Cross-Bay Ferry Daily Commuter Service Begins


Since its launch, the Cross-Bay Ferry has earned great reviews and promising numbers. After a successful run operating on weekends only, the service now begins the launch of daily service between Tampa and St. Pete.

From Nov. 21 through Nov. 23, the Cross-Bay Ferry will provide free service between Tampa and St. Pete.

The rides are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets for these rides are only available dockside. The ferry departs St. Pete at 7am, and departs from Tampa at 5:15pm. The captain says the travel time is approximately 50 minutes.

There is also a midday service that returns to St. Pete at 9:30am, and returns to Tampa at 3:30pm. The Tampa terminal is located at the Pirate Water Taxi dock at the Tampa convention center.

The vessel also make two round trips on Fridays, three trips on Saturdays, and two trips on Sundays. Their full schedule is available online.

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On Monday, November 28 customers can purchase a commuter value pass.

This provides customers with 20 one-way tickets for $100, which breaks down to $5 per trip. These tickets are good for the entirety of the pilot project — which ends April 30, 2017.  Regular priced one-way tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for for children, free for children ages 3 and under.

Ferry begins full drink service.

Riders can now enjoy a glass of wine or a cold beer as they enjoy their trip across Tampa Bay.

Guests on the ferry may bring up to two pieces of luggage and one small personal item aboard. Cyclist can bring their bike on board for an additional charge of $1 each way. Visit the CFB’s website for full details on parking and prices.

Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. He is also a Realtor® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.