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Buying Busch Gardens Tours and Packages

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay offer a number of “behind the scenes” tours and animal interactions, ranging from one to seven hours, which can be purchased separately subject to availability and scheduling. Note that most of the tours have minimum age restrictions.

A portion of the tour admission is donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to support research projects around the world.

For all tours except the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour and Serengeti Night Safari Tour (seasonal), a regular park admission is also required. Busch Gardens offer a number of different single and multi-park tickets as well as Florida residents tickets, annual passports, meal deals and Quick Queue passes.

Note that some tours have age restrictions and a few have height restrictions. For all tours, any guest under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Busch Gardens tours and animal interaction packages ticket options are:

For admission to Busch Gardens, children under 3 are admitted for free.

Children aged 3 and above must purchase an adult ticket.

Busch Gardens Ticket Information Pages

Busch Gardens Tours and Animal Interaction Packages 2019 ticket prices

These prices are the standard ticket prices you would expect to pay online (unless stated otherwise). Prices do not include local taxes and tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

All prices are subject to change and you should check with Busch Gardens for the latest prices.

For tours, reservations are recommended and there is a minimum of 24 hours cancellation policy. Late arrivals may miss out on some or all of their allotted tour.

Not all tours are available all year round. It is always best to check before booking.

Some of the tours require walking over potentially unpaved and uneven ground and/or climbing stairs and some also do not offer wheelchair access.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Serengeti Safari Tour Guest
The 30-minute Serengeti Safari Tour takes visitors in an open-topped vehicle on an off-road wildlife safari with the chance to hand feed giraffes.
Participants must be at least 5 years old and safari vehicle is standing room only.
from $39.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Rhino Encounter Tour Guest
The 45 minute off-road safari tour gets you up close to white rhino with a chance to touch and feed them as well as visiting the black rhino facility and meeting with the keepers.
Participants must be at least 8 years old and 54 inches tall. Safari vehicle is standing room only and stair climbing is required.
$59.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Sloth Encounter Tour Guest
The 30 minute walking tour gets you behind the scenes with the sloths including the opportunity to touch and interact with them.
Participants must be at least 8 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$59.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Penguin Insider Tour Guest
The 30 minute Penguin Insider walking tour gives you an insight into how Busch Gardens care for their African penguins and help protect them in the wild.
Participants must be at least 5 years old.
$29.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Elephant Insider Tour Guest
The 30 minute Elephant Insider walking tour shows how Busch Gardens care for their elephants including training and communication and get up close with the elephants.
Participants must be at least 10 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour Guest
The 30 minute walking tour introduces you to some of the largest tortoises in the world and you can get the chance to help prepare treats at the Animal Care Center.
Participants must be at least 5 years old.
$19.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Heart of Africa Insider Tour Guest
The Heart of Africa Tour is a 30 minute walking tour where you get close to hippos and lions and meet with the keepers.
Participants must be at least 8 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tiger Insider Tour Guest
The 30 minute Tiger Insider walking tour gives you an insight into how Busch Gardens help protect tigers in the wild, get up close with the tigers and meet with the keepers.
Participants must be at least 5 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Cheetah Insider Tour Guest
The 30 minute walking tour gets you behind the scenes with the cheetahs including designing enrichment activities.
Participants must be at least 8 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Gorilla Insider Tour Guest
The 30 minute walking tour into the Myombe Reserve includes meeting with gorilla specialists and designing enrichment activities.
Participants must be at least 8 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour Guest
The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour is a six and a half hour walking tour where you get to feed birds, antelope and giraffes and work side-by-side with professional zookeepers. Includes admission to Busch Gardens and complimentary lunch.
Participants must be at least 13 years old and 52" tall. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$249.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Roller Coaster Tour Guest
Two hour “behind-the-scenes” guided tour with an insider view of SheiKra, Cheetah Hunt and Cobra’s Curse including maintenance areas, control panels and a bird’s eye from the top of SheiKra. Includes preferred parking and front-of-line access to one coaster of choice.
Participants must be at least 14 years old. Limited time only.
$69.99
plus tax
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Elite Adventure Tour Guest
The Elite Adventure is a seven hour private guided tour where you get to feed giraffes, take a 30 minute off-road Serengeti Safari Tour and get front of line access to the main rides including complimentary breakfast and lunch. Can be customised to suit the group requirements.
Minimum of 2 guests. Participants must be at least 5 years old to go on the safari portion of the tour.
$399.99
plus tax

You need to ring Busch Gardens at least 24 hours in advance to customise the Elite Adventure experience.

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