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2016 Gasparilla Pirate Fest Weekender

January 29 – 31, 2016, Tampa.

2 - Nights Lodging includes Marina Seating VIP Tickets to PARADE!


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GASPARILLA, largest pirate event in the world! Not a pirate fest but a pirate theme Mardi Gras. A legacy of 100+ years, it’s a week-long charity event drawing half a million people & a thousand boats. Saturday afternoon parade now numbers 100+ floats & lasts hours. WE have some of the best seats! Catch more beads than you can carry! Party all over Tampa!

Friday Evening: AAARRRive at our Ybor City hotel followed by a two-block stroll to Gaspar's Grotto in downtown Ybor City, Pirate Central! Party with us or OYO!

Saturday: Short trolley ride to downtown Tampa. Trolley (11:00 am to 1:30 am) stop is only one block from our lodging! Visit Jackson’s Bistro over the S. Harbour Island Blvd. Bridge for brunch to watch the boats & ships enter the harbor. Then a short ½ mile walk over to our parade VIP area. No need to hurry later as you can party on into the night there or in Ybor, or head back to the hotel to relax. Some of us will return to Gaspar’s Grotto and/or hit some of the other clubs!

NOTE: A separate but associated day trip is being planned to accompany this weekender. The two groups will meet at the parade location and possibly back in Ybor City as well.

Check-out Sunday morning & breakfast. There’s time to visit local museums (additional expense) before heading home mid-afternoon.


Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District, 1700 E. 9th Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605 (Free Wifi.)

I have five discounted rooms reserved for Friday & Saturday nights. Each room has two large beds.

2-Night Package Deal including Marina Seating VIP Tickets to the PARADE!

Check-in Friday, 3:00 pm, Jan. 29, 2016 - Check-out Sunday, 12 noon, Jan. 31, 2016

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (two per room + two VIP seating Parade Tickets) = $850 ($425 each)

TRIPLE OCCUPANCY (three per room + three VIP Parade Tickets) = $900 ($300 each)

QUADRUPLE OCCUPANCY (four per room + four VIP Parade Tickets) = $950 ($238 each)

Add 3.5% for credit card charge.


Event will NOT be cancelled! Rooms are guaranteed! Each room is a separate transaction!

Make checks payable to

Mail to 340 Myrtlewood Road, Melbourne, FL 32940

Cancellations: Full refund until January 16, 2016 EXCLUDING VIP Parade tickets! After that there will be a 50% charge until January 23, 2016. No refund after January 27, 2016 unless a substitution is made. All prices & itineraries are subject to change based upon availability. Reservations are secured by payment in full for entire room. You are on your own to secure companions.

[email protected] 321-543-1346