Visiting Tampa Bay

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Featured Attraction:
American Victory Ship

American Victory Ship, Tampa FLOne of only 4 fully-operational WWII ships in the country, the American Victory Ship is a national treasure and true American icon. Anchor your place in American maritime history by experiencing an unforgettable voyage of discovery. World-class, shipboard, maritime museum dedicated to honoring the men and women who built, sailed, protected and provided service, worldwide, through the American Merchant Fleet since 1775 during times of peace and war.  For more information, visit http://www.americanvictory.org.

T he Tampa Bay area has a lot to offer from world-class beaches, to attractions to professional sports teams. While Gulf Marine Repair is completing your project, consider exploring our community.

Visitor Information

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Transportation

Tampa International Airport
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April 2016. Tampa International Airport ranked best large airport in the nation by passengers. Travel + Leisure magazine’s World Best Awards survey shows TIA has been one of the top three domestic airports since 2013 and was “applauded by readers for its maneuverability.”

Cruise Lines
Take a Tampa cruise for your next vacation. Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America and Royal Caribbean run cruises from Tampa ranging from 4 to 14 days.

Most people are familiar with busy cruise ports in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, but Tampa is another growing Florida cruise port that offers reasonably priced Caribbean, Central American and Mexican cruises on three different cruise lines. Tampa is also one of the state’s most attractive terminal/port areas, since its Channelside complex boasts dining and shopping options and even an IMAX theater.

Professional Sports

Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey
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2004 Stanley Cup Winners

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Football
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Super Bowl XXXVII Winners

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball
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2008 AL East Champions

Attractions

Busch Gardens
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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Florida theme park will thrill the entire family with Florida’s best roller coasters, rides, attractions, shows, animal encounters and more.

Florida Aquarium
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Explore and learn about marine life at The Florida Aquarium. Our 250,000 sq. foot aquarium is perfect for all ages. Visit The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida today!

Ybor City
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Founded in 1886 by Vicente Martinez-Ybor when he moved his cigar factory from Key West to Tampa, Ybor City holds a unique place in Florida’s social and economic history as our state’s “first industrial town.” Ybor City is one of only two National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida and is known Known as Tampa’s Latin Quarter for over a century, Ybor City is an exotic blend of aromas, flavors, sights and sounds. From the scent of roasting Cuban coffee early in the morning to the rhythms of Latin music late into the night, Ybor is a feast for the senses.

Yacht Starship
www.yachtstarship.com/
Whether it’s an intimate evening for two or an exciting group night out, you will create a Sea of Memories™ aboard Yacht StarShip.

Pirate Water Taxi
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Narrated Day Tours and Private Charters
Channel District, Riverwalk, Harbour & Davis Islands

Tampa River Walk
http://www.thetampariverwalk.com/
Plan your day … 2.4 miles of everything Tampa.

Florida Aquarium
www.flaquarium.org/
Explore and learn about marine life at The Florida Aquarium. Our 250,000 sq. foot aquarium is perfect for all ages. Visit The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida today!

Local Events

Gasparilla Pirate Fest
www.gasparillapiratefest.com

Beware booming cannons, bold and boisterous buccaneers! Held each year in late January or early February and hosted by Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and the City of Tampa, it celebrates the apocryphal legend of José Gaspar (Gasparilla), a mythical Spanish pirate captain who supposedly operated in Southwest Florida. To celebrate their capture of the City of Tampa, the Captain and his Krewe share their wealth – glittering beads, treasures and doubloons – with a lively, enthusiastic crowd all along a 3.8-mile parade route.