• Location: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 106.00 View price calendar

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Experience the natural beauty of one of Punta Cana’s largest coral reefs during this Marinarium Shark and Ray experience.  Navigate the underwater world and get an up close look at tropical marine life before making your way to a natural pool and relaxing with a strong cocktail in hand. This family-friendly excursion is perfect for every traveler looking to enjoy the best of Dominican Republic. 


  • Trip to the Marinarium from Punta Cana or Bayahibe
  • Swim with sting rays and nurse sharks
  • Scenic cruise with stunning views of the coral reefs
  • Professional instructors
  • Cocktails and refreshments
  • Hotel pickup and dropoff

What You Can Expect

Marinarium Shark and Ray Experience


Enjoy the luxury of an ocean cruise as you make your way to the shores of Bavaro and the Marinarium. Your exciting Marinarium shark and ray experience kicks off with snorkeling instruction and equipment distribution. Then you’re free to take to the clear blue waters where you’ll find tropical fish, massive stingrays and nurse sharks.

This excursion is the perfect chance to witness some of Mother Nature’s most impressive underwater animals, so it’s not to be missed! After a day in the waters hop back on your ship for a cocktail lesson from your bartenders. Or relax on deck with a cocktail in hand and soak up the sun as you make your way back to shore.

Customer Reviews

Leeshe G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This tour was amazing!

Marie T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I was a little scared during this excursion but my husband loved it. The guides were great and made the tour fun.

Patricia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fantastic day! I would recommend this - not for smaller children. A lot of swimming and activity. The crew was fabulous friendly and very up beat! The boat was spotless and the crew constantly mopped the floors and kept everything immaculate. There was a photographer on board - were able to view and buy pictures after if you wanted to. Fresh sandwiches were served along with drinks no alcohol until after snorkeling.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

My wife and I did this excursion on our honeymoon and we had a fantastic time! The whole trip was a lot of fun from the drinks and music on the boat ride to the snorkeling and sharks and sting rays. One crew member stood out to us, Andre. He was always helpful and even took many good pictures of us apart from the crowd. We had a blast and would definitely recommend this trip!

Max G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a really awesome experience! I'd probably not recommend it for kids just because it is more of a booze cruise. Everyone was super nice and friendly

Tracy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

What a blast! Lots of fun on the boat and a very thrilling snorkeling experience.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

My husband and I had a WONDERFUL time on this excursion. The water is beautifully clear!! We got LOADS of underwater pictures with our camera...The staff were genuinely friendly and made sure we all had a great time. We bought the CD package and LOVED it!!! WOULD DEFINITELY ENCOURAGE ANYONE TO GO!!

trulie g

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

Kelly E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2013

We did this during our honeymoon and it was our favorite tour. It wasn't too long or too short, we had great weather so we were able to snorkel and swim for a long time. We also were lucky enough to get paired with a fantastic tour guide - while everyone else lined up to hold a sting ray we stayed back and got to pet the sharks and rays with the guide. He took charge of our underwater camera and got a ton of great photos for us too! After the crowd started heading back to the boat he let us feed the fish and extend our snorkeling time. The entire staff was friendly and kept the drinks flowing, but the personal attention we received from him truly made this tour great. We also got our first taste of coco loco on this tour. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone looking to have a unique snorkeling experience and likes to have a good time, probably not the best excursion for children since it is a party atmosphere. I would also recommend making friends with your guide, you'll get a much better experience if you do! Oh, we also purchased their picture cd and it so-so, but we got better photos on our own camera thanks to the guide. We did not purchase the sting ray picture - it was $15 for ONE photo - didn't seem worth it to us. (disclaimer - the tour company does not encourage or condone what our guide let us do and our experience is not typical... however, if you are an experienced swimmer and befriend your guide you might get the little extra... don't forget to tip generously, guides can get in trouble for those sort of things!!!)

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