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Experience the thrill of swimming with a school of nurse sharks during this incredible Ocean World encounter. You’ll be provided with masks and snorkels to insure an up-close look (and even some hands-on touching!) of these remarkable underwater beasts. These fearsome-looking sharks are actually friendly, so your safety is ensured on this memorable excursion. 

Highlights

  • Encounter with nurse sharks
  • Up-close opportunity to touch, feed and play with the animals
  • Snorkeling adventure
  • Professional trainers
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

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What You Can Expect

Shark Encounter at Ocean World

An experience like no other!

If you’ve dreamed of swimming alongside ocean predators this Shark Encounter at Ocean World is just for you! Experience the thrill of swimming alongside one of the most fascinating marine creatures—the nurse shark—at the only park on earth to offer this unique encounter. Hold, touch, feed and float with these underwater animals under the close supervision of trained staff. These magnificent creatures—some as long as 7-feet!—will impress you with their sandpaper-like skin and ease around humans. It’s a rare opportunity to meet nature on its own terms and sure to be an awe-inspiring experience.

The truly inspired can opt to combine the nurse shark encounter with a dolphin swim for a full day of underwater excitement. The most popular program at Ocean World, the dolphin swim puts you right up close to these playful marine mammals. Spend 30 minutes swimming, hugging, feeding and petting these incredible animlas and finish with a dorsal fin tow.

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Itinerary

Park Schedule (subject to change)

  • 9:30am - 5:30pm: Caribbean Snorkel Reef, and the Love Bird Encounter Tropical Bird Sanctuary, all run continually throughout the day
  • 9:30am: Stingray Encounter; Sea Lion Encounter
  • 10:00am: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 11:00am: Sea Lion Show; Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 11:30am: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 12:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 12:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 1:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter
  • 1:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 2:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 2:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 3:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Sea Lion Show
  • 3:30pm: Sea Lion Encounter
  • 4:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter; Stingray Encounter
  • 4:30pm: Shark Feeding Show and Encounter
  • 5:00pm: Dolphin Swim and Encounter

Customer Reviews

Janelle M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2012

This was a once in a lifetime experience. Well worth the money and a shuttle picked us up at the lobby of our hotel, dropped us off at the front of ocean world, and returned us the same way. Everyone was extremely friendly and we even paid $60 to upgrade. On top of that, our pictures and DVD were delivered to our hotel the following day. Would definitely do it again.

James W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2011

An absolutely incredible experience. The Stingrays were surprisingly forceful creatures, yet jelly like and elegant. Be warned, you may end up being part of the shark show, but it is an enjoyable experience. I would do it again. Worth every penny!

Jaki G United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

The whole experience from booking to the actual experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend the trip to anyone visiting the north Dominican Republic. It was one of the best days of our lives.

Liezel V

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

It sure was fun. Had a good time with the sharks and sting rays. I like the animal shows too..

Fiona C United Kingdom

4 star rating: Recommended January 2010

A totally different experience!

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