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“Small in size, but big in love and their animal care!”

Konger Tarpon Springs Aquarium
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I was VERY hesitant to try this place seeing it from the outside. It was small and in a strip mall area of the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs. Once inside, while an old and musky smelling aquarium ... it's a GEM and we can't WAIT to go back. The staff was so passionate about their animal care and knowledge. Each person there is a huge animal advocate in their care and educating everyone on the animals. If you have ANY questions about their care, ask. These animals ALL look EXTREMELY healthy. The majority of them were turned over to the aquarium as unwanted pets. It has a touch pool, where you can touch turtles, crabs, fish ... etc. Then this aquarium with sharks, tarpon, grouper and all kinds of neat sea life. They do shows also. While nothing fancy, the shows are fun and the kids were very engaged. The shark feeding was entertaining. There is also an area where you can touch and feed stingrays. You can also feed nurse sharks. This was really a great experience. And it's now on our MUST see/do each time we are in Tarpon Springs. The best thing I found about this place, is the aquarium uses water from the Anclote River, to fill their tanks. So they don't have to use salt, they're tanks are all natural with water from a salt water river. Keep in mind when you visit, as it's a small place ... but big in heart, knowledge and love for these animals.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I did not realize, on entry to this facility. that this aquarium is so small. Not only is the facility small but the tanks for the creatures are very small as well. The poor alligator and snapping turtle barely had room to turn around. The fish tank glass had so much film on it that it was hard to see through to the fish. The chance to feed the sting ray and the sharks were very cool but no worth the poor quality of life that these creatures have.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Small aquarium w the sweetest staff... I’m not sure that the animals are cared for appropriately... tanks seemed small for the gator and gator turtle.. but the kids there are sweet and friendly, the price is reasonable and my daughter loved touching the rays and gator. They allow you to feed rays and sharks too!

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This is an affordable aquarium to visit. We were greeted by a wonderful young lady that explained the touch pool and the critters that were in it. The gator was entertaining to watch and learn about. Yes, it's tank is small but they have broke ground on their new facility, not sure the time frame but hope the next time we are in town it will be opened. Snake show was interesting for kids of all ages. Beautiful python. about 14 feet and 100 pounds, came out to "play". If you wanted you could help return it to her home by helping the owner. We wondered to the back of the aquarium to see the tanks that held sharks and the other had string rays. You could purchase food to feed these beautiful creatures. In the large tank were sharks, Tarpon, and a large grouper among other smaller fish. The diver went in the water to feed and swim with the sharks. The grouper also got it's share and was fun to watch. Shrimp was fed to some of the fish and it was amazing how fast they move to get their share. Baby gator came out to visit and you could have a photo opt while you held it. Really enjoyed this aquarium, yes, it is small but senior admission was $7. and we felt it was a real bargain at that price. Will be back in a couple of years and will visit again. There is also a kids area with a bouncy cage and other things to entertain them. Your admission is good for the day, so we left and had lunch then returned to see the baby gator.

Thank Gloria S
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing that a small town like Tarpon Springs has it's own aquarium complete with shark feeding, aligator handling and sting ray feeding. A lot of sea life for small place and reasonable price for taking your visitors, children and grandchildren to an afternoon of fun and Florida sea life. Highly recommended for family fun without paying the price of a large Aquarium elsewhere located at the Sponge Docks.

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