Beer Can Island Trips
Enjoy the day outdoors cruising the waters of Tampa Bay boating, swimming, picnics, and shelling make for great memories. A definite top destination location for many locals, and adventurers from out of town. Beer Can Island is located south-east of downtown Tampa and is where many boats congregate for long afternoons. Beer Can Island is a great place to picnic, however if you desire an air conditioned meal restaurants are just minutes away.
Egmont Key Trips
Just off the southern-most tip of Pinellas County sits Egmont Key. The small island is well known for its naturally derived beauty as well as its historical significance. Surrounded by crystal clear water and sugar white sand stands a piece of Florida history. The Egmont Key Lighthouse has been in use since 1858, and the island has played a role in the Seminole Wars, the American Civil War, and during the Spanish-American War with the construction of Fort Dade in 1898. Many boaters and beach goers on the hunt for more pristine, and barely touched sand visit Egmont Key during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months. Egmont Key is a great place to have a picnic.
Downtown Tampa Trips
The City of Tampa is rich in culture and history, most of which is centered around downtown Tampa and the water. The Hillsborough River meets Tampa Bay through the waterways surrounding downtown Tampa, and the Davis Islands. What makes this location so unique is the historical significance, and the variety of architecture one may see from the water than someone on land cannot. Years upon years of time transition, and construction can be seen starting from the bridges crossing the Hillsborough River. Starting with the “Platt Street Bridge” which was built in the early 1920’s, to the University of Tampa which used to be the “Tampa Bay Hotel” built in 1891 by the legendary Henry B. Plant of the railroad industry. However one legend in particular has made Tampa famous, the pirate “Jose Gaspar” a popular figure in Florida folklore has been celebrated every year since 1904. The annual celebration named Gasparilla involves a pirate invasion of privately owned boats most of which are captained by Tampa Bay residents actively celebrating the event. The pirate ship featured in the annual invasion is docked along the well known Bayshore walkway near downtown. There are many sites to see as well as waterfront restaurants to stop and eat at.