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Water Taxis

The Pirate Water Taxi is a fleet of 3 pirate-themed water taxis providing hop on, hop off service in downtown Tampa around the Channel District, Riverwalk, Davis Islands, and Harbour Island. Each vessel can carry 40-50 passengers, operates 7 days a week, and stops at over 13 different locations. Visit their website today at  Pirate Water Taxi or call 813.223.7999

The Tampa Water Taxi Company transports visitors and provides gorgeous views of the downtown skyline. The taxis are currently serving most hotels, Harbour Island, the Convention Center, the Performing Arts Center, Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, and Tampa Heights with more destinations to come. They also offer private charters and scenic tours. Learn more about them by visiting their website today at Tampa Water Taxi or by calling


Taxi rides within an In-Town zone are $4 each for 2 or more people. Flat rates between this zone and the airport are $25. The In-Town Zone encompasses Downtown, Channel District, Ybor City, Harbour Island, Davis Islands and Hyde Park. Taxis can be hailed from all hotels and taxi stands throughout downtown. Contact either of these cab companies for more information: Yellow Cab 813.888.5008 ; United Cab 813.253.2424


ZipCar Carshare

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing service is now available in Downtown Tampa from three different locations. That means you can drive when and where you want with no strings attached!

With Zipcar, members reserve self-service, on-demand cars by the hour or day, 24/7 online or on their app, making it easy to run errands, or even spring for a road trip. Since Zipcar covers gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day, you can enjoy the freedom of the open road, without any of the extra costs.

Downtown residents, workers and visitors can nab $25 in free driving, compliments of the Tampa Downtown Partnership.


The City of Tampa launched a one-year pilot program with providers Bird, Lime,  Spin, and JUMP deploying about 2,400 e-scooters throughout town. The e-scooters are available for rent via credit card and pricing varies by the minute and by provider. While riders can take trips all over the city on sidewalks, there are a few no-ride zones, including the Riverwalk, Bayshore Boulevard and East Seventh Street in Ybor City. To use the e-scooters, download the app on a smartphone and follow the prompts!

Autonomous Vehicle (Smart AV)

HART SMART AV is Tampa Bay’s FIRST autonomous, electric shuttle. The FREE service operates every 15 minutes between HART’s Marion Transit Center and Whiting St./Marion St. in Downtown Tampa. HART SMART AV provides a first-mile, last-mile connection between HART bus service on the north end of Downtown and FREE TECO Line Streetcar service to historic Ybor City on the south end.


HART SMART AV Operating Hours:

Monday – Friday 6 AM – 7 PM


Operates every 15 minutes



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