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Shark & Ray Encounter & Coral Garden Snorkel

Dance with the stingrays under the supervision of your guide before exploring the intricate coral formations and colorful tropical fish of the coral gardens. Your adventure begins as you glide across the lagoon aboard a covered lagoon cruiser. Once you’re past famous Motu Tapu, the captain will drop anchor on a shallow sandbank, a favorite haunt of several lithe gray stingrays. With your capable guide’s assistance, you will be able to touch these creatures as they swim an effortless ballet around you. Harmless black tip sharks are often seen in the lagoon as well, and there is a good chance for an encounter. Next, you will be ready to explore the unspoiled coral gardens by the barrier reef, where ideal conditions have encouraged maximum coral growth. Donning a mask and snorkel, enter water that is four to five feet deep and swim amid the marine life. Underwater sightings may include butterfly fish, groupers and hundreds of other rainbow-colored species.Notes: There are some stairs involved. Restrooms are not available while on the tour. Wear aqua shoes. Participants should be accustomed to wearing snorkel equipment and coping with occasional currents. While snorkel equipment is available (mask and snorkel provided), bring your own for maximum comfort. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. For your own safety and to preserve the environment, do not touch or step on the coral reef when snorkeling.
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Shark & Ray Encounter & Coral Garden Snorkel
Review 1 for Shark & Ray Encounter & Coral Garden Snorkel
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Don't be nervous, give this a try!

Date:July 6, 2014
CurlerRob
Location:Burlington, ON
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
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This was a really great way to see some of the rest of Bora Bora, in addition to the featured attractions. The rays are spectacular, and clearly understand that it's feeding time when the tourists arrive, and are anxious to do their part.
Contrary to popular belief, they can't sting (although their rough, barbed tails are their defense) - and they are extremely good at simply navigating around the people in the water. They feel like wet suede, and are very friendly.
The black tip sharks are small, and clearly more afraid of the people than we may be of them - they tend to hang back some distance.
If you're not a good swimmer, just take a life vest, and you won't have to worry about anything by observing the wildlife. I'd recommend investing in a disposable underwater camera (about $35) for this excursion - you'll get some extraordinary pictures.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Shark & Ray Encounter & Coral Garden Snorkel
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Rays, sharks & good snorkeling

Date:June 7, 2013
Ceebee
Location:Midwest
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Enjoyed this a lot and spent a good deal of time in the water. The stingrays and sharks were in shallow waters (no shark danger...they feed them well!), but later, you'll have some excellent snorkeling time in deeper stunning blue waters. Beautiful coral & fish.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Shark & Ray Encounter & Coral Garden Snorkel
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Great Excursion

Date:August 10, 2011
rainey208
Cruise Date Year:2010
Cruise Date Month:April
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I really enjoyed this. It was amazing to be in the water with the sting rays. The instructor was great explaining how to touch them. Not everyone got in with them or even snorkled but everyone had a great time. I am not a fit person but did great with this. If you plan to go out to the reef to snorkel you had to be a good swimmer - which I am not so I did not go, but the sting ray part really was fantastic and the black tip sharks - they didn't get right up to us though like the sting rays did
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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