We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

Features Animals
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Save
Share
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
561
All photos (561)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“touch tank”(48 reviews)
“coral reef”(61 reviews)
“feed the fish”(38 reviews)
About
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
Closed Now
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Contact
11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3603
Website
+1 305-407-3262
Reviews (803)
Filter reviews
776 results
Traveler rating
554
147
56
13
6
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
554
147
56
13
6
Show reviews that mention
All reviewstouch tankcoral reeffeed the fishshark feedingstingray encounterhand feedray tankfeeding timesstar fishlarge tankinteractive exhibitssea creaturesmarine lifehorseshoe crabsall agesgoliath groupervaca cut
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 776 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed our time at this place. There were times when I was a little hot but that is to be expected when you are viewing outside exhibits. I enjoyed feeding the gators and the fish. They have the first hand encounters you can watch...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in to check this place out and had a blast! You can do the specialty activities, but it was just as fun walking around! I highly recommend paying the small fee to feed the rays, they were a lot of fun!

Thank Lana P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You can breeze through in a couple of hours. The park is full of Florida wildlife. They do feedings at various sites and the staff is very informative and helpful. You can do base package or upgrade. We feed the sharks, which was very cool.More

Thank daungst3
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Daungst3 for your review! Our general admission is valid all day on the day you purchase it. If you would like to leave the aquarium at any time and come back for a scheduled feed, guests are more than welcome to. The Big...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to see the amazing wildlife local to the keys. These folks have done some great work taking care of and displaying the animals. I especially liked the large reef & shark tanks.More

Thank William H
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you William H for your review, Our interactive aquarium is designed for guests to learn while getting hands on with some local species of marine life. Most people visiting the keys, do not know our protected species or regulations. So learning about them here...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent an afternoon here and were very pleased. Staff was well informed and answered questions happily. Fun experience.

Thank martieg825
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Martieg825 for your review! We appreciate you stopping by our aquarium, our staff is always willing to answer any and all questions that guests may have. Thank you and please stop by again soon, FKAE Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a couple of friends to Florida Key Aquarium Encounters just to check the place out. I have no attention span, yet I was drawn to the tanks to see the amazing creatures on display. We watched and touched the rays for about 30...More

1  Thank Michaelkasperski
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Michaelkasperski for your review! Our interactive aquarium is sure to keep everyone engaged and interested. Our general admission includes access to our three touch tanks, guided tours, and hourly animal feedings. We do offer extra add-ons called encounters, there are a few in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our teens experienced the Coral Reef Encounter, which included feeding sharks through an opening in an acrylic wall. We have done this before and it is always an amazing experience! Friendly staff always very supportive and friendly. Highly recommend this adventure for any marine enthusiasts!More

Thank davidsQ7172BE
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Davidsq7172Be for your review, We appreciate you and your family stopping by the aquarium and checking out all we have to offer. Our facility is a great place for anyone who is passionate about the ocean. The coral reef encounter is a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the aquarium with our 18, 16, and 10 year old. The 16 & 10 year old did the snorkel adventure in the coral reef tank & fed the sharks. That probably made the visit worthwhile. The aquarium itself is small, but very...More

Thank stacey m
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Stacey for your review, Our general admission is $20 for adults, and $15 for kids (Ages 4-12). Admission includes access to the aquarium all day, viewing of our exhibits, viewing and participation in our scheduled animal feedings, and guided tours with our marine...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibits and the staff was very knowledgeable! Definitely worth it! The shark feeding is a fun upgrade for the kids!More

1  Thank Raychelle M
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Raychelle M for your review! Our fully interactive aquarium is $20 for adults and $15 for kids for general admission and includes access to all of our exhibits, our three touch tanks, animal feedings, and tours. There is definitely a lot to do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've done sea world and the Miami seaquarium, neither hold a candle to this place. It's much smaller and more intimate, so it has a completely different feel. General admission gets you in the park, you get to view the animals and touch sting rays,crabs,...More

Thank Brandy A
FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Brandy A for your review! We really appreciate all the complements, and that you and your family took advantage of all that we offer here. Our general admission includes access to our touch tanks, tours and feedings, and is a great way to...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Matthew F
January 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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
2
Votes
paulazac
May 15, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from FLKAquariumEncounter | Property representative |
We do not have dolphins here. However, you can feed the sharks, swim with the fish, and/or pet our stingrays!
0
Votes
Gatlin C
March 2, 2017|
Answer
Response from FLKAquariumEncounter | Property representative |
Hello Gatlin C! Unfortunately we don't allow outside cameras in any of our tanks, however we do allow cameras in our lagoon! You are more than welcome to bring your gopro in if you are participating in the lagoon snorkel... More
0
Votes