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Stingray Encounters

Ever wanted to feed a stingray on your lap?

This exclusive aquarium encounter puts you in the middle of the action with caribbean stingrays, including up-close and personal interaction with nature’s professional gliders.

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Safely Interact with Stingrays in the Shallow Tank

Personally interact with stingray species from the Florida Keys and Caribbean

At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, our Stingray Encounter enables visitors with the ability to get in our shallow water tank with our diverse stingray species in a safe environment all with education from our professional marine biologist.

During the encounter, our professional marine biologist will teach our visitors about the stingray while the gentle rays explore the tanks within reach of you and your family. During the encounter, visitors will be able to interact with stingrays and will even have the chance to have a trained stingray rest itself on our visitor’s lap on our underwater-seated stingray bench. Please note that for the safety of our visitors, barbs are humanely removed from all rays.

Schedule of Events

The Stingray Encounter runs daily at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM & 4 PM

The normal schedule of events during the Stingray Encounter include:

*Please arrive 15 minutes before your encounter to fill out necessary waivers.

:00-:10 Meet your marine biologist and listen to educational info on stingrays and answer questions.
:10-:25 Rinse off, change into wetsuit and receive instructions from your marine biologist
:25-:40 Participants enter the tank, sit down and one at a time have a large ray swim up into their lap.  During this time our photographers will be capturing your entire encounter!
:40-:50 Post question and answer with marine biologist. Exit stingray tank, remove wet suits, shower off.

*Pick up your free group photo in the photo room and fill out a questionnaire about your experience.

A typical Stingray Encounter includes:
  • Exclusive access to enter into our Stingray Cove Encounter tank.
  • Group photo of your encounter experience
  • Tank time in our waist-deep stingray tank with the personal guidance from our marine biologist
  • An in-depth education session of the stingrays that you are interacting with, from our experienced marine biologist.
  • Close interactions with multiple stingrays coming up on your lap to feed and rest!
  • Hot showers are available to rinse off after your encounter.
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Stingray Encounter Information

Look who you will meet on the Reef!

REQUIREMENTS:

Participants must be over the age of 4.

Children participants must be accompanied by a parent or legal chaperone.

Up to 6 participants per group

DURATION:

Each Stingray Encounter lasts roughly 40 minutes.

PRICING (DOES NOT  INCLUDE PARK ADMISSION):

$65.00 per participant.

SCHEDULE:

Stingray Encounters Run Daily at 10AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, & 4 PM. Please see below for booking and availability of the Stingray Encounter.

RELEASE WAIVER:

Click here to download the Stingray Encounter Liability Release Form prior to visiting our facilities.

A magical, tropical experience you won't forget.

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