The Cross Bay Ferry has returned to Tampa Bay. It will provide transportation for the next seven months between downtown Tampa and downtown St. Petersburg.

What You Need To Know

The ferry’s return marks its fifth season of travel across the bay, helping to relieve traffic congestion on the area’s roadways.

The ferry will offer an extended season, with an additional month of service, and an expanded daily schedule, with later evening runs. Service will end for the season on May 22.

Later evening departures will also be available, with final departure times from Tampa as late as 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. 

The Cross Bay Ferry will operate from the same terminal locations used last year. In Tampa, the ferry will depart from the dock at the Tampa Convention Center, and in St. Petersburg from the dock at North Straub Park, near the Vinoy Marina.

First departures from St. Petersburg will start at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m. on Sundays. Final departures from Tampa will be at 10:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.  

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