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Key West Aquarium

Get face-to-fin with an array of different sea creatures. From sea turtles to sharks to jellyfish, everyone can enjoy something at this aquarium.

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Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Snorkeling

1. Miami: Day Trip to Key West with Optional Snorkeling

Start your day on an air-conditioned bus from Miami Beach to Key West with a 4-hour drive. Watch as your tour guide points out the famous 31 Caribbean Islands along the drive known as the Florida Keys. Cross 43 bridges as you travel through the Keys to Key West. See the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico while driving by the coastline. Key West is the most southern point of the USA and only 90 miles from Cuba. Once you arrive in Key West, get 6 hours to explore the island at a leisurely pace. You can enjoy water activities, go on a hop-on trolly, stroll the artistic streets, or sit at outdoor cafes. Key West is the home of Ernest Hemingway, and you can visit his former residence. Nearby the cruise port, you can visit Mallory square for shopping. You may also choose to add one of the most popular adventure activities such as hop on hop off tour or the Conch Tour Train, Key West Aquarium, Key West Shipwreck Museum, Sails to Rails Museum, or the Truman Little White House. Make your way back from Key West to Miami Beach at 5:00 PM.

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Key West Aquarium Tickets

2. Key West Aquarium Tickets

If you have ever wondered what it is like to touch a shark or hold a live starfish, then this ticket is for you. It will get you entrance to the Key West Aquarium, which first opened its doors in 1934 and was the very first attraction in the city. During the day you will get closer to marine life than you ever thought possible, without getting wet. See some of the world’s most intriguing marine species, such as moray eels, stingrays, barracuda, parrotfish, tarpon, sharks, sea turtles and an array of tropical fish. Learn about their habitats and habits from the Key West Aquarium’s knowledgeable guides, and then get a hands-on experience as you feel and pick-up the amazing animals that live in the Touch Tank. They are all harmless, gentle creatures, just waiting to get a closer look at you too! Move on to catch the hungry sharks and sea turtles devour their breakfast, lunch or late afternoon snack; feedings occur daily at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:30. The Atlantic Shores exhibit offers visitors a chance to learn about a mangrove environment, while the 50,000-gallon tank is home to many colorful and lively tropical and game fish. Spend as long as you like at the underwater wonderland; it is open daily from 10:00 through 18:00, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.

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What people are saying about Key West Aquarium

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Everything went as advertised. The bus appeared on time. That the driver has earned a few extra dollars, like a small obelus to get the best seats, is part of it. The four hour outward journey was very entertaining as our driver knew and told a lot about the things we could see outside. We had six hours on site to explore Key West, which is more than enough. It is also not necessary to book the activities in the bus with the driver (which the driver certainly does not do without financial self-interest) because you can book these activities yourself without any problems on site, even if the driver keeps pointing out that due to the holidays or similar, these would often no longer be bookable on site. Conclusion: All in all, a nice excursion that was worth its price.

Key West Aquarium was the perfect start to our Florida vacation!

In the Key West Aquarium, Kevin showed us everything the Florida SeaLife has to offer in interesting, interactive and fun demonstrations. That was very interesting in itself, plus the optimal preparation for our adventures in the Everglades and with the manatees.

Missed out

I'm sure it would have been wonderful but we ran out of time and didn't get to go.