With the Sunshine state being surrounded by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, it's no surprise the state has a diverse collection of marine life. If you're an avid scuba diver or enjoy snorkeling, the Tampa Bay area has plenty of locations to checkout underwater life.
If you prefer to stay dry, the premier destination for all things aquatic in Tampa is at The Aquarium located at 701 Channelside Drive near downtown. Here's just a snippet of what you'll see when visiting.
- Water Fun Zone
- Dive with the Sharks
- Behind the scenes tours
- Wild Dolphin Cruise
- Exhibits including the wetlands trail, interactive touch experiences, swimming with the fishes, and more
- Entertaining animal shows
On Saturday, May 3, get a double-dose of aquatic education and entertainment at The Aquarium by celebrating the 13th Annual SeaGrapes Fine Wine & Food Festival.
From 8pm-11pm, Indulge your palate with more than 150 types of tasty wine and sample an array of culinary delights from local restaurants. There will also be live entertainment throughout the aquarium's galleries.
Participate in the silent auction and surprise yourself with an outstanding package. Tickets are available with prices starting at $95/
If Tampa is your vacation destination on May 3, make plans to attend the festival. The Aquarium and the festival, both, provide new and old visitor's to Tampa a unique experience.