Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the water with a shark? Find out by booking a Shark Encounter! Pull on waders, stand on the diver’s platform of our 300,000-gallon shark habitat, and meet our Zebra shark up close. One of our saltwater aquarists will be in the water with you to answer any questions you have and show you how they train, condition, and feed our sharks. Zebra sharks are docile and slow-moving.
Guests must be at least 48” tall to participate in a Shark Encounter. Guests under 14 years old must have a chaperone who is at least 18 years old present. Chaperones are only permitted in the shark habitat if they purchased a Shark Encounter or Observation Only Shark Encounter ticket.
*Aquarium Admission ticket is also required with a Shark Encounter Ticket
12:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays
Limit two people per in-water experience. Up to eight additional guests may observe the Encounter.
Regular: $124.95 Per Person*
Member: $99.95 Per Person*
Observation Only Shark Encounter
Can only be purchased with a Shark Encounter.
Regular: $49.95 per person* (on sale July 2019)
Aquarium Member: $39.95 per Member*
For questions about booking call 801-355-3474 ext. 222
Where do we go when we arrive for the Shark Encounter? All participants will meet at the information desk (near the entrance to Gift Shop). The tour guide will arrive 5 minutes before the tour start time. All tours leave on time. No refunds will be issued for missing part or all of a tour.
What items are NOT allowed on the Shark Encounter? Flip-flops, high heels, food, drinks, weapons, and strollers are not permitted on this Shark Encounter.
What should I wear? Shark Encounter participants may be splashed and get wet. In-water participants are provided with waders to wear over their clothes but may also want to bring a change of clothes for after the Encounter.
Can the date of an Encounter change or can an Encounter be cancelled? All Shark Encounters are subject to change due to medical procedures or other unforeseen circumstances. In the event that LLPA changes the Encounter, guests will be able to reschedule the program (based on availability) or receive a full refund.
What if I need to cancel my reservation? All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the scheduled Encounter.
What if I miss my Encounter? There are no refunds for late arrivals, no-shows or cancellations received less than 48 hours in advance.
How many people are on the Encounter? Encounters are limited to two guests in the water and eight observers.
How long is the Shark Encounter? Encounters are approximately 1 hour with 20-30 minutes in the water with the sharks.