Take a walk down the historic Ybor City and grab a bite of those delicious Cuban-style sandwiches. Enjoy the arts, the wonderful beaches and all the natural wonders of Hillsborough River. Work on your game at one of the world-class golf courses or spend an adrenaline-filled day with the family at Busch Gardens.
When you arrive in the Tampa Port, spend your time ashore exploring a Tampa Bay attraction that opens the window to the mysteries of the ocean, both around Florida and beyond. A shore excursion to the Florida Aquarium offers a dramatic and unique look at all that swims, floats, preys and crawls in and around the deep blue sea.
The Swim with the Fishes program at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay gives you an aquatic shore excursion you'll be talking about for the rest of your cruise! This in-water reef adventure offers you the opportunity to encounter a simulated Florida Keys coral reef dive site without being a certified scuba diver. You will wear a small scuba tank, regulator and flotation device that keeps you on the surface of the water. Get a taste of the thrill of diving while you admire the marine life on the coral reef.
On this 1 hour and 45 minute sunset cruise from Clearwater, explore the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico while soaking in amazing views of the Florida coast. Whether a romantic evening out or simply a good time with friends, sit back, relax and grab a glass of Champagne to toast to this special evening on a double-decker catamaran!
Experience the thrill of driving your own speedboat through the serene waters of Tampa Bay. For the entirety of this narrated tour, you'll navigate and captain your own speedboat while following a trained and knowledgeable guide in a different boat. There is a two-way communication system mounted in each boat, so you'll be able to hear your guide throughout the tour. This speedboat adventure is a great way to see beautiful Tampa Bay from the water!
Take to the Tampa Bay skies on a helicopter tour over downtown Tampa and Busch Gardens. Fly over the city skyscrapers, view exotic wildlife like giraffes, lions and more at Busch Gardens, and see native animals like blue herons and alligators on the Alafia River.
At Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), browse more than 450 intriguing hands-on exhibits on science, industry and technology. Conquer your fears on the ropes course, be astounded by a high-res movie in the IMAX® DOME Theater, gaze into a starry night sky in the planetarium, explore the stages of human life and more. For an additional cost, you can even go ziplining and do the ropes course! This interactive and educational experience is a perfect activity for the whole family.
A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit the United States. The passport should be valid for at least the expected duration of stay in the country. For all other nationalities, consult your consulate or tourist board for details. You can also visit http://www.voyage.gc.ca/ for up-to-date information.
Most shops are open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
The official currency is the US dollar.
Banks are generally open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Some banks open on Saturdays with reduced hours of operation. There are several major chains and branches of all banks and ATM’s are available throughout the city. Major credit cards are very widely accepted.
Most hotel and restaurant bills include a service charge. Make sure you check the bill to avoid tipping twice. Where a service charge is not included in a restaurant, or for a taxi driver, tour guide or other service provider, it is customary to leave a tip of 10%-15% of the bill.
110V, same as Canada