HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE EXTREME ZIP TOUR?
Our Extreme Zip Tour takes around 3.5 hours to complete.
WHAT IF I AM AFRAID OF HEIGHTS?
It is not uncommon to have a fear of heights. Many people who have a fear of heights are still able to enjoy our zip line in Tampa. You will be safely secured to our steel cable at all times when you are off the ground. Empower Adventures’ professional guides are thoroughly trained in zip line course procedures and will be with you throughout the entire course to answer all your questions and provide support.
HOW HIGH WILL I BE OFF THE GROUND?
You will be 25 to 65 feet off the ground.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
You will need to wear close-toed and close-heeled shoes (such as tennis shoes). For safety, please do not wear Crocs or 5-Finger footwear. Wear comfortable clothing, but please avoid loose accessories (no scarves, etc.). Long hair needs to be tied back. Women should not wear skirts. Dress for the weather. We do operate in the rain, so please be prepared. Please do not wear any dangling jewelry. Also, please remove all things from your pockets, such as cell phones and wallets. You don’t want them falling out during the tour. We do not have a secure place to store your valuables, so please leave valuables at home or locked in your car. Empower Adventures is not responsible for property lost, damaged, or stolen during your tour.
DO YOU OPERATE IN THE RAIN?
Yes, we operate in the rain. However, the zip line course will be closed if there is lightning activity in the area. Empower Adventures will also close for high winds. If we know in advance that we will be closed, we will try to contact you at the contact number you provide to us when you book your tour. If your tour is canceled due to weather, you may either reschedule or receive a rain check.
HOW SAFE IS IT?
All adventure activities done above the ground carry certain inherent risks. We have taken numerous steps to mitigate these risks. Our course was built to exceed ACCT professional building standards. Our guides are professionally trained and our equipment is very high quality. The course and equipment are inspected daily.
HOW LONG IS THE ZIP LINE COURSE?
The zip line course spans over 20 acres, consisting of 5 zip lines ranging from 400 to 650 feet in length as well as a 200-foot suspension bridge! It takes around 2 hours to go through the full course.
WHO CAN AND CANNOT ZIP?
The zip line canopy tours are designed for use by participants with average mobility and strength and who are in reasonably good health. No children weighing less than 70 pounds will be allowed to participate in our zip line tree top adventure tour. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied to the facility by an adult. Persons taller than 5′ 10″ must be 270 pounds and under, participants under 5′ 10″ must weigh under 250. Please call if you have any questions regarding weight limits. For additional information or questions please call our office at 813-448-5635.
HOW CAN I PAY? WHAT IF I DON’T WANT TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD?
You can pay by cash or credit card. Payment is required in advance for all reservations. You may stop by our office to pay cash in advance. The office is located at 170A State St E in Oldsmar just down from the City Hall.
WHEN DO I NEED TO ARRIVE FOR MY ZIP LINE CANOPY TOUR?
You must check-in at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled activity. Please use this time to use the restroom, secure valuables, and get ready for your adventure! Please note: there is no smoking at the Empower Adventures Tampa Bay site.
ARE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED?
Reservations are required for all adventures. Our tour groups are limited to 8 participants. Payment is required in full when the Zip Line Canopy Tour reservation is made for the total number of participants in your reservation. Please book online or contact the Empower Adventures office for reservations at 813-448-5635.
HOW DO I GET THE PICTURES MY GUIDE WAS TAKING THROUGHOUT THE TOUR?
We are still working to incorporate a photo system into the Zip Line Canopy Tour experience. Stay tuned!
HOW MUCH SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDES?
Our guides are professionally trained to ensure that you have an educational, enjoyable, and memorable experience. The tipping guideline is the industry standard of $5-$10 per person per guide.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?
For Leisure/Recreational Programs Only:
We offer a 5% discount to parties of 8+. We also offer discounts for Oldsmar Residents, Youth (under 11), Seniors (over 65), Military, and First Responders.
Please call us for pricing for larger corporate or youth programs.
WHAT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
If you have more questions, please contact the Empower Adventures Tampa Bay office at 813-448-5635.
DO YOU OFFER MILITARY OR SENIOR DISCOUNTS?
Of course. Thank you for your service! We offer discounts for Military members and Seniors (65 years or older). Discounts apply to the Zip Line Canopy Tour and Extreme Zip Tour only – the Extreme Aerial Obstacles do not qualify for a discount. Reservations must be made over the phone and proper ID is required when you check in for your tour or the discount will no longer apply.
FAMILY, FRIENDS AND PARTIES
Zip On! Join our guides for an energizing zip line journey over Mobbly Bayou gliding from platform to platform with stunning views of Tampa Bay and the wilderness preserve below. You will never touch the ground while cruising this zip line course. Your trip includes 5 long, fast zip lines and a 200-foot suspension bridge. This is the first and only true zip line course in Tampa Bay region! 1.5 - 2 hours required. Reservations required.
TEAMS AND COLLEAGUES
Adventure experiences with your team and co-workers will help you all to achieve better than ever results. By blending fun and exciting zip line course adventures with team building and leadership lessons. Empower Adventures will help your team forge a closer bond and build stronger relationships. Choose from various adventure packages to include SOAR, ASCEND, Partners in Success and More!
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Adventure gives our youth authentic experiences where they learn what it means to muster coursage, overcome fears and support others. These life skills are required to successfully lead oneself through challenge, adversity, fear and temptation. It is these skills that will enable our youth to achieve their hopes and dreams. Choose from various adventure packages including EMERGE, ASCEND and CHAMPIONS!