Breakfast with the Sharks and Mornings at Mote

Breakfast with the Sharks

Rise & dive! Start your day with our sharks before the Aquarium opens to the public. You and your chums will have a great time as you sink your teeth into a continental breakfast, explore cool shark artifacts such as jaws and skin, watch a narrated feeding at our Shark Tracker exhibit, and have your own personal Q&A with a Mote educator and shark expert. After breakfast, you’ll learn about the breakthrough research going on at Mote during a guided tour of our Aquarium. Spend as much time as you like after your breakfast and tour, as admission to Mote Aquarium and Goldstein Marine Mammal Center is included.

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

Runs 8:30 - 10:00AM on the following dates:

  • July 7
  • November 24
  • December 29



  • Adults (Ages 13 & up): $36
  • Children (Ages 3-12): $18
  • Children (Ages 2 & under): $4.50


  • Adults (Ages 13 & up): $40
  • Children (Ages 3-12): $20
  • Children (2 & under): $5


Only available dates will show. Payment is required at time of registration.

For questions about our Breakfast with the Sharks or any other behind-the-scenes programs, please email or call 941-388-4441 ext. 348.

There is no swimming, diving, or hands-on contact with our sharks during this program. Pricing, schedule, and availability subject to change. Please see your registration confirmation email for additional details about the program.

Mornings at Mote

Planning a family reunion, club activity or work event? Breakfast at Mote is ideal for your group gathering. Join us before the Aquarium opens to the public—no crowds, just you! Enjoy an up-close view of our animals while learning about them and about some of the research done at Mote Marine Laboratory. You may even see some of our morning preparations!

The program includes continental breakfast, a personalized guided tour, and admission to the Aquarium. The Breakfast at Mote program starts at 8:30 a.m. and lasts until 10:30 a.m.  

Cost: (Pricing based on a group of 12 people or more)

Adults: $31 
Children (Ages 3-12): $28
Mote Members: $17
Special arrangements are available for groups of fewer than 12 or without the breakfast. Please inquire. ​

Reservations are required, preferably at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dana Schroeder to book your group at