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Experience the Irukandji Lagoon with a B2B Booking: Step into the Shallows, Enjoy Shark Feeding, and Upgrade to a Wetsuit!

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, 2 Jessie Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316, Australia

Activity provided by Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

2 hours (approx.) - English

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters

The Irukandji Entry Pass is an amazing interactive experience INCLUDING walking into the water up to your knees with dry clothes above. Enjoy our sandy lagoon beaches with all the animals around you, petting and feeding them.

Highlights
  • Includes stepping in the lagoon shallows, shark food + optional wetsuit upgrade
  • Interaction with the animals (petting/feeding), interesting and informative animal talks and staff on hand for personalised attention
  • Upgrade to socks and wetsuit available for those feeling nervous and wishing to wade deeper
  • Upgrade to a Snorkel and Encounter available for a wild thrilling adventure
  • Annual Passes available that pay for themselves after the 2nd visit and include wetsuits every time
Description

IRUKANDJI ENTRY PASS ~ Includes stepping in the lagoon shallows, shark food + optional wetsuit upgrade. B2B Booking 

NOTE- If you are looking for a different Snorkel or Encounter please go to that product as they have special times and availabilities. You are in the correct place for wetsuit and sock upgrades which can be found in this product on the next page.

Inclusions for this Pass

Admission to the aquarium, entry into the lagoon shallows, shark food, interaction with the animals (petting/feeding), interesting and informative animal talks and staff on hand for personalised attention. ($) Upgrade available for the Wear & Keep Souvenir Socks for those feeling nervous wit the ocean animals around their feet and upgrade to the Wetsuit for those wishing to wade deeper then knee deep in the lagoons, sitting down and relaxing right in up to their neck with the animals all around. Hot Showers are available for all. 

Specifics 

  • All ages are welcome from 0-100 years old, it fits everybody in their own special way
  • No need to be able to swim, so swimming is involved. For swimming options please see the snorkels.
  • The Entry Pass is available every 20 minutes from 9am till 3.40pm, please check availability as we do book out  during busy times such as school holidays
  • Please allow about 2 hours however you may stay all day if you wish

Entry Pass

Entry to Irukandji is unique, unlike the usual aquarium viewing through glass, guests have the ability to meet the wildlife, pet them, feed them & even share the water with them. Our Entry Pass allows guests to wade with into the shallow water the lagoons in bare feet, being surrounded by many curious & friendly sharks & rays. Wearing your own clothes, visitors stay dry (mostly), with only the feet & legs becoming wet.  Stepping into the water with the animals, guests are treated to a whole new level of excitement, fear & admiration for these misunderstood creatures and the entire ocean. Incredible Aussie shark memories ⏱ All Day

Upgrade to socks

Exactly the same as the Entry Pass (above) with added sustainable bamboo & cotton eco socks worn into our lagoon during the shallows encounter. A fantastic keepsake to remember their awesome Irukandji experience and a great camouflage option for those feeling nervous about curious animals. ⏱ All Day

Upgrade to Wetsuit

This unbelievable Aussie experience is the ultimate wild (and safe!) adventure for guests of all ages! Jump into a wetsuit then submerse yourself in a truly one of a kind in water experience, as you sit in the sandy shallows of our lagoons surrounded by friendly & affectionate animals. This experience provides a wonderful photo opportunity for guests. ⏱ All Day

About Irukandji

Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters is an incredible interactive aquarium like no other. Visitors can enjoy our sandy beaches surrounded by many curious, friendly sharks & rays whilst staying (mostly) dry – only getting feet/legs wet. Physically stepping into the shallows of the lagoons with them or opting for the very Aussie wetsuit brings a whole new level of excitement and fear, the animals display their endearing personalities & steal the hearts of visitors they meet. Visitors quickly develop a passion and stewardship, making for a life-long love and understanding of these misunderstood species and the ocean ecosystem. 

Irukandji Activities & Levels of Entry 

  • Stay completely dry and view them all from the edges of the lagoon (Included in Entry Pass)
  • Touch, pet, feed & meet the animals (Included in Entry Pass) 
  • Paddling in the shallows of the lagoon in bare feet in your own clothes (your clothes must not get wet so shorts or skirts recommended) surrounded by the friendly animals (Included in Entry Pass) 
  • Access to hourly educational talks by our knowledgeable fish keepers
  • Upgrade to socks ($) Wear & Keep souvenir socks are great option to wear for anybody feeling nervous if the animals are curious about toes. Wearing socks in the water is safe for the animals and creates a camouflage plus they are a great souvenir to keep and wear as normal socks. Socks are included FOC in all snorkels and encounters so please do not purchase them twice. 
  • Learning about the animals on a guided tour available for large groups otherwise be sure to stop in and chat to the guides as not only do they have the food for the animals they love talking about them and the important ocean systems
  • Upgrade to Wetsuit ($) This is the cheapest way to completely immerse yourself with the animals wading up to your neck in both lagoons or relaxing seated on the sandy beach with them swimming around and on your lap. This incredible experience includes entry into the deeper wading section of the lagoons and the hire of the wetsuit for that Aussie surfer experience. Wetsuits range from baby sizes to Mens 7XL and are included FOC for infants. Irukandji’s in house wetsuits must be worn and they are your visual ticket into deeper lagoon, wetsuits are included FOC in all snorkels and encounters so please do not purchase them twice. 
  • Upgrade to a Snorkel ($) The Ultimate wet experience, swimming with the animals of your chosen species in a wild thrilling adventure. These special Snorkels happen only at certain times in the day for a max of 10pax so please plan ahead. 
  • Upgrade to an Encounter ($) Some of our hands down favourite experiences can be found in the private encounters, with only a couple of sessions a day and a maximum of 6pax they are very much sought after. See  each encounter for further info
  • Hot showers and taking shark selfies
  • Annual Passes ($) available that pay for themselves after the 2nd visit and include wetsuits every time, as many times as you like for a year. They also include discounts on some of the other activities once purchased. 

Preparation/What to bring to Irukandji

What to bring: Hats, REEF-FRIENDLY sunscreen, cameras (underwater cameras are great!), clothes (t-shirts & shorts or skirts that can stay dry in the shallows, Only bring swimwear or spare underwear for those choosing the wetsuit option and for all encounters and snorkels. Your own prescription mask set- note though we do allow it you will need to allow extra time before your experience for us to clean/soak your snorkel in solution to ensure it is free from any nasties. 

What NOT to bring: Swimwear or rashie/clothes to swim in without a wetsuit (staying dry clothing or wetsuit must be worn in lagoons, not swimwear alone), non-reef friendly sunscreen, your own wetsuits or water shoes- because they could introduce toxins to our lagoons and we limit the items going in, especially neoprene which can harbour marine life from the ocean and cannot be cleaned in a hurry. 

Irukandji Terms & Conditions: 

See your trade kit for agent specific T&Cs or the Irukandji website: https://sharkencounters.com.au/terms-conditions/ for general T&C of entry

When to visit Irukandji 

Our aquarium is very popular and in busy times can book our for an entire day, forward booking are definitely needed on weekends and school holidays so you don’t miss out. Sessions run all day from 9am-5pm. Last arrival by 3.40pm for the full experience. All Encounters and Snorkels have set times so please arrive on or before your booked time, Entry Passes are more flexible and it shouldn’t matter to much if you are running late or want to come early 

FOR GROUPS LARGER THAN 40 PEOPLE PLEASE CONTACT OUR CUSTOMER SERVICE TEAM.

Starting Location
Irukandji Shark & Ray Encounters, 2 Jessie Rd, Anna Bay NSW 2316, Australia.
Itineraries are subject to change.