1. bring your own water shoes, they will loan you some but yours are better
2. they will sell you a set of photos for $40 on CD, worth it
3. Bring a change of clothes
4. The beach area is tiny, not a beach trip
This is the perfect excursion. We booked it as a replacement for a snorkeling adventure that got cancelled and I couldn't be happier we did.
It was reasonably priced at $59 on the Carnival Dream, was 5 minutes from the ship, and required no boat ride.
I love snorkeling, but my partner in crime gets seasick. This let me not only share my love of snorkeling with her in a safe, from the shore environment, but was an epic stingray filled adventure.
Unlike dolphin parks which have a million different options and sometimes questionable animal treatment, this eco-park was clearly filled with folks who loved stingrays and were breeding them to return to the wild.
We fed rays, pet rays, took pictures with rays, and snorkeled on a reef they built, and saw, you guessed it, rays.
It also included a soda, and some hermit crab racing (winning 4th place earned me a shot of tequila, thanks Mr. Crabby!)
Long story short, if your party can walk this is an amazing time and surprisingly educational. Note, you will be in a group of about 20.
Big shout out to Pedro who really went the extra mile.