Florida Aquarium Tours

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Florida Aquarium

The perfect place to take the entire family for an afternoon, the Florida Aquarium offers exciting views of nature within the comfort of an air-conditioned building. Home to more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals, the aquarium offers 200,000 square feet (23,000 square meters) worth of fun and adventure.

If just walking around the expansive building and enjoying the amazing wildlife isn't enough, the aquarium also has additional opportunities for more in depth exploration. Some of these family friendly attractions include a Swim with the Fishes Tour, Penguins : Backstage Pass opportunity, and a Wild Dolphin Ecotour.

If you ever want to head outside, the 2-acre "Explore a Shore" water adventure zone provides opportunities for the kids to cool off with water games while parents can relax under the shade of the Tampa Tribune Cantina bar and grill.

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For those extra daring, the Florida Aquarium offers a unique opportunity to go diving with sharks! Certified SCUBA divers can dive into the enormous Shark Bay, home to different species of sharks and sea turtles. Enjoy the stunningly clear, warm water that allows perfect viewing opportunities, without the hassle of having to take a boat trip to complete the dive!

The aquarium is about a 10-minute drive east from downtown Tampa.

Address: 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa 33602, USA
Hours: Open daily 9:30am - 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Admission: Adults: US$19.95, Children (under 12yrs): US$14.95. Separate fees for tours
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The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay

Explore and learn about more than 20,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Touch a bamboo shark or a sea star. Discover reef fishes, corals, giant clams, tortoises and more from Florida’s waters and around the world at this Tampa Bay attraction.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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US$28.00
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Tampa Bay CityPASS

Experience Tampa’s must-see tourist attractions — and enjoy considerable savings — on this exciting Tampa Bay CityPASS tour. Visit Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, the Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, home to Winter from Dolphin Tale movies. Then choose from the Museum of Science and Industry or Chihuly Center to complete the tour. This Tampa Bay CityPASS is valid for nine consecutive days from the first date of use. Voucher must be presented in exchange for CityPASS ticket booklets, within 6 months of purchase date. Transportation to and from attractions is not included.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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US$107.00
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Go Orlando Card with Kennedy Space Center and Orlando Eye

Sightsee at your own pace and save up to 50 percent on top Orlando tours and attractions. Choose two, three, or five-day options and visit as many attractions as you want in a day. More than 30 options are available including Kennedy Space Center, Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Jungle Island, Gator Park Airboat Tours, sightseeing cruises, and much more.
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Duration: Flexible
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US$149.00
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Downtown and Tampa Bay Helicopter Tour

Experience the beauty of downtown Tampa Bay from the air on this guided helicopter tour. Fly above the city’s skyscrapers to get a bird’s-eye view of the biggest and best attractions, like the Florida Aquarium, the University of Tampa and Amalie Arena, to name a few. See the many waterfront mansions on the Davis Islands and then hover over the Port of Tampa and Hillsborough Bay to see if any bottlenose dolphins are visible in the water. It’s a sight for scenic eyes — an unforgettable view of everything Tampa Bay.
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Duration: 10 minutes
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US$89.99
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Busch Gardens and Alafia River Wildlife Helicopter Tour

Experience the beauty of Tampa, Busch Gardens and the Alafia River from the air on this guided helicopter tour. Fly over the waterfront mansions on the Davis Islands toward the city’s skyscrapers downtown. Then zoom over Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, home to some of the world’s most exotic animals and the Alafia River in search of wildlife in the water. It’s a sight for scenic eyes — an unforgettable, bird’s eye view of Tampa’s urban environment and the varied wildlife that surrounds it.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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US$154.99
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Tampa Bay Downtown and Manatee River Helicopter Tour

Experience the beauty of Tampa Bay and the Little Manatee River from the air on this guided helicopter tour. Fly over the waterfront mansions on the Davis Islands toward the city’s skyscrapers downtown. Then zoom over Hillsborough Bay and Tampa Bay to the Little Manatee River in search of bottlenose dolphins and manatees in the water. It’s a sight for scenic eyes — an unforgettable, bird’s eye view of everything Tampa Bay.
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Tampa's ZooQuarium Admission Ticket

With awe-inspiring sea creatures, incredible wildlife, thrilling rides and up-close encounters at every turn, there is something for the whole family at ZooTampa at Lowry Park and The Florida Aquarium! Buy your tickets together and save.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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