FAQs

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Reservations are encouraged to guarantee your party admission on the desired cruise time. 
Boarding will begin 15 minutes prior to scheduled cruise time. Please allow extra time for parking and traffic. 
Tampa Convention Center 333 S. Franklin St., Tampa, FL 33602 (Pirate Water Taxi’s Stop 7 Dock)

We recommend parking in a nearby parking garage. The following parking garages are in close proximity to our dock behind the Tampa Convention Center and Sail Pavilion: Tampa Convention Center Garage, Pam Iorio Parking Garage or Fort Brooke Garage just to name a few.

You can purchase tickets online, over the phone or at our ticket booth. 

We cruise rain or shine. All tickets are fully transferable. If you’d like to move your reservation to a future date, please send us an email info@tampapirateship.com or call 813-223-7999 prior to your scheduled departure time. If the cruise is shortened due to weather we will provide a raincheck. If the cruise is cancelled due to weather we will provide a raincheck or full refund.

All tickets are non-refundable. However, if you purchase tickets and need to move your reservation please send us an email info@tampapirateship.com or call 813-223-7999.

Military (must have ID) and Seniors (ages 65+) are eligible for 10% off pirate cruise rates. Must show proof of ID and purchase at our ticket booth. No advanced purchase allowed.
Our crew will make every effort to spot dolphins during your cruise. However, we cannot guarantee dolphins will be spotted.
Yes, pirates of all ages are welcomed to join in and participate in our 1.5-hour interactive cruise. 
We are U.S. Coast Guard certified and have adult and child lifejackets aboard the Lost Pearl.
Yes, we have a grog bar featuring snacks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase.

Outside food and drinks are not allowed aboard the Lost Pearl unless the drink is in an official Riverwalk Cup. If you’ve purchased a birthday package you may bring a cake aboard the ship.

Only registered service animals are permitted.

Strollers are permitted aboard the ship. However, you may be asked to fold up and store the stroller during the cruise based on capacity.

Yes, learn more about our private charters here.

Yes, we offer one birthday package per public cruise. We recommend booking in advance to ensure availability. Or you may privately charter the entire ship.

Yes, for the safety of all guests bags are subject to a search by the Captain or Crew prior to boarding the vessel.

Yes, we can accommodate wheelchairs and mobility  scooters.