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A Tampa holiday tradition returns! Hop on the Pirate Water Taxi for Tampa’s most unique holiday celebration on the water. View festive decorations, lighted bridges and other surprises along the Hillsborough River.

River of Lights features whimsical narration, Christmas Carolers, hot chocolate and a holiday cookie for all! There is no better way to experience the Holidays in Tampa!

• Adults: $28 + tax
• Children: $18 + tax (ages 4-12)

• 45-minute cruise along the Hillsborough River
• Hot Chocolate & Holiday Cookie
• Sing along Christmas carols
• Boarding Photo available for purchase
• Beer and wine available for purchase on board

Pirate Water Taxi

Visit to view a complete schedule and purchase tickets. River of Lights tours will depart from Pirate Water Taxi’s Stop #7 at the Tampa Convention Center.

Tickets are NON-refundable and cannot be changed to another date or time. Reservations may be placed under an alternate guest name. Not valid with any vouchers, discounts or other offers. No outside food or drink, or video/audio recording are permitted. Cruise dates and times are subject to changes.

River of Lights

About Pirate Water Taxi
Pirate Water Taxi is fleet of pirate themed water vessels in downtown Tampa owned and operated by Yacht StarShip Cruises & Events. The water taxis operate daily, with longer hours on the weekends and during special events. Daily Admission allow for unlimited “Hop On, Hop Off” boarding all day from any of the 15+ stops conveniently located along Downtown Tampa’s Riverwalk and Davis Island. The fleet of four water taxis can accommodate up to 46 passengers and offer restrooms, concessions and a whimsical historical narration. The taxis are also available for private charter opportunities for groups, festivals, weddings, celebrations and birthday parties. For more information, visit or call (813) 390-3711.

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