St Augustine Aquarium Opens After Two Years of Planning

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St. Augustine attractions will soon add an aquarium, which is probably the only thing we’ve been missing. If you have visited before or even done your research you already know we have much to offer in the “things to do” department!

We are excited to relay the news that an all-new St. Augustine Aquarium and Snorkel Adventure is set to open tomorrow, Monday – December 19th, 2016 after two years of planning and construction!

The St. Augustine Aquarium announced the grand opening of the attraction on Florida Route 16 in St. Augustine this Friday.

Phase one of the attraction is complete and includes an 80,000-gallon snorkel adventure, an interactive shark and stingray cove and seahorse and hands-on habitats.

Admission to the aquarium is only $8 for adults and $5 for children.

The snorkel adventure costs $35 and includes aquarium admission, wet suits, masks and snorkels.

Visitors can snorkel the traditional way with a mask and wet suit or experience marine life without placing the face and full body in the water.

Phase two of the aquarium will add 170,000 gallons and 8000 square feet of indoor marine conservation habitats for more marine life, including several types of sharks, fish, eels and rays.

After phase two is complete, visitors will be able to experience an 18th century shipwreck reef surrounded by sharks while submerged in a real shark cage.

A zip line is also currently under construction.

The Castaway Canopy Adventure by Zipstream will be a guided tour with climbing walls, bridges and more.

Come join in the fun for a day of interaction with some of Florida’s most beautiful marine species and enjoy shark, stingray and fish feeding. For the adventurous, Snorkel up close and personal with sea life in a natural reef environment. There will be different options to snorkel. One will be the traditional snorkel, mask and wetsuit and another option is without directly placing the face and full body in the water, a great way to experience it for the first time.  Wetsuits, masks, and snorkels are provided.

Behind the scene tours, annual passes and all inclusive VIP experiences available as well. The St. Augustine attraction will also have a gift and snack shop on-site.

The Castaway Canopy Adventure by Zipstream is also in full building mode and will be open soon as well. A guided tour with climbing walls, bridges and more, all contributing to a thrilling zipline experience!