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Ocean Adventures Stingray Bay Caribbean Festival
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: STINGRAY BAY CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL is a Once in a Lifetime Experience, proudly presented by Ocean Adventure Punta Cana:Admire the most amazing scenery of the coastline while sailing on our large double floor catamaran. Sail toward "Stingray Bay" and get an adrenaline shot by swimming with our nurse sharks at our private and exclusive floating aquarium. Also get up close with our stingrays, with the safest interaction program in the world. While you pet them you will learn interesting facts about these fascinating animals.Snorkel on the natural reef of Bavaro Punta Cana, where a vast variety of beautiful and colorful fish will give you the impression of swimming in an aquarium.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

I recently attended this excursion in Punta Cana with a friend for the ability to swim with sharks and interact with sting rays. However, it was so much more! The dancing was a major highlight just to add to getting a back massage from a sting ray, swimming with sharks, and snorkeling and feeding the fish. A must do in Punta Cana!

Thank Jsizzle87
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The boat itself is very nice. The entertainers/dancers are great, and the staff is very friendly! The bar doesn't open until after snorkeling (for good reasons) but beverages are available the whole time. They also serve sandwiches at the end. You have to leave your stuff on the boat when you go into the water (unless you have underwater cameras) The sailing time isn't long, and you go along the coast. The music is great!

Swimming with the sharks was a little disappointing - we did see a few, and they are big, but they swim away quickly and you do NOT get to go up close to them. There are pictures of people in advertisements holding the sharks - this does NOT happen, it is just swimming in an enclosed area above a few sharks, which you have to swim around for awhile to find.

The stingrays were pretty cool, and very big. They tell you a little bit about them, and then you get to touch them and take a picture (which you can buy at the end).

You then go snorkeling in the open water, which is nice but felt really quick. There are a lot of people on the boat, so the water felt pretty crowded, but it was still nice. I was with my family, including my mom who cannot swim. The lifeguards were great and took people who can't swim around the water with floats, getting things like starfish from the sea floor and bringing it up for people to see.

Overall this was a good excursion, and I would recommend it to anyone looking to get a bit closer to sea life!

Thank SnappleSpice
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

My friend and I were so happy we chose to do this! Hands down best time while here in beautiful punta cana (and we say this having had so many other amazing experiences here). The staff were fantastic and engaging! Sting ray back massage, swimming w sharks, dancing merengue, snorkeling = best ever!

Thank KarolinaKaz
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We did this excursion with our kiddos (age 10) and had a great day on the water. It wasn't a long ride for us (20 minutes), so that was a plus. The ride to the stingrays was on a pirate ship and a fun ride. The experience with the stingrays and sharks was great. Then we got to snorkel along a reef. The snorkeling was very crowded with all the people from the ship snorkeling together in groups led by a guide - I wish we had been spaced out a bit because we all kept running into each other. Other than that, a great day on the water.

Thank lbm5673
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

The overall experience was excellent. The staff were service oriented. The first stop with the Sting Rays and swimming with the shark. It was great for kids of all ages and adults. The amount of time at each stop was reasanable without being rushed. The last stop was snorkeling and that was a great experience. There were a substantial number of fish at the reef. The entertainment was also very good coupled with snacks, drinks, and sandwiches as part of the the overall price. Best family experience so far on our 2 week vacation.

Thank AlLee01
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