Shark and Stingray Encounters at Ocean World Puerto Plata


From £44.00
Location: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Rating: based on 3 reviews

Beginning with a visit to a warm sandy pool, where a dozen or more gentle stingrays sweep the bottom with their velvety wings, you will glide across the surface of the pool with a mask and snorkel. Reach out and touch the backs of these friendly sea creatures! These gentle creatures no longer have their stingers, so you’re perfectly safe to swim and enjoy the sensation of their graceful bodies moving around you.


  • Round tour bus transfers (surcharges apply for some hotels)
  • 30 minute Shark and Stingray Encounter Program
  • Dolphin Swim (if Combo option is selected at time of booking)
  • Snorkelling in Tropical Reef Aquarium
  • Snorkelling Equipment
  • Swimming in Tiger Grotto
  • Sea Lion Shows (twice per day)
  • Rainforest and Bird Exhibits
  • Observation of all Dolphin and Sea Lion Interactive Programs
  • Use of Dolphin Beach (beach lounge chairs included)
  • Use of the Aquaglide water playground
  • Local Taxes

Ever dreamt of getting up close with an ocean predator? Book a Shark and Stingray Encounter today to experience what very few people are unfortunate enough to encounter in the wild! This tour is something only few people get to experience!

Of all marine creatures, none is more fascinating than the shark! Ocean World is the only marine park in the world to offer guests the chance to hold, to touch and to explore the deep sea secrets of the nurse shark. Under the close supervision of trained staff members, you will touch, hold, feed and ultimately swim with a small school of adult nurse sharks. These magnificent creatures, some as long as 7ft, will amaze you with their sandpapery skin, their fearsome teeth and their relaxed attitude towards humans, giving you an understanding and an appreciation of this beautiful and awe-inspiring creature that very few people will ever share! This is truly the adventure of a lifetime and a rare opportunity to meet nature on its own breathtaking terms.

Combine with a Dolphin Swim Program

Dolphin Swim: The Dolphin Swim is the most popular program at Ocean World, it ultimately gives you the chance to experience a truly personal encounter with the dolphins. For 30 minutes you will spend some special moments in the water with the dolphins, sharing a kiss, hugging, dancing, feeding, petting and swimming. A ‘human hurdle’ and a spectacular dorsal fin tow will finish off the program!
Admission is included when you book this interaction program.

Special Offer! – Travel by November 30, 2011 and you’ll save 5% on the shark, stingray and dolphin swim combo! – Book Now!


Departure Point: Tour departs from most Puerto Plata, Playa Dorada, Cofresi and Maimon hotels. A surcharge is charged for passengers transferring from Sosua, Cabarette, Rio San Juan, Bahia Principe, Playa Grande and Luperon (payable direct and only available on certain days).

Departure Time: Stingray Encounters operate at the following times: 9:30am / 12:00pm / 2:00pm / 4:00pm

Shark Encounters operate at the following times: 10:00am / 12:30pm / 2:30pm / 4:30pm

For additional information and bookings GO HERE!

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!

Reviewed by: James W



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