St. Augustine Aquarium in St. Augustine, FL

2045 State Road 16St. Augustine, FL 32084
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Overview

Dive into underwater exploration at the St. Augustine Aquarium. No, really! You can get a firsthand look at a natural Florida reef habitat in the snorkel adventure. Plus, the interactive exhibits throughout allow visitors to touch a starfish, learn about our oceans, and feed sharks. The St. Augustine Aquarium is also dedicated to educating visitors about conservation efforts to protect marine life.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our St. Augustine Travel Experts
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Snorkel tickets must be purchased in advance.
  • Located 0.7 miles east of Route 95 off exit 318.
  • Shark and stingray feedings at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:30 pm.
  • A gift and snack shop are onsite.

Description

from St. Augustine Aquarium
Come join us for a day of interaction with some of Florida’s most beautiful marine species and touch invertebrates, feed the sharks or dig for shark teeth!

For the adventurous, snorkel up close and personal with sea life in a natural Florida reef environment. Hand feed fish, rays or both while snorkeling! We supply the wetsuits, masks, snorkels, vests and shoes. All you need is bathing suit, towel and dry clothes. Clear vision rafts are also available by request as part of your snorkel package.

The second phase will consist of ecosystem-specific habitats housed in a new building including: a recreated dock piling, rock jetty and shoreline to name a few. In addition, the permanent gift shop and restrooms will be located in this building. This will allow the temporary units to be removed to make room for the next phase. Expanded parking is also included. This is currently in the design & permitting phase. More details of Phase 2 announced soon!

In the third phase, you can experience an 18th century shipwreck reef, surrounded by sharks, while submerged in a real shark cage. Also enjoy behind the scenes tours, delicious food in our café and souvenirs and collectibles in our gift shop.

Behind the scenes tours, birthday parties, events, educational field trips and summer camps are available as well. This along with a gift and snack shop.

Tripster Customer Reviews

Bill A.
Crestview, FL
3 Reviews
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"Great little aquarium"
June 2018
They have done a great job brining something like this to the area. There is lots of room to grow and the employees have lots of personal investment in the growth and care of this aquarium.
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Tip: Make sure you do the snorkeling. It was awesome!

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becomingbaileys
Charleston, West Virginia
"Great Experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 25, 2020
Cassie was our tour guide. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and meeting the sharks and rays. We also did the scuba diving, which was amazing, getting to be so close to the fish. Only reason I didn’t give 5 was there was a time when my husband and I both felt like there was a time when another employee came up and spoke to our guide and her mood slightly shifted, making us both feel like we had done something wrong. By the end though, all was good!
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snowski824
Greenville, South Carolina
"Small but enjoyable."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 06, 2020
This is a small open air aquarium. It was reasonably priced for the experience. The tour guide shared a lot of good information about the fish and sea life. We also did the snorkeling experience. My kids really loved it. It would be a good first snorkeling experience. It’s not anything like a larger indoor aquarium but still a really fun experience.
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532dep
Bowman, Georgia
"Ask for Cassie"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 29, 2020
Cassie was our tour guide and she was very informative. We had a group of 11 that included two young girls who want to become Marine Biologist and she went over and beyond! Be warned this is not your typical aquarium inside and cool which for me makes it even better.
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Donna113058
Baxley, Georgia
"St Augustine Vacation"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2020
My husband and I, my daughter and granddaughter visited. My granddaughter got to pet and feed a shark and have a shark paint a tee shirt for her. Do not go expecting anything like the Georgia Aquarium. It is a small and unimpressive but our guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was interesting and all for under $90.
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peccimarianne34
"Not completely satisfied."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2020
This is a very small aquarium. the highlight is that you get to pay $5 to feed the shark or stingray. Kids enjoyed it but not really worth the money. I think I will go back to the Atlanta or Tennessee Aquarium instead.
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Frequently Asked Questions about St. Augustine Aquarium

Where is the aquarium located?
The St. Augustine Aquarium is located at 2045 FL-16, St. Augustine, FL 32084. 0.7 mile east of Route 95 off of the 318 exit on Rt 16 ( next to the Courtyard Marriott).

What are the hours of operation?
The St. Augustine Aquarium is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday.

What is included in the Snorkel Adventure?
The snorkel adventure ticket includes admission to the St. Augustine Aquarium, a wetsuit, snorkel, and mask. Guests must bring a bathing suit and towel, as well as a change of dry clothes. Children ages 4-12 must snorkel with an adult.