This ultimate 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 amazing Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Fort De Soto Park, which is comprised of five offshore keys, or islands. Then begin the journey back to the Peter O. Knight Airport by crossing over the city of Saint Petersburg, the Gandy Bridge — connecting Old Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg — and the historic neighborhood of Hyde Park.