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Shark Ray Alley

Address: Ambergris Caye, Belize
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Type: Reefs, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Snorkeling
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Type: Reefs, Landmarks & points of interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Snorkeling
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Mexico City, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Shark Ray Alley is a popular venue. You need to take a boar tour to ride out to the nearby reef. You can buy a ticket for a group tour as well as hire a personal tour. Group tours are fine. You can do this both from Caye Caulker as well as from Ambegris Caye (San Pedro). Be sure to... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Shark Ray Alley was the second stop of our snorkelling tour. The day was beautiful and sunny with calm waters. Our guide told us the history of Shark Ray Alley explaining why they chum the waters to attract the Sharks and sting rays. It was amazing to have so many sharks surrounding you. Admittedly, I was a little scared so... More 

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Pearland, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

What a great time. Take an underwater camera such as a GoPro with you. The footage was amazing. You wont regret it.

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Scottsdale
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149 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

As soon as we had tied to the mooring buoy our boat driver dropped some fish into the water and about twenty nurse sharks came in a feeding frenzy. We threw all sanity to the wind and swam right into the midst of this but the Sharks had no interest in us. We were able to touch a few but... More 

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Boston
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

...but i'm so glad that I did! Make sure you get in the water right away, because once the chum is gone the nurse sharks slither off into the murky deep, making their way to other boats. I thought I was going to chicken-out, but honestly once you get in and go underwater and can see them clearly and hear... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Awsome, just awsome! I've snorkled in many places on this planet, but this was definetely the best experience so far. Amazing!

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Delhi, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was my first time on a cruise and I picked this excursion hoping it would be amazing and it truly was. There is no need to be nervous or scared when thinking of doing this because you are safe. The guides are very helpful, friendly, and they make you feel like family. The guides were also very knowledgeable and... More 

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delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Spent an incredible day snorkeling the reef. The life under the water is a must see. We swam with turltes, sharks and rays. The water was crystal clear.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

kind of neat to get in the water with a bunch of sharks and rays during a feeding frenzy.the sharks are nurse sharks and are not dangerous.the boat operators feed the sharks.the sharks are so used to it that they surround the boat as soon as you stop and anchor.as soon as the feeding starts you get into the water... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We originally looked at coming here and changed our mind after finding out the sharks and stingrays were manhandled by tourists, feeding them doesn't exactly conserve the marine environment.... then our dive boat stopped here between dives. I had my wetsuit still on so jumped right in. It was pretty damn awesome to be surrounded by sharks and stingrays but... More 

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