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Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters

  • 11710 Overseas Hwy. Map It
  • Marathon
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Published 07/06/2017

Fodor's Review

This isn't your typical large-city aquarium. It’s more hands-on and personal, and it's all outdoors with several tiki huts to house the encounters and provide shade as you explore, rain or shine; plan to spend at least two to three hours here. You’ll find a 200,000-gallon aquarium and plenty of marine encounters (extra cost), as well as guided tours, viewing areas, and a predator tank. The Coral Reef encounter ($95 snorkel, $130 scuba) lets you dive in a reef environment without hearing the theme from Jaws in your head (although you can see several sharks on the other side of the glass). Touch tanks are great for all ages and even have unique critters like slipper lobsters. Hungry? The on-site Eagle Ray Cafe serves up wings, fish tacos, salads, burgers, and more. Note that general admission is required, even if you're signed up for a marine encounter.

Sight Information


MM 53 BS, 11710 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, Florida, 33050, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $20

Published 07/06/2017


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