NOTICE: Wild Dolphin Cruises are unavailable through Monday, Sept. 25 due to annual maintenance on the Bay Spirit II catamaran. The Bay Spirit II is expected to be up and running beginning Tuesday, Sept. 26. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Florida Wetlands Trail

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Discover adventure and see animals up-close on our Florida Wetlands Trail!

Take a journey through our nostalgic state park trail past the alligator-populated Suwannee River using wooden signs to guide you. Venture further to the river streams where our playful otters explore and our Great Blue Herons and Roseate Spoonbills wade in the vegetation. 

Continue your adventure amongst native fish, owls and free-flying birds when suddenly you come face-to-face with Florida’s invasive species… Burmese Pythons!

Discover how these massive snakes have become a problem for Florida’s wildlife population.

Inside the wetlands trail, guests view more than 30 species of free flying birds including roseate spoonbills, blue herons and white ibis.

The birds glide among the rafters and nest up in the trees that stretch towards the glass dome. Get an up-close encounter with one of our animals and catch one of the daily Animal Encounter shows at The Ranger Station!

wetlands trail florida aquariumThe Florida Wetlands Trail dome’s architectural design is comprised
of 1,100 panel glass panels and mimics the outer spirals of a nautilus shell, a theme continued inside the Aquarium as guests follow a continuing spiral back to the first floor lobby and touch tank.

Take a journey down The Florida Wetlands Trail today!