Cross-Bay Ferry is back for another season of scenic traffic-free travel across the bay now through May 2023.
The ferry, which offers transportation between downtown Tampa and downtown St. Pete, just kicked off another extended season with an additional month of service and later evening runs as late as 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
“Thanks to a productive partnership between the local governments and the Florida Department of Transportation, the Cross-Bay Ferry is returning this month and is well-positioned for another successful season as we continue to build upon the system’s early success,” Matt Miller, President of HMS Ferries, said in a press release.
Following its most successful season to date, with a record-breaking 62,130 riders from October 2021 to May 2022, the Cross-Bay Ferry will operate from the same terminal locations as in previous seasons.
In Tampa, the ferry will depart from the Tampa Convention Center and in St. Pete, from the dock at North Straub Park. First departures from St. Pete will start at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. on Sundays. Final departures from Tampa will be at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Adult ticket prices will now be $12 per one-way trip. All other prices will remain the same at $8 per one-way and $16 roundtrip for seniors, youths, military members and college students. The ferry is free for ages 4 and under. Those using a wheelchair are offered a discounted rate of $5 one-way and $10 roundtrip.