The waters of Key West are home to a colorful world, and for guests at The Paradise Inn, there are countless ways to explore it. From snorkeling at Dry Tortugas to diving deep on scuba excursions, the possibilities are endless. However, you don’t have to go below the surface to see aquatic life. The Key West Aquarium is the perfect place to learn about the animals that call these waters home.

What to Know about the Key West Attraction

Only about five minutes from our adults-only hotel is the Key West Aquarium. While the popular Key West attraction is known as one of the top spots for families, it is loved by visitors of all ages. It is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and tickets are available for purchase online. On average, it takes visitors about an hour to explore the one-story building, making it an easy addition to any itinerary.

The aquarium, which opened its doors in 1935, is committed to helping conserve the Florida Keys ecosystem. Throughout the day, there are several live presentations, most of which are included in your general admission ticket. Popular options include:

  • Atlantic shores gamefish tour and feeding
  • Sea turtle conservation tour
  • Shark feeding and conservation tour
  • Touch tank tour
  • Invasive species tour

Within the touch tank, you’ll find several creatures like conchs, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, sea stars, and urchins.

Feel at Home at The Paradise Inn

No matter what fills your itinerary, from exploring the Key West Aquarium to enjoying a day at the beach, it’s important to have a relaxing place to call home. Located steps from Duval Street and only a short distance from Mallory Square, The Paradise Inn puts you near top attractions while providing you with a tranquil place to get away from the crowds.

Our Old Town hotel features several room types, all of which combine classic and contemporary influences. If visiting with a small group, reserve one of our cozy cottages. For couples on a romantic escape, one of our suites might work better. No matter which option you choose, you’ll have everything you need to unwind after a long day of adventure. Our amenities don’t end there. Soak in the sunshine by the pool before enjoying our nightly wine and cheese happy hour. Call 877-819-4622 to learn more about booking your stay or ways to save.