A Unique Nurse Shark Interaction for All Ages
This Marathon, Florida shark feeding 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 Marathon shark feeding experience and, they will make sure you and your family has an outstanding experience!
Please note that this Encounter at our Florida marine park attraction 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 feeding encounter at our Marathon aquarium!
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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 15 people per timeslot engaging with the sharks one at a time.
You must be present and checked in inside our Florida marine park 15 minutes prior to your Encounter start time. We require a waiver to be filled out before your encounter as well. Want to save time at check in? Click here to download the Big Shark Bay Liability Release Form prior to visiting our facilities.
Each Big Shark Bay Encounter lasts roughly 20 minutes.
Big Shark Bay Encounters run daily at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.