Shark Snorkeling in a Cage



  • Face-to-face shark encounter
  • 4 types of sharks
  • Stingray and other fish from NZs coastal waters

Take the plunge in our Shark Cage for a chance to snorkel with the oceans great predators. Snorkel with amazing sharks from the safety of a cage. Shark Cage is a unique way to get face-to-face with the great predators of the deep, with nothing but a cage between you and the sharks!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • All equipment is supplied (please bring swimwear for under your wetsuit and a towel)
  • Experienced guides and small groups guaranteed
  • Behind-the-scenes peek at Kelly Tarlton’s
  • Animal Adventure bookings include free entry to SEA LIFE Kelly Tarlton’s Aquarium
  • Photos and videos - you will be issued a GoPro to use in the cage, and you can take the memory card home with you!

Through the cage’s clear Perspex bottom you can marvel at sharks, stingray and other fish from New Zealand’s coastal waters swimming below, or past the mesh walls of the cage, often only feet away. With no snorkelling or diving experience required, and all the instruction you need from our experienced guides, this is the easiest, safest and most exciting way to meet the often feared predators of the deep.

On the Day

Session Length

  • Allow 75 minutes for the encounter all up, time spent in the shark cage is approximately 20 minutes
  • Two sessions daily: 10am and 11:30am
  • Bookings essential
  • It is recommended that you arrive 15 to 30 minutes before your Animal Adventure begins

Numbers on the Day

This voucher is for one person. Maximum 6 people plus 1 Kelly Tarlton's guide per session.

Dress Code

All gear provided

... and Importantly


  • There is no minimum age restriction
  • Minimum height: 1.3m
  • All persons 17yrs and under must have a signed parental/guardian consent (guardian must be 18yrs or over); and be accompanied by a parent/guardian into the cage
  • No snorkelling experience is required however, must be water confident
  • There is a maximum of 6 participants for this experience
  • Not suitable for those who are pregnant


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.