As of 2015, Port Tampa Bay has 3,480 public parking spaces available, including spaces at the Channelside Parking Garage. These spaces are monitored 24 hours a day by the Tampa Port Authority's security department. There are 1,316 uncovered parking spaces and 2,519 covered spaces available for public use.
The Channelside Parking Garage provides ChipCoin parking technology to access the garage area. It is located across the street from the Channelside Bay Plaza. The plaza offers a variety of entertainment, dining and shopping options.
There is cruise parking available to those who are boarding one of the cruise lines that leaves the Port of Tampa Bay. Some of the cruises that leave from this location include Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Legend and Carnival Paradise, Royal Caribbean Internationals Jewel of the Sea and Brilliance of the Sea and Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Dawn. Passengers can choose valet parking, which allows them to drop off the car at the terminal entrance and pick up the car at the entrance when they return. Valets park the car in an insured and secure parking garage. Those who prefer to park their cars themselves can do so in the cruise parking faculty, which is insured, secure and uses ChipCoin parking technology.