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VIP Ray Feeding Experience

Ray Feeding Experience

£50 for up to 2 people.

Get closer than ever before to our friendly cow-nose stingrays in this amazing VIP experience. By lowering your food-filled hand down a board and straight into their mouth, you'll get a hands-on experience unlike any other! Caution: you will get wet!

Package includes:

  • Priority entry into SEA LIFE Manchester on the day of your feed.
  • Access to the top of our stunning ocean tank.
  • The chance to feed our smiley cow-nose rays.
  • A trained aquarist on hand to tell you all about the amazing rays who we care for.
  • A £3 donation to The SEA LIFE Trust.

What is the VIP Experience?

This VIP Experience allows 2 people to assist our animal care team in a very hands on feeding of our cow-nose stingrays. This will take place at the top of our ocean tank, an area not open to the public. The cost of the experience also includes entry into the main aquarium.

 

What will I do?

You will get to access to top of our ocean tank, where you will get amazing views of the creatures who live in here.

You will then be provided with gloves and a padded mat to kneel down next to the top of the ocean tank.

A board will be lowered into the water, which allows the stingrays to be fed their food in a way that is easy for them. You will lower your hand with the food inside down the board and into the mouth of a ray, who will gentle suck this off your hand. It really is hands on!

A member of our animal care team will be on hand to assist you and teach you all about our rays, their species, habitats, diet, and the conservation work SEA LIFE put in to caring for these amazing creatures. They can also answer any sea related questions you may have.

You will also be able to explore all the other amazing creatures we care for in the centre before and after your feeding experience. 

 

Important information:

  • You must be 12 years or older for this experience.
  • There is a maximum of 2 people at any one time.
  • There is potential for you to get wet and dirty, so please wear appropriate clothes and sensible shoes (no sandals or anything similar with open toes).
  • Due to space restrictions at the top of our ocean tank there are no additional spectator slots in the feeding area.
  • Optional professional photos available on request (extra charge applies if you wish to purchase).
  • Personal cameras and loose items are not allowed at the top of the ocean tank. This is a safety measure for our animals as well as your belongings.
  • Due to the location of the feeding experience, you must be able to walk upstairs, there is no lift access to the top of our ocean tank. Guests must also be able to kneel down to feed the turtles.

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