The start of their sailing season got pushed back thanks to Hurricane Ian, but tomorrow The Cross Bay Ferry makes its first trips back and forth from Tampa and St. Pete. Tickets are now on sale online for rides starting tomorrow (Wednesday, October 19). For departures from the Tampa side, head to the Tampa Convention Center on Franklin Street. On the St. Pete side, head to 375 Bayshore Drive.
Rides for adults cost $12 each way. There’s no discount for a round trip ticket. For seniors 65 and up, kids from 5 to 18, military (active or retired) and college students, the fare drops to $8 each way. Passengers using a wheelchair pay $5 and children 4 and under don’t need a ticket.
Here’s the schedule for this season:
Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday & Thursday
Departs St. Pete at 4:45pm and 9:30pm.
Departs Tampa at 6:15pm and 10:45pm.
Friday & Saturday
Departs St. Pete at 10am, 1:30pm, 4:45pm, and 9:45pm.
Departs Tampa at 11:30am, 3pm, 6:15pm and 11pm.
Departs St. Pete at 11am, 2pm, and 6pm.
Departs Tampa at 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 7:30pm.