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Casino Cruise Coming Back to John's Pass

The Tradewinds Casino Cruiseline will start operating out of John's Pass the weekend of August 24th.

Gamblers on the beaches are going to have a closer option coming up in the next few weeks. 

The Tradewinds Casino Cruiseline will be making it's maiden voyage out of John's Pass the weekend of August 24th, according to the Beach Beacon.

The Tradewinds marks the fourth casino cruise that has operated out John's Pass. All other have gone out of business for various reasons.

The ship itself will seat 425 passengers and will feature 200 slot machines and games like roulette, craps and blackjack.

The ship will operate evening cruises from 7 p.m. to midnight Tuesday through Friday and 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturdays. There will be afternoon cruises on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. There will also be a Sunday matinee cruise.

The boat is currently docked at Hubbard's Marina.

What do you think of a casino cruise in John's Pass? Will you go on it? Let us know in the comments.

roe oennell August 06, 2012 at 09:44 PM
Great news can't wait to board
Michael Gruttadauria August 07, 2012 at 11:33 AM
I saw you boat parked at John's Pass. It looks rather old and in need of some exterior housekeeping. How old is it? Are there any cabins available? Any restaurants or food service? Michael G.
Michael Gruttadauria August 07, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I forgot to ask are there any elevators or escalators for guess use? Michael G
macie judith aulabaugh August 08, 2012 at 10:56 PM
Wonderful news! We have really missed having the casino back in our neighborhood, Please post where and when reservations will be available.
ryan wilson August 09, 2012 at 12:08 PM
i was a regular on the suncruz and to this day my stomach turns thinking of that orange cleaner smell mixed with smoke and vomit and now mike G says it looks old so unless they throw in free boarding and a dinner I can care less.
Paul Scarda August 09, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Photo on another site looks like the old Europa Sky operated by Europa SeaKruz which ran out of John's Pass many years ago before going defunct and this was before the Seminoles hooked up with Hard Rock and became what they are today. I can't imagine Tradewinds will survive very long...it's very expensive maintaining and operating one of these gambling boats. They simply won't be able to do the volume required to turn a profit.
Ellen August 10, 2012 at 03:14 AM
We will come aboard and what the lady said about keeping up with the cost of runing it, it depends on who owes it. (company wise) and I think the Trade winds can do a great job. see ya
Donald Bialek August 10, 2012 at 02:25 PM
What does it cost?Are there any specials?What does it cost to be a member? Donblos@aol.com
Jan Smith August 16, 2012 at 12:10 AM
It's going to be another vomit comet....the water is just too rough over there for a boat that size.
Joey BagofChips August 25, 2012 at 07:02 PM
I give them 3 months...The ONE AND ONLY REASON why someone would want to go on this boat is for CRAPS and MAYBE THE SPORTSBOOK unless they are from another planet and call a boat ride 9 miles out to nowhere exciting...However, in this part of hickville (sorry if I offend anyone) you are not going to find many of the WHALES or HIGH ROLLERS needed to keep the crap table going during the week....Therefore, why would anyone want to jump through loops just to play( UNREGULATED BY ANY COMMISSION) SLOTS that are rigged to pay out once a month and blackjack when you can prance on down to HARDROCK....Oh yea, I forgot about Roulette...There might be a fan or two of Roulette in this neck of the woods....They are going to need to shove more than a steak down my throat in the VIP room on board to keep me interested....Look at the Port Richey SunCRUZ (BESIDES BEING A CHICKEN COOP)....The only place in this side of the Mississippi to play craps and yet the Craps table is only open Friday and Saturday due to lack of players...I can tell you there will be some unhappy dealers onboard during the week working for peanuts.
Jay September 01, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Maybe some of us hicks can't drive our tractors on over to the hard rock ( which is at least 45 min away) and would like to enjoy sun,salt air, cocktails and some gabling. Yea I will be going and also watching and betting on football games...
earl peckham September 23, 2012 at 02:56 PM
im glad its comming back, its a great way to just get a way from land. you can gambel if you want or you can eat off the buffey and just relaxe. injoy the six hour gettaway.i just think its really cool,so come and jump aboard.all for the fun.
James E, Travis September 27, 2012 at 06:15 AM
I think it is great and what a way to get away for a few hours and have a dinner and play a few table games alomg with playing the one arm bandit. I think it is great amd I hope it stays and everyone enjoys themselves and has a good time. I was there on the old one before it closed their doors and I just loved it. I wish this boat and all the players many of my good luck wishes. Good Luck john, Diane, Jim and Marie.
jim winterfiejd October 04, 2012 at 08:00 PM
will there be a boarding charge and if so what is it
mike w December 25, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Went on it when they fist opened. It was a big bust 5 dolars to park 15 to eat 10 more to board. Food suck not worth 1 dollar. Old games. Older boat. They got to chabge alot to stay open.

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