The Cross Bay Ferry seasonal service between St. Petersburg and Tampa has exceeded all expectations. Ridership has increased through all non-COVID years and set a new record in 2022, with nearly 62,000 passengers. HMS Ferries conducted weekly ridership surveys garnering more than 6,000 responses. Results show the Cross Bay Ferry generates significant economic value on both sides of the bay.
What they said….
of riders took the ferry to enjoy the destination city
activities of Cross Bay Ferry customers:
Dining out (76%)
Museums and cultural events (28%)
reported spending more than $40 per person
made the trip to the destination city ONLY because they could take the ferry
used the ferry instead of driving to make PLANNED trip