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Ocean World Sea Lion and Shark Encounter

Puerto Plata


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Would you like to swim with sharks? How about kiss a sea lion? You can do both with this exclusive two-for-one package. Not only will you come face to face with sharks and sea lions, you can explore Puerto Plata's Ocean World aquatic adventure park. Experience a shark encounter, watch dolphins play, feed tropical birds, hike through a rainforest and lounge on a private beach.
  • Travel to Ocean World, home to a tropical reef aquarium, a rainforest, and bird habitats
  • Shake 'hands' with a sea lion, which can weigh up to 700 pounds
  • See a funny about of sharks at a special show and encounter with them
  • Activity duration: 60 minutes, in water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included


Sharks and Sea Lions! What a Combo!

Begin your shark encounter day with roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Puerto Plata. While at Ocean World, your first encounter includes a 30-minute program with sharks. You will interact safely with these creatures, led by well-trained staff who will allow you to feed, touch and get into the water with real sharks. Then you get another 30 minutes in the presence of a fun-loving sea lion, also having a chance to hug and kiss this magnificent mammal. Take a camera to capture the memories!

Spend a Day at an Aquatic Park

Your day pass to Ocean World includes snorkeling in the tropical reef aquarium; marine life shows with dolphins, sea lions, sharks and tropical birds; swimming in the Pirates Pool or Dolphin Beach; and lunch at Poseidon Restaurant. The park is open Tuesdays through Sundays, and you will find Wi-Fi and kid-friendly amenities to make your full day enjoyable.

Note: There is a $10 USD surcharge per person for transportation to/from hotels in Cabarete and Bahia Principe San Juan resort.


  • Park admission (day pass)
  • Snorkeling in tropical reef aquarium
  • Exhibits
  • Dolphin, shark, sea lion and bird shows
  • 30 minutes Sea Lion Encounter
  • 30 minutes Sharks Encounter & Swim

Practical Information

For the Shark and Sea Lion encounters please take into consideration that:
  • No jewelry allowed on ears, arms, neck or fingers
  • No glasses or cameras are allowed on the water
  • All children under 11 years all must be accompanied by an adult

Note: There is a $10 USD surcharge per person for transportation to/from hotels in Cabarete and Bahia Principe San Juan resort.

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Plata
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 60 min (in water)
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 2 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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