$9.99 Zone One
(Valid on orders over $100
Under $100 normal shipping rate below is applied)
We employ only the finest packing and shipping methods available so your order arrives in the safest and most timely manner possible. We personally deliver our orders to UPS to lessen any additional handling.
$44.99 Flat Rate Shipping:
All livestock orders are shipped at a flat rate of $44.99 for Priority Overnight shipping.
There is a $16 fee for Saturday delivery.
All shipping fees are per box.   In the rare event that your shipment requires more than one box, you will be notified before the shipment goes out.
Due to the higher cost of shipping orders to Alaska we will have to apply a surcharge depending on the total cost of shipping. Please contact us for the exact amount. Sorry, we do not ship to Hawaii or Puerto Rico.
Saturday delivery is available in many areas, but not all.   Please contact us and we can find out if Saturday delivery is available in your area. Please be aware that UPS/FedEx charges $16 extra for Saturday delivery. Please call us for further details, 877-887-5224.
Shipping on Live Rock:
For 'shipping included' live rock, the shipping fee is included in the price of the rock.   If the rock is included in a mixed order with other items or livestock, the other items will ship separately from the rock and you will still pay regular shipping on the other items.   For rock orders where shipping is not included in the price, you will be charged at our actual cost to ship the rock to you.   Contact us for a quote.
$19.99 Shipping Rate For Zone 1 Customers:
For customers within UPS shipping Zone 1 of our Maryland location you can have your livestock order shipped via UPS Ground service for a fee of ONLY $19.99.   This applies to orders shipped Monday through Thursday for delivery Tuesday through Friday.   Saturday delivery is not available with $19.99 Ground shipping.
UPS guarantees 1 day delivery within this zone, but can not guarantee delivery by a specific time of day. For our live arrival guarantee to remain in effect on Ground shipments, your order must be Held for Pickup at a UPS Customer Center and picked up from that center before 12 noon.  Most Customer Centers open by 9AM for pickup. If you select a location that does not open before noon we will advise you and ask that you pick another location.   Zone 1 includes all of Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey, and parts of New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia -PLEASE call us for details, 877-887-5224.
Zone 1 shipping is not recommended during the 2 weeks prior to Christmas, as UPS drops their 1 Day Zone 1 Ground guarantee during this time.
We strongly recommend that you have your package held for your pick up at the local UPS center rather than delivered to your home. This greatly reduces the stress to your animals, lessening temperature abuse and rough handling. Acropora corals are especially sensitive to shipping stresses, we strongly recommend that when you order these corals that you have the package held for pick up at the local UPS facility. We will gladly locate and advise you of the closest UPS facility. You may pick up held packages after 9AM at most UPS locations, and all Hold for Pickup shipments must be picked up by 12 noon for our live arrival guarantee to remain in effect.
Dry goods  other than small items combined with a livestock order are shipped UPS Ground Service and charged at actual cost for shipping. Small dry good orders such as glue, T-shirts, etc. can be added to the box and shipped with your livestock order at no additional cost.
Please read our Guarantee Policy Page for information on our guarantee.