Gasparilla Invasion Cruise

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Saturday January 25

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9:30 AM  –  1:00 PM

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Ahoy there, mateys!

Come aboard our Bay Spirit II and sail with the Gasparilla Pirate flotilla as it takes over Tampa Bay! 

Ready yer sea legs and leave the landlubbers behind as you join us on a swashbuckling adventure as we travel across the waters of Hillsborough Bay to meet the Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar and the Pirate Invasion Flotilla at Ballast Point and invade the City of Tampa. From there, we'll begin our journey among the colorful Gasparilla Flotilla into Seddon Channel (channel between Davis Island and Harbour Island), and break away to Sparkman Channel to dock back at The Florida Aquarium. 

All hands are expected to arrive at The Florida Aquarium at 9:45. Boarding and Brunch will begin at 10 a.m.  The Bay Spirit II will depart at 10:30 a.m. sharp to take our spot in the Flotilla! 

Ticket includes:

• Brunch at 10:00 a.m. – Breakfast sandwiches, assorted pastries, Cuban Sliders, Chicken Empanadas, Pretzel Sticks with jalapeno cheddar beer cheese dip; cheese board and fruit. Followed by chips with assorted dips, pirate themed snack mix, cookies and brownies

• The Bay Spirit Bar: Deluxe Beer, Wine, Mimosas, Bloody Mary’s and Soda and deluxe Spirits: Cruzan Rum, New Amsterdam Vodka, Tanqueray Gin, Camarena Tequila, Jim Beam Bourbon, Dewars White Label Scotch Whiskey, and Captain Morgan Spiced Rum.

• 2.5 hours of sailing in the pirate flotilla

• DJ Entertainment and dancing

• Spectacular Views of the invasion

Cruise Times:

Board: 10:00 a.m.
Departure: Approximately 10:30 a.m.


Adult: $165.00 per person (21+ only)

Casual attire or pirate garb!

Parking is available in The Florida Aquarium parking lot for $6; free for members. Guests should allot extra time for street closings. 

Tickets for this date are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE to another date. No Discounts, Vouchers, Certificates, Comps of any kind may be used for this cruise.

Please note:
This is a bead free cruise experience. The Bay Spirit will depart the flotilla before it heads to the Tampa Convention Center due to boat traffic and safety. The Florida Aquarium is a 15 minute walk to the downtown parade route and is located along the TECO Line Streetcar System route (, which is free to ride.