10001 McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Admission: $41.95, $37.95 ages 3-9, 2 and younger no fee
Adventure Island's 30 acres provide water-soaked excitement for guests of all ages.
Little ones will love Fabian's Fun Port, a scaled-down destination sized just right for smaller hands and kid-size courage. There's a mini wave pool, plus bubbly springs and jumping jets in a sprayground. Or they can go vertical and climb on a water-friendly jungle gym. It is open to children under 50 inches tall.
Older kids will enjoy Splash Attack, which offers a huge tree house with a maze of 50 water play toys like jets, levers, and rope pulls, plus twisting slides, bridges, cargo nets and web crawls. A 1,000-gallon wooden bucket empties every seven minutes and there are 500 feet of twisting open flumes and closed tubes. It is open to all park visitors.
There are plenty of food options on site, from grab-and-go places to the more relaxing Bayou Beach Club.
Adventure Island is opened daily from the middle of May through the beginning of September, and weekends through the rest of September and October. Hours vary so check the website. You can rent cabanas for the day to get out of the sun. Paradise Lagoon and Endless Surf are accessible facilities. Children who normally wear a diaper are required to wear a swim diaper while in the park. There are special deals for Florida and Georgia residents. A $74.95 package is available for Adventure Island and neighboring Busch Gardens, which has its own water rides and splash playgrounds.