Busch Gardens and Alafia River Helicopter Tour

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Why We Love This

  • Scenic helicopter flight
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Qualified and professional pilot
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included

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.

What You'll Do

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.

Cancellations & Refunds

Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance

Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Peter O. Knight Airport

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Gratuities (optional) Hotel pickup and drop-off


Helicopter tour and local taxes

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking. A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, 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. Due to comfort and weight / balance of the aircraft, passengers weighing over 300 lbs (136 kg) may not fly. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult.

Departure Point: Peter O. Knight Airport

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