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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 hour to the whole day, which can be purchased separately subject to availability and scheduling. Note that tours are sometimes paused and replaced by other tours.

A portion of the tour admission price 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 Tampa Bay offer a number of different single and multi-park tickets as well as Florida residents tickets, annual passes, meal deals and Quick Queue passes.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Reservations

Note that as a result of the COVID–19 pandemic whilst capacity is limited, you cannot get into the park without a specific date reservation, even if you have a multi-day ticket. Therefore you have to make an online reservation for each day you wish to visit.

During the COVID–19 restrictions the park is closed on a Wednesday and this is the only day on which the Keeper For A Day tour can be booked.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay tours and animal interaction packages ticket options are:

For admission to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, children under 3 are admitted for free. Children aged 3 and above must purchase an adult ticket.

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 Ticket Information Pages

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Special Deals on Tours and Encounters

Sometimes Busch Gardens Tampa Bay run special offer deals like discounting the price of some of their tours and animal encounters.

Right now there are no special deals on tours and encounters.

Why not check prices or purchase your tickets online from the official Busch Gardens Tampa Bay web site (opens in a new window).

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Tours and Animal Interaction Ticket Prices for 2021

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 Tampa Bay (opens in a new window) 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 TourGuest
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. Wheelchairs can be accommodated on request.
from $39.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Australia Insider TourGuest
The 30-minute walking Australia Insider Tour takes visitors to meet iconic Australian wallabies, kangaroos and other animals in Kangaloom.
Participants must be at least 5 years old. Wheelchairs can not be accommodated.
from $39.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Private Rhino VIP Safari TourParty
The 45 minute off-road safari tour for up to 12 guests gets you an interactive up close experience with a black rhino, hand feed giraffes as well as visiting the black rhino facility and meeting with the keepers.
Participants must be at least 5 years old. Safari vehicle is standing room only and stair climbing is required. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$599.00
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Sloth Encounter TourGuest
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.
$69.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Penguin Insider TourGuest
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. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Elephant Insider TourGuest
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 Hippo Insider TourGuest
The 30 minute Hippo Insider walking tour shows how Busch Gardens care for their hippos including diet, training and habitat.
Participants must be at least 8 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$29.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Aldabra Tortoise Insider TourGuest
The 20 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. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$19.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Gorilla Insider TourGuest
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 Animal Ambassador Insider TourGuest
The 30 minute walking tour introduces you to some of Busch Gardens animal ambassadors plus the chance to feed the flamingos and join with Animal Care Experts in an interactive training session.
Participants must be at least 3 years old. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$19.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour - Animal AmbassadorGuest
The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour - Animal Ambassador is a half day walking tour where you experience life as an Animal Care Specialist feeding and caring for Busch Gardens animal ambassador like flamingos, sloths, tortoises and other animals.
Participants must be at least 13 years. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$249.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour - AustraliaGuest
The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour - Australia is a half day walking tour where you experience life as an Animal Care Specialist caring for exotic endangered Australian species like kangaroos, wallabies and lorikeets.
Participants must be at least 13 years. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$249.99
plus tax

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour - ElephantGuest
The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Keeper For A Day Tour - Elephant is a half day walking tour where you experience life as an Animal Care Specialist caring for Asian elephants
Participants must be at least 13 years. Not accessible to wheelchair visitors.
$249.99
plus tax

The Keeper for a day tours only operate on days on which the park is closed and park admission is not required.