Questions And Answers About Our food Tour


How much are tickets?
Ticket cost is $50 per person. Groups of 6 or more booked together receive a $3 per ticket discount. Your ticket includes all food and drink provided on the tour, and the interaction with the personal tour guide as you visit food and art stops throughout Safety Harbor.
How do I buy tickets?
Tickets can be purchased via the link that says "Buy Tickets" at the top of each page of our website.
What methods of payments do you take?
Tickets can be purchased with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. Cash is not accepted.
Is advance purchase required?
Yes. Tickets must be purchased 24 hours in advance. Please visit our website to view the available tour dates. Tickets can be purchased up to the Friday (at noon) prior to that weekend’s tour.
Do I need to purchase a ticket if I am not eating?
Yes. Every member of the tour must purchase a ticket. (See below for information about child tickets.)
What is your refund or rescheduling policy?
Tours cannot be refunded. Tours will be rescheduled if a tour cancellation is required due to severe weather.
Is there a waiting list?
No. We do not provide a waiting list.
Do you sell child tickets?
We currently do not offer a child ticket. We do not recommend children under the age of 12 attending our tour. We have found that children often do not have the patience to enjoy the tour to its fullest. However, if you would like to bring a child under the age of 12 you may either purchase them a full price ticket or have them share food from an accompanying adult's plate. We do not allow sharing for anyone above the age of 12. Children under 3 are free.
Are restaurant gratuities included in the price?
Yes. We have negotiated the cost of gratuities for the restaurant staff as part of your tour ticket.
What is the suggested gratuity for my tour guide?
A standard gratuity for our tour guides is 15 - 20%.
Are gift certificates available?
Yes. We now offer digital gift cards (E-Certificates) through EZTix! They can be purchased in any amount and they never expire.
Click here to purchase your E-Certificates.
Can I book a private tour for my family or work group?
Yes. Please email HarborFoodTours@gmail.com to inquire about private tours. Fees for private tours vary depending on the number of stops and the type of tour requested.
How much walking is involved?
The distance traveled during the tour is approximately 1.5 miles. There are many stops along the way, with opportunities to sit and rest.
Is your tour handicapped and/or stroller accessible?
Most tour stops provide handicapped entrances, and all walking routes allow for handicapped and stroller accessibility. Some restaurants may require that strollers be left outside.
What if I am late?
We recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes early to be sure you don’t miss the start of your tour. If you are late, please call (727) 458-1778 to speak with your tour guide and find out where they can meet with you.
Can I sit down during a tour?
Yes. Most of our stops on the tour are at restaurants that allow you to sit down and enjoy your food. If you need to stop during the walking portion of the tour, just let your tour guide know and they will find the nearest area to allow you to rest.
Does this tour have anything to offer a local?
Yes! We have found that many locals have not had the opportunity to try all the great restaurants that Safety Harbor has to offer. We also offer locals the opportunity to learn more about the local art scene and about the history or our wonderful town.
Are tours offered in a language other than English?
No. At this time English is the only language offered.
What restaurants will we visit?
Please view the “Our Tour” page to view a list of the establishments we normally visit on our tour. Please note that this list may change, without notice, at any time.
Are there any beverages served on the tour?
At each sit-down restaurant stop, you will be served a glass of water with your food tasting. We also have one stop at a local pub where a local craft beer is served.
How much food is there?
The amount of food at each stop varies. Most stops include a small “nosh” that best represents that restaurant’s menu.
Will I need to eat lunch?
It is recommended that you not eat lunch before participating in our tour.
Can you make accommodations for food allergies or vegetarians?
We have made our best effort to provide a vegetarian option at each of our tour stops. At this time, we do not offer any other options to provide for food allergies.
Are the tours given in bad weather?
Tours are given rain or shine. In the event of severe weather, the tour may be postponed and all participants will be led to shelter until the storm passes. You are welcomed to bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast.
How should I dress during the tour?
Please dress casual and comfortable. Take into account the time of the year and the weather forecast for the day of the tour.
What is the weather like in Safety Harbor?
Like many Florida cities, Safety Harbor has very high temperatures in the summer months and mild winters. The chance of rain is greatly increased between the months of June and September.
How long is the tour?
The tour takes approximately 3.5 hours.
How many people do you take on a tour?
On average, we keep our tour groups to a maximum of 12 people. Our minimum number for a tour is two people.
Are there bathroom stops?
Yes. Bathrooms are available at each of our tour stops, and at various points along the tour route.
May I bring my dog on the tour?
Due to the various food establishments we visit and their rules and regulations, pets of any kind are not allowed on this tour, except for service animals.
Does the tour begin and end in the same place?
The tour begins at the Safety Harbor Gazebo at John Wilson Park (corner of Main Street and 4th Avenue North) and ends at the 8th Avenue Pub (corner of Main Street and 8th Avenue North). The distance between these two points is approximately 0.3 miles (a five-minute walk). If you need help returning to the starting point (or to your car), please don’t hesitate to ask your tour guide.
Where should I park?
Street parking is available throughout the downtown area. The nearest public parking lot to the start of the tour is located at the Safety Harbor Public Library, at the corner of 2nd Avenue North and 2nd Street North.
Are cameras allowed on the tour?
Yes! We encourage photography during the tour, as there are many scenic stops along the route.
What is the closest hotel to the tour location?
The closest hotel is the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, which is located within walking distance to the tour route. Please visit http://www.safetyharborspa.com/ for more information.