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The Cross-Bay Ferry will once again shuttle passengers between Tampa and St. Petersburg

The ferry begins its sixth season of operation with an extended schedule on Oct. 19.

For the sixth year, the Cross-Bay Ferry will transport passengers between downtown Tampa and St. Petersburg starting Oct. 19.

The ferry returns after transporting a record-high 62,130 passengers from October 2021 and May 2022, according to a news release.

“The Cross-Bay Ferry is returning this month and is well-positioned for another successful season as we continue to build upon the system’s early success,” Matt Miller, president of HMS Ferries, said in the release. “The Cross-Bay Ferry offers a uniquely accessible and affordable transportation option between downtown Tampa and downtown St. Pete, providing local residents and visitors with a commuting option that includes incredible views of the bay and surrounding skylines.”

An extended season begins on Oct. 19 at 4:45 p.m. and runs through May 2023, with departures from the Tampa Convention Center and North Straub Park, near the Vinoy Marina, in St. Petersburg.

The ferry will run Wednesday through Sunday.