Harbor Tours

Port Tampa Bay is hosting a quarterly educational Harbor Tour to the community, free of charge. The waterside tour, provided in partnership with the Yacht Starship, is a complementary boat excursion to learn more about Port Tampa Bay. The Yacht Starship is a 180-feet, exquisite yacht with 3 decks, and four separate indoor and air conditioned rooms. Guests will learn about the region's largest economic engine, Port Tampa Bay, while enjoying the Yacht Starship's expansive promenade deck for sightseeing and great views of the Port. 

Each quarter we welcome our maritime partners such as the Propeller Club - Port of Tampa, Tampa Bay Maritime Scholarship Foundations, the Seafarer's Center, the U.S. Coast Guard and others in sharing the information about the reach the port has on the region. Thank you to the Yacht Starship for their support in showcasing our waterways!

Port Tampa Bay is Florida's largest port, supporting nearly 85,000+ jobs and generating more than $17 billion in annual economic impact. In addition to being a top 10 U.S. cruise port, the port handles a wide array of bulk, break bulk, containers and roll-on/roll-off cargoes, and is a major shipbuilding and repair center. We look forward to showcasing this on your tour. Check out the tour dates below!

To learn more about the Yacht Starship, or to book private tours, visit https://www.yachtstarship.com.

Yacht Starship

Quarterly Educational Harbor Tours

2024 TOUR DATES 

Registration will open three weeks prior to tour date.

Tours begin boarding at 9:30 am, tour departs at 10:00 am and returns at 12:00 noon. Water is provided and other soft drinks can be purchased on board by electronic payment only - no cash.

Friday, April 5, 2024: Welcome to Port Tampa Bay! (registration will open on Monday, March 18)
An overview of Port Tampa Bay and showcasing partnerships with The Propeller Club - Port of Tampa, The Maritime Scholarship Foundation, Seafer's Center, U.S. Coast Guard and many more. 

Friday, July, 12, 2024: Environmental Stewardship
Take a trip to the bird nesting islands and learn Port Tampa Bay's role as an environmental steward.  Guests will also hear from many environmental agency partners. 
Friday, September 13, 2024: Meet the Tenants
Guests will meet tenants that operate throughout the port complex and learn about how they contribute to making Port Tampa Bay the largest economic engine in West Central Florida.

Friday, November 8, 2024: Theme TBA

Previous Tours:

Tuesday March 7, 2023: Welcome to Port Tampa Bay!
An overview of Port Tampa Bay and showcasing partnerships with The Propeller Club - Port of Tampa, The Maritime Scholarship Foundation, Seafer's center, U.S. Coast Guard and many more. 

Friday, July 28, 2023: Guests learned about Port Tampa Bay's environmental stewardship and visited bird nesting sactuary islands. Check out this video from 10 News: Great Day Live Take a Tour of Port Tampa Bay.

Thursday, September 14, 2023: This tour focused on career opportunities throughout the Tampa Bay area.

Friday, November 3, 2023: Guests met tenants that operate throughout the port complex and learn about how they contribute to making Port Tampa Bay the largest economic engine in West Central Florida.