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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Ghost Tour?
The Ghost Tours in Tampa, St. Petersburg, and John's Pass
are 75-90 minute haunted history walking tours.

Do we need reservations?
Yes. Call 727.894.4678 or 727.398.5200 to make reservations.

Is advanced ticket purchase required?
Advanced ticket purchase is required for the St. Petersburg and
Tampa tours. A limited number of walk-up tickets are available
for the John's Pass tour.

Where do I purchase tickets?
  • Downtown St. Petersburg: online or by calling
  • John's Pass: Information Booth at Hubbard's Marina
    (under the boardwalk) 150 Boardwalk Place W Madeira
    Beach, FL 33708, online or by calling 727.894.4678
  • Tampa: online or by calling 727.398.5200.

Where does the tour begin?
  • Downtown St. Petersburg: Hooker Tea Co. & Café, 300
    Beach Dr NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • John's Pass: Information Booth at Hubbard's Marina
    (under the boardwalk) 150 Boardwalk Place W Madeira
    Beach, FL 33708
  • Tampa: Fresh Café, 507 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL

What time should we get there?
Arrive 15 minutes before tour time.

What should we wear?
Wear weather appropriate clothing and comfortable walking

What happens if it rains?
We make every attempt to conduct the tours; therefore, we do go
in the rain. (So bring an umbrella!) If weather becomes severe,
the tour may be cancelled. This decision is typically made at
tour time. Cancelled tours may be rescheduled or refunded.

What is the average size of the tour?
Tour sizes are limited, and additional guides are called in as

Is the route wheelchair accessible?

Are the stories true?
All of our stories are historically documented through interviews
and research, and they weave together the history and haunted
tales associated with the sites. They are based on the book,  
Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, FL  and Ghost Stories of
Tampa, FL.

Is the tour appropriate for children?
Yes, the tour is family appropriate, combining history, folklore
and ghost stories.

Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes! In fact, we have received many creepy photographs that
guests have taken while on the tour. And we love when you
send us your pictures, too!

How many people do I need to get a group
Call 727.894.4678 or  email  us for group tour information and
rates. Also visit our  
group tour  page.

How do I arrange a private tour?
Call 727.894.4678 or  email  us for private tour information.

Are we going to see a ghost?
There have been many reports of unusual sightings on the tour,
so bring your camera! You never know what might appear!

How is this tour different from others in the
Ghost Tours of St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay offer walking
tours of various haunted locations. Tours are guided by
costumed guides who are accomplished storytellers, spinning
ghostly tales based on the books  
Ghost Stories of St.
Petersburg, FL  and Ghost Stories of Tampa, FL.
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Ghost Touring
Since 1995
Ghost Tour of St. Petersburg & Tampa Bay. FL
What about reviews?
We receive feedback from customers
through a variety of channels, such as
by email, phone, and in person. Far
less than 1% of our customers post
comments online. Some comments
are positive, some negative, but both
have helped us to improve our tours
over the past 17 years. We fully support
the right of people to express their
opinion regarding our tours, and we
would like to express our opinion
regarding some reviews of our Ghost
Tours posted on sites like Trip Advisor
and Yelp.

Frequently, we are asked, “Is it scary?”
or “Will we see a ghost?” And we
understand where you’re coming from.
We love nothing better than to visit our
local Halloween haunted house to
have the bejeebers scared out of us, or
perhaps to have a “close encounter” of
our own like you see on ghost hunter
TV shows.

But that is not what we do or what we
are about. We tell ghost stories. We
pride ourselves in being storytellers,
the old-fashioned kind, where a live
person spins a tale using their
personality and the story itself as the
special-effect, not props, or videos, or
contrived encounters. Our stories are
researched, steeped in history, and
many are based on personal
interviews. They may be disturbing, or
amusing, or intriguing – but all of our
stories are based on true experiences
by real people.

Our storytellers typically commit two
months to learn the stories, and they
work constantly at the craft to enhance
their performance. Each guide brings a
special brand of theater and style to the
tour. We encourage originality, so no
two tours are ever the same.

Sharing ghost stories since 1995 has
been extremely fun and fulfilling, and
we will continue to present our type of
“live entertainment” until death do us
part…or perhaps even longer!
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VisitSouth.com: "Tampa's colorful past
makes it a perfect host for ghosts."

VisitFlorida.com: The Ghost Tour
"carefully documents all of the stories...
This makes the tours equally popular
with history buffs who want an
entertaining trip through town. But it’s
still entertainment, not history. All of the
guides are trained storytellers."

Florida's Ghostly Legends and
Haunted Folklore
: "This tour is
entertaining and offers a good history
along the way. The tour guides tell fun
and fascinating tales of specters and
haunted places throughout St.

St. Petersburg Times: "Where to get
your scream on"

La Floridiana: "The location was
magical. The smell of the adjacent salt
water of Boca Ciega Bay wafted in on a
warm gentle breeze ...An ancient Indian
mound covered with moss draped Live
Oaks and lush Cabbage Palms
rustling in the windward breezes lay to
the south of our...gathering point."

Recommended by destination360.com
for a "candlelit walk through the most
historic and mystic city streets."

Best in St. Petersburg Magazine and
City Guide
: Attractions and
Venture into the
unknown at
Tampa Bay's most
haunted locations