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Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters
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“coral reef”(76 reviews)
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At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters it is easier than ever to interact with marine species of all shapes in sizes in environments that closely mimic those found naturally in the Florida Keys. Our primary attractions revolve around our unique...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3603
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+1 305-407-3262
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Reviewed today

Ask to have Ryan host your group adventure. He made all the difference with his fun, friendly and informative interaction with the kids.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JasonRosenhaus
Reviewed yesterday

My daughter and I had a great time in the coral reef swimming with the fish then feeding them. It was so much fun being in the middle of a bunch of fish who are surrounding you as you shake out food. After that, we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank debramccaffrey
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband took me on Valentine's Day it was the cutest funnest Day Ever I got to Feed & Pet a shark it's a great place to visit if you go to the Keys

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Claire D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We took our three boys ages 15, 12 and 10 here and they absolutely loved it! We paid for each of them to feed a nurse shark but there is still so much to see and do without paying for the additional encounter. (Also, you...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Alecia3
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Take the guided tour first walk you through each place in the park then stroll as you want to see each thing after your tour. Staff very knowledgeable and easy to interact with.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank joe c
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you joe C for your review! With general admission guests have access to our exhibits, animal feedings, guided tours and touch tanks! The tour you mentioned is every hour and a great way to learn about our facility. We have it every hour on...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

This place was so cute! Really enjoyed the shark interaction and the staff was just so full of Knowledge. Loved it!More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Samantha S
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Samantha S for your review! Our interactive aquarium strives to make everyone's visit here special. We encourage guests to ask as many questions as they can! Our staff is always around, and willing, to answer questions you may have. The shark interaction you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was driving through from Key West to Miami and had the day to get there. After a lovely visit to Bahia Honda State Park, I saw this place on the map in Marathon. I love aquariums but you never know what to expect at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Angela L
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you Angela L for your review! Sounds like you had a great day i the Florida keys! We are glad you stopped by the aquarium and enjoyed all we offer with general admission. Our cafe is a great spot to eat a bite and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit several times a year and are always just a little more awestruck when we leave than we were after the last trip there. The little store seems to carry only quality items—mostly small plush toys and educational books. The aquarium, divided into two...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marlisichka
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Marlisichka for your review! We really appreciate you coming back to the aquarium for return visits, and this review was worded beautifully! Fluffy is a super interesting resident that most guests love to ask about. He sits pretty still for most of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a close up look to the water environments both in fresh & salt water. You can get close up & person or watch the activities from a close distance. We truly enjoy this attraction & it was much much more then we expected.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rose Marie R
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Rose Marie R for your review! We appreciate you coming in to the aquarium and checking out all we have to offer. Our facility is dedicated to education guests on the many different species of marine life found locally here in the Florida...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to see and feed the fish, sharks, sting rays etc. good for kids, there is also a touch pool, and you can feed & pet the rays.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GAnne
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you GAnne for your review! Our aquarium is home to a variety of marine life found local to the Florida Keys. We are so glad that you stopped by on your visit to Marathon. Our three touch tanks and all of our exhibits are...More

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Escape58834019210
January 19, 2019|
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Response from FLKAquariumEncounter | Property representative |
Hello! All our programs, feeds and guided tours run rain or shine. We offer snorkeling and diving in our largest exhibit which is covered by a huge tikihut and is never affected by weather or bad visibility. We are a great... More
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Escape58834019210
January 19, 2019|
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Response from FLKAquariumEncounter | Property representative |
Hello Escape588, Yes we are a great place to visit on a rainy day, all our feeds, tours and encounters run rain or shine. We are a completely out doors facility, however our exhibits are covered by large tiki huts. If you... More
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Matthew F
January 6, 2018|
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Response from FLKAquariumEncounter | Property representative |
Hello Matt! We were damaged from Hurricane Irma and were closed for three months. All of our animals in our tanks survived and our tiki huts had minimal damage, so we are thankful for that. On December 15th 2017 we... More
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