Situated near the Florida Aquarium, The Westin Tampa Bay offers hotel guests superb amenities, luxury accommodations and a scenic waterfront location.
Take a trip with the entire family to the Florida Aquarium, one of Tampa's most popular attractions. Go behind-the-scenes with a shark feeding, witness interactive programs like "Swim with the Fishes," and make friends with a colony of penguins.
Daily Hours: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Please no outside food or drink.
The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
The Florida Aquarium tells Florida's unique water story as it follows a "drop" of water from its underground source to the open sea. Begin your journey in Wetlands with free-flighted birds, alligators and river otters!
Bays and Beaches
Discover more than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals both native to Florida and from around the world! In Bays and Beaches discover the wonderful world of aquatic animals that live as our neighbors in Tampa Bay and along our shores.
Immerse yourself in interactive programs like ‘Swim With The Fishes' and ‘Dive With The Sharks' where coming face to face with a 200-pound Goliath Grouper is common place. And forget the acrylic windows! Get up close and personal with African Black-footed penguins in the ‘no borders, no barriers' Penguin Promenade daily at 10 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m.
This exchibit provides a close encounter with some of the most amazing animals found in our oceans. From Raldo, the intrepid reporter in the sea, to Shark Bay that hosts five different species of sharks from around the world, you may even get a swim in the tank!
Discover the Florida Aquarium and other family-friendly things to do in the area when you stay at The Westin Tampa Bay.