The Florida Aquarium® is a 250,000 square foot aquarium located in downtown Tampa's Channelside district, featuring over 20,000 aquatic animals and plants and numerous exhibits designed to show the journey of water from Florida's fresh springs to the Gulf of Mexico.
Located less than a mile away from the Florida Aquarium, The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is the ideal Florida Aquarium hotel. After an exciting day at the Florida Aqaurium with the family, rejuvenate and relax at The Westin Tampa Harbour Island where a refreshing Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath® will restore and prepare you for another exciting day in Tampa.
Exhibit highlights include river otters, sharks, endangered sea turtles, penguins and more. The Florida Aquarium® also features The Water Fun Zone, a water park for kids, and a Dive With The Sharks program for certified SCUBA divers. If you are looking to experience nature in the wild, the aquarium also has daily Wild Dolphin Cruises.