Cross-Bay Ferry returns November 1, here’s the full schedule

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Who else is ready to ride the waves between Tampa and St. Pete again? The Cross-Bay Ferry is set begin service between the two cities on November 1 — and we cannot wait.

The vessel will travel between the Vinoy Yacht Basin in St. Pete and the Florida Aquarium Wharf in Tampa.

Here’s the new schedule:


St. Pete Departure 4:00 PM
Tampa Departure 5:30 PM
St. Pete Departure 9:00 PM
Tampa Departure 10:00 PM

Tuesday – Thursday

St. Pete Departure 4:30 PM
Tampa Departure 5:45 PM
St. Pete Departure 9:15 PM
Tampa Departure 10:45 PM

Friday – Saturday

St. Pete Departure 10:00 AM
Tampa Departure 11:30 AM
St. Pete Departure 1:00 PM
Tampa Departure 2:30 PM
St. Pete Departure 4:00 PM
Tampa Departure 5:30 PM
St. Pete Departure 10:00 PM
Tampa Departure 11:00 PM

Adult fare is $8, seniors and Military and college students with ID is $5, children and teenagers ages 5-18 is $3. Children under 4 years ride free.

The ferry features a full service bar with beer, wine and mixed drinks. Up to two (2) pieces of luggage and one (1) small personal item may be carried on board at no additional charge.

Want to bring your bike on your journey? No problem. The ferry has bike racks and bringing it on board comes with just an additional $1 charge.

Will you ride the Cross-Bay Ferry?

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

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