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Health and Safety Priorities

As a nonprofit organization, we are committed to providing our patrons with a thrilling, unforgettable experience while addressing important health and safety needs. Aboard the American Victory Ship, we are taking every effort to provide a safe and sanitary attraction for guests, staff, and scare actors.


Q:  What is the American Victory Ship?

A:  The American Victory Ship is a 1945 WWII ship that served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Built in only 55 days in the California Shipyard, it stands as an American icon and national treasure as it is only one of 3 fully operational WWII Victory class vessels in the country.  This floating museum is open Monday from noon to 5pm, and Tuesday through Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Visit

Q:  Where is the attraction located?

A:  705 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602. The ship is directly behind the Florida Aquarium. 

Q:  Where do I park?

A:  Parking is available at the City of Tampa parking lot adjacent to the Florida Aquarium, as well as the Channelside Parking Garage at 369 South 12th St., Tampa, FL 33602.

Q:  Are you handicapped accessible?

A:  The American Victory Ship is an operational WWII ship that is governed by the Code of Federal Regulations Title 46 and as such is not handicapped accessible. Please call in advance and we will work to accommodate your needs. 

Q:  Is there a dress code?

A:  Yes.  Full face coverings, decorative Halloween masks, and costumes are NOT allowed. The American Victory Ship is a 1945 WWII ship and you will be climbing stairs and ladders, walking hallways, and moving through doorways across high thresholds. You will also be walking decks, which may be wet depending on the weather. For your comfort and safety, please wear closed-toe shoes. Flip flops, sandals, and high heels are not recommended. Also remember, it will be dark.

Q:  Is UNDead in the Water appropriate for children?

A:  Due to lighting and its scary nature, we recommend no children under the age of 11. Parents are responsible for children at all times. Parents are not allowed to carry children through the attraction. 

Q:  What will happen if I get too scared?

A:  Alert one of our staff members and you will be escorted out. Please remember there are no refunds or exchanges.

Q:  Is this a rain or shine event?

A:  Yes.  However, if there is extreme weather that may affect the safety of our patrons, the attraction may close.

Q:  Is there smoking or vaping allowed on the ship?

A:  No.  Smoking or vaping is not permitted. 

Firearms and weapons are not permitted on the premises. Please note the American Victory Ship reserves the right to refuse admittance to anyone.  If you come aboard and are intoxicated, belligerent, or pose a threat to our staff, volunteers, actors, or other guests, you will be removed from the premises by a member of our security team, without refund.

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