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TREK through the Heart of the Sea!

Take an aquatic adventure with SeaTREK, a guided underwater walking tour! Designed for non-divers 10 years of age or older, SeaTREK takes place in our 15-foot deep Heart of the Sea habitat where participants can explore coral caves alongside hundreds of fish, spotted eagle rays, bonnethead sharks, and a loggerhead sea turtle! With no swimming involved, this exciting underwater opportunity allows people from all walks of life – even those not well acquainted with water – access to the wonders of the aquatic world.

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The SeaTREK experience is approximately one hour long, beginning with a training and safety debrief followed by approximately 20 minutes under water.

Your adventure will be in the Aquarium’s 15-foot Heart of the Sea habitat, located just down the way from our Waves of Wonder habitat and Coral Reef Gallery. During your adventure, you will be able to explore coral caves alongside hundreds of fish, spotted eagle rays, bonnethead sharks, and a loggerhead sea turtle.

The SeaTREK experience is an underwater walking tour led by certified SeaTREK guides. Participants can explore coral caves alongside the aquatic animals who live amongst them.

The SeaTREK ticket link is priced to include admission to the Aquarium. However, all guests not participating will need to purchase admission.

Please note: Children cannot be left unsupervised.

Throughout the SeaTREK experience, you will be accompanied by a SeaTREK guide to ensure you have the safest and most enjoyable experience possible. All SeaTREK guides are certified in CPR, first aid and emergency oxygen administration. With a commitment to health and safety, all SeaTREK related gear is cleaned using a two-phase disinfection process.

Bring a swimsuit, towel, and shower items. All underwater gear will be provided, including a wetsuit. Locker rooms with showers will be available before and after your program. Lockers are also available to store your personal items.

If you choose, you may bring a small underwater camera; however, it must remain tethered to the body at all times. Flash and strobe lights are strictly prohibited. Otherwise, no personal equipment is permitted in the habitat for the health and safety of the animals. The Florida Aquarium’s SeaTREK guides have the right to deny use of a camera at their sole discretion to ensure the safety the animals and other participants.

Parking is available for guests in the City of Tampa frictionless parking lot located adjacent to The Florida Aquarium at 864 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602.

For more information on parking and directions to the Aquarium, please click here.

Upon arrival to the Aquarium, please proceed to the Guest Services desk to receive your Aquarium admission and check in for your SeaTREK experience. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled SeaTREK experience time. 

The SeaTREK experience is subject to cancellation due to severe weather conditions or other safety concerns. If the Aquarium cancels a program due to weather conditions, participants may opt to reschedule or receive a refund. Any changes to a scheduled program must be submitted via email a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the scheduled program.

Cancellation requests received via email up to 24 hours prior to a scheduled program are eligible for rescheduling while cancellation requests received via email less than 24 hours prior to the schedule program are nonrefundable.

Any requests to reschedule or cancel a program can be emailed to moreinfo@flaquarium.org.

“We are surrounded by water and wildlife but life under the surface remains a mystery. Our new underwater interaction provides the rare opportunity for more people, regardless of their ability to swim, to experience the aquatic world from the ocean floor surrounded by charismatic sea life. The SeaTREK program is our aim to break down personal and cultural barriers and provide a positive in-water experience that inspires conservation of our natural world.”

Roger Germann, President and CEO of The Florida Aquarium.

For more information, please contact The Florida Aquarium at (813) 273-4000 or moreinfo@flaquarium.org