Set your watch to island time and indulge in a day of fun in the sun. Adventure Island® Tampa's Key West atmosphere invites you to relax and enjoy the delights of soaking it up in the water or on the shore. With an array of wonderful meals and amenities, life on Adventure Island is one carefree experience after another.
Escape into water-soaked excitement at Adventure Island. Guests of all ages can ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun.
Your toughest decision? Whether to hit the slides for some fast-paced fun or grab a siesta in your own private cabana.
Closures and Capacity
In order to ensure our guests' comfort and safety, Adventure Island’s capacity is limited. Admission into the park may be temporarily suspended during the day due to periods of high attendance.
For current park status, call 1-386-951-3438.
Water Health & Safety
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EAT: Dining facilities throughout the park offer a variety of meals, snacks, treats and beverages.
SHOP: The Island Surf Shop features a wide selection of brand-name sportswear, beachwear and other must-have summer items.
CHILL: Relaxing beach and picnic areas invite you to spread out your towel and stay awhile.
CHANGE: Lockers, showers and changing areas make it easy to suit up.
GATHER: Rent your own private Cabana or Chickee Hut and create an official place for family and friends to regroup throughout the day.
QUICK PAY CASHLESS WRISTBAND: Adventure Island offers Quick Pay Cashless Wristband, a convenient in-park spending system. The waterproof wristband can be obtained at Guest Relations or any Ticket Booth window. Load money on to the wristband with cash or credit card, then wear your wristband all day in and out of the water and simply show it as form of payment at any shop, restaurant or snack stand in the park. Any unused cash is refunded at the end of the day at Guest Relations.
Navigating your way to our Island is easy when you have the right directions. No need for a compass or a spyglass - we've got the instructions you need right here.
Fees are listed below.
Car or camper $15
FREE parking for Pass Members (includes 1-year, 2-year and Platinum Pass Members)
FREE parking for tour buses and motorcycles
Prices are subject to change.
Park Preferred: Beat the backups and park in one of our preferred spaces available for purchase at the parking lot toll booth.
Save yourself time and hassle that comes with getting in and out of the park on a busy day. Platinum Pass Members can receive this benefit free of charge!
Lockers are available for rental throughout the park for storage of personal belongings.
Lost & Found
Visit Guest Relations located at the front of the park to report lost children and lost and found items. Adventure Island is not responsible for lost, missing or stolen personal property.
With any Lost & Found inquiries, please email AIGuestServices@BuschGardens.com. Include any relevant information on the item that was lost, and the date which you visited the park and a representative will correspond with you via email.
Rules & Safety
We want your stay at Adventure Island to be safe as well as fun. Here are some ways we've worked to make every adventure, from swimming to dining, worry-free:
Adventure Island is committed to guest safety and satisfaction. In our continuing efforts to enhance your park experience, coolers brought into the park cannot exceed 15” in length, width or height AND cannot exceed 16 quarts.
Guests with coolers too large to bring into the park may enjoy unlimited access to our picnic pavilion located outside the entrance. Glass and alcoholic beverages are not permitted to enter the park.
Adventure Island is committed to a safe and friendly environment; therefore, smoking is prohibited in lines for the rides, in all water attractions and at Fabians Fun Port. We have provided designated smoking stations throughout the park. All indoor areas will remain smoke-free environments. Outdoor smoking stations are designated in guest areas by smoking urns, benches and "Designated Smoking Area" signs, which are situated near most restrooms. These signs are marked on the park maps.
Guests may wear swimsuits or shorts, and t-shirts on rides. Thong bathing suits are not allowed. T-shirts may not be worn on body flumes. No cut-off and / or frayed Shorts are allowed. Clothing with metal trim is also prohibited. Aqua Socks are permitted on rides and in pool areas.
For the comfort and safety of our guests, prohibited items include but are not limited to the following:
Glass containers (exceptions are made for baby food & medicine)
Coolers brought into the park cannot exceed 15” in length, width or height AND cannot exceed 16 quarts
Carts & wagons
Tents & canopies
- Squirt guns
Adventure Island reserves the right to prohibit any item that compromises the safety and well being of our guests without posted warning.
First Aid is located near the entrance to the park. Emergency medical technicians and paramedics staff our First Aid location, during normal park hours. If you need medical attention, contact the nearest staff member, and they will be happy to contact First Aid for you.
Attraction Height Requirements
Visit the Attractions page for more information on specific height requirements. Children may be measured at the height check station located at the entrance of each attraction. All guests, including those using wheelchairs, must meet the height requirement.
Due to the nature and dynamics of all rides and the potential for injury, unsecured cameras or video cameras of any size are not permitted on the rides. To store such equipment, leave with a non-rider or use the lockers that are available.