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Ripley’s Aquarium is proud to offer one-of-a-kind experiences for the ultimate animal lover. You will get up close and personal with some of the stars of Ripley’s Aquarium, including spotted eagle and cownose rays as they frolic around you.

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Join us in Friendship Flats and make new friends with all of our rays. You may even get a kiss from a southern stingray! Guided by an experienced Ripley’s diver, you will be able to meet the rays in Friendship Flats.

  • Cost is $65 per person
  • All participants must be at least 6 years of age
  • Participants must provide their own swimsuit and towel
    *The Aquarium provides a thin wetsuit to wear over your swimsuit for the duration of your experience

The Stingray Experience is an add-on to your Aquarium ticket, and does not include admission to the Aquarium.


  • A hands-on, immersive 30-minute experience in Friendship Flats
  • An “I Swam with the Stingrays” T-shirt (subject to availability)