Inspired to Conserve Our Marine Habitats

Committed to fostering the development of marine conservationists

Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is committed to providing the public with access to unique marine environments that inspire the development of more passionate marine conservationists.


Offering Unique Education on Fragile Marine Habitats

As the leading interactive Aquarium Encounter experience in the Florida Keys, we strive to create a memorable adventure for everyone

Our Aquarium serves two main functions that contribute to the development of passionate marine conservationists.

First, our exclusive attractions and encounters utilize a hands-on approach to the introduction of the unique Florida Keys marine environment and the unique marine animals that inhabit it! Through the personal interaction with a variety of marine species, our visitors are able to cultivate a perspective of the ocean that extends beyond that which is normally taught in a classroom.

Second, our entire park is setup as an interactive learning center which serves to cultivate a better understanding of the conservation of the unique marine environment found in the fabulous Florida Keys. As barrier islands off of the Florida Coast, the Florida Keys serve as a boundary between the Gulf of Mexico to the North and the powerful Gulfstream and Caribbean Sea to the Southeast.

Are you passionate about saving the Ocean and its inhabitants?

Conservation Initiatives

  • We are constantly trying to reduce our single use plastic waste. Aquarium Encounters no longer has straws out for guests to take, we are participating in the campaign called “Skip the Straw”. If guests really want a straw they can ask for one.
  • Outreaches are one of our resources to reaching more people, and educating them about the magic of the ocean. Hopefully through education people will learn to love the ocean and strive to protect it.
  • Aquarium Encounters has been working hard to becoming a regular team member of manatee rescues. Keep in touch for updates!

Conservation Partners


Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is proud to announce and launch our 501(c)3 non-profit organization:

Introducing “The Great Hammerhead Study”

The great hammerhead shark (Sphyrna mokarran) is the largest of the hammerheads,  and is currently on the red list (endangered) by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Overfishing, shark finning, and the loss of critical food resources are some suspected causes for their decline.  Depriving future generations of such an iconic species would be tragic; studies like ours will be instrumental in gathering information critical to conserving this species.

Dynasty Marine Assoc. and Aquarium Encounters will be donating their time, vessels, and equipment. Scientists with experience from colleges in the exercise of shark tagging will utilize satellite tags (SAT) to record data on hammerhead migration. A paper will be written outlining the methodologies, materials, time frames, and objectives. This will be presented to RAW as well as other marine science related organizations to bring awareness and raise capital for this study. Public aquaria, television producers, and media have shown interest and support through the following: donor funds, filming the project, or reporting on the work.  Visit the Great Hammerhead Study website to learn more and stay up to date on this project.

hammerheads swimming

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