Fort De Soto & Downtown Helicopter Tour in Tampa

Fort De Soto & Downtown Helicopter Tour in Tampa

Start a fabulous helicopter experience with a jaunt past Davis Island, then cruise over downtown Tampa to view the St. Pete Times Forum, Florida Aquarium, University of Tampa and all the skyscrapers from just above rooftop level. Pass Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station on your voyage over Tampa Bay. Glide over the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on the way to Fort De Soto.

Begin the return journey by crossing over St. Petersburg and following a course over the Gandy Bridge and Hyde Park.

Order now to take this helicopter for a magic carpet ride and enjoy bird's eye views!

The helicopters are safe & comfortable and, best of all, every seat is a window seat.

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75 minutes


9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily


Enjoy a helicopter experience encompassing much of the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Get aerial views of Davis Island, downtown Tampa, the St. Pete Times Forum, Florida Aquarium, University of Tampa, buzzing past skyscrapers from just above rooftop level. Other sights include Tampa Electric's Big Bend Power Station, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge and Fort De Soto before you begin the journey back to the airport by crossing over St. Petersburg, following a course over the Gandy Bridge and Hyde Park.




  • 60 mile helicopter tour
  • Views of Downtown Tampa, Busch Gardens, Hillsborough Bay, Little Manatee River, Ybor City, Tampa Electric’s Big Bend Power Station, Dolphins, Manatee, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Fort De Soto and more

Important Information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Flights require a minimum of two passengers.
  • Due to weight and balance restrictions, the helicopters cannot accommodate passengers weighing more than 300 pounds (136 kg). Also, for groups of three passengers, total passenger load may not exceed 550 pounds (272 kg).

Security Requirements

  • Each adult passenger must have a valid government-issued photo ID (Passport, Driver's License etc.).
  • Each passenger must check in all bags with security - no handbags or carry-ons of any kind will be allowed on the flight.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the tours?
Depending on which tour option you select, you should plan on approximately 30 to 60 minutes from the time you arrive until the time you leave the airport. Actual flight times range from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, depending on the mileage flown on the individual tour.

How many people can fly?
There is a two person minimum for launching a flight. There is no maximum number of people, but multiple helicopters or multiple flights may be required for larger parties.

Is there an age limit?
There is no age limit but children must be accompanied by an adult. Children pay full ticket price.

Is there a weight limit?
Due to safety requirements, we cannot accommodate persons weighing more than 300 lbs. All flights are subject to weight and balance limitations.

Minimum two persons per order. Weight limit is 300 lbs. per person or 550 lbs. for a group of three. Hotel pick-up not included; departure is from the departure is from the Peter O. Knight Airport (details on E-Ticket).

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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