It\'s a great day to hop on the Pirate Water Taxi! Open daily at 11:30 AM.
It's a great day to hop on the Pirate Water Taxi! Open daily at 11:30 AM.
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River of Lights Holiday Cruises in December


Experience the River of Lights aboard Pirate Water Taxi. You will pass beneath low bridges to enter the beautiful Hillsborough River for a one-of-a-kind tour of lighted bridges and downtown. Our Captains will entertain you with a whimsical narration and you can join in for a sing a long of Christmas carols. There is no better way to experience the holidays in Tampa.

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


  • November 29, 30
  • December 1, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 22, 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: 45-50 minutes

Ticket Prices:

  • Adult: $28 + tax
  • Child: $18 + tax
  • PWT Annual Passholders receive $2.00 off admission on up to 6 tickets – must call to book!


  • 45-minute cruise along the Hillsborough River spreading holiday cheer
  • Hot chocolate & holiday cookie
  • Sing-along christmas carols
  • Boarding photo available for purchase
  • Beer, wine & bottled water available for purchase on board

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 event or holiday cruises. No outside food or drink, video/audio recording or flash photography are permitted. Cruise dates and times are subject to changes. Annual passholders receive $2 off admission up to 6 tickets (must call to book)!

*Special events are subject to change.