Surround Yourself with Whale Sharks, Rays & More

Journey with Gentle Giants is the only opportunity in the world where you are guaranteed to swim with whale sharks, manta rays and more. You’ll get to swim with a snorkel in the Ocean Voyager exhibit, built by The Home Depot, with thousands of amazing animals for the experience of a lifetime.

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You'll Get To...

  • Work with a Trainer

    Our divers are with you at all times to answer questions and ensure your safety.

  • Spend 30 Minutes in the Water

    You bring your excitement, and we'll supply everything you need during and after your swim.

  • Take Home a T-shirt

    A souvenir photo and an exclusive t-shirt will remind of this rare experience for years to come.

The manta rays are very playful and love to come over and swoop right above your head! It's also fun to go over the tunnel and up to the window and interact with the people since you have become part of the exhibit... It's such a unique experience.

Sal42 from Cleveland

See a Swim in Action

Recent Swim Photos

  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim 1
  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim
  • Journey with Gentle Giants — Swim 2

Animal Fact

The whale shark is the biggest fish in the sea.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Need to Know
  • During Your Visit
  • Getting Here
  • Before You Arrive
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  • Can I visit the Gift Shop without a ticket to Georgia Aquarium?
  • What’s included in my general admission ticket?
  • My picture was taken by the professional photographers at Georgia Aquarium, how can I find it?
  • If I buy my tickets online, do I need to print them, or is showing the email on my phone is enough?
  • Do I need to reschedule my Animal Encounter if a friend or family member tests positive for Covid 19?
  • What can I wear to the aquarium?
  • Do you have preferred hotels near the aquarium?
  • Can I buy shirts that look like the ones staff wears?
  • Will my Georgia Aquarium Membership get extended due to the recent closure?
  • What is Georgia Aquarium doing to help guests and staff stay healthy?
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  • Plan Your Day
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