We know the struggle of traveling to a place you don’t know and not having a clue on how to get around, oh we know it too well. No matter how stressful travel planning might be, we’re here to tell you it’s going to be alright! Drop your car at the Historic Peninsula and hop on the Tampa Bay Ferry to visit the surrounding beaches and attractions! In this blog, we’ll tell you all you need to know about this original way of transportation, including everything there is to do at each stop. Don’t waste another minute; read on and start planning your visit today! While you’re at it, make your life ten times easier with our free Vacation Guide! It has all the local recommendations you’re looking for: restaurants, shops, museums, outdoor activities, and more!
All You Can Find On the Tampa Bay Ferry’s Route
Traveling on the Tampa Bay Ferry is a cheap and fun option for you and your loved ones. No need to worry about finding the right location on the GPS or struggling to find parking, you only need to hop on the boat and let it take you to your destination! Madeira Beach Ferry, which is the closest to Gulfport, runs seven days a week and ferries come and go every hour. One way is $10, and an all-day pass is $19.50. You’ll be glad to know each stop also offers free parking options!’
Tip: Don’t miss your ride! Make sure you arrive five to ten minutes in advance.
Johns Pass Village and Boardwalk
John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk is an absolute must-see during your stay at the Historic Peninsula Inn. Reconnect with your family in this fun and exciting fishing village and spend the best day ever! There are many things you can do and see at John’s Pass Village and Boardwalk, such as shopping to find unique gifts, going on a water adventure, or even eating at one of their delicious seafood restaurants!
Jungle Prada is great for those seeking thrills and adventure! Visit the Narvaez Park for example! This 5.4-acre park site was where the Panfilo de Narvaez expedition is said to have arrived back in 1528. It includes gorgeous views of Boca Ciega Bay, artifacts from the Tocobaga Indian tribe that used to live on the land, as well as a greenhouse museum. Make sure you stop at the Jungle Prada Tavern before hopping back on the Tampa Bay ferry! It’s the perfect spot for happy hour.
The last stop is Treasure Island! Have fun on a pirate ship cruise, then enjoy a laid-back time at the world’s longest waterfront bar, Gators Cafe & Saloon. You can also taste delicious cocktails at the tiki bar, watch the sunset on the beach, or even take a dip in the water! Whatever you choose, one thing’s for sure: you’ll have plenty of fun!
Come Home to Gulfport at the Historic Peninsula Inn
You will most likely need a cozy place to stay after all that sightseeing. Our stunning Bed and Breakfast Historic Peninsula Inn is the perfect mix of Florida’s old charm and originality. We provide the perfect setting for your vacation, whether it is a family reunion or a romantic getaway!
Our Katmandu Guestroom might be your next accommodation! It’s one of our most spacious suites where you can relax with a cup of tea and a good book in our sofa chair, unwind in a hot bath in the private bathroom! When you wake up the next morning, join us downstairs for a delicious homemade breakfast, one of the best in Gulfport!