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Cross Bay Ferry Service to Gasparilla Update

Looking to avoid Tampa traffic and the parking challenges that come along with Gasparilla? We have good news and bad news. First, the good news. The Cross Bay Ferry will take you over to the festivities for the Children's Gasparilla and parade Saturday (January 20, 2024). Strollers are permitted on board and you can even bring a bike to get to your favorite Gasparilla viewing spot. And really, what better day is there to jump on a boat than to visit Gasparilla. Be a part of the invasion. While you can bring bikes and strollers, there are some things you'll want to leave at home. Pets, coolers and alcoholic beverages are all prohibited items on board The Cross Bay Ferry. Food service is available on board. And although pets are not allowed to accompany you, they do make an exception for service animals. For info on that, contact them at 727-273-6877. You might want to get there super early and book in advance. The Cross Bay Ferry is only about 100 feet long and the capacity of the vessel is 149 guests. The Cross Bay Ferry Schedule Departure times for The Cross Bay Ferry from St. Pete are at 10AM, 1:30PM, 4:45PM and 9:45PM. Service back to St. Pete from Tampa runs at 11:30AM, 3PM, 6:15PM and 11PM. The ride across the bay takes just under an hour... about 50 minutes, according to the ferry's website. How much is the Cross Bay Ferry? Adult fare is $12 each way. It's $2 less for kids ages 5 to 18. Little ones 4 and under ride for free. Seniors, military and college students get $1 off a ticket. Adult Gasparilla Service Now we have to give you the bad news. The City of St. Pete tweeted this morning that ferry service to Gasparilla will NOT be offered on January 27 and January 28. They say US Coast Guard restrictions prevent them from running the ferry service. [select-listicle listicle_id="392651" syndication_name="5-things-prohibited-at-gasparilla" description="yes"]

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