Rise & dive...into the world of sharks!

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!

When: Every other Saturday from 8:30am to 10:00am. Pre-registration is REQUIRED.



  • Adults (Ages 13 and over): $36
  • Children (Ages 4-12): $18
  • Children 3 & Under: $4.50


  • Adults (Ages 13 and over): $40
  • Children (Ages 4-12): $20
  • Children 3 & Under: $5

Remaining Spring Dates:

  • May 13
  • May 27

We apologize for any inconvenience, but Breakfast with the Sharks is not available during the summer.

Fall 2017 Dates:

  • September 9
  • September 23
  • October 7
  • October 21
  • November 4
  • November 18
  • December 2
  • December 16
  • December 30

Registration: Click here to register. 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 educate@mote.org 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.

Breakfast at Mote

Planning a family reunion, shower, or work event? Breakfast at Mote is ideal for your group! Join us before the Aquarium opens for an on-demand breakfast experience. Includes continental breakfast, guided tour, and admission to the Aquarium.

Rates are $25 for ages 4 and up, adults and seniors are $27. Breakfast at Mote runs from 8:30 to about 10:30am for your group of 10-30 people. Advanced reservations are required, preferably at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dana Schroeder to schedule your group: danaschroeder@mote.org.