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“Lots to do!”

Marinarium Excursions - Reef Explorer
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Marinarium Shark and Ray Experience
Ranked #22 of 235 Tours in Punta Cana
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Owner description: Enjoy a half day multi-activity experience at the Reef Explorer. Take this unique excursion where you will relax on a floating island and discover marine life at the best place in Punta Cana. Have a great snorkeling tour on the reef or spend all the time you want admiring the behavior of our sharks. Feel like a marine biologist for half a day! If you want even more adrenaline, get a close encounte...r with our friendly stingrays and give them a kiss. Take a kayak and hunt the reef waves, then sunbathe on our floating mats or get a relaxing massage. A health bar with fruit juices will refresh your thirst and do not forget our vegetables with dips! Go the speed you want and take the activity you enjoy the most in this unforgettable all inclusive experience at the Reef Explorer. A comfortable bus with A/C is waiting for you now.
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“Lots to do!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This was my first time EVER snorkeling, so I don't have anything to compare it to, but it was enjoyable overall. They do make you wear a floating device around your waist, but I liked that. It made floating on the edge easier. If you have your own snorkeling gear, it's likely it'll be better than what they offer, so bring it! There was plenty there to keep us busy. We saw nurse sharks, stingrays, they offered to sell us the picture of us holding the stingray, and we could snorkel around the whole fenced area a few times during our stay. There were portapotties for the bathroom (for #1 only) and they offered an included 15 minute massage which was alright (the woman me and my friend had could've had smoother hands, honestly). They included some snacks (muffins, granola bars, fruit, etc), drinks, and water. No alcohol allowed until offering a toast with Mama Juana at the very end (for safety concerns, I assume). You can use powered scuba diving equipment, paddleboard, snorkel, etc. Good times! Next time though, I'll look for a place with more exciting fish and maybe slightly clearer water, if possible.

Visited March 2014
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Mattawan, Michigan
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Fun and friendly experience”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Overall, it was a good experience. We did swim with nurse sharks, and stingrays. We got to hold stingrays, got massages, snorkeled...All for one price. The snorkeling was ok. I have been many other places that was better, but for Only the snorkeling part, I give it a 3 out of 5. Everything else was pretty good.

Visited April 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

was a good time. adequate safety and time in the water. decent snorkeling, but you wear a waist vest so you cannot dive to get great photos.

Visited April 2014
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Victor, Idaho
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“Really Fun!”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

We had a good time on this tour! It was a new experience for us to snorkel and the staff was very kind to help us. The massage was excellent. It was fun to try paddle boarding in the ocean! My only complaint would be the food....not very much and not to tasty. Just eat before you go and you will have a great time!

Visited March 2014
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Relax or not?”
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Easy and timely pickup at our hotel. Short boat ride out to reef. Good, although rushed, safety/info brief. Sharks and rays were amazing as were the fish on the surrounding reefs. Wife and kids relaxed after a tough SUP/kayak race with massages - nice touch. Light snacks and drinks were perfect (no alcohol - we knew this and was perfect for our family).
Definitely recommended!

Visited March 2014
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