This event is FREE and open to all ages!
Learn about Port Tampa Bay, Florida's largest and most diversified seaport, with the informative and educational harbor excursion aboard the Bay Spirit II.
Learn all about the Port of Tampa and the operations it entails. You will learn about how this integral operation is vital to the economy of the Tampa Bay Area. The fresh sea air and the knowledge shared by experts will invigorate and inform you.
This is a 75-minute boat tour of a working cargo port. Passengers must be able to cross the gang plank from the wharf to the boat and back on their own or with assistance from another person in their party. Due to changing tide, the gangplank can potentially require up to six steps to board and disembark from the vessel. Wheelchairs can be brought on board the vessel after guests have physically traversed the gang plank.
Please arrive at the Florida Aquarium by 8:50 am sharp and meet outside at the giant manta ray statue where Florida Aquarium staff will greet everyone and escort you to the dock. The Florida Aquarium will not be open to the public at that time and no guests will be allowed inside without an escort, there are restroom facilities onboard. The address to the Florida Aquarium is 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended also as there is a five to eight minute walk from the dock to the parking garage. The tour will be completed around 10:15 am.
NOTE: The Florida Aquarium parking lot will not be open that early in the day. There is a parking garage on Channelside Drive across from the meeting location for your convenience. The tour is free however, parking is $1.00 per 30 minutes.
Passengers must be ambulatory as accessing the boat requires that participant must be able to cross the gang plank from the wharf to the boat and back on their own or with assistance from another person in their party. Due to changing tide, the gangplank can potentially require up to six steps to board and disembark from the vessel.
9:00am - 11:00am EST
The Florida Aquarium 701 Channelside Dr Tampa, FL 33602