• Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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Explore one of Florida's most picturesque harbors on this Tampa history cruise that transports travelers back in time across stunning blue waters. See the real life pirate ship known as Gabrielle up close and take in views of million dollar homes, popular museums and the famous 'Plant Hotel' as you listen to expert commentary about the city's rich past.


  • Tampa History Cruise

  • See the sites from the sea

  • Enjoy informative commentary from your professional guide

  • Perfect for history lovers

What You Can Expect

Tampa History Cruise

Tampa Bay Hotel

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our Captain was a wealth of knowledge regarding Tampa and it's history. Highly recommended!

William L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Captain Larry was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. It was a wonderful experience

Lois T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Our boat tour was great! As others have said, Captain Larry was humorous and well-informed. The weather also cooperated. A great way to get a feel for Tampa if you are a tourist


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great tour. Lots of good info.

Dan J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The tour guide is an owner-operator that really cares about your experience and the history of Tampa. This always makes for a perfect experience.

Angelika H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

We did the Tampa History Cruise as a company event and it was amazing! We were very impressed with the tour guides. They were very knowledgeable, funny, entertaining and made this tour very special. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to know more about the city of Tampa.

I was not very impressed with Viator however. Booking this cruise was easy however, making the necessary changes was very challenging to say the least. If you book through them without having to make changes - it will work nicely. Otherwise - I cannot recommend going through them.

Renate R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Enjoyed this wonderful personalized-to-your-interests-history tour. Highly friendly and very knowledgable Captain and first mate with applaudable professional safety standard briefing and enjoyable narration style. Beautiful morning spent on the waterways after punctual pickup from the Public Water Taxi Pier. Sights of Tampa working harbor, significant ships, stately homes and City high rises and notable architectural sites. Sighted a manatee and also enjoyed the occasional Egret and Pelican. A first-class experience. Bring your SPF lotion, a hat and perhaps a spare water bottle. Nicely facilitated boarding with stairs and stand-by crew will accommodate all with walking issues.
A canopy exists for some shaded seating. Captain will accommodate need for bathroom break by finding a public facility along the way.

Yvonne T S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

amazing details and behind the scenes information knowledgeable on the Seminol history, Civil war, how the embargo on cuba affected the Tampa economy. What it had to do to change to make Tampa successful once again. just to much to tell. So all I can say is take this tour if your going to take any at all.

Angela D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great tour with lots of things to see.

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