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Shark Ray Alley

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cool experience. Totally worth it. The water was boiling with sharks and fish swirling about when the guide said to"jump in.". Total exhilaration.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JoysTastebud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing to be so close to the sharks. Great photo opportunity. Saw so much and learned even more. San Pedro has so much to offer. Amazing here! Wish I could stay!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nailsbydianne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 7 including 3 teenagers. This was the 2nd part of our snorkel tour. The guide, Chip, got us ready and started chiming the water. There were about 7 nurse sharks and a bunch of jacks. It was a frenzy for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank pjmcnulty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although my wife and I are certified scuba divers you don’t need to have any special skills to view the wildlife at Shark Ray Alley. A snorkeling outfit even without fins will allow you to see a large variety of marine creatures including but not...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ranjer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this as a part of Island Magic Tours, who are AWESOME. I took pics from our boat and then descended into the water with my snorkel gear. I was doing okay until a giant nurse shark swam directly under me. Coming from New...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rita C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty good experience. A little overcrowded by boats but that is just the area they allow you to be. Sharks will move from boat to boat as they chum the water. Experienced divers play somewhere else.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are continuously advised, not to pet the Sharks. They are not pets. So I didn't, and I can write about it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great snorkel spot with rays and nurse sharks. The sharks are conditioned to come to the boats and look for handouts bc they are fed at the site. Not exactly natural behavior but a good introduction. Mexico Rocks and Hol Chan Marine Reserve are great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank andrewgC3851ZM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shark Ray alley is a must do while in San Pedro. Once we arrived we were instructed to not disturb any of the marine life. The men on the boat then started to throw food in the water to bring all the marine life close....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richlewis953
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I thought I would be too afraid to enter the water and no desire to do so until I got there. It is so beautiful and the sharks and rays are fed chum and have no interest in humans. It was a wonderful experience to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 August 2018|
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Response from Larry R | Reviewed this property |
We did it through wite sands. The allowed and accomodated dour two scuba divers and two weenie snorkelers in one boat trip. As it turned out, we snorklers saw much more at hol chan then we met up at shark alley. This really... More
7 March 2018|
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Response from 864susanr | Reviewed this property |
Anyone with a boat could take you there, but probably easier just to go on a trip. People who own boats are probably tour operators anyway... Some of the operators feed the sharks too so they are more likely to come to the... More
11 February 2018|
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Response from Milly W | Reviewed this property |
You’re in deep water but the guide we had, had a life ring that you could hold onto. It allowed you to snorkel a little but have the security of the life ring near you.