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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: 800 868 7482
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Description: Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction...
Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction. With over a 100 species of fish, turtles, sharks and birds, the Aquarium features a Touch Tank where you can pick up amazing animals. The Atlantic Shores exhibit is a near the shore mangrove environment found in the Florida Keys. See stingrays, sharks, eels, lobster, tarpon, seahorses and colorful tropical fish. Feedings and tours take place at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4:30pm every day.
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Killing time before our flight...

Spent an hour here killing time before our departing flight. The place is super small but I knew that before going in. Neither of us were expecting sea world so we weren't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent an hour here killing time before our departing flight. The place is super small but I knew that before going in. Neither of us were expecting sea world so we weren't disappointed. You don't need all afternoon to see the place but it's nice if you have an hour or two to walk around.

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Havre, Montana
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58 reviews 58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Interesting fish, turtles, sharks, etc to see. Did expect a little more. Would have been nice to have a tour guide to tell about the types of fish and coral.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It is a small facility that serves no purpose except to make money....23 nurse sharks in a tiny tank swimming over each other to get a piece of squid for our entertainment ......the aquarium is waaaaaaay to small for any life to be forced to be there....I'm so sick I gave them money ....they should close it and let all... More 

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. We are constantly adding to and updating our exhibits, freshening paint and decor where possible. However, we are a historic... More 

Cut Bank, Montana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Key West Aquarium several times. Today's visit was very informative and quite entertaining. They have a great shark and stingray exhibit and we were there for the feeding times. Out favorite is the back country exhibit, they have every game fish imaginable. In the small tanks the have all the tropical fish you can imagine,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I enjoyed the manatee's which were saved as injured mammals in the ocean. No one would take them and the Seaquarium stepped up to the plate and took them in. They will have a home for life.

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The aquarium was very small and only had one room with exhibits. They had two outdoor tanks with turtles, fish, shark, and jelly fish. I expected it to be much bigger, more activities, more exhibits, more of everything. It was not what I expected for the price they charged

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. We have staffed the aquarium with guides who give narrated tours of the entire facility on a scheduled basis as... More 

Saraland, Alabama
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

I really expected more from an island. But for how small it was it was still really cool! I loved the shark tanks and the fact that we got to touch the sharks.

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Midland, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

The aquarium was rather small, run down and unkempt. It was essentially the size of a large gift shop and adjacent outdoor deck with sea life. It was rundown. We were disappointed:(

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. We have staffed the aquarium with guides who give narrated tours of the entire facility on a scheduled basis as... More 

Terre Haute, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This aquarium is tiny and pricey. They do have a touch tank and do some demonstration feedings with some of the animals.

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this review

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. We have staffed the aquarium with guides who give narrated tours of the entire facility on a scheduled basis as... More 

Oakville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I was initially very worried about the price concerning the aquarium but was completely awestruck once inside. All the fish are incredibly active, there was a great outdoor holding pens and awesome interactive activities such as the touch tank and shark feeding. Our tickets lasted for two days which for $18 made it worth it!

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