Gasparilla Pirate Invasion Cruise

Join us on the bay

 Come aboard our Bay Spirit II and sail with Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate flotilla!


Jan. 26 | 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

An Ybor-themed brunch buffet + bottomless mimosas at Fins Cantina on the Aquarium's waterside outdoor plaza begins at 9:30 AM. Boarding of Bay Spirit II begins promptly at 10:15 AM from The Florida Aquarium's Wharf near the cantina.


Suit up in your favorite pirate attire (if you choose) and come aboard our 72-foot catamaran, Bay Spirit II! We'll voyage out to Hillsborough Bay to meet the Jose Gasparilla ship at Ballast Point. From there, we'll begin our journey among the pirate flotilla through Seddon Channel and break away to Sparkman Channel to dock back at The Florida Aquarium. Please note the Bay Spirit II will not be following the flotilla to the Tampa Convention Center due to boat traffic and priority of safety.

The Florida Aquarium is a 15 minute walk to the downtown parade route and is located on the TECO Streetcar route, which is free to ride.

Ticket includes

  • Brunch + bottomless mimosas from 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Two drinks tickets for onboard Bay Spirit II (cash bar also available)
  • Onboard selection of gourmet cheeses, Cuban sandwiches, assortments of snacks and dip
  • 2.5 hours of sailing alongside the pirate flotilla
$145 per person (21+ only)

Arrr! I want to Come aboard!



REFUND POLICY: Tickets for this date are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE to another date.