While it may not always seem like it, going on vacation is the perfect time to expand your horizons. Whether snorkeling for the first time or trying a new type of food, there’s no shortage of new things to experience during your stay at Cabana Inn. Visiting the Key West Aquarium is a fun way to learn something new. This popular attraction is perfect for learning about the aquatic creatures that call area waterways home.

What to See at the Key West Attraction

The Key West Aquarium opened its doors back in 1935 for a brief period of time before the government leased the building. Eventually, it was returned to the city in 1946. Today, the charming local attraction is a go-to place for anyone looking to learn about the animals that live below the surface.

There are several different things to see during your visit. Before heading over, we recommend purchasing your tickets online.

  1. The touch tank gives you an up-close look at several creatures, including sea stars, horseshoe and giant hermit crabs, sea cucumbers, conchs, and slate pencil sea urchins.
  2. Learn about the nurse shark, the most common species in the Florida Keys. Stop by the shark aquarium for the daily feeding and conservation tour.
  3. Join a sea turtle conservation presentation to learn about the resident sea turtles. The presentation will also teach you about ways to help the turtle population.

Other presentations include:

  • Atlantic shores gamefish tour and feeding
  • Invasive species tour
  • Virtual offshore environmental experience
  • Florida Keys ecosystem presentation

Plan an Aquatic Escape with Cabana Inn

A guestroom at a Key West hotel near the aquarium.Whether visiting the Key West Aquarium or cruising around on a boat rental, there’s no shortage of aquatic-themed adventures to discover. Spend some time lounging by the pool at Cabana Inn, researching your top things to do. No matter what activities you decide on, we’re sure you’ll leave your vacation with unforgettable memories.

Our adults-only hotel is the ideal home base for any Key West getaway. Located only a block from Duval Street, our tranquil accommodations are close to all the best things to do and see. Most importantly, we offer a number of room styles that allow us to host groups big and small. Call 866-413-2230 to learn more about our Key West hotel and ways to save.