Star Trolley launches haunted history, food, and Valentine’s Day tours in St. Pete

Star Trolley launches haunted history, food, and Valentine’s Day tours in St. Pete

The Star Trolley is one of the most unique experiences in St. Petersburg. Owners Richard and Elli Novikas have worked exhaustively to transform trolleys procured here in Florida into a fleet of all-white rolling events venues. These vehicles represent a piece of St. Petersburg history, and offer a one-of-a-kind way to celebrate your big day.

Star Trolley has experienced excelsior growth since its inception here in the Sunshine City. Now, the concept is offering a variety of mobile tours. This Valenitne’s season, Star Trolley is offering a romantic ride around the Sunshine City. The romantic trolley ride will take you to 4 different eateries in DTSP, and the tour also includes 4 adult beverages. Those hoping to book a tour can do so now on Star Trolley’s website. The tours will run from February 9-13. 


A Valentine’s extravaganza aboard the Star Trolley

The Star Trolley is also planning a Valentine’s Day extravaganza.

f you are looking for Valentine’s adventure this year, look no further than a romantic ride on board the elegant Star Trolley.  

As you ride to your destination, Champagne and Chocolate-covered strawberries will be served. You will ride to Chef Michael’s Private Venue for a one-of-a-kind experience, which includes a 3-course menu with an incredible interactive dessert.

Chef Michael is a talented chef who has made dinners for President Reagan and baked a birthday cake for The Prince. Come for the romance and delicious food, stay for the stories. Ages 21+, Duration 3 hours, Non-vegetarian option available. Free Parking – Limited Tickets. $298 per couple Monday, February 14th 7-10 PM.


Star Trolley has also launched a new food tour that lets you view stunning murals while enjoying bites from 5 different eateries across the Sunshine City. 

Additionally, they offer a Historic Tour that details the story of St. Pete, from Native American beginnings to the Roaring age of speakeasies and Al Capone. Visitors will voyage through St. Pete’s unique and quirky past. You can learn more about booking a tour online.

Star Trolley partners with the St. Pete Museum of History

St. Petersburg is long known for its sun, sand and surf, but is there a dark, shadowy past just dying to be discovered? Do the spirits of the Tocobaga, Babe Ruth, Al Capone, Albert Whitted, Mary Wheeler Eaton and more still roam the streets of St. Pete? There’s only one way to find out.

Created by the St. Petersburg Museum of History and the Star Trolley, the first tour rolled out back in October 2021, and is the best way to experience our haunted history. The monthly 2-hour tour leaves from the Museum of History. Museum of History members receive a 10% discount. Tickets can be purchased calling (727) 894-1052, ext. 200, stopping by the St. Petersburg Museum of History, or visiting the museum’s website. The Museum is located at 335 2nd Avenue NE on the St. Pete Pier District. $25 per person.

An experience unlike any other in St. Pete

A Star Trolley experience is an exquisite blend of serenity and fun. An evening aboard the trolley can be as lively or as intimate as you desire. Each vessel can accommodate 20-30 passengers at a time, features a speaker system, and they are of course family-friendly. Grab food from your favorite restaurant in St. Pete, pack a cooler of your desired libations, and let a professional driver take you around the Sunshine City in style.

It’s no surprise that Richard and Elli have crafted such a lauded business here in the ‘Burg. Richard has 10 years of experience working in the transportation industry here in Florida, in addition to several years up in New Jersey.

flyover of white trolley

Star Trolley elevates weddings in St. Pete

Rates for the Star Trolley begin at $99 per hour. On its fleet, the organization features open-air vehicles and an enclosed vehicle, with a lush balcony perch on the back that offers sensational views and a perfect backdrop for those special Instagram moments.


In its brief tenure here in the ‘Burg the Star Trolley has quickly accrued an amalgam of perfect 5-star reviews.

“BOOK BOOK BOOK! I can’t even begin to describe how much fun my group and I had while riding around St. Pete on Star Trolley!” writes recent customer Lina V. “It’s a great way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any other occasion, or just have a fun day with friends. Overall, best Saturday night in a while!”

bride and groom sitting beside each other on a trolley

Star Trolley earns perfect 5-star reviews

“Star Trolley did an amazing job for my wedding client. When another trolley company did not follow through with a white trolley, Star Trolley came to the rescue 3 days before the wedding,” wrote Laura D. “It was clean and beautiful. In addition, Richard was the nicest guy and so helpful. I can not wait to use him for other clients in the future.”

Other reviewers echo the same sentiments: the Star Trolley is clean, classy, and offers above and beyond customer service for its guests. This kind of TLC is emblematic of all St. Pete small businesses. It’s the meticulous attention to detail that makes Novikas one of the great entrepreneurs in the ‘Burg

Those looking to reserve a trolley for their wedding should make those plans well in advance. Those looking to inquire about rates and availability can do so directly on Star Trolley’s website. You can also keep up with the Star Trolley by following the fleet on Facebook and Instagram.

back balcony of trolley on the water


Trolleys are available year-round and are totally street legal, so they can hit the highway if necessary. It’s recommended that you rent a trolley from 4-6 hours at time.

Star Trolley is actively working to expand its services here in St. Pete. The owners are currently in talks with several organizations to offer local tours that will include history, food and sunset cruises.

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