We're excited to SEA you!

We are excited to SEA you!

The Florida Aquarium has taken robust measures to safeguard your health, and the health and safety of other guests, our staff and our animals. As a scientific organization, we continue to adhere to strict wellness guidelines with our partners at Tampa General Hospital and USF Health.  

All guests must follow all posted instructions while visiting The Florida Aquarium, adhering to our current policies:







  • Online reservations are required to enhance the guest experience; especially during peak hours of visitation. Reservations can be secured in 30-minute time slots with timed arrival.
  • Groups will be limited to 8 tickets.
  • In line with the latest CDC guidance, fully-vaccinated guests may forego wearing a mask while visiting The Florida Aquarium. Masks are still required for unvaccinated guests (including children between the ages of 3 and 11) while inside the Aquarium.
  • Per U.S. Coast Guard regulations, face coverings will remain mandatory onboard Bay Spirit II for all team members and guests. Unfortunately, there are no exemptions to this policy.
  • All staff of The Florida Aquarium will continue to wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status.
  • Guests are asked to follow directional signage and floor graphics for one-way traffic flow to enhance the guest experience.
  • Hand sanitizer stations can  be found throughout the Aquarium including at the entry, exit and restrooms.
  • The Aquarium will maintain its high standards of cleanliness and all high-touch surfaces like windows, railings, restrooms, and elevators will continuously be cleaned.
  • Pre-paid parking is available online during the reservation process and is strongly recommended. Members do not need to reserve in advance and will continue to receive free parking.
  • CityPASS may be used to visit the Aquarium. Enjoy easy entry using your mobile CityPASS ticket; come inside to the Guest Services desk to secure your timed entry.
  • Stroller and wheelchair rentals will be available.
  • We do not allow Guests to actively eat or drink while walking through the gallery pathways. Designated areas for Guests to eat or drink are Café Ray, Outdoor Pavilion, Rooftop Pavilion, Mosaic Center, CIBC Aquatic Lounge and while on board the Bay Spirit II.


The Florida Aquarium has Infection Prevention Approval by Tampa General Hospital.