make it. Please remember that we do NOT accept gift certificates or vouchers for special events or holiday cruises. No outside food or drink, video/audio recording, or flash photography is permitted.

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