Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise
January 27, 2024

Set course for the greatest pirate invasion in Tampa. For landlubbers of all ages, the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise includes close-up views of the Invasion with pleasures and treasures along the way. On the largest vessel in Yacht StarShip’s fleet guests can celebrate alongside Pirate Ship Jose Gaspar and the Pirate Invasion Flotilla as it makes its way through the downtown channel from Ballast Point. Roll with the tides for this can’t miss pirate victory with your favorite hearties!

Cruise Information:

Location: 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602
Vessel: Yacht StarShip – View Details
10:00 a.m.
Cruises: 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Depart Channelside at 10:30 a.m. 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. Yacht StarShip is the largest vessel in the flotilla and guests will experience a once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the Invasion. Before the flotilla turns into the downtown channel, Yacht StarShip will exit the flotilla and proceed ahead, providing a great view as the hundreds of boats condense into a small channel. Subject to Coast Guard approval, the cruise may return to the Convention Center dock at 12:30 p.m. and remain dockside until 3 PM where passengers can stay aboard to witness the flotilla as the pirate ship arrives at 1 p.m. There will be Pirate Water Taxis to shuttle guests back to the Channelside dock if desired after invasion until 2 p.m. or it’s an 8-minute walk back to the Yacht StarShip Channelside dock on the Riverwalk.

Price Range: 

Prices are subject to change based on timing and availability. Price does not include tax, administrative & processing fees, $3 marine fees, or a $10 gratuity. We do not accept gift certificates, or vouchers, or offer discounts on holiday cruises.
Adult: Starts at $199.95
Child (Ages 2-12): Starts at $129.95
Infants (1 and under): Free, but please include infants in the reservation.
Groups of 25+ Passengers: Please call 813-223-7999 or email sales@yachtstarship.com to book.

Ticket Includes:
  • Spectacular Views Of The Flotilla & Invasion – Yacht StarShip is the Largest Vessel in the Flotilla
  • Docking at the Convention Center for a Front Row View of the Land Invasion – Subject to Weather & Coast Guard 
  • Free Pirate Water Taxis Shuttle Back to Departure Dock at Channelside
  • May Remain Onboard Until 3 PM
  • Brunch Buffet – View Menu 
  • Reserved Table
  • Complimentary Coffee, Tea and Water
  • (2) Alcoholic Beverage Drink Tickets For Guests 21+
  • Bar Drinks Available for Purchase
  • DJ Entertainment On The Promenade Deck
  • No Bead Throwing

Seating (2 Options):

  • Indoor Seating Reserved seating, best option for inclement weather
    • Outdoor viewing available, usually standing room only
  • Outdoor Seating
    • First 50 guests to book are guaranteed seating beneath cover.
    • Additional non-covered seats to be opened closer to the event based on good weather forecast.

Cash Policy: We will only accept card and contactless payments for reservations, group events, and onboard purchases; cash gratuity onboard will still be accepted.

Dress Code: Casual attire or pirate garb!

At Yacht StarShip we strive to create a sea of memories for everyone on board. We expect our guests to help support our inviting and family-friendly atmosphere by arriving in the appropriate dressy casual attire. We ask guests NOT to wear the following: excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments, see-through attire, mesh outfits, clothing with offensive language or graphics, ball caps, jerseys, or torn pants. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to inform their party of the dress code. Admittance to Yacht StarShip is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who arrive in attire not fitting our dress code, regardless of the reservation status. For holidays and special events, no refunds or store credit will be given to guests who arrive in attire not fitting the dress code.

Refund Policy: This cruise is non-refundable and non-transferable. We do not accept gift certificates, or vouchers, or offer discounts on holiday/special event cruises.

For more festive fun, browse all of our special event cruises.

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