Gasparilla Docking

2020 Boat Docking Process - SOLDOUT

The Tampa Convention Center (TCC) is pleased to announce the upcoming sign-up process for boat docking rental during Gasparilla 2020! Carefully read the Special Event Form with Rules & Regulations.

All applications for boat slip rentals must be submitted in person at The Sail at the Tampa Convention Center on Thursday, November 7 at 8 AM. Due to a high volume of inquiries and a limited number of available boat slips all boat slip rentals during Gasparilla will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. We will maintain a wait list. In the event a rented slip is released back to us we will assign the returned slip to the next registered applicant on the wait list.

Slips will be assigned for a minimum of three (3) days and rental fees are calculated at $4 plus tax per foot, with a $160 plus tax per day minimum. In addition, a one-time Security Fee of $160 (tax exempt) will be charged per vessel for securing docks and ensuring slip assignments. If you require additional security services, they can be ordered for an additional fee at the time of registration. All major credit cards and checks are accepted for rental fees.

Dock slips are 40’ in length, beam 23’ wide and 6’ deep at the shallowest area. Utilities (electric & water) are not guaranteed with a dock slip. Your place in line will not determine the location of your assigned slip. Slip assignments are at TCC's sole discretion. TCC also has authority to reassign slips as necessary. Changes in slip assignments may occur due to unforeseen circumstances. Additionally, vessels may need to be moved in order to accommodate boat traffic. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Wristbands will be required to access the docks and any boat docked at the TCC Boat Docks. The number of wristbands provided per vessel will be based upon the Coast Guard Capacity rating for that vessel.

Wristbands will be distributed at the time of payment. Additional wristbands will not be provided at the docks. Lost wristbands cannot be replaced. Due to limited space on floating docks all guests and activities must remain on docked vessels.

Please read and complete the Gasparilla Boat Docking Special Event Form and bring it with you to The Sail at TCC on Thursday, November 7 at 8 AM.

We look forward to seeing you!