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  • Location:Tampa, Florida
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Busch Gardens and Alafia River Wildlife Helicopter Tour

Take to the Tampa Bay skies on a helicopter tour over downtown Tampa and Busch Gardens. Fly over the city skyscrapers, view exotic wildlife like giraffes, lions and more at Busch Gardens, and see native animals like blue herons and alligators on the Alafia River.


  • Helicopter tour over Busch Gardens, downtown Tampa and Alafia River State Park
  • Fly over downtown Tampa for a bird's-eye view of the city skyscrapers
  • Hover over exotic wildlife at Busch Gardens and see giraffes, lions and more
  • Fly near the water at Alafia River State Park to see the local wildlife like blue herons and alligators
  • Your departure time is flexible -- depart any time of day!

What You Can Expect

Busch Gardens and Alafia River Wildlife Helicopter Tour

Exotic Wildlife at Busch Gardens

From the Peter O. Knight Airport, start your helicopter adventure with an aerial view of downtown Tampa. As you fly just above the roofs of the city’s skyscrapers, see the St Petersburg Times Forum, the Florida Aquarium and the University of Tampa. Then, fly over Ybor City, a historical district north of downtown named for the local cigar manufacturer.

From Tampa, head north to Busch Gardens, where you’ll circle the amusement park’s roller coasters and view its exotic wildlife. Busch Gardens is home to majestic animals like giraffes, lions and tigers! You’ll feel like you’re on an African safari as your pilot flies over the park and points out the animals.

On your way back to Tampa, fly over Alafia River State Park. Your pilot will lower the helicopter closer to the ground so you can spot some of the park’s residents, like blue herons and alligators.

From the Alafia River, head back to the Peter O. Knight Airport, where your Tampa Bay adventure comes to an end.
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Tour code: 2982BG


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