An aquarium visit soothes the soul with visions of ambling fish and bubbling tanks that make us nostalgic for the gestation pods in which all human life begins. Come full circle with this Groupon.
$159 for a Sea Trek Package for Two (Up to $258 Value)
- Sea Trek Reef Encounter for two, which includes park admission (up to a $99 value each)
- Sea Trek photographs on a CD (up to a $60 value)
During a 20-minute Sea Trek Reef Encounter, guests don specialized helmets that allow them to breathe while walking underwater. They follow staff members through the 300,000-gallon tropical-reef exhibit, surrounded by schools of stingrays and colorful fish. Aquarium divers dole out food to draw the animals closer, and a photographer preserves snapshots of the experience on a CD.
Encounters are held Wednesday–Sunday.
As they observe the vibrant exhibits of aquatic life inside the Miami Seaquarium, many guests don't realize that they are walking through a movie set and a hospital. In the onsite lagoon, bottlenose dolphins swim through waters once traversed by Flipper, who filmed several television episodes and films at the venue. The Seaquarium is also recognized as a manatee critical care facility. Its staff has accomplished several historic treatments, including monitoring the conception and arrival of the first manatee born under human care and conducting the first manatee neurological surgery.
These facets of the Seaquarium—along with its many conservation efforts, educational programs, and shows—underscore a united commitment to wildlife consciousness. The animal attractions enable visitors to witness the allure and fragility of oceanic fauna up close, whether they are petting the back of a stingray or washing a dress shirt on the rough back of an 8-foot nile crocodile. Special encounters decrease the distance even further, sending patrons on underwater Sea Treks through the reef display or helping them to lead marine-mammal training routines.
It's hard to pinpoint the biggest personality inside the Seaquarium tanks, but Lolita the killer whale—who performs daily alongside pacific white-sided dolphins—claims the title of heaviest, period. On the other end of the scale, macaws and cockatiels perch around the Tropical Wings section of the park, and endangered sea turtles lounge at Discovery Bay. Elsewhere, a watery playground and three-story ropes course keep legs from growing too wobbly after a trip to Shark Channel or a smooch from a sea lion.
There is an old fashioned fun to this park that others have long since lost.MrsG9310, TripAdvisor, 9/4/12
The underwater aquarium was a thing to behold, a long stretch of aquarium with the most beautiful fishes.Sarah C., TripAdvisor, 9/6/12
4400 Rickenbacker Cswy.
Miami, Florida 33149Get Directions