Shark Ray Alley
Shark Ray Alley
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  • roermobl
    Hampshire, United Kingdom97 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible experience
    An incredible experience! You're in the water with the sharks, rays and fish swimming around you within touching distance (although obviously you shouldn't pet them). It was a real highlight of our holiday, so much so that we went a second time! I'd recommend going with a small group or on a private tour, and there were fewer boats there at the weekend. Apparently fishermen used to clean their catch here, then when it became a reserve the tour guides carried on feeding the sharks/rays a few little scraps to encourage them to come over to the boats. I doubt the animals are dependent on these snacks and I did see some of them exhibiting natural scavenging behaviours.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2024
  • Sal D
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snorkeling and scuba
    Lots of sting rays, nursing sharks. It was amazing to see everything. Warm water, good visibility. It was very windy this day so definitely a lot of work swimming but still recommend
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 March 2024
  • Kim K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sharks, close enough to touch. But don’t touch!
    If you want to get up and close to sharks this is the place to be. The staff was very knowledgeable and how the starts work and wet things to do and what not to do so they educate us on their feeding and what they required to stay safe. I felt very safe with them very close to me. initially you want to think it’s too dangerous, but then you start seeing how much they’re interested in the food they were feeding them chum that they were not interested in humans at all. It was an awesome experience.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 April 2024
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Kim K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
If you want to get up and close to sharks this is the place to be. The staff was very knowledgeable and how the starts work and wet things to do and what not to do so they educate us on their feeding and what they required to stay safe. I felt very safe with them very close to me. initially you want to think it’s too dangerous, but then you start seeing how much they’re interested in the food they were feeding them chum that they were not interested in humans at all. It was an awesome experience.
Written 6 April 2024
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Brad
Albuquerque, NM383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
It’s a 30 minute stop, usually accompanied by Hol Chan Reserve. Nurse sharks are all over the place and up close and personal. Highlight of our trip.
Written 1 April 2024
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Sal D
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lots of sting rays, nursing sharks. It was amazing to see everything. Warm water, good visibility. It was very windy this day so definitely a lot of work swimming but still recommend
Written 30 March 2024
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Seat2A
Washington, DC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
It's a tourist boat that chums the water - but it guaranteed the "sharknado" and was so so much fun for the kids. Our operator - Island Dream Tours - was absolutely top notch.
Written 28 March 2024
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subnivean
Kelowna, Canada158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Snorkelled here as part of our tour with Reef Adventures. Super awesome, especially if you’ve never seen or even swam up close to a nurse shark. They throw food over board so you get to see a swarm of fish and a couple of sharks clambering over each other to eat. Totally harmless and awesome to watch.

I had watched another lady in the boat use her iPhone in the water which she said wasn’t a problem, so I tried it and got to video some of the action and take great pictures.
Written 27 March 2024
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roermobl
Hampshire, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An incredible experience! You're in the water with the sharks, rays and fish swimming around you within touching distance (although obviously you shouldn't pet them). It was a real highlight of our holiday, so much so that we went a second time!
I'd recommend going with a small group or on a private tour, and there were fewer boats there at the weekend.
Apparently fishermen used to clean their catch here, then when it became a reserve the tour guides carried on feeding the sharks/rays a few little scraps to encourage them to come over to the boats. I doubt the animals are dependent on these snacks and I did see some of them exhibiting natural scavenging behaviours.
Written 16 March 2024
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RichVW
Independence, Oregon, USA200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Plenty of sharks, but far from natural (attracted by feeding). Way too many people in too small of a space. But fun and beautiful so it deserves 4 stars.
Written 16 February 2024
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Scott G
New York City, NY77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Lots of rays and nurse sharks. Really nice snorkeling! We primarily did scuba diving in San Pedro but also love to snorkel and have heard a lot about Shark Ray Alley. We were not disappointed. This is especially good for families who are not divers, families where not all families are divers, and even divers who just need a more casual day on the water. We really enjoyed it.
Written 30 December 2023
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Jrtm2014
Seattle, WA296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
This such a fun experience...nurse sharks galore. The cows of the sea. They are fun to see up close. They are so many of them and make for a memorable experience.
Written 27 December 2023
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Lori D
Plano, TX7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Business
This was the first time I had been to Shark Ray Alley! Wow, the nurse sharks were amazing! Our wonderful guide, Horace and his grandson, Jr. took our group of 8 for the day and Shark Alley was one of the stops! These nurse sharks surrounded the back of the catamaran (Felicity -great people by the way) while being fed and we saw I do not know how many of them, but it was a whole lot! And you can even jump in and swim with them! I did not, but 2 of our friends did and said it was amazing! I would definitely recommend!
Written 22 December 2023
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