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The Cross-Bay Ferry returns this November

a ferry docked at sunrise
Photo by Andrew Harlan

It’s back! The Cross-Bay Ferry pulled up in the Vinoy Yacht Basin in St. Petersburg and will soon beginning carrying passengers once again between Downtown Tampa and the Sunshine City.

The vessel can carry up to 149 passengers at a time with indoor and outdoor seating. Regular 2-wheel bicycles can be stored on the ferry. During the pandemic, the Ferry limited its capacity to just 50%, and it may continue implementing those COVID-19 precautions once operational.


Service animals are allowed on board. Other pets may be allowed on board the ferry on a case by case basis. You can call 727-273-5932 for more details.

The service recently released the full ferry schedule. There will be no service on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Wednesday – Thursday


St. Pete Departure4:45 PM
Tampa Departure6:00 PM
St. Pete Departure9:30 PM
Tampa Departure10:45 PM*

Friday – Saturday

St. Pete Departure10:00 AM
Tampa Departure11:30 AM
St. Pete Departure1:30 PM
Tampa Departure3:00 PM
St. Pete Departure4:45 PM
Tampa Departure6:00 PM
St. Pete Departure10:00 PM
Tampa Departure11:00 PM


St. Pete Departure11:00 AM
Tampa Departure12:30 PM
St. Pete Departure2:00 PM
Tampa Departure3:30 PM
St. Pete Departure6:00 PM
Tampa Departure7:30 PM

The St. Petersburg Ferry Terminal is located on Bayshore Drive NE, just north of the Museum of Fine Arts and just south of the Vinoy Hotel. The Tampa Ferry Terminal is located on the waterside of the Tampa Convention Center, just west of the Sail Restaurant and Franklin Street.

You can purchase tickets and read all about the Cross-Bay Ferry on the company’s website. Reservations are open on the website beginning November 1. Will you ride the ferry when it launches?


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