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: We recommend calling ahead or visiting each park's website for safety details and additional information you may need to know before you go.
Empower Adventures is an exciting zip line adventure park located in Oldsmar. The Zip Line Adventure is 2.5 hours long, full of 5 separate zip 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 Moonlight Zip Tour (select weekend nights).
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 and masks are required.
423 Lafayette Blvd, Oldsmar
TreeHoppers Aerial Adventure Park
TreeHoppers is the largest aerial adventure park in Central Florida. There are 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/adult. Memberships are also available.
27839 St Joe Rd, Dade City
FLG X Adventure Course – Tampa
Located about 45 minutes north of Tampa in Brooksville, FLG X Adventure Course is Central Florida's newest zip line spot. In addition to the adventure course's zip lines, you'll also have to overcome various challenges including cargo nets, suspension bridges, swings and more. The entire course is set in the treetops with some challenges 80 feet above ground. During your multi-hour adventure, you'll progress through four adult courses, each color coded to signify difficulty level.
Tickets are $52.95/adult and include access to all four adult courses. You can also book zip line only tickets for $19.95.
6440 Cedar Ln, Brooksville
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. Nighttime zip line dates for 2020 are October 24, November 7, November 21, December 5 and December 19.
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.
21805 E. State Road 70, Bradenton
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.
4801 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa
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/
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