St. Augustine Aquarium in St. Augustine, FL

2045 State Road 16St. Augustine, FL 32084
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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.


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.

Reserve St. Augustine 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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Fort Erie, Canada
"Cool little place"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 21, 2018 NEW
By no means is this a large aquarium like you'd see in other big cities, but the content is great. The shark and ray tank was cool, and the large snorkel tank had some beautiful fish inside. My kids loved digging for shark teeth in the sandboxes, and touching the starfish.
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Jessica D
Ormond Beach, Florida
"Very small but fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
Don’t expect to spend more than a couple hours here. However, I had a fantastic time talking with the employees and learned a LOT from them. It’s obvious they care for the animals. The nurse shark feeding was incredible. Its all outdoors so probably wouldn’t be great on a blazing hot day.
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Pearl River, Louisiana
"Small but fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2018
We recently made our first visit to this outdoor aquarium - which is in the early stages of expanding into a full size aquarium. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of tank inhabitants, and very pleased with the friendliness and knowledge of the staff. Everyone we encountered wanted to tell us about the animals they were taking care of or feeding. They were very knowledgeable, and seemed to really care about the impact they wanted to make for the animals. This place is small but powerful...we can’t wait to return and see the changes to come!
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St. Augustine, Florida
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2018
This was adorable! They have stations with crafts. Night feedings for the sharks and swimming with live mermaids! Candy and raffles! Definitely a great stop for young children!
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Nate M
Bradenton, Florida
"Not a Good Viewing Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2018
This is an all out-door venue. Only took about 30-45 minutes to see all there was to see. Not particularly educational in terms of providing true exhibits with information. If you want to go to an aquarium, go somewhere with a real aquarium.
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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.