Wondering where you can go zip lining in Tampa Bay? There are a plethora of quiet and romantic places to go in the Tampa Bay area, but if you’re looking for heart thumping excitement, we say give zip lining a try! Zip lining is a unique way to spend time outdoors and see the sights from a whole new perspective. Why choose another night of dinner and a movie? Go on a zip line adventure and fly through the air together!
Note: With the exception of MOSI, these zip line courses are currently open. We recommend calling ahead or visiting each park’s website for safety details and additional information you may need to know before you go.
TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park
TreeHoppers is the largest aerial adventure park in Central Florida with 8 courses including hundreds of different elements to explore, such as platforms, cables, wood, rope, barrels, and of course, zip lines! Each course is color coded to signify the level of difficulty from beginner to advanced. The color-coded courses allow you to travel the park unguided. Fear not though! There are park monitors and guides throughout to assist if the need arises, and your ticket includes a safety and orientation class. Visit during extended hours on select weekends for a night climb when the course is illuminated with lights and the music is cranked up a little louder.
Admission includes three hours of adventure and is $56.95 for ages 12+ and if you really love your experience, memberships are available.
Empower Adventures is an exciting zip line adventure park located in Oldsmar, Florida. The Zip Line Adventure is 2.5 hours long, full of 5 separate lines, a 200 ft. suspension bridge and multiple aerial challenges. If that is not enough adrenaline for you, consider adding the Leap of Faith to your package. During this extra challenge, you’ll climb up a 25-foot pole and then leap off, trusting the line as you fly through the air to safety. Other date-night approved experiences include the Sunset Zip Line Adventure (every weekend) and the Midnight Canopy Tour (select nights). This one books up fast so plan ahead!
Each tour is guided by a trained professional and varies by difficulty. No need to bring your camera; your guides will take pictures of you throughout the adventure. Pricing depends on the package that you choose, but tickets start at $72 per adult. Reservations are required.
TreeUmph! Adventure Course
Located in Bradenton, FL,TreeUmph! is 10 football fields in size and houses 5 progressive courses plus a dedicated course for the kiddos. You’ll also get to zip along the TriUmph dual zip line, which was massively upgraded in March of this year. The Junior and Adult courses build up in difficulty starting at a lower elevation to the highest elevations requiring leaps of faith. All courses have a variety of different elements including suspension bridges, nets, barrels, and seesaws. For after-hours date night fun, book nighttime zip line only tickets on select Saturday evenings.
Adult tickets are $55.95 and give you access to all the junior and adult courses including the dual zip line. Or, just book a ticket for the zip line which is $19.95/person and includes two trips.
Mosi: Sky Trail Ropes Course
If you’re not into nature, but would still like to try zip lining, Mosi’s Sky Trail Ropes Course is a great place to check out. The 36-foot multi-tiered structure features several elements to explore, including ropes, bridges, zip lines and more, all equaling up to 700 feet of adventure. Admission to the course is $7/person and requires a general admission ticket to MOSI. The course is open Friday-Sunday subject to weather conditions.
BEYOND TAMPA: Canyons Zip Line & Adventure Park
If you want to go zip lining somewhere that will get you totally immersed in nature, The Canyons Zip Line & Adventure Park in Ocala is worth the 1.5-hour drive. You’ll hardly feel like you’re in Florida as you zip through the old limestone quarry above scenic lakes and lush treetops. The Big Cliff Canyon Tour is the longest experience at 2.5-3 hours and includes nine zip lines and two sky bridges culminating with an adrenaline-pumping rappel. Some of the zip lines are up to 1,100′ in length. We told you it’s worth the drive! The Sky High and Treetop Express tour options offer fewer zip lines if you’re short on time. Stick around for additional experiences like horseback riding, kayak tours, gem mining, and a wine and chocolate tour.
Tickets are $44.99-$99.99/person for zip lining. Reservations are recommended.
There are even more zip line adventures to experience outside of Tampa in the Orlando area and beyond. Check out all the details from our sister site, Orlando Date Night Guide, here: orlandodatenightguide.com/2015/05/6-places-to-go-zip-lining-in-central-florida/
Feature Image Credit: Empower Adventures