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PHOTOS Tampa’s first fine dining cruise, Craft, launches on the Hillsborough River

a long cruise boat sails past the skyline
Diners can enjoy stunning Tampa views while they cruise on the Hillsborough River

The wait is over! Craft, a fine dining and cocktail cruise experience, is now open for reservations at 603 Channelside Drive.

This is a multi-million dollar river cruiser built to cruise Tampa’s most scenic waterways, offering 2-hour brunch, lunch, and dinner cruises. At 10’8″ of air draft (vertical clearance) the Captain will navigate the many low bridges on the Hillsborough River with only inches to spare, similar to the river cruises in Europe. 


a group of people cut the ribbon on Craft Tampa
Tampa officials join the Craft team to officially christen the vessel ahead of its maiden voyage.
multiple fruit tarts arranged on a wooden board
Treat yourself to fresh fruit tarts, pies and more on Craft

Begin your river journey with a craft Cocktail from their one-of-a-kind “Boat on a boat” bar, handcrafted from a 1914 vintage wood cruiser. Chef Allison Beasman has carefully curated a menu of elevated cuisine in America’s first open kitchen using gas cooking aboard a river cruiser. 

Craft features the Bow & Stern Bar, built from a 1914 wooden cruiser, where the Craft-ologist will prepare amazing cocktails to complement and celebrate your dining experience. 

a lobster tail on a plate with a lemon wedge on the side
Savor fresh seafood on this fine dining cruise
a slice of chocolate cake on a blue plate
Enjoy decadent desserts aboard the Craft cruise

The Craft Experience: Dinner Menu, Brunch Menu, Lunch Menu, Cocktail Menu. These cruises start at $79.95 for brunch/lunch, and $159.95 for dinner.


Craft’s docking station is located at 603 Channelside Drive. Visit its website, and Instagram page to learn more about this cruise.

a grouper of chefs and serves on a fine dining cruise
The Craft Team is ready to offer a true fine dining experience on the Hillsborough River

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