Key West Aquarium Tour

Key West Aquarium Tour

Discover the undersea world at the Key West Aquarium, and learn the mysteries of the waters surrounding the Florida Keys.

The Key West Aquarium offers magnificent displays of the numerous marine animals that make the waters around the island their home. Have you ever held a live starfish or petted a shark? The Touch Tank lets you experience marine life like never before as you see, feel and pick up the amazing animals that live within.

Be sure to be on hand as hungry sharks and sea turtles devour their breakfast, lunch or late afternoon snack. Feedings occur daily at 11am, 1pm and 4:30pm. Don't miss the Atlantic Shores Exhibit, a 50,000 gallon living mangrove ecosystem that is home to a wide variety of tropical fish, game fish, sharks, sea turtles and non-marine species.

Browse the aquarium at your leisure, or join one of the guided tours - it's up to you. Your aquarium ticket will be valid for two consecutive days, so you'll have time to see it all during your stay in Key West!

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10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily
Please Note: Time shown on Availability Calendar is for booking purposes only. You will be issued an "Open Ticket", and you may visit the Aquarium at any time during operating hours.

You are purchasing an "Open Ticket". Aquarium tickets are valid for two consecutive days. Tour does not include hotel pickup. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.


All of the animals in the Touch Tank are harmless and guests are encouraged to pick up and meet the animals, fun for all ages. During the daily tours, the Key West Aquarium's collection of sharks, rays and turtles are fed, as guides explain the habits and habitats of these mysterious creatures. Daring guests can even pet a live shark!

Special Schedule Notes

  • Guided tours are offered every 30 minutes starting at 10:00 am through 5:00 pm, and last approximately 20 minutes.
  • Shark feeding times are 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm & 4:30 pm daily.
  • Visitors may volunteer, prior to tour start time, to feed sharks during one of the scheduled tours.


  • Daily shark, ray and turtle feedings
  • Touch Tank featuring Conchs, Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers, Giant Hermit Crabs, Horseshoe Crabs and more
  • Atlantic Shores Exhibit featuring Tropical Fish, Game Fish, Sharks, Sea Turtles and more
  • American Alligator Exhibit
  • Jellyfish Exhibit
  • Stingray Bay
  • Exit and re-enter the aquarium freely


  • 2 day Key West Aquarium admission


  • Hotel pickup
  • Meals

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you do during the guided tours and feedings? -- Guided tours and feedings are 30 to 40 minute walking tours of the aquarium. The tours begin with a short introduction of the Touch Tank followed with hand feeding of the stingrays, sharks and creatures in the Atlantic Shores Exhibit.

Do I have to take a tour? -- It's up to you! Key West Aquarium tickets are valid for two consecutive days which allows you to come and go as you please and join as many tours as you choose. Guests usually stay for 45 minutes to an hour. However, since you can enter and exit freely with your ticket for two consecutive days, you may spend any amount of time you desire.

Can I take photographs and/or video? -- Absolutely! Photography and video are always welcome.

You are purchasing an "Open Ticket". Aquarium tickets are valid for two consecutive days. Tour does not include hotel pickup. Please order online or call 212-852-4822 to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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September 23, 2017

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10:00 AM