Swim with Whale Sharks

Swim with Whale Sharks Program Description:
Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, the largest fish in the world, in Georgia Aquarium's Ocean Voyager exhibit built by The Home Depot. Guests will swim at the surface with a flotation device and a snorkel. The following equipment is provided: mask and snorkel, gloves, booties, wetsuit,  and flotation device. Personal masks are permitted.

Cost: (does not include general admission)
2018 Members Price
2018 Non-Members Price
2019 Members Price
2019 Non-Members Price

Price includes all equipment, the swim, certificate of participation, t-shirt and souvenir photo.

Daily at 4:30 p.m. This is a 2.5 hour experience. The swim portion will last approximately 30 minutes.

All participants must be ages 12 and older. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a participating adult in the water. Maximum of 7 children (ages 12-17) per participating adult. No diving/snorkeling experience required. All participants must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated prior to participating in the program. Guests under the age of 18 must have the program liability waiver and animal interactive program guidelines signed and dated by their parent or court appointed legal guardian.

Date Change Policy:
A date may be changed free of charge if the change is made at least 14 days in advance of the original date of your visit. If the change is made less than 14 days prior to the original date of your visit, a $50 change fee per ticket will be charged. No changes can be made less than 48 hours prior to the date of your original visit, and the guest will be charged the full program cost.

Cancellations/No-Show Policy:
Cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded or rescheduled. Guests arriving late (after the required program check-in time) will not be permitted to participate in the program and will not be refunded or rescheduled. We encourage guests to arrive at the Aquarium with plenty of time to park, enter, and check into the program. Please plan accordingly.

To change your reservation, please contact the Georgia Aquarium Call Center at 404.581.4000.

Due to the nature of caring for animals, Georgia Aquarium reserves the right to modify, cancel and/ or reschedule programs without notice. Reasonable accommodations will be made to reschedule guests as effectively as possible.

View the FAQ for more information.

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