Tampa Bay Downtown and Manatee River Helicopter Tour

Tampa, United States

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1 hour (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


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.
  • Tampa Bay helicopter adventure to downtown Tampa and the Manatee River
  • Circle Davis Island and fly over the city skyscrapers
  • Fly over the Manatee River, where more than 500 manatees and bottlenose dolphins live
  • Flexible departure times available -- depart any time throughout the day

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Helicopter tour


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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

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.
Fly low and fast over Hillsborough Bay and Tampa Bay, past the Big Bend Power Station on the way to the Little Manatee River to look for bottlenose dolphins and manatees in the water. From there, it’s back to the Peter O. Knight Airport to conclude this unique and unforgettable tour of Tampa Bay and Little Manatee River. 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This listing is for the
  • Downtown and Little Manatee River Tour.
  • Price is per person.
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • 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 desired departure time in the Special Requirements box at check-out.
  • Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • All passenger weights MUST be advised at time of booking.
  • Maximum weight per person is 300 lbs (136 kg). For groups of three (3) passengers, total passenger weight must not exceed 550 lbs (249 kg).

Cancellation Policy

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


Book online or call
(888) 651-9785
(888) 651-9785
Product code: 2982MANATEE

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