New water taxi set to launch in downtown Tampa

Posted at 9:43 AM, Feb 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-26 10:27:04-05

A new water taxi service is set to launch in downtown Tampa Friday night with a big celebration.

The festivities start tonight at 5:30 p.m. with an official christening and naming ceremony on the Tampa Riverwalk just outside the Tampa Convention Center.

The three 50-foot water taxis can accommodate up to 40 to 50 passengers and will offer restrooms, concessions and a historical narration. There will be 14 stops all along the Riverwalk, Channelside and Davis Island.

The water taxis will operate seven days each week, with longer hours on the weekends and during special events. The price of tickets for full day passes are $15 for an adult and $8 for a child. Tickets for the water taxis will be sold onboard and online and will allow for unlimited boarding all day from any of the stops. Passengers can enjoy reduced evening rates after 5:00 PM with restaurant partners offering discounts to water taxi customers.

For more information you can visit their website.