The Key West Aquarium is on the smaller side, actually one of the smallest I’ve seen. Still they have a decent selection of animals and it should keep the young ones entertained for an hour or two. They keep it nice and clean and they run tours every so often. I would suggest to join one of the tours as you can learn much more than just walking around like we did.
That is pretty much the inside section of the Key West Aquarium, they also have 2 smaller outside sections.
You could touch those.
I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Stingrays, but you could not touch these ones. Can you guess what shore excursion I did in Grand Cayman?
The Key West Aquarium had a nice feel to it, and even better is the proximity to the Carnival Breeze.
They had a feeding the turtles event later on that day, you just have to ask the Key West Aquarium crew for the times.
This was my favorite tank of the Key West Aquarium by far, you get so close to the nurse sharks and there are no railing or anything to stop you from falling. Now I know that nursing sharks are not supposed to be that aggressive, but to someone who has a fobia of sharks this is huge deal. I think I spent most of the time near that tank. My phobia is also combined with obsession for them, go figure that one out , lol
Some of them were very large.
They are just gorgeous animals!
By the way that was a very confined space for all those sharks…
This in the outside of the Key West Aquarium.
That turtle almost looked dead, it was actually very funny with her bottom up
And here is the big boy, they had two of them.
You could see the ship
Feeding the small fish, in the shark tank.
Here is a short video of the aquarium
Back inside the Key West Aquarium.
I was extremely tempted to touching them, but it was impossible. They had workers walking around and keeping an eye on this tank at all times. I know it would not be the most intelligent act, but they were right there!!!!!
How cute is he?
You not so much…
I really don’t like these guys, they just look creepy
They had some baby gators.
They also had another outside section, with some large barracudas and other fish.
And an albino python.
Right outside of the aquarium there is a little store, mom went in there and I just sat on a bench and waited while they shopped around for a little while. A few airplanes flew over me, but I did not have the zoom lens with me to get the pictures.
After that we went to a little sweets store near the ship and enjoyed a soda and a key lime on a stick.
I really don’t like went rust shows, but I guess it comes with the territory. I remember the Silhouette was showing some rust and they were cleaning it on labadee.
That key lime pie was way too sweet for me, I took a bite and gave it to them. But you can’t go to Key West and not try one right?
I decided it was time to start heading back to the ship, I had to consider that mom and my aunt had a 5 hour trip back home, 4 with good traffic. I did not wanted them traveling late at night alone. So we said our good byes and we each headed our way.
It was a very rewarding day, I really appreciate the fact that my mom could join me in this trip. Even if it was just for a few hours. They had a great time and they really loved their hotel. My mom said service was awesome and the hotel was just perfect for them. Oh, it had more pools that it really needed, so plenty of space for everyone in the water .
Walking back to the ship…