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While planning your vacation itinerary, you’ll want to add Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters to your must-visit list. The Aquarium is an excellent choice for a family-friendly activity, sure to excite everyone, including young children, teens, and adults. Located in Marathon, FL, the Aquarium is centrally poised for easy access to travelers throughout the Keys.

Touch Tanks

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters hosts an array of incredible marine species. Sharks, rays, sea turtles, and diverse corals inhabit the Aquarium and largely represent the islands’ natural environment and native species. However, these marine habitats provide an up-close look at the wondrous creatures that we otherwise wouldn’t typically see during a short excursion.

Snorkel Encounter

The touch tanks are one of the most fantastic attractions at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. The touch tanks allow visitors to experience a unique and personal interaction with gentle sharks and rays. To take your visit to the next level, consider partaking in the Coral Reef Snorkel Encounter. From within the Aquarium’s 200,000-gallon salt-water tank, the snorkel encounter allows you to swim with and hand-feed many of the tank’s species, including the sharks and rays.


Your visit will provide an exciting activity to enjoy, and your patronage will also help the aquarium’s conservation efforts. These efforts include reef restoration by tending to and planting living corals and manatee rehabilitation!

With all there is to do, it’s easy to see why Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters consistently ranks as a top-rated attraction. It’s well worth visiting, so whether you’re in the initial stages of planning your vacation or you’re here and looking for something fun to do, be sure to check out the Aquarium!

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