We’re getting a jump on our spring cleaning! The Florida Aquarium will be closed January 24 – 28. Please join us when we reopen on January 29.

Hours of Admission

Monday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Wild Dolphin Cruise

You’ve enjoyed the sea life inside the Aquarium. Now admire the wildlife outside aboard our 72-foot catamaran – Bay Spirit II.

It’s a great opportunity to get out on the waters of Tampa Bay. An experienced naturalist will serve as your guide as you explore the natural beauty of the bay. Keep your eyes out for the variety of wildlife that calls this incredible ecosystem home, including bottlenose dolphins and countless native bird species. The Wild Dolphin Cruise is fun for the whole family!

Wild Dolphin Cruise Tickets

Adults: $17
Seniors: $16
Children (3-11): $15
Children 2 and under are free.

Members receive a $5 discount on Wild Dolphin Cruise fares.

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Please note these important details regarding your cruise: 

  • The Bay Spirit II has limited accessibility for mobility devices

  •  Wristbands will be provided upon entry to the Aquarium; wristbands will be required to board the Bay Spirit II and will be provided upon entry to the Aquarium

  • The Wild Dolphin Cruise launch is located near The Splash Pad on the Outdoor Plaza.  Boarding will begin 10 minutes prior to departure

  • Social distancing and masks are required on the Bay Spirit II

  • Snacks and beverages, including beer and wine, can be purchased on board

  • Stroller parking will be provided behind Corona Cove

  • Tickets for this experience are non-refundable

*Please Note: Wild Dolphin Cruises leave the Aquarium daily – weather permitting. Boarding begins 10 minutes prior to scheduled departure.