Rise and dive!

Start your day with our sharks before the Aquarium opens to the public. You and your chums will have a great time sinking your teeth into a light continental breakfast while you learn about our favorite finned friends and Mote’s breakthrough shark research. During this program, you’ll meet our resident sharks, watch a narrated feeding of our bonnetheads, and have all of your shark questions answered.

Mako no bones about it: you’ll have a blast at our Breakfast with the Sharks!

Who: All ages
When: 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. (select Saturdays, dates below)
Fee: $36 member adults, $40 non-member adults; $27 member youth, $30 non-member youth; 2 and younger are free

Upcoming Dates

  • July 6, 2024
  • August 10, 2024


Breakfast with the Sharks does not include general admission to Mote Marine Laboratory. Guests who wish to tour all of the aquarium exhibits will need to purchase general admission tickets separately and re-enter after the program concludes. Please note that we cannot accommodate special dietary restrictions.

For questions about our Breakfast with the Sharks or any other Mote Education programs, please email educate@mote.org or call 941-388-4441 ext. 133.

IMPORTANT: Advanced reservations are required. All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paid adult participant. There is no swimming, diving, or hands-on contact with our sharks during this program. Pricing, schedule, and availability subject to change. There are no refunds for this Mote Education program unless Mote cancels the program. Please see your registration confirmation email for additional details about the program. Unfortunately, we are unable to fulfill requests made for gluten-free, vegan, or other dietary requirements. Please also note that we cannot guarantee nut-free products in our breakfast offerings. 

The following items are not permitted in Mote Aquarium areas for the safety of our animals and guests: weapons or firearms per Florida Statutes Section 790.06(12), any hazardous items or materials, outside food and beverages (water and baby food/formula is allowed), or any other items deemed to be a safety hazard or that may be used to engage in prohibited activities. Smoking and vaping is also prohibited.