Gala FAQs

How much do the tickets cost?

Tickets purchased through January 13th are $70/each.
From January 14th – 20th, they will be $80/each.
From January 21st – 27th, they will be $90/each.
And from January 28th – February 3rd, tickets will be $100/each.

Buy yours early and save!

What does my ticket include?

Each ticket includes a 3-hour cruise on the Yacht Starship, passed hors d’oeuvres, food stations, an open bar, and dancing.

Do I need to print out my ticket?

No. Simply download the Eventbrite app to your smartphone and show your phone to one of our volunteers before boarding the Yacht Starship. Upon checking in, you will be issued a paper ticket to ensure entry into one of our door prizes! (Please note: Boarding will begin at 6:30 pm and the ship leaves the dock promptly at 7:30 pm.)

Can I purchase tickets at the door?

Yes. If tickets are still available, they can be purchased after Sunday, February 3rd, for the price of $125. There are 450 total tickets available.

What time can we board the Yacht Starship, and when can I get off the boat?

Boarding will begin at 6:30 pm. We will get back to the dock at 10:00 pm, and you can disembark at that time.

What if I am running late?

The ship leaves the dock promptly at 7:30 pm.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are no scheduled events at Amalie Arena on the night of our event. Parking is available in the Garrison Street Parking Lot at a fee of $2/hour. Parking will also be available at the Tampa Port Authority Parking Garage 369 South 12th Street, Tampa, Florida, 33602. Please note that prices are subject to change.

What should I wear?

We want you to have fun and be comfortable! We want you to have fun and be comfortable! Wear your dancing shoes, your pretty, shiny dress, or channel your inner captain! Beads are most welcome!

Check out our Facebook album from last year’s Gala if you need any inspiration.

What is the refund policy?

There are no refunds, but tickets are transferrable.

How do I bid on the silent auction items?

Our silent auction will be online, and bidding is not currently open. Bidding will begin the week before the event. When bidding is open, you will be able to review the auction items and begin the bidding process by visiting our Qtego site (we will provide the link to you that week).