Have you found your one and only fish in the sea?

Let Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium help you pop the question!

Exhibit Experience – $150

Proposal experience in front of a Mote Aquarium exhibit of your choice
Our animal and marine science exhibits offer up-close, all-in amazement and will be a unique backdrop for your special moment. From our open water Shark Zone exhibit to our otters, stingrays, reef animals, sea turtles, manatees and more, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium can help make your special moment even more magical! For a full list of exhibits, click here.

Price Includes:

  • Coordination with Mote Staff
  • Admission for 2 (Value of $48)
  • Customizable Keepsake Sign

Add Ons:

  • Photography of your special moment (subject to staff availability) – $100 add on
  • Refreshments – charcuterie plate & 2 glasses of champagne – $50 add on

Buried Treasure – $250

Proposal in Contact Cove (touch exhibit)
The sea stars won’t be the only reason your partner sees stars when you propose to them with the ring submerged in our touch exhibit, Contact Cove. Aquarium staff will collaborate with you to ensure that you and your partner arrive at Contact Cove to discover your ring—like sunken treasure! Adjacent shark exhibits also act as a great backdrop for you and your new fiancé!

Price Includes:

  • Coordination with Mote Staff
  • Admission for 2 (Value of $48)
  • Customizable Keepsake Sign

Add Ons:

  • Photography of your special moment (subject to staff availability) – $100 add on
  • Refreshments – charcuterie plate & 2 glasses of champagne – $50 add on

Dive Packages – $500 to $750

Diver proposal in Bonnethead Exhibit or Shark Zone Exhibit
Surprise your partner with an underwater proposal! A diver will appear in one of our stunning shark exhibits and reveal a custom sign provided by Mote that reads what your heart desires. This creative, unexpected, and thoughtful proposal is sure to make your big moment memorable.

Availability: 

Divers are available for a 45-minute session. Exact times are subject to staffing. Please let us know an ideal window of time and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday: 10am-5pm
Monday, Wednesday, or Friday: 1pm-5pm

Price Includes:

  • Shark Zone Exhibit: $750 | Bonnethead Exhibit: $500
  • Coordination with Mote Staff & Dive Team
  • Admission for 2 (Value of $48)
  • Customizable Keepsake Sign

Add Ons:

  • Photography of your special moment (subject to staff availability) – $100 add on
  • Refreshments – charcuterie plate & 2 glasses of champagne – $50 add on

At Mote, your wedding celebration will truly sparkle amid our beautiful waterfront vistas and our Aquarium’s vibrant displays of marine life.

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