Tampa is a vibrant and lively city, full of historical sites, magnificent architecture, and shimmering beaches with turquoise waters. Convenient and accessible, day cruises in Downtown Tampa offer a great way to take in the sights and views around the city. Additionally, the Tampa Bay and Hillsborough River are home to rich, local aquatic life such as dolphins, which will make any marine life enthusiast excited. Here are five of the most popular day cruises.
History Day Cruise
History buffs, listen up! The Tampa Water Taxi Company offers a History Day Cruise, where you will learn a great deal of little-known facts about Tampa Bay. See historic locations, the Gasparilla Ship, and museums along the way. One stop is the former Tampa Bay Hotel, now Plant Hall, it hosted notable guests such as Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Teddy Roosevelt, and many more. The building has also witnessed historical moments, such the legendary Babe Ruth signing his first contract with Major League Baseball.
Dolphin Day Cruise
Perfect for marine life enthusiasts, dolphins are commonly touted as Florida’s unofficial mascot and are a must-see for Tampa tourists. The Wild Dolphin Cruise by the Florida Aquarium takes you on a 75-minute cruise out to the Tampa Bay waters, giving you a closer look at these majectic mammals. The Tampa Water Taxi Company also offers the Spectacular Dolphin Tour that lasts up to 1.5 hours.
Yacht Starship Brunch Buffet Cruise
If you’re looking to indulge in a hearty and delicious brunch, Yacht Starship offers the ultimate brunch experience. The 2-hour cruise is ideal for a weekend catchup with friends and family, as you fill up on a premium buffet spread of delectable dishes. In addition, you get to unwind and take in the magnificent skyline views of Downtown Tampa. Do note that this cruise is only available on weekends.
Captain your Own Boat Cruise
With The Riverwalk Boating Company, being the captain of your boat is no longer a dream. Providing you with a mini powerboat that can accommodate up to two guests, you get to cruise at your own pace. This means you can forge your own path down Hillsborough River and Tampa Bay without any other tourists and pre-determined routes. This cruise is perfect for those who want quality time with a date, close friend or pet.
Tampa Bay Fun Boat
With a capacity of up to 35 passengers, Tampa Bay Fun Boat is ideal for those looking to spend a day out in the waters. You and your loved ones can soak in the scenic view of Davis Island and Harbour Island, watch dolphins swimming around Tampa Bay and party under the glittering skyline. The vessel is also wheelchair and pet-friendly – making it an inclusive and enjoyable experience for everyone.
Carefree and Happy Living at Discovery Village At Westchase
At Discovery Village At Westchase, we are committed to providing your loved ones with the best experience during their golden years. Whether you’re choosing assisted living or memory care, we are committing to delivering the very best lifestyle option that suit theirs and your needs, without compromising on the quality of care. In addition, we take pride in having a strong and committed team of service professionals, dedicated to caring for your loved ones to the best of their abilities. We look forward to welcoming them into the new, tranquil humble abode they can call home.
To learn more about the living options available in Discovery Village At Westchase, please feel free to contact us or schedule a tour with us today!