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Island Ferry

florida-island-ferry1Island Ferry is a family owned company who is passionate about St Pete and the surrounding areas. There is no place on earth more beautiful than St. Pete, and we love showing it to everyone by taking you aboard one of our vessels. We have the number-one rated beaches in the country, as well as the restaurants, shopping, museums, and the arts of downtown St Petersburg. Our vessels are more like a water limousine- very inviting and comfortable. You can tour the waters and islands of the Tampa Bay area in comfort and with a first-class, personal level of service.  

Island Getaway (Egmont Key and Anna Maria Island)

anna maria island aerialCome take a full day trip with us to Egmont Key Island, and Anna Maria Island. Board one of our water limos in the morning, and head off to Egmont Key Island and enjoy the rich history and pristine beaches. Then we get back on the boat, and head over to beautiful Anna Maria Island for more world class beaches and great pier restaurants.  We return to by late afternoon for a full day's getaway.




Sunset On The Gulf Cruise

Sunset On The Gulf CruiseOur Sunset Cruise takes you on the Gulf of Mexico for a memorable sunset experience. Only on Florida's Gulf Coast can you see the sunset over an untouched horizon. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of your favorite wine, and the cheese and crackers to go with it! We offer complimentary bottled water.






Shell Key/Dolphin Tour

Shell Key Dolphin TourTake a ride along the Gulf of Mexico to the pristine Shell Key wildlife preserve, and walk the white sandy beach as you collect unique and fascinating shells. As we pass through dolphin areas on our way to the island and back, you get to see the beloved bottlenose dolphin up close and personal.










Downtown Dolphin Tour

Downtown Dolphin TourLet us show you the beauty of downtown St Petersburg that can only be seen from the water. As we cruise by the Bayboro Coast Guard base, and the mansions of Snell Isle, we also pass through multiple sites where dolphin are often seen hunting, playing, and mating. From our vessels that can travel into the shallow waters of Tampa Bay, you get to see the beloved bottlenose dolphin up close and personal.




Private Charters...

Please note: We do not offer charter fishing or snorkeling.

Florida Private ChartersIsland Ferry offers private charters on an hourly or half day basis. Our water limos are perfect for special events, and our charters include a crew of 2 qualified professionals: a USCG Master-licensed captain, and a first mate. We can help arrange for catering, or feel free to bring your own. As usual, adult cocktails are always welcome on board.




Some of the occasions we have celebrated in the past:
  • Birthdays
  • Anniversaries
  • Corporate Events
  • Business Lunch Cruises
  • "Popping the Question" moments
  • Burials At Sea
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • Retirement Parties

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