Best Of 2018

Best surprisingly underutilized transit infrastructure: WATER TAXIS IN PINELLAS COUNTY

You’d think this would be more of a thing, huh? But, no. At least, not yet. Last Labor Day Weekend, we discovered the ease with which one could get from the Jungle Prada neighborhood to the beach sans car. As someone who doesn’t have a boat but will use any excuse to get out on the water, it was quite nice. For a low fare, the water taxi service (technically Tampa Bay Ferry & Water Taxi Service) will take you to and from various points along the Intracoastal between Madeira Beach, Treasure Island and St. Pete — weather permitting, of course. The ferry operators were super-friendly and knowledgeable about the area. 727-398-6577, tampabayferry.com. —KB