Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay: Our most recommended tours and activities

Tampa: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Ticket & Multi-Park Options

1. Tampa: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Ticket & Multi-Park Options

Explore Florida’s favorite coasters and thrill rides in Tampa Bay. Book a 1-day admission ticket or add multi-park options to also enjoy admission to SeaWorld Orlando, Aquatica Orlando, and Adventure Island Tampa Bay. Whether you’re a coaster enthusiast or want rides that are fun for the whole family, explore Florida’s best coasters, right here in Tampa Bay. Take on a thrilling triple-launch coaster, a family spin coaster that’s a new ride every time, epic coaster legends, and more. Meet more than 300 species of animals here at Tampa’s largest zoo. From the exotic to the endangered, the ones you love to the ones you’ve never even heard of, meet more than 300 species of animals. If you’re planning a Tampa, Florida vacation, be sure not to miss the largest zoo in Tampa, Florida – in fact, one of the largest zoos in all of North America. Enjoy live shows from world-class performers – along with a few rescued rising stars. Your admission is your ticket to world-class entertainment, with live shows for all ages. Enjoy the breathtaking performances on ice during Turn It Up!, the nostalgic sounds of Rock a Doo Wop, plus the kid-friendly fun of Let's Play Together at Sesame Street® Safari of Fun.

Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

2. Tampa Bay 2-Hour Speedboat Adventure

Experience the adventure of a lifetime and become the captain of your very own speedboat on this thrilling 2-hour tour out of Tampa Bay. Meet at the Tierra Verde Resort Marina to join a knowledgeable guide who will help you navigate your way out of the serenity of Tampa Bay and let you take control of your craft for a heart-pounding journey. Open the throttle and feel the wind in your hair and the sea beneath your wings, as you speed across the Gulf of Mexico. Sail past the beautiful National Wildlife Refuges and historic Fort de Soto Park. And look out for pods of bottlenose dolphins, manatees, gopher tortoises and numerous varieties of local birds swirling above.

Tampa Riverwalk: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

3. Tampa Riverwalk: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Embark on a self-guided tour of the picturesque Tampa Riverwalk along the Hillsborough River. Stroll past historical and modern landmarks while listening to the audio guide on your smartphone device. Learn about the Florida Aquarium, the Port Tampa Bay Cruise Ship Terminal and the Sparkman Wharf. Visit any of the locations on the tour or any other attractions at your own pace and pick up where you left off. Marvel at the stunning River Wall of incredible photography on the Riverwalk, and check out the massive Amalie Arena and equally monstrous Convention Center. Hear the heartwarming stories behind Heroes Plaza, the Historic Monument Trail and how the University of South Florida contributes to the beautiful USF park showcasing the natural habitat, flora and fauna of Tampa. Learn about the Tampa Bay History Center, the naming of the Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park and who the MacDill Park honors. Hear about the building affectionately known as “The Beer Can Building” and lots of other Tampa fun facts. Take in the views of the city’s dramatic skyline in the Sail Pavilion or on a water bike ride down the river. Explore the Kiley Gardens and the campus of the University of Tampa if you wish as we tell you about their “haunted” hall. Stroll by and learn about the design of the Tampa Museum of Art, the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and the Glazer Children’s Museum. Enjoy the charming family friendly waterfront Curtis Hixon Park or get cooled off at the Waterworks Park. Explore the historical Armature Works, home to markets, events spaces, workplaces, restaurants, and bars. Enjoy fun trivia questions based on the tour commentary at the end of the experience.

St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Private Inshore Fishing Trip

4. St. Petersburg, FL: Tampa Bay Private Inshore Fishing Trip

Try your hand at fishing in Tampa Bay and work to catch your dinner with an experienced captain on this daytime fishing trip. Fish for a variety of local fish like reds, snook, snapper, sheepshead, and more. Enjoy this experience by the hand of expert guides with the knowledge and resources to help you find the fish. Embark on a fishing tour that is exciting whether you're a seasoned veteran or you’re just getting your feet wet. Join for a nearshore or flats, backcountry fishing charter for Tarpon, snook, redfish, trout, snapper, sheepshead, cobia, drum, pompano, Spanish mackerel, bonito, or sharks depending on the season. Learn with a captain who specializes in a light tackle for that adrenaline rush that can't be beaten and enjoy a fishing trip that is perfect for all ages and experience levels.

Other Sightseeing Options in Tampa Bay

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What people are saying about Tampa Bay

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 51 reviews

Tricky to find the meet up site but we had a blast! Plenty of open water to throttle down and avoid boats. We are a couple in our fifties (one with mobility issues) but once you plop down into the boat; it’s so much fun! Don’t sell yourself short by thinking you are too old! If you aren’t a regular boater..definitely experience this adventure!

Any time!!! 5 Stars

We had a great guide, everything worked fine and the speedboat was in great condition. We drove through the Tampa Bay Bay and it is really a great feeling that you can sit behind the wheel of the speedboat !! We had a great experience and would do it again anytime.

busch gardens. problem at gates with ticket, post re-scheduling on a weekend, resolved well via WhatsApp chat withJoel

The park is very beautiful. Definitely recommendable. I think the animals don't have to be.

Super great roller coasters! Exotic animals up close and kangaroos to stroke! Any time!!