Book your personal professional photographer today!

Hoping to shine like a true Instagram sea star during your visit to the Aquarium? Looking to capture memorable engagement photos or searching for that unique date night idea? Let us take care of that! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is excited to launch an exclusive experience for guests to be photographed throughout our stunning Aquarium by one of our professional photographers. Your Premium Photo Experience will include stops at our vibrant Rainbow Reef, memorable Dangerous Lagoon, ethereal Planet Jellies, and more!

Daily at 8am and 6pm!

* Additional $25 fee + tax per person applies to all guests in the 8AM session(pre-operating hours)


  • Admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on the day of your experience
  • A two-hour tour taking the best photos of you in the best places
  • At least 30 edited photos delivered digitally 24 hours after your

    *We do not send out unedited or RAW files.


  • $300+HST for 2 guests (additional guests will need to purchase general admission tickets)
  • $25+HST additional fee for the 8AM session per guest (pre-operating hours)
  • $150+HST for an additional hour

*Prices do not include HST. Price is in Canadian dollars.


Please complete the group reservation form below.

Please note that reservations are based on a first come, first serve basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a reservation. We will follow up soon to confirm dates based on availability.

For more information, please contact

Your space is not confirmed until we have contacted you.

Request a Reservation

Please note that reservations are based on a first come, first serve basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a reservation. We will follow up soon to confirm dates based on availability.


Guest Count

Package Includes two guests. We do not recommend more than four guests in a two hour session

Booking Times

Please indicate which dates you will be available. Photo Tour slots may fill up quickly, we will do our best to accommodate your preferred date. Requests submitted less than 72 hours in advance may not be able to be accommodated.

*Please note that any special experience promotions or discounts are only valid for new bookings.


How many people can take part?

The tour is for two people.  Extra family members can be added.  For groups larger than a family of four we recommended adding additional time to the tour, so everyone has their chance to shine!

How many photos?

You will receive at least 30 edited shots.

When do I get them?

You will receive your photos digitally within 24 hours

What format do the photos come in?

Your photos will be delivered in the JPEG format.

What happens during the tour?

After meeting with your photographer, they will discuss with you the locations you will be visiting and what to expect.  They will then take you around the Aquarium to get those perfect shots in.  Once the photo portion is over feel free to stay at the Aquarium to see everything we have to offer!

Can I just show up?

Photo Tours do need to be booked in advance.  We cannot guarantee last minute bookings.

Is the photo tour accessible for those with disabilities?

Yes, the photo tour is fully accessible.  Please contact the Photo Port so we can meet your needs.

Can I get physical copies of some of my prints?

Unfortunately, we do not offer this service at the current time.

What do I need to bring for the experience?

The Aquarium has low light levels throughout so lighter coloured clothing can look better but it is not necessary.  The more important thing is to bring an enthusiastic attitude!

Is admission included?

The experience include admission for 2x guests.

Do you have an Annual Pass discount?

Yes, we do!  Annual Pass holders will receive a 20% discount.

Where do you meet?

Please go to the Guest Services counter to pick up your tickets and your Photographer will meet you in front of the television screens.

What is your cancellation policy?

3 days in advance, full refund. Less than 3 days, but more than 24 hours, 50% refund. Less than 24 hours notice, no refund.

What age do you have to be for the Photo Tour?

The experience is suitable for all ages, 13 years and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

Will we Share Your photos?

Our photographers take incredible pictures that we’d love to show off to our fans. You may opt out of this if you wish.

Can we extend the tour?

This may be possible depending on the Photographers schedule for the day.  Let them know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

What happens if we are running late?

Contact us as soon as you know you are running late, any time that has passed will be forfeit.  You may be able to extend the tour past the original time.  Additional fees apply.