The Tampa Bay area is known for its white sand beaches, vivacious nightlife, and occasional pirate invasion. While it’s important to not disregard such simple pleasures, it’s only fair to look beyond trips to the beach and dinners spent at the same local restaurants. There are amazing adventurous Tampa date night options for the active couple as well!
Designed for free spirits who love to experience the thrills of adventure and the rush of adrenaline, these six date day ideas in the Tampa Bay area will get your heart thumping and your pulse racing.
Indoor Skydiving at iFly
If you don’t want to commit to jumping out of a plane at 12,500 feet from the ground, but still want to experience the thrill of free falling, then iFly is the perfect date day idea for you.
A package of four flights shared by two people (two flights per person) is available for $129.95. Included in the package is a personalized flight certificate and two video clips from the flight sessions.
10654 Palm River Rd.
Outdoor Zipline Adventure and Obstacle Course at Treeumph Adventure Course
Get your feet off the ground and spend your date battling wobbly bridges, hanging nets, swinging logs, foot bridges, Tarzan ropes, zip lines and more. Tickets are available for $54.95 and include 3-4 hours of course time.
21805 E State Rd 70
3. Swim with Sharks with the Florida Aquarium
Not scuba certified? Not a problem! All you need for this excursion is a bathing suit, towel and some courage. Imagine the thrill of swimming amongst 1,600 fish including sting rays, barracudas, sea turtles, and sharks. Yes, it’s as exhilarating as it sounds.
The cost of this date is $100 per person and includes Aquarium admission for the diver.
701 Channelside Dr.
Trike Tour with USA Trike Adventures
Explore the wonders of Bayshore, Davis Island, Harbour Island, and the ports of Tampa all in one drive. Trike tours offer three-passenger motorbike expeditions that show off all the great sights this city has to offer.
A 45-minute excursion starts at $80 per tour and offers countless photos stops along the way giving you panoramic views of the Tampa Bay.
651 Channelside Dr.
Hiking Trails at Alderman’s Ford Nature Preserve
Need a thrill that keeps your feet on the ground? Try hiking over three miles along the Alderman’s Ford Nature Preserve. Explore more than 10,000 acres of natural land and watch the Alafia River flow it’s whitewater over limestone boulders.
Open from sunrise to 5pm. No bikes or swimming in the whitewater allowed.
8489 Turkey Creek Rd.
Plant City, FL 33567
Hot Air Balloon Ride with Big Red Balloon Sightseeing Adventures
Float 1,000 feet above the treetops and enjoy the panoramic views of Tampa’s lakes, diverse wildlife and unique landscape. Experience champagne and a full sit-down breakfast once you’re back on land.
The adventure package starts at $185 and holds multiple passengers. The sweetheart flight guarantees only two passengers flying with the pilot.
8710 West Hillsborough
Tampa, FL 33615