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Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters

Snorkel with Stingrays and Shallow Water Experience

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  • Guided lagoon snorkel with stingrays for 30 minutes
  • 30 minute shallow water snorkel
  • Includes entry, wetsuit hire and souvenir socks
  • Shallow water experience food provided for the sharks and rays
  • Get up close and personal with friendly rays and sharks
  • Shallow water experience feeding and petting sharks and rays
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Visit Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters, a unique and immersive marine-life conversation centre located in Anna Bay, Port Stephens. Wade into the deep water lagoon to snorkel and swim with a variety of rays and stingrays as they glide around and below you.

Afterwards, you'll head over to the shallow waters for a friendly encounter with some rays and sharks where you'll get the opportunity to feed and pet them. With a focus on education, conservation and fun, you'll enjoy spending time with these amazing animals with knowledgeable staff leading fascinating talks and information sessions.


  • Entry to centre
  • 30-minute guided snorkel experience with the rays
  • Shallow water experience in both lagoons, with food provided for the sharks and rays
  • Wetsuit and snorkel hire, plus wear and keep souvenir socks
  • Experienced instructor


  • This experience is 2.5 hours in duration
  • Please allow two hours for the shallows encounter and 30 minutes for the snorkel


  • This experience is located at Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters at 2 Jessie Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316

What To Bring

  • Shoes must be worn except when inside the water
  • Swimwear is not needed for the shallows encounter, shorts or skirts (or pants you can roll up) are recommended
  • Wetsuits are provided for the snorkel
  • Please wear swimwear under the wetsuit

Terms And Conditions

  • Participants must be aged over 12 years
  • Participants must be able to swim

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 24 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • You must reschedule at least 24 hours in advance of your booking. Please contact the experience provider directly to reschedule
  • Maximum of 10 participants per session
  • Spectators are permitted from the edges but must not enter the water while the experience is taking place
  • This experience operates in all weather conditions. The outdoor lagoon will only be evacuated during electrical storms
  • This experience is wheelchair accessible. Entry into the shallow water is possible with assistance
During winter hours, the quietest times to visit are on weekdays or prior to 12pm or after 2pm. During summer hours, the quietest times to visit are prior to 10am or after 3pm.
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