Fort Fisher Aquarium

Explore the wonders of underwater wildlife

The Fort Fisher Aquarium – a top regional and national attraction!

Visitors to the Fort Fisher Aquarium in North Carolina, located in Kure Beach, enjoy an exploration of “The Waters of the Cape Fear.” Journey down the Cape Fear River – from freshwater streams and swamps, to coastline habitats, reefs and the open ocean – discovering unique habitats and aquatic wildlife.

Meet a rare albino alligator named Luna. Get eye-to-eye with a loggerhead sea turtle. Talk to a SCUBA diver swimming with sharks rays and eels. Compare teeth with a megalodon. Touch sea stars, horseshoe crabs and even sharks! Play outside in the Adventure Reef play area. Feed free-flying tropical birds. 

Free daily programs include dive presentations, animal feedings and encounters. Explore more with behind-the-scenes tours, outdoor adventures, classes, camps and more. Open 363 days a year, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Days). Tickets available at the door and online.

With several locataions accross North Carolina, the Aquariums are dedicated to animals in their care and in the wild. They recognize the challenges threatening species locally and globally. Their team commits resources and time to learning more and taking action through research, fieldwork, education and the daily efforts of staff.

If you are vacationing at one of our Wrightsville Beach homes, the Aquarium is about 20 minutes south. From Carolina Beach, just a short 10 minute trip down the beach. Take a few and vistit our friends at the Fort Fisher Aquarium!




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