Tours & Adventures

Tours & Adventures

Wild Dolphin Cruise

A mother and daughter lookout on the bay to sight a dolphin

Join us aboard the Bay Spirit II for a 75 minute cruise experience (guided by one of The Florida Aquarium’s experienced naturalists) to see Tampa Bay wildlife! Aboard our 72-foot catamaran, view the incredible ecosystem of Tampa Bay and the abundance of wildlife that calls it home. 

Please note these important details regarding your Cruise: 

  • Wristbands will be provided upon entry to The Aquarium for your cruise.  Your wristband will be required to board the Bay Spirit II.
  • Please meet at the Wild Dolphin Cruise entrance gates located near the Splash Pad.  Boarding will begin 10 minutes prior to departure. 
  • Social distancing and masks are required on the Bay Spirit II.
  • No food or beverage will be sold on the Bay Spirit II.  Food and beverages bought at Cafe Ray may be brought on board.  
  • Stroller parking will be provided behind Corona Cove.  

Members can reserve their discounted Wild Dolphin Cruise admission tickets on site at our Guest Services desk.

*Please Note: Wild Dolphin Cruises leave the Aquarium daily - weather permitting. Boarding begins 15 minutes prior to scheduled departure. Tickets for this experience are non-refundable.

Wild Dolphin Cruise Combo



Penguins: Backstage Pass

11:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00p.m. daily  

A closeup of one of the florida aquarium's african penguinsAn exclusive 20-minute VIP experience behind the scenes interaction with our African penguins!

Led by an experienced penguin biologist, a typical visit may include a chance to touch the penguins, see them waddle, swim and shake their tails. While there, our biologist will describe and answer any questions guests might have about these remarkable birds and their specialized care. Guests may also catch a glimpse of penguin feeding habits as our biologists feed them their favorite foods. These South African Birds live in a temperate environment in the "Penguin Suite" so no coats are needed.

Tickets for the Penguins Backstage Pass must be purchased in person at the Aquarium's Guest Services kiosk or ticket booths the day you are visiting the Aquarium. 


$105 for groups of 1-3, $90 for 1-3 Aquarium Members

$210 for groups of 4-6, $180 for 4-6 Aquarium Members

Please note these important details regarding your Penguins: Backstage Pass

  • Masks are required for this experience
  • Temperature checks will be performed prior to your experience.  
  • This experience is sold as a group, parties cannot be mixed. 



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Clearwater Marine Aquarium, and Chihuly Collection OR Museum of Science & Industry
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Ticket Cost Combo Value
Adult $109 $235
Children (age 3-9) $99 $205

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