Marinarium Shark and Ray Experience
Discover the beauty of the underwater world as you snorkel and swim along the biggest coral reefs of Punta Cana, making friends with the giant sting rays and nurse sharks. Then its on to some natural pools where you can enjoy a beautiful cocktail as you relax in the water! With something for everyone, this family firendly excursion is a must do when visiting the Dominican Republic!
Take a gentle coastal cruise along the beaches of Bavaro to the Marinarium for your exciting underwater adventure. After an introduction to the native marine life, you'll receive snorkeling equipment and safety instructions from the Marinarium Park supervisors. Start by snorkeling with some of the friendlier creatures of the deep before taking the plunge and entering the domain of the sharks!
Enjoy an adrenaline packed swim with nurse sharks and sting rays as these fascinating creatures glide majestically below you. It's not often you'll get the opportunity to swim amongst the bigger creatures of the deep, so don't miss out on this chance!
Cruising back from the Marinarium you can take a bartending lessons on how to make cocktails. Or, simply sit back and enjoy the sun - cocktail in hand of course!
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8am Departure from Punta Cana
12:30pm Departure from Punta Cana
- Hotel pickup and drop off
- Catamaran cruise
- Use of snorkel equipment
- Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
- Professional guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Reviewed by: trulie g, May 2014
WOW! Totally loved this trip. Fantastic snorkeling on the reef first then into the Marinarium to snorkel with the nurse sharks and rays followed by a party in the ocean at a beautiful shallow area safely away from the reef. The staff were all great. Ecellent day out. It was totally fine to use your own camera apart from a staged picture oppertunity with a ray.
Reviewed by: Kelly E, January 2014
It was excellent! The views, the boat ride, the sting rays and sharks and the crew were all great!
I am not the best of swimmer so I wasn't too sure about getting off the boat with my family to adventure off to see the sting rays and sharks, but Jefferson (one of the staff) helped me the entire time. There were fish all around us and then when we entered the shark and sting ray area, it was amazing. They were right there in front of you. Then they help you hold one of the sting rays to take a picture. I didn't like that we couldn't use our own cameras, but of course I paid the $15 for the 4x6 picture! After snorkeling, we took a boat ride down the coast - gorgeous! Then we stopped at an area that was like party boat central. Everyone was in the water and had a great time. Then there was some dancing on the boat on the way back. The staff was great and I am so thankful that Jefferson helped me because it was definitely an experience! I would highly recommend this excursion.