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Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

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11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3603
+1 305-407-3262
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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 Aquarium Encounters. Our hands-on encounters immerse our visitors in the heart of the action and allow them to get up close and personal with 50+ species of tropical fish, rays, and sharks! If you're not looking to get in the water, our facility still boasts many activities sure to thrill and excite guests of all ages! Stop by Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters today and immerse yourself in the Magic of the Ocean and the native marine environment of the Florida Keys.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“touch tank” (48 reviews)
“coral reef” (61 reviews)
“feed the fish” (38 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
11710 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-3603
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+1 305-407-3262
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"touch tank"
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"coral reef"
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"feed the fish"
in 38 reviews
"shark feeding"
in 23 reviews
"stingray encounter"
in 20 reviews
"hand feed"
in 13 reviews
"ray tank"
in 8 reviews
"feeding times"
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"star fish"
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"large tank"
in 10 reviews
"interactive exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"sea creatures"
in 30 reviews
"marine life"
in 39 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
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"all ages"
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"goliath grouper"
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Reviewed yesterday

Walked in & thought Oh No… this place is more for kids. Then I had a starfish walk across my hand and realized I am still a kid at heart. Wonderful learning experience with the ability to interact with various sea creatures in the touch...More

Thank foody798
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was the second time I have visited here and we are never disapointed. This time I did the stingray encounter, and it was awesome! I was the only one in that time slot so I got 45 minutes in the tank with the rays....More

Thank baylisjordan
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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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
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Reviewed 1 week 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
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FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week 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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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

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FLKAquariumEncounter, Manager at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks 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

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Reviewed 4 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
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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

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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
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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

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Matthew F
7 January 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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paulazac
16 May 2017|
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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!
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Gatlin C
3 March 2017|
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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
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