Gasparilla Pirate Invasion Boat Parade Cruise Saturday January 28, 2023
DRESS UP LIKE A PIRATE FOR THE BIGGEST PIRATE BOAT INVASION ON EARTH! Set sail for a day of fun and high adventure. One of Tampa’s famous events, The Gasparilla Pirate Invasion. Board the Yacht StarShip and depart at 10:30AM to meet the Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar and the Pirate Invasion Flotilla as it departs Ballast Point in Hillsborough Bay. We will have close-up views as we cruise alongside the flotilla as it crosses the Bay. This will be a day you will be telling your friends about for years or invite them and make it a group event!
On Saturday, January 28, at the only fully-rigged pirate ship in the world, the Jose Gasparilla, emerges at the south end of Hillsborough Bay followed by hundreds if not thousands of boats. The vibrant Gasparilla Flotilla then makes its way across Hillsborough Bay and into Seddon Channel (between Davis Island & Harbour Island) and the Gasparilla Invasion has begun!
Amidst a volley of cannon fire, the City is defenseless.
In this annual re-enactment of Tampa’s historic pirate invasion, the Gasparilla Flotilla – led by the Jose Gasparilla filled to the crow’s nest with swashbuckling YMKG pirates – creates a spectacular sight. When the Jose Gasparilla docks at the Tampa Convention Center (1:00 P.M.), the Mayor of Tampa surrenders the Key to the City to the Captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.
With the Key to the City in hand, the Krewe celebrates their victory in a Parade of Pirates down Bayshore Boulevard.
* DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
- Price includes bus transportation, cruise, and Buffet Menu TBD
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- (2) alcoholic beverage drink tickets for guests 21+
- Reserved Table
- Spectacular views of the invasion
- DJ Entertainment on the Promenade Deck
Prices are per person. Rates and space are subject to availability. A minimum of 24 people is required. Specified inclusions i.e. hotels, restaurants, shows, etc. are subject to change. All trips require some walking. Cancellation penalties will apply. Bus driver gratuities are not included. Lifestyle Cruise and Tour is not responsible for errors and omissions in our descriptions whether distributed in print, digital, or verbal.
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4085 Wedgewood Ln, The Villages, FL 32162
PARK NEXT TO GARDEN CENTER
LAMERS IS OUR MOTORCOACH PROVIDER
10:00 AM Bus Arrives Tampa
10:30 AM Cruise Departs
3:00 PM Cruise Returns
3:30 PM Depart For Villages
DRESS UP LIKE A PIRATE FOR THE BIGGEST PIRATE BOAT INVASION ON EARTH!
Set sail for a day of fun and high adventure. One of Tampa’s famous events, The Gasparilla Pirate Invasion.
* DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Let’s Go! Walking is the best way to get to know a new place. I’m energetic and enjoy a good physical challenge, so I’m always ready to spend the day on the move. Whether it’s public transit, city streets or village cobblestones, I’m game..
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