Get up close and very personal with the Aquarium’s largest exhibit and its biggest predators with the new Shark Keeper Program! Each participant will prepare to feed the sharks and other fishes in the 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Exhibit. Then, they’ll get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to pole feed our sand tiger sharks! Participants also experience a tour of other behind-the-scenes animal care work areas and take home a real-life shark tooth.
Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Session: 3:40pm Length: 60 minutes
Please note: This program is on hiatus from September through December – it is shark mating season and the sharks eating habits diminish during this time.
All participants must be 16+. Each participant must complete a waiver.
$50.00, plus Admission (Members: $45.00). Space is currently limited to three participants per scheduled session.
Phone: 631.208.9200, ext. 426
Guests with Special Needs:
Long Island Aquarium makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs. Please be aware that to participate in this program, guests must be able to navigate the animal habitat spaces with minimal assistance, and must be able to understand and take direction in English from staff members. To ensure the best experience, please contact the Call Center at 631.208.9200, ext. 426 to discuss your individual needs and to reserve your encounter.
To change your reservation, please contact the Reservations Team at 631.208.9200, ext. 426.
Want to know what a stingray or shark feels like? Ray Bay exhibit at Long Island Aquarium is the place to find out! You can touch southern stingrays (Dasyatis americana), cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) and Atlantic stingrays (Dasyatis sabina)! For a small fee, you can even feed these large, beautiful animals. But hurry in to feed the rays soon as their food portioned out and there is a limit to how much they can eat each day!
Ray Bay is also home to white-spotted bamboo sharks (Chiloscyllium plagiosum), slender bottom-dwellers that live in the Pacific Ocean from Japan to Indonesia, and Thailand to India. Make sure to check out the sting rays as soon as you come in.
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Immerse yourself in the adventure of a lifetime! Our Shark Dive puts you inside a cage – right in the middle of circling sharks and an array of fish that cannot be found together anywhere on Earth.
An extreme adventure like no other, Shark Dive is an experience that puts you nose-to-nose with some of the ocean’s top predators inside our 120,000-gallon Lost City of Atlantis Shark Exhibit. No diving certification is necessary, and a trained Shark Dive Instructor accompanies all participants (must be 12 or older; ages 12-17 must be accompanied by parent/guardian).
Please note that all participants must sign and return a Liability Waiver prior to their dive.
Shark Dive participants are provided with everything necessary for their dive, including wetsuit, scuba gear, and an underwater mask that allows normal breathing and underwater communications.
Each Shark Dive adventure consists of an educational program about sharks, including a guided tour of their habitats, a lesson and safety briefing, and the dive itself.
There’s no better – or safer – way to experience the captivating allure of sharks than with our Shark Dive.
Thursday through Monday: 11:00am
Members: $175.00 plus tax (Aquarium Admission is included with a membership)
Non-Members: $195.00 (Aquarium Admission MUST be purchased with Adventure) plus tax
72-hour cancellation, within 72 hours, no refund – Aquarium credit only. Reservations required by calling 631.208.9200, ext. 426, or in person.
If you have an existing medical condition, you must also sign a Medical Release that we will email to you after you make your reservation. Please complete and sign your portion, and have your physician do the same. You must bring this completed form with you on the day of your dive.
If you have any questions or would like to speak with a representative about a Shark Dive, please call 631.208.9200, ext. 426.