A Unique Nurse Shark Interaction for All Ages
This encounter enables guests to interact with the nurse sharks in a one-on-one basis and safely handle the sharks as they swim in and around the tank
During this encounter, our professional Marine Biologists are constantly on-hand to assist with every aspect of your experience and, they will make sure you and your family has an outstanding experience!
Please note that this Encounter does not require our visitors to get in the water to interact with our friendly nurse sharks. This is a DRY encounter, so no need to wear a bathing suit! All members of the family can safely enjoy this Encounter from the comfort of our tank deck while touching and feeding the adult nurse sharks.
All members of the family will love the hands-on interaction of this exclusive shark encounter!
Requirements, scheduling, and more!
All members of the family are welcome!
Children under 5 must be accompanied by a participating parent or legal chaperone.
We can accommodate 20 people per timeslot engaging with the sharks one at a time.
You must be present in the facility 15 minutes prior to your Encounter start time to fill out a waiver. Want to save time? Click here to download the Big Shark Bay Liability Release Form prior to visiting our facilities.
Each Big Shark Bay Encounter lasts roughly 30 minutes.
Big Shark Bay Encounters run daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.