Now here's something a bit different-ever heard of an Aqua Ranch? Us neither. But one of our staff was fortunate to visit this Aqua Ranch on her honeymoon in the Florida Keys.
Located between Islamorada and Marathon in Long Key, The Aqua Ranch was conceptualised to advance
the fields of aquaculture and sustainable fishing in the United States. They've designed a plan to educate the public through eco tours and hands on
participation throughout the facility. Large tanks display indigenous marine life which enables them to offer educational field trips and tours.
As part of your admission, you are invited to join in a shark seminar and an Aquatic Awareness presentation. The shark seminars
focus on the conservation of sharks through an eco friendly approach. It's interesting to learn
about all the different ways the Aqua Ranch is helping to protect both sharks
and humans alike.
During your visit you'll be encouraged to feed the giant cobia in the 14 acre saltwater lake. If you're feeling daring, you can actually swim with these incredble creatures..
Shark Cave diving is due to start here in the near future as is a Shark Trainer for A Day programme.