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Cross-Bay Ferry, linking downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg, is here to stay

Cross-Bay Ferry
Posted at 8:58 AM, Apr 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-16 17:59:36-04

The Cross-Bay Ferry is here to stay in Tampa Bay!

A major announcement will be made on Tuesday afternoon regarding "permanent Tampa Bay Ferry service." The announcement will take place on the bow of the Cross-Bay Ferry docked at the Florida Aquarium at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Details about the permanent service or the schedule of the permanent service have not been released at this time.

Cross-Bay Ferry sees increased ridership this season

The ferry began operating in November of 2018. St. Pete Transportation Manager Cheryl Stacks says 30,000 people used the service in its first four months. That number is up by nearly 40 percent compared to the original 2016-17 pilot program. March and April were the busiest months two years ago. Stacks expects the same this season.

It was previously announced that the Cross-Bay Ferry will operate through April 30, 2019. Click here for the schedule and to purchase tickets.

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