Things to Do Tours & Eco-tours
ALLIGATOR BOB’S ECOTOURS – NE P.O. Box 522 • Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-3008 • www.gatorbob.com/ecotours
Take interpretive walks in Florida’s Pristine coastal and freshwater wetlands, hardwood hammocks and flat pinewood forest. Located on private and public conservation lands where opportunities abound to observe many rare and beautiful plants, birds and the diverse wildlife that it supports. Paddle nearby river systems to see alligators, otters, turtles and many of Florida’s wading and shoreline birds in their natural habitat.
CANOE ESCAPE – NE 9335 E Fowler Ave. • Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-2067 • www.canoeescape.com
Explore the Hillsborough River through a 16,000 acre wilder- ness park and discover the natural Florida. See birds, turtles and ‘gators on a two-hour to full-day downstream paddling adventure with family, friends, or business associates.
CIGAR CITY BREWING – WS 3924 W Spruce St.• Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 348-6363 • www.cigarcitybrewing.com
Cigar City Brewing LLC produces small batches of hand- crafted, artisanal ales and lagers in a variety of classic styles for wholesale and retail distribution. A focus on local ingredients and culture is the cornerstone around which our award winning recipes are constructed.
CITY BIKE TAMPA – DT 212 E Cass St. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 225-1777 • www.citybiketampa.com
City Bike Tampa is a full-service specialty bicycle shop with two locations in downtown Tampa. Renting bicycles and baby seats, trailers, trail-a-bikes, and jogging strollers. Also
offering scenic tours, history tours, weekly group rides, sales, parts, accessories and service.
CRACKER COUNTRY – ET Florida State Fairgrounds P.O. Box 11766 • Tampa, FL 33680 (813) 627-4225 • www.crackercountry.org
Discover Cracker Country, a rural Florida outdoor living history museum, and experience how the daily lives of early Florida settlers revolved around chores, seasons, family, and community. Now, living history interpreters, skilled artisans, heritage livestock, and heirloom plants complete your encounter with early Florida life.
THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM – DT 701 Channelside Dr. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 273-4000 • www.flaquarium.org
Journey through the bay aboard the Bay Spirit, our 72 foot powered catamaran, allows guests to encounter the awesome animals that thrive in these local waters. The only requirement is a sense of adventure. A good pair of binoculars is optional.
GHOST TOURS OF TAMPA BAY – DT Indigo Café
514 N Franklin St. • Tampa, FL 33602 (727) 894-4678 • www.ghosttour.net
Nightly candlelight walking tours in Tampa, St. Petersburg, John’s Pass, or St. Pete Beach. Florida attraction fun for families, friends, and groups of all ages. Close to restaurants, beaches, Fort Desoto and Clearwater. Reservations.ends, and groups of all ages. Close to restaurants, beaches, Fort Desoto and Clearwater. Reservations.
GIRAFFE RANCH – NE 38650 Mickler Rd. • Dade City, FL 33523 (813) 482-3400 • www.girafferanch.com
Experience Ybor City
Have you ever fed a giraffe and smelled its grassy breath? Memories last a lifetime. Giraffe Ranch provides fun, intimate, high-quality, hands-on animal adventures. See, smell, touch animals thriving in large natural herds with room to roam. Family owned/operated for 10 years.
GUS’ CRABBY ADVENTURES – BR 3031 SW Manatee Ave. • Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 645-6578 • www.crabbyadventures.com
Be a crew mate on Captain Gus’ commercial crab boat. A once-in-a-lifetime eco experience. Mates learn to pull and bait crab traps. Clean, steam and EAT catch of stone crabs and blue crabs on Tampa Bay.
J.C. NEWMAN CIGAR COMPANY – YC 2701 N 16th St. • Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 248-2124 • www.jcnewman.com
J.C. Newman is America’s oldest family owned cigar company and the last operating cigar factory in Cigar City with brands including Diamond Crown, MAXIMUS, Cuesta Rey, Brick House and El Baton.
MAGIC CARPET GLIDE SEGWAY TOURS – DT 615 Channelside Dr. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 380-1916 • www.magiccarpetglide.com
Glide through gorgeous downtown Tampa and its sur- rounding islands and breathtaking views on a 2 generation Segway that is easy to ride and provides endless fun.
THE OFFICIAL YBOR CITY GHOST TOUR – YC 4313 W Granada St. • Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 386-3905 • www.yborghosttour.com
On the OFFICIAL Ybor Ghost Tour, you will hear spine- tingling stories about real people, history, folklore and the ghosts that have made Ybor City their playground. We are the perfect choice for a nighttime family entertainment with a twist you’ll always remember.
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OLD CITY HELICOPTERS, LLC – DT Peter O. Knight Airport 825 Severn Ave. • Tampa, FL 33606 (813) 254-1300 • www.TampaHelicopters.com
Helicopter tours of Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and the beaches starting at $35. Open daily from 9am-6pm. Walk-ins welcome. Reservations available. All tours depart from the Peter O. Knight Airport, just south of downtown Tampa on Davis Islands.
RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM – CT 4201 N Dale Mabry • Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 350-6500 • www.tampasportsauthority.com
Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Bucca- neers and the University of South Florida Bulls. The stadium also hosts the Outback Bowl, concerts, soccer events and monster truck shows. Tours of Raymond James Stadium are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm. Private tours can be reserved on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 9am or 10:30am. Tours can include the playing field, locker rooms, club lounge, suites and pirate ship. Please call prior to tours as some areas may be unavailable. Tampa Sports Authority also manages three publicly owned golf courses: Babe Zaharias Golf Course, Rocky Point Golf Course and Rogers Park Golf Course.
SEGWAY EXPERIENCE AT YBOR CITY – YC 1600 E 8th Ave. Suite #A-136 • Tampa, FL 33605 (813) 455-7854 • www.yborsegwaytours.com
Take a gliding tour around Tampa’s Latin Quarter, Ybor City on a Segway Personal Transporter (PT). From the aroma of hand-rolled cigars to the freshly brewed cafe con leche, you’ll effortlessly glide while seeing the hidden treasures of Ybor City. Our tours are perfect for all ages 14 and older.
TAMPA BAY SAILING TOURS – DT 333 S Franklin St. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 532-9530 • www.tampabaysailingtours.com
Tampa Bay Sailing Tours provides downtown Tampa with a unique private sailing experience. We provide custom, intimate excursions on Tampa Bay aboard a comfortable, fun, and stable sailing catamaran. We’re all about our guests’ enjoyment and client entertainment.
TAMPA BAY TOURS – R 17116 US Hwy. 19 N • Clearwater, FL 33764 (727) 442-9050 • www.ambassadorlimotampa.com
Ambassador Limousine has created exclusive Restaurant & Wine Tour Packages that carry guests to the finest restaurants in the area for hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting and even a lesson or two from the restaurant staff.
TAMPA WATER TAXI COMPANY – DT 200 N Ashley Dr. • Tampa, FL 33602 (888) 665-8687 • www.TampaWaterShuttle.com
Tampa’s water tour and water taxi fleet operating seven days a week offering harbor tours, history tours, eco tours, sunset tours, special children’s tours, and transportation for small or large groups. Special events like weddings, parties, and business meeting charters are tailored to all special requests.
YBOR CITY HISTORIC WALKING TOURS – YC 4313 W Granada St. • Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 505-6779
There is no better way to experience Ybor City than at street level on foot. Come discover this vibrant and diverse city. Our walking tours explore the many layers of history that make up the fabric of Ybor City.