Busch Gardens and Alafia River Wildlife Helicopter Tour

Tampa, United States

From $154.99 USD

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1 hour (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • 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!

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Helicopter tour
  • Local taxes


  • Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Peter O. Knight Airport

Departure Time

Please enter your desired departure time in the Special Requirements box at check-out

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

This helicopter tour around and over Tampa Bay begins at the Peter O. Knight Airport on the Davis Islands, five minutes from downtown Tampa. Take off to the west of the city and enjoy a view of the most elaborate homes on the islands, including Bayshore Boulevard, as the helicopter turns north towards Tampa’s downtown skyline. Check out magnificent views from just above rooftop level. There’s Amalie Arena, home for ice hockey, basketball, arena football games, and concerts; the Florida Aquarium, one of the top aquariums in the country; the University of Tampa and all the city’s skyscrapers—like Bank of America Plaza, 100 North Tampa, and One Tampa City Center.
Continue North over Ybor City and the Hillsborough River on the way to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, a 335-acre, African-themed animal theme park with roller coasters and some of the world’s most exotic animals including cheetahs, rhinos, gorillas, elephants, giraffes, and many more. Then return to downtown Tampa again before flying low over Port Tampa Bay to look for wildlife like blue herons and alligators in the 25-mile-long Alafia River. From there, it’s back to the Peter O. Knight Airport to conclude this unique and unforgettable tour of Tampa, Busch Gardens and the Alafia River. 
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This listing is for the
  • Busch Gardens & Alafia River Tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Price is per person
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, or other circumstances, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Please enter your desired departure time in the Special Requirements box at check-out
  • Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) may not fly
  • Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, groups of 2 or 3 passengers weighing over 550 lbs in total, will be required to purchase an additional seat. This is payable directly to the tour operator on the day of the tour.
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Baerbel S
, Mar 2015

Einfach atemberaubend:-) Super tolle Tour uns sehr netter Guide. Sehr empfehlenswert

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