TripAdvisor's #10 US Aquarium

Trip Advisor Award


We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected for the number 10 spot on TripAdvisor’s list of Top Aquariums in the US, with a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award from the popular travel site!

TripAdvisor uses a highly specific algorithm to process millions of user reviews across hundreds of thousands of listings. The top 1% of listings earn their most prestigious award, the Travelers’ Choice Award. The annual list is considered the very best of travel as indicated by millions of travelers, and is used to compile TripAdvisor’s highly anticipated “Top 10” and “Top 25” lists across various categories.

Since opening our doors just over a year ago, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters has hosted nearly 40,000 visitors and has a family of nearly 500 members! Since our opening day we have been committed to creating a legacy of conservation, education, and preservation of our fragile marine ecosystems. As we continue to grow, our primary purpose will continue to be educating visitors on the unique marine ecosystem that we treasure here in the fabulous Florida Keys. We aim to continue to provide education and discovery of the fragile and complex nature of local marine habitats found throughout our wonderful home in the Middle Keys!

Through hands-on experiences like our Encounters and Touch Tanks, we offer guests the chance to truly Immerse themselves in the Magic of the Ocean. In our first year alone we have added new exhibits, dramatically improved our refreshments, and continue to host families and field trip groups from across the country.

This designation is one of the first accolades that Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters has received, but it definitely won’t be the last!

“Management and staff are incredibly excited and honored that our guests have selected us for such a notable award,” said Ben Daughtry, founder and owner of Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, “This project has been a lifelong goal of mine, and plans have been in the works for nearly 20 years. To have this kind of success in our first year of business is truly a dream come true.”

Our sincere thanks to all of our visitors, members and friends for your wonderful reviews!

Have a look at more information about this special accolade:

Our TripAdvisor Page

TripAdvisor’s Top US Aquarium

The USA Today’s Best Aquarium List


TripAdvisor Travelers Award