Shark Encounter
& Swim


Get up close and personal with nurse sharks in the Shark Encounter & Snorkeling Tour at Ocean World.

Expert trainers guide you while you encounter and have an opportunity to feed these amazing creatures. Watch your trainer guide the sharks throughout their habitat and feel the weight as you pet a shark in your lap.

This is a thrilling experience as you snorkel in the shark habitat under the guidance of your trainer. Observe the sharks glide along the bottom of the tank and take in the vibrant colorful sea life of the surroundings.


- 20 minutes Sharks Encounter & Snorkeling

- Round-trip transportation from hotels in Puerto Plata

- Park admission and Day Pass activities

- Snorkeling in the Tropical Reef Aquarium

- Rainforest & Aviaries

- Usage of Dolphin Beach Lagoon (lounge chairs are included)

- Lunch

- Dolphins Show

- Sea Lions Show

- Birds Show

What to bring:

- Swimsuit

- Comfortable shoes

- Water shoes

- Towels

- Cash or credit card for additional purchases 

Recomendaciones y Notas

1.    A lifejacket provided by Ocean World is required to participate in the program.

2.    All guests must, at a minimum, be at least 10 years old, of sound mind, and in good health.

3.    Guests between the ages of 10-17 years shall be accompanied at all times by a ticketed adult parent/guardian that is also participating in the tour (the parent/guardian shall be at least 18 years of age).

4.    All guests must have the physical fitness and ability (at Ocean World’s sole and absolute discretion) to successfully ascend and descend ladders, to access the platform.

5.    Pregnant women, guests with open cuts or wounds on their bodies, and/or guests who are menstruating, are strictly prohibited from participating in the tour.

6.    Drones, scuba equipment, and/or metal detectors, as well as outside food or drinks, are strictly prohibited in Ocean World.

You may NOT bring personal cameras, cell phones, GoPros, or other electronic devices onto the platform during the tour.

Note: Ocean World S.R.L., dba as Ocean World reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to refuse service to any Tour guest for whatever reason (including failure to comply with any of the requirements above), whether or not they previously purchased a ticket. Those persons who are refused service on the Tour will be reimbursed 30% for their purchased tickets.

Signed Waiver required:

All guests MUST complete and sign a WAIVER before checking in for the Tour which includes, but is not limited to, statements that: (a) the guest does not suffer from any medical conditions that may prevent them from participating in the Tour, and (b) the guest enters Ocean World premises and participates in the Tour at their own risk.

Note: parents of legal guardians must complete a signed WAIVER for minors to participate in the tour.

However, the tour does NOT include: 

Our professional photo & video staff will capture your interaction with the sharks, which can be digitally sent to you after your tour for an additional fee. Be sure to stop at the Photo Lab to order your once-in-a-lifetime experience before you leave Ocean World. 

Cancellation and refunds: 

Note: the tour goes on, rain or sunshine, unless Ocean World cancels the excursion, in which case there will be a full refund.

Special Needs/Accessibility: 

·       If you or a member of your party has special needs or any disability, please contact us in advance of booking any tour with Ocean World, to determine whether this tour is suitable for you or whether we can accommodate you. 

·       Guests using wheelchairs, scooters, or other equipment to assist with mobility, must contact our Reservations Department ahead of a tour so our team can ensure whether it can accommodate you. Please contact our team by email at

Drinks not included with buffet lunch 

Photos or Video of your interaction (can be separately purchased)

No refunds for cancellations less than 24 hours before the tour.

No refunds for guests who voluntarily decide to skip the program or who violate company policy.

Adults: 13 + years old
US$ 110
Children: 06 - 12 years old
US$ 110