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Your ultimate guide to tours of Tampa Bay

Explore TBAY through its history, food, drink, and art on these tours.

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Whether you’re a lifelong TBAY resident longing to embrace your inner tourist, or you have a limited amount of time in the Cigar City or the Burg, here are 15 tours guaranteed to show you the sights you want to see.

Note: Price estimates are based on individual adult rates available at the time of publishing. Check each company’s website to see current pricing.

🚁 Top tours

Tampa Downtown Walking Tour | Free | Year-round
Download the GPS My City app and embark on your own self-guided tour of Florida’s third-largest city.

Tampa Bay Segway Tours | $65 per person | Year-round
Cruise down the Tampa Riverwalk to the scenic Curtis Hixon Park and back. Bonus: Downtown St. Pete segway tours are also available.

St. Pete Helicopter Tours | $126 per person | Year-round
Your pilot flies you right over + tells you about the history of Treasure Island, John’s Pass, The Don CeSar, and other iconic Pinellas spots.

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Cruise to breweries in Ybor City, Seminole Heights, and Downtown Tampa via the City Brew Tours bus.

Photo by TBAYtoday

🍽 Eat and drink

City Brew Tours Tampa | $49-$119 per person | Year-round
Your “beer oracle” takes you to some of the city’s best breweries + tells you more about our area’s hoppy history.

Tampa Bay Food Tours | $94 per person | Year-round
Tour Tampa, Dunedin, or St. Pete’s food scene on foot — make sure to bring your ID.

Sunset Food Tours | $80 per person | Year-round
This 3.5-hour walking tour of downtown St. Pete takes you to five family-owned establishments where you’ll meet local artisans and try out new cuisine — and get tips for how to spend the rest of your night.

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Even if you’re not into smoking, El Reloj is a pillar in Tampa’s history worth exploring.

Photo via J.C. Newman

🦴 All in on history

Preserve the Burg | $10-$25 per person | Year round
Make your way through Coffee Pot Bayou, Mirror Lake, Old Northeast, and other historic St. Pete neighborhoods with a guide. Bonus: Private and audio tours are also available.

J.C. Newman Tour | $12-$75 per person | Year-round
Head to El Reloj, the only operating cigar factory in Ybor City, to learn about cigar making + Cigar City’s history. Bonus: Ghost tours + cigar hand-rolling classes are available.

Tampa Soul Walk | Free | Year-round
Follow Tampa’s recently-launched African American history trail to spots like the historic Jackson House or the Scrub.

Tampa Bay History Center | $20 per person | Year-round
A History Center-trained docent leads you through some of the city’s most historic neighborhoods on a 90-minute, intimate walking tour.

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This mural wraps the Family Justic Center in St. Pete.

Photo by the City of St. Petersburg, art by Zulu Painter

🎨 Art is all around

Florida CraftArt | $0-$20 per person | Year-round
Learn about + feast your eyes on 30 of St. Pete’s many murals on this four-block walking tour.

Friends of the Riverwalk | Free | Year-round
Check out some of the art lining the buzzy Tampa Riverwalk — just download the non-profit’s PDF and hit the streets.

👻 Get ghosted

Nightly Spirits | $30 per person | Year-round
This ghost tour/pub crawl leads you through historic Ybor City’s haunting tales + “follows in the footsteps of deceased rum runners."Bonus: Book a private tour or celebration.

🚢 Boat tours

Pirate Water Taxi | $24-$34 per person | Year-round
The popular boating company offers daily hop-on, hop-off tours down the Hillsborough River.

Tampa Bay Fun Boat Tours | $10-$18 per person | Year-round
Hop on the charter for a one-hour scenic cruise past Davis Islands and Harbor Island homes + enjoy potential dolphins and wildlife spottings.

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