Two of our favorite things about St. Pete are joining forces for a one-of-a-kind series of experiences. The Pelican St. Pete – a beautiful catamaran running daily tours from the St. Pete Pier – announced it has partnered with local breweries and High Noon Sun Sips for a series of beer-fueled sunset cruises through Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Of the many perks of the Sunshine City, access to the water and to local breweries are among the most enjoyable ways to experience the city, and these new tours from The Pelican will combine the two. Taking place on Thursday, November 16; Tuesday, November 21; and Thursday, November 30, each sunset cruise will journey from the St. Pete Pier to the Skyway and back, showcasing a different brewery on each trip, as the first beer on the cruise is free. Get tickets for any of the three cruises here.
Sunset With High Noon is the first tour up, on November 16 from 5-7 pm. For all onboard, the first High Noon is free (must be 21+) and there will also be live music, raffles and giveaways. Local favorite Green Bench Brewing Co. takes over on Tuesday, November 21 for the “Night Out with Green Bench,” where everyone’s first Green Bench beer is free, there will be live music, and a portion of proceeds benefit Tampa Bay Waterkeeper. And last but not least is the Sail With Coppertail Brewing as the star Tampa brewery hops onboard for a night of sailing, live music, and the first Coppertail beer free all 21+.
Learn more and get tickets for any (or all) of the cruises here, while supplies last. And stay tuned for announcements on The Pelican’s Gasparilla tour.
The Pelican journeys from St. Pete Pier to Egmont Key every day
The Pelican, promising “pier to paradise” transportation, is a sleek new ship making daily trips from the St. Pete Pier to Egmont Key (and back), offering gorgeous views through Tampa Bay and into the Gulf of Mexico.
Riders have their choice of two types of excursions, either spending a couple hours playing and exploring on Egmont Key during the day, or taking a three-hour sunset cruise in the evening. Dates are now open for booking as soon as this weekend for both.
The 60-foot catamaran holds up to 49 passengers, complete with air conditioning and generously sized bathrooms, and is also available for special private charter events like weddings, corporate parties, reunions, and birthdays.
On the “Explore Egmont Key” journey, The Pelican provides a four-hour excursion from the St. Pete Pier to beautiful Egmont Key. The ride to Egmont Key is roughly one hour each way, and includes two hours on the secluded State Park island where guests can enjoy exploring the historic lighthouse and fort, snorkeling, fishing, or relaxing on the sandy beaches. Tours take place daily from 12 – 4 pm. Prices are $59 for adults, and $39 for children ages 5-12.
On the Sunset Cruise, guests are invited to sit back, relax and enjoy themselves during the three-hour journey from The St. Pete Pier through paradise. Sail by the beautiful shorelines of St. Pete, pass under the stunning Sunshine Skyway bridge and perhaps even see a dolphin or two. Prices for the 18+ excursions are $59 per person. Cruise times will adjust throughout the year as necessary.