Come Sail Away


Thinking about cruising out of Tampa?  Whether you're planning a group tour or a romantic getaway for your client, Tampa Bay has various cruises to choose from. Port Tampa Bay is home to some of the largest cruise lines including Carnival, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity Cruises. On this page you will find more information about how to plan your next voyage.




Margaritaville at Sea

Margaritaville at Sea is offering an entirely new way to float into island time aboard their new flagship vessel, the Margaritaville at Sea Islander. Starting June 14, 2024, the fully-reimagined ship will sail four- and five-night cruises with sun-soaked stops in Key West, Cozumel, and Progreso, expanding the growing cruise line’s itinerary availability to the Gulf of Mexico along with entertainment-packed sea days designed to fully immerse guests in the Margaritaville state of mind. Guests can reserve 2024 sailings online now!



Check out some amazing attractions and things to do while you're in port.



TECO Streetcar

The TECO Line Streetcar System is a 2.7-mile electric heritage streetcar line connecting Downtown Tampa, Channel District, and Ybor City. Service is FREE seven days a week to 11 covered wheelchair-accessible stations every 15 minutes.



Tampa Riverwalk Pass

Save 50%! Unlock endless adventure, culture, and history at seven unique attractions for one low price.

  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Pirate Water Taxi Day Pass
  • History Center
  • Art Museum
  • Children's Museum
  • Plant Museum
  • American Victory Ship



Tampa Riverwalk

Take in the beautiful waterfront views and feel the warm sun along the Tampa Riverwalk. This 2.6-mile path runs along  the Hillsborough River to the Garrison Channel. Start your journey at the bustling Heights Market at Armature Works, stop along at the vibrant Curtis Hixon park, and continue until you reach Sparkman Wharf



The Florida Aquarium

The 200,000 sq. ft. air-conditioned space has more than 8,000 animals from Florida and beyond. Start in Wetlands Trail with its mangrove forest and large aviary with free flying birds. See river otters, alligators, sea turtles, stingrays, wondrous jellies, reef fish, eels, sharks, and more throughout the aquarium! 



J.C. Newman cigar roller

Tampa Bay's historical and cultural roots lie in Ybor City. Many of the buildings echo the charming brick exteriors of converted cigar factories, in homage to the area's celebrated history as the Cigar Capital of the World. But cigar making is only a part of this multifaceted district's present and future, with independent cigar rollers keeping the tradition alive.


Downtown Dining

Tampa Dining

Tampa Bay’s cuisine is just as unique and rich as our culture. Sip on lavish libations at our waterfront bistros and bars. Take a bite into culinary diversity and taste why Tampa Bay restaurants were recognized and awarded Bib Gourmands in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide to Florida. Discover our fine dining or farm-to-table restaurants and enjoy fresh seafood and authentic Spanish dishes.



Sparkman Wharf

This downtown waterfront destination brings together Tampa Bay’s most creative chefs and restaurateurs in a funky, cool gathering place a few blocks from major hotels, Amalie Arena, and the Tampa Convention Center. The venue includes the LightHaus Beer Garden with dozens of local brews on tap and live music powered by Tampa’s Gasparilla Music Festival.




Perched on the Hillsborough River, this 100-year-old property has breathtaking views and easy access from downtown, either by water aboard the Pirate Water Taxi or by foot along the Tampa Riverwalk. Heights Public Market offers a dozen different local restaurants – enough variety to please every palate.



Phoebe, the Tampa International Airport Flamingo

Consistently ranked as one of America’s most-loved airports, TPA prides itself on its customer focused approach and makes every interaction personal. Check out the airport’s iconic new giant pink flamingo that welcomes visitors to Tampa Bay! Boasting an abundance of new shops, restaurants, and spas, TPA offers a true taste of the Tampa Bay region with local favorites such as Columbia Café, Café by Mise en Place, and Ulele.



Pirate Water Taxi

A fleet of pirate-themed water taxis in downtown Tampa with 14 stops conveniently located along Tampa's Riverwalk, Channel District, downtown, and Davis Islands. The fleet of water taxis can accommodate up to 100 passengers and offer whimsical historical narration and concessions.



Hyde Park Village

Hyde Park Village is an open-air shopping district within the Hyde Park neighborhood, known for its meticulously preserved bungalows dating from the 1920s. Explore the beautiful, open-air Hyde Park Village, which features a collection of high-end retailers, unique experiences, and culinary delights.



International Plaza and Bay Street

Tampa Bay’s premier shopping venue, International Plaza, features luxury brands, including Tiffany’s, Hugo Boss, and Tory Burch. Bay Street is an open-air collection of restaurants. The newly renovated Tampa Renaissance Hotel makes an excellent base for exploring the region.




ZooTampa at Lowry Park is the nation’s only non-profit hospital and rehabilitation center for injured West Indian manatees, since 1991, hundreds of manatees have been released back into the wild. The Zoo cares for more than 1,000 animals and participates in nearly 100 of AZA’s networks for managing endangered and threatened species, winning awards for its animal conservation programs. The “Roaring Springs” water ride introduces visitors to Florida’s unique environment with a 30-foot soaking plunge!


Busch Garden® Tampa Bay


Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay is home to ten pulse-pounding roller coasters, plus one of the nation’s largest accredited zoos. Busch Gardens’ newest rides are the Serengeti Flyer, the tallest and fastest ride of its kind, and Iron Gwazi, the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. Other rides include Falcon’s Fury, at 335 feet (102 meters) it’s the tallest drop-tower in North America, Cheetah Hunt, which sends riders bobbing and weaving like a savannah cat along nearly a mile of track (1.3 km.)



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On TECO streetcar route

  • ​Tampa Marriott Water Street
  • Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown
  • The Westin Tampa Waterside
  • The Tampa EDITION
  • JW Marriott Water Street 

Downtown Tampa

  • Hyatt Place / Hyatt House Tampa Downtown
  • Floridan Palace Hotel
  • Courtyard / Residence Inn by Marriott
  • Hampton Inn /Home2 Suites by Hilton
  • Le Meridien
  • Hilton Tampa Downtown

On the Riverwalk  

  • Aloft Tampa Downtown
  • Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
  • The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk

Ybor City

  • Hotel Haya
  • Hampton Inn Suites Ybor City
  • Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor

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