New Exhibit – Mangrove Terrapins!
Come check out the newest residents of Aquarium Encounters, the Mangrove Terrapins! This subspecies of the Diamondback Terrapin is found almost exclusively in the Florida Keys. Unlike their freshwater cousins,…Read More
Learn About Our Lionfish!
Florida Fish and Wildlife is always looking to help educate the public on our local species of marine life. With their help, Aquarium Encounters has been able to add to…Read More
Ashley Watson is 25 years old, and originally from Brattleboro Vermont. Her constant love for marine life has steered her carrier path in life, and guided her travels. Having graduated…Read More
Summer Camp 2019
Interested in getting junior or open water dive certified? Our 3 day camp program is a great way to immerse yourself further in the magic of the ocean. Spend time…Read More
Epic Florida Keys Adventure Giveaway!
Florida keys Aquarium Encounters and Two Conch Sport fishing has teamed up to offer an amazing giveaway! One lucky winner, and up to three of their friends, will have an…Read More
New Year Resolutions
As we are 15 days into the new year, we hope 2019 is starting off great for everyone! Our aquarium and staff is having a great 2019 so far. We…Read More
Hurricane Irma – One Year Later
After reopening December 15th, 2017 from hurricane Irma our aquarium and staff had a great year in 2018! We participated and assisted in three manatee rescues, successfully certified kids in…Read More
A.E.C.R.D. – Aquarium Encounters Coral Reef Dive
Are you interested in diving but are not open water scuba certified? Aquarium Encounters offers an Aquarium Encounters Tank certification. This package is a great way to spend some time…Read More
Encounter Spotlight – Nursery Encounter
Have you ever been interested in learning about baby and juvenile stingrays? In our Nursery Encounter guests get to do just that. In this one on one personal encounter, led…Read More
Encounter Spotlight – Stingray Cove
One of our most popular in water encounters is our Stingray Cove Encounter. This 40 minute session allows guests to get up close and personal with our stingrays! Perfectly safe,…Read More
Encounter Spotlight: Big Shark Bay
Hand feed sharks from the comfort of dry land, and with the guidance of a marine biologist. One of our most popular encounters here at the aquarium, is our Big…Read More
Keys Critters! Lobsters and Seahorses Join the Aquarium!
I’m talking about Florida Spiny Lobsters, the yummy crustacean that brings down thousands of visitors to the Florida Keys every summer for Lobster season. Spiny Lobsters are amazing critters, and…Read More
Up-Close and Personal with Sharks
Very few moments in life can approximate a close quarter encounter with the best the marine world has to offer. That is what defines Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters. By recreating…Read More
Happy 1st Birthday Harry Potter
With the approach of Labor Day weekend it’s time to celebrate the exciting 1st birthday of Florida Keys Aquarium Encounter’s youngest Southern Ray, Harry Potter!Read More
Feelin’ the Love!
Here at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, we’ve enjoyed an awesome holiday and “winter” season! Our busiest days yet were Christmas and New Years, with hundreds of visitors taking the opportunity…Read More