Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Gasparilla Pirate Fest

Set a course for Tampa, and be prepared for great fun and high adventure!

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Set a course for Tampa, and be prepared for great fun and high adventure!

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$79 per person (Adult/Child) Internet Price (Regular price: $84pp)

 

Named for pirate Jose Gaspar, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Tampa's annual Gasparilla celebration begins with the Gasparilla Invasion. Over 750 swashbucklers invade Tampa Bay aboard the majestic pirate ship "Jose Gasparilla," kicking off a full schedule of pirate-themed events.

 

In this annual re-enactment of Tampa’s historic pirate invasion, the Gasparilla Flotilla – led by the Jose Gasparilla teeming from bow to stern and capstan to crow’s nest with swashbuckling YMKG pirates – creates a spectacular sight as she heads up Seddon Channel towards downtown Tampa. When the Jose Gasparilla  docks at the Tampa Convention Center (at 1 p.m.), the Mayor will surrender the Key to the City of Tampa into the hands of the Captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

With the Key to the City in their hands, the jolly Krewe will launch their victory celebration in the Parade of the Pirates down Bayshore Boulevard.

 

The third largest parade in the United States, the 3.8-mile Parade of Pirates will boast over 130 units – including more than 90 elaborate floats, 14 marching bands,  over 50 distinct Krewes and, of course, those infamous YMKG pirates!

The parade begins at Bay to Bay Boulevard and Bayshore Boulevard. It continues along Bayshore Boulevard to Brorein Street, turns east on Brorein Street, then north on Ashley Drive. The parade ends at Cass Street & Ashley Drive.

 

Over 100 food & beverage vendors will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

Departure Points

Bealls on 441 (Next to Lowe's) - 9:30am

Return Information

We will depart from the festival at 4:00pm with an approximate arrival in The Villages at 5:30pm. Non-stop each way.

Tour Includes:

  • Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation

  • Festival Ticket

  • 50 Travel Points

 

What are Travel Points?

 

Pirate Invasion: 11:30am-1:00pm

 

Parade Begins: 2:00pm

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bealls on 441 Bealls Dept Store, 13687 U.S. 441
Lady Lake, FL 32159

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