Go beyond the glass to get hands-on during a once-in-a-lifetime encounter with our animals! Get up close and more interactive than you ever imagined as we invite you to snorkel with the largest collection of sharks on the East Coast, hand-feed massive sea turtles, or participate in a special training exercise with our adorable penguins.

Contact Group Sales at 800-616-JAWS (5297) to insure availability.
Gift Guide Shark and Ray Encounters

Shark & Ray In-Water Encounter

Have you ever looked a shark in the eye – with no glass barrier in between? Put on a wetsuit and test the waters in Shark Realm. Snorkel and come within inches of sandbar and sand tiger sharks. Then swim and feed dozens of playful stingrays, all in one visit!

Gold Members receive a one time only 20% discount for an encounter. After use of the 20% off discount, Gold Members will receive the 10% off discount.


*Price does not include 6.625% NJ sales tax and online fees


Price: $185 per person ($167 for Members)

What You Get:

  • Shark & Ray Encounter experience
  • General Admission to the aquarium
  • Free parking for 1 car per paid participant
  • Souvenir t-shirt
  • Souvenir snorkel and mask (All gear except bathing suits, towels, water shoes and toiletries will be provided.)

Estimated length of full experience: 1 hour 45 minutes (including approximately 45 minutes in the water)

Ages: Open to ages 12 and up (proof of age required, ages 12-18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian)


Buy an Encounter Voucher

Buy an Encounter Voucher


Call 800-616-JAWS (5297)
to Book

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