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 Departure||4:45 PM|
|Tampa Departure||6:00 PM|
|St. Pete Departure||9:30 PM|
|Tampa Departure||10:45 PM*|
Friday – Saturday
St. Pete Departure 10:00 AM Tampa Departure 11:30 AM St. Pete Departure 1:30 PM Tampa Departure 3:00 PM St. Pete Departure 4:45 PM Tampa Departure 6:00 PM St. Pete Departure 10:00 PM Tampa Departure 11:00 PM
St. Pete Departure 11:00 AM Tampa Departure 12:30 PM St. Pete Departure 2:00 PM Tampa Departure 3:30 PM St. Pete Departure 6:00 PM Tampa Departure 7:30 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?