stingray experience

Are you ready to get up close and personal with a Stingray?

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is proud to offer a one of a kind experience for guests to be in Ray Bay with our cownose, southern, spotted eagle rays, and roughtail stingrays.

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  • Admission to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada on the day of your experience
  • A Behind the Scenes Tour
  • An in-water experience in Ray Bay
  • A souvenir backpack and towel
  • Photos of your experience on a souvenir USB flash drive


  • $99 per person (until June 26, and Sept 8-Dec 31)
  • $120 per adult and $110 per child (Peak Season – June 27 to September 7)
  • Those 13 years and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • $25 additional fee per person for those participating in the 3pm session

*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.

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Your space is not confirmed until we have contacted you.


When does the Stingray Experience happen?

The Stingray Experience will happen at scheduled times throughout the day/week. Please select your preferred date and time on the pre-registration form.

How much does the Stingray Experience cost?

The Stingray Experience is $99 per person (until June 26) and $120.00 per adult and $110.00 per child (Peak season – June 27 to September 7). Those 13 years and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. $25 additional fee per person for those participating in the 3 pm session. Prices do not include HST. Price is in Canadian dollars.

I am an annual pass holder, do I get a discount?

Annual pass holders will receive a 20% discount on the Stingray Experience.

Why do you need my height, weight and shoe size?

In order to provide an appropriately sized wet-suit, we need your measurements.

Where do we meet?

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

Can I visit the Aquarium before our experience?

Yes, please pick up your tickets at Guest Services on the day of your experience. Be sure to meet back at Guest Services for your scheduled start time.

How old do you have to be to participate?

Must be at least 6 years of age to participate, 13 years and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.

How long does the Stingray Experience take?

The entire Stingray Experience is 2 hours, including a Behind the Scenes tour and time to change. The in-water time is approximately 30 minutes. Participants can visit the Aquarium before their experience, after or both.

Do I have to be able to swim?

No, Stingray Experience participants will only be entering the shallow part of Ray Bay. A lifeguard will be present. However, if you are participating in a session which includes snorkeling it is recommended that you are comfortable in deep water and have some basic swimming skills.

Will I be able to feed the stingrays?

Only Aquarium husbandry staff members are permitted to feed our animals.

Is there parking at the aquarium?

You can reserve your parking spot PRIOR to visiting the aquarium using the following link. View real time availability and pricing at convenient locations within walking distance to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Once booked, your spot is 100% guaranteed at the selected location. Click here to reserve.

What is the Stingray Experience cancellation policy?

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

What should I bring?

Please bring a bathing suit (mandatory), and shower shoes (e.g. flip flops). Towels and basic personal care products are provided.

How many people can participate at time?

A maximum of six (6) people can do the Stingray Experience at a time. If you are participating in a session which includes snorkeling, the maximum number of participants is 4.

What does the Experience include?

Admission to the Aquarium, a Behind the Scenes tour of the Aquarium through animals care areas and filtration systems, a presentation on stingrays, wet suit, and booties for use during the program, access to a change room and shower, USB with a minimum of 50 photographs of your experience, a souvenir towel and bag, and 30 minutes in-water time with the stingrays.

What is the itinerary of the Stingray Experience?

Meet at Guest Services at designated start time, welcome and sign waivers, store belongings in locker room, Behind the Scenes tour, change in to wet-suits, introductory talk about Stingrays, in-water experience, change out of wet-suits, and wrap up.

Can my family /friends watch me and take photos?

Guests are welcome to watch in the in-water portion of the program as long as they have purchased Aquarium admission.

Will other people be able to see me?

Ray Bay is a public area of the Aquarium. Aquarium guests will be able to watch the in-water portion of the experience.

Is the Stingray Experience accessible for those with disabilities?

Some modifications/accommodations can be made depending on the nature of the disability. This experience involves climbing and descending two short sets of uneven steps, walking on wet surfaces, and kneeling for 15-30 minutes. It takes place in a potentially noisy space visible to Aquarium Guests. Please speak with Aquarium staff prior to booking to ensure we can accommodate your needs.

If I receive a promotion or discount code after purchase, can I get a refund on the price difference?

No, all special promotions and discounts are only valid for new bookings.
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