When arriving at Port Tampa Bay, explore and learn about more than 20,000 sea creatures at the Florida Aquarium in downtown Tampa. Touch a bamboo shark at Stingray Beach or a sea star in the No Bone Zone. In the Journey to Madagascar exhibit, discover the ring-tailed lemurs, hissing cockroaches and colorful chameleons, plus reef fishes, corals, giant clams, tortoises and more. And don’t forget to check out the two-acre, outdoor water fun zone for children called Explore-A-Shore. It’s all in a day’s play at the Florida Aquarium.
Tampa Bay shore excursion to the Florida Aquarium
See thousands of sea animals and plants
Hands-on experience with sharks and sting rays in a 5,000-gallon (18,927-liter) touch pool
Enjoy live animal encounters with a complete daily program schedule
Hours are subject to change without notice. It is advised that you call prior to your date of travel to confirm hours of operation.
What To Expect
After arriving at Port Tampa Bay, visit the 250,000-square-foot Florida Aquarium, one of the top aquariums in the country with over 20,000 sea creatures, including sharks, otters, alligators and much more.
Visit a variety of exhibits, like the Wetlands Trail. Follow the wooden signs along this state park trail, past alligator-infested waters to the river streams where otters play and explore. In the Journey to Madagascar exhibit, discover ring-tailed lemurs, hissing cockroaches and colorful chameleons, plus reef fishes, corals, giant clams, tortoises and more.
Then stroll along the boardwalk and touch a variety of different species of stingrays and sharks at a 5,000-gallon touch pool called Stingray Beach. Look for white-spotted bamboo sharks, coral catsharks, southern rays and more. And don’t forget to check out the two-acre, outdoor water fun zone for children called Explore-A-Shore.
Want to go scuba diving without getting wet? Check out the one-of-a-kind view at the Coral Reef Gallery, one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. It simulates a 60-foot dive starting in shallow-water reefs and descending into deeper waters — 100 species in a 500-gallon tank. This is a habitat normally only explored by experienced divers.
Be entertained, be educated and be inspired by this beautiful Tampa Bay aquarium.
Please note: This excursion is located within a 10-minute walk to the cruise port, so you determine the time you return to your ship in the Tampa Port. Please allow yourself ample time to enjoy the excursion and ensure your timely return to the port. This excursion is not covered by our worry-free policy.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Strollers and wheelchairs are available at the ticket counter
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.