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Tampa | Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise
January 28, 2023

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: 10:30-1:00 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.


Adult: Starts at $199.95
Child (Ages 2-12): Starts at $129.95
Infants (1 and under): Free, but please include them in the reservation.
Groups of 25+ Passengers: Please call 813-223-7999 or email [email protected] to book.
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.

Ticket Includes:
  • Brunch Buffet
  • Complimentary Coffee, Tea, And Water
  • (2) Alcoholic Beverage Drink Tickets For Guests 21+
  • Cash Bar – View Bar Menu
  • Reserved Table
  • Spectacular Views Of The Invasion
  • DJ Entertainment On The Promenade Deck
  • No Bead Throwing

If you would like to upgrade your experience, please click here to view our available upgrades.

Seating (2 Options):

Indoor Seating

  • Reserved seating
  • The best option for inclement weather
  • Outdoor viewing available, usually standing room only

Outdoor Seating

  • 50 seats open to Verandah and Promenade canopy. The First 50 to book are guaranteed seating beneath the cover.
  • Additional non-covered seats are to be opened on Monday, January 21 based on a good weather forecast. The decision to open additional seating could be delayed if there is doubt in the weather forecast.
  • Note: Portside seating is the best and will be on a first-come, first-served basis

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 to NOT 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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