Tampa Adventure Island – Your 2024 Insider’s Guide

Ready to make a splash? Adventure Island offers plenty of ways to get wet ‘n wild.

Whether you’re a thrill-seeker or a beach bum, there’s something to suit your fancy at Adventure Island, situated in sunny Tampa, Florida. Want to go exploring under the sea and save money simultaneously? You’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to Adventure Island offers and deals to get you the most underwater bang for your buck.

Daredevils will prefer the high-speed twists and turns on beloved water slides like Colossal Curl and Solar Vortex, while those who like to take it easy will enjoy kicking back and relaxing on the Rambling Bayou lazy river.

The virtual reality snorkeling experience is a chance to dive into the adventure of a lifetime. Technology and H2O combine to transport you to another magical world.

Adventure Island Tampa Discount Tickets

When you purchase your Adventure Island tickets from Tripster, you don’t have to worry about which day you’ll be hitting the wet ‘n wild water park during your vacay in the Sunshine State. The expiration date will be one year from the date you purchase the ticket.

This means the happy-go-lucky among us can go with the flow. Once you get there, head straight to the turnstile and get ready to make a splash.

And if you’re more of a planner? We don’t blame you, either. Use some strategy when choosing which day to hit the park.

Adventure Island is no winter retreat. Cross off December, January, and February from your list as the park will be closed during these months.

When Spring comes around, so does the water park! Select days are open beginning in March. You’ll have no trouble planning your visit during late spring and all summer long, as Adventure Island is open in May through August every day.

Close up photo of a family going down a waterslide on yellow tubes at Adventure Island in Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: Adventure Island via Facebook

Included With Your Ticket

There’s plenty to do on this little slice of paradise on earth! Ride the waves of the 17,000 square foot Endless Surf wave pool or meander through a tropical rainforest on the Rambling Bayou lazy river.

If you’re a kid, Fabian’s Fun Port and Splash Attack are the places to be! Explore a jungle gym or a maze featuring a huge treehouse, with plenty of opportunities o get completely soaked along the way.

Pro Tip: The virtual reality snorkeling experience costs an additional $25, but this exciting attraction is well worth the extra cash!

Adrenaline junkies will be lining up for the water slides. You’ll get access to all of them included with every ticket:

  • Colossal Curl
  • Solar Vortex
  • Vanish Point
  • Aruba Tuba
  • Calypso Coaster
  • Caribbean Corkscrew
  • Riptide
  • Water Moccasin

Pro Tip: Adventure Island offers cashless wristbands as a complimentary service. Link a credit or debit card to the wristband and scan it to make a purchase anywhere in the park! You can safely lock your wallet away for a worry-free day in the water park.

Adventure Island Tampa Coupons and Discounts

Adventure Island Tampa Military Discount

Good news for our military members and veterans! Adventure Island Tampa offers a military discount. The military discount also applies to up to three direct dependents per visit. Show your military ID at the ticket booth and you’re good to go!

people floating down the lazy river at Adventure Island Tampa FLAdventure Island Tampa AAA Discount

AAA members get a special discount for Busch Gardens Tampa, but there is no AAA discount for Adventure Island Tampa. Alternatively, check out special deals and promos on Adventure Island Tampa’s official website. Subscribe to the newsletter to stay updated on seasonal discounts!

Adventure Island Tampa Senior Discount

Yes, Adventure Island Tampa is offering a senior rate! Senior discounts are available for guests ages 65 and above. Present a valid ID at the ticket booth on your day of visit to claim the Adventure Island Tampa senior discount.

Adventure Island Tampa Vacation Packages

The real money-saving fun starts when you dive into some of the special Adventure Island discounts available! You won’t need any coupon codes with these great deals.

Expand your trip itinerary with these attractions to double (or triple) up on the thrilling, watery fun:

Two park tickets and even three park tickets are available to save you a fortune!

Pro Tip: Snag unlimited visits to Adventure Island and all three other parks for about $50 per park! As a bonus, this bundle includes free parking. Once the ticket is scanned, admission expires in 14 days. So you have two whole weeks to pack in all the waterlogging, adrenaline-rushing fun you can muster up!

Aerial view Adventure Island's splash pool on a sunny day in Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: Adventure Island via Facebook

Hotels Near Adventure Island Tampa

Take the opportunity to live life on the island time when you visit The Big Guava to go to Adventure Island. Of course, you’ll need a place to snooze because there’s nothing as relaxing as a vacation nap!

Book your stay at The Godfrey Hotel & Cabanas or The Balmoral Resort Florida with Tripster for a significant discount on your Tampa Bay abode.

Tampa Attractions

Busch Gardens Tampa

Can’t get enough of theme parks? Busch Gardens Tampa has more thrill rides and family-friendly attractions! Plus, this world-class theme park is home to thousands of animals and is one of the largest zoos in North America. There are tons to do at Busch Gardens Tampa!

ZooTampa at Lowry Park

Take the kids to ZooTampa at Lowry Park for an unforgettable face-to-face interaction with animals! Touch a giant tortoise, get hand-to-fin with slippery stingrays, and more! Don’t miss the African Guided Safari which tours the zoo with an expert zookeeper.

View of people splashing in the water at the bottom of Roaring Springs coaster at ZooTampa in Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: ZooTampa at Lowry Park via Facebook

Dinosaur World Florida

Are dinosaurs and theme parks your thing? If yes, you will enjoy Dinosaur World Florida, a mesh between dinosaur paradise and a well-designed theme park in Tampa!

Among other adventures, explore 200 life-size dinosaurs, ancient artifact exhibits, a 5,000-square-foot learning facility, paleontologist question-and-answer sessions, and more.

Insider Adventure Island Tampa Tips

What to Bring

Bring your own gear to save!

While there’s some great shopping at Adventure Island in the Island Surf Shop, you can spare some cash and skip the gift shop when you bring these items in a backpack or beach bag:

  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe vera (just in case!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Goggles
  • Change of clothes

Photo Alert: Before you jump in, snap a photo in all your beach gear for the ‘gram!

Friends Resting in a Cabana at Adventure Island - Tampa, Florida, USA
photo credit: Adventure Island via Facebook

Can I Bring Food into Adventure Island Tampa?

There’s nothing like a day of swimming to make you hungrier than a blue whale. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious options throughout Adventure Island to satisfy those water-induced cravings.

Chow down at one of these great options:

  • Surfside Café
  • Mango Joe’s Café
  • Island Food Truck
  • Colossal Snacks
  • Captain Pete’s

Pro Tip: Keep in mind that outside food and drinks are not allowed in the park, excluding water bottles. To save some dough on food, consider having a picnic in the parking lot or eating before entering the park!

To get in on the tasty tropical goodness, purchase an All-Day Dine Deal wristband for the best bargain. In addition, some ticket packages bundle multiple parks and dining deals!

Adventure Island Tampa Parking

General parking costs $25 a day per vehicle. To upgrade your experience, VIP parking costs $35 and will snag you one of the closest spots!

Spare some change by walking. If you’re hopping on over to Busch Gardens after your time at Adventure Island or vice versa, it’s only a 10 to 15-minute walk!

group of friends in swimsuits carrying green floaties walking towards pool slides at Rapids Racer and Wahoo Remix Adventure Island in Tampa, Florida, USAAdventure Island Tampa Reviews

Want to find out what other readers think of Adventure Island Tampa? Check out the most recent Adventure Island Tampa reviews.

Before you go, browse the water park’s website for Adventure Island coupons and promo codes. The holidays are a great time to check for deals, too, as Adventure Island is known to offer deals during these times. Also, keep an eye out for deals on Black Friday!

If you’re looking to become a resident islander at Adventure Island multiple times this year, an annual pass may be the best way to go!

Are you ready for an adventure? Don’t fret about planning it out or coughing up the money. Tripster offers all the deals and discounts you’ll need, so you can sit back and let the tide wash in!

Have You Been to Adventure Island in Tampa?

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Written by Nicole King

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