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Adventure Island

Experience a thrilling combination of gravity, water and state-of-the art rides and slides at this water park for all ages.

Adventure Island is 30 acres (12 hectares) of water-based fun with more than a dozen slides, rides and pools. Plunge into splash pools at speed, tear along flumes and twist through back-to-back curves and hairpin turns.

Prepare for the slide of your life on Adventure Island Tampa Bay’s epic drop slide, Vanish Point. Inspired by the point on a wave where water and gravity form a perfect partnership, the crest of this 70-foot (21-meter) tower challenges you with two 425-foot (130-meter) wave paths. Step into one of two skyboxes and face your fears as the floor disappears beneath you.

One of the biggest splashes comes courtesy of Riptide, Florida’s first four-lane mat ride. It pits you in a race against three other riders, sending you twisting down tubes from a height of approximately 55 feet (17 meters).

True to its name, Colossal Curl delivers a heart-pumping, action-packed adventure, making it the ultimate family thrill slide.

Take a break from Adventure Island’s thrill rides with a relaxing voyage down the Rambling Bayou. Lie back on an inflatable tube and let the gentle current weave you through a tropical rain forest environment.

Younger children will love Fabian’s Funport, a scaled-down attraction that includes a wave pool, jumping water jets, bubbly springs and a water-based jungle gym. There’s also a 9,000-square-foot (836-square-meter) Paradise Lagoon with waterfalls, jumping platforms and a hand-rope walk above the water.

At Splash Attack there are more than 50 water play toys, a 40-foot (12-meter) high water tower and twisting open flumes.

Out of the water, there are plenty of shaded picnic spots and places to sunbathe. A handful of tropical-themed eateries serve snacks, ice creams and drinks.

Adventure Island is a seasonal park, operating between March and October. Before planning your visit, check the official website for opening times. The attraction is approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) northeast of Tampa, and is right across the street from Busch Gardens. Parking is available for a fee in the lot outside the main entrance.

Experience all there is to see and do and return home with the best souvenir of all — memories of your incredible trip!

Before heading home, why not look into purchasing a Busch Gardens Tampa Park Tickets? It's an excellent way to remember your trip.

Have a little time on your side? Visit our Adventure Island things to do page for a full range of options.


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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Tampa USF Busch Gardens

2807 E Busch Blvd, Tampa, FL
     
    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island and University of South Florida. Moffitt Cancer Center and Museum of Science and Industry are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens CA $102
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    Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

    3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL
       
      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in Tampa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and University of South Florida. Moffitt Cancer Center and Adventure Island are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Baymont by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens CA $87
      Baymont by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens

      Baymont by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens

      3001 University Center Dr, Tampa, FL
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Terrace Park, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Adventure Island. Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida are also within 3 miles (5 km).

        3BR Pool Home by Tom Well IG - 4204E98A CA $305
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        3BR Pool Home by Tom Well IG - 4204E98A

        3702 North, 56th Street, Tampa, FL
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Terrace Park, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and Museum of Science and Industry. University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center are also within 3 miles (5 km).

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          4215 E. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, FL
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Terrace Park, this historic holiday home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Adventure Island, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, and University of South Florida. Museum of Science and Industry and Yuengling Center are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            Hyatt Place Busch Gardens CA $116
            Hyatt Place Busch Gardens

            Hyatt Place Busch Gardens

            11408 N 30th St, Tampa, FL
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Terrace Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of University of South Florida Botanical Gardens and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Moffitt Cancer Center and University of South Florida are also within 2 miles (3 km).

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              La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens

              La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Tampa Near Busch Gardens

              9202 N 30th St, (718), Tampa, FL
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Terrace Park, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, Adventure Island and University of South Florida. Moffitt Cancer Center and Museum of Science and Industry are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area CA $129
                Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area

                Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa Busch Gardens Area

                3333 East Busch Boulevard, Tampa, FL
                   
                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Terrace Park, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from University of South Florida. Seminole Hard Rock Casino Tampa and University of Tampa are also within 9 mi (15 km).