Best Caribbean Animal and Bird Viewing Part 1
The shark you feed
can't take a bite out of you.
Where To Go
When To Go
Where To Stay
What It Costs
What To Do
What To Pack
Flora & Fauna
Best Caribbean Animal Encounters
Ever wanted to hand feed a shark--and not wonder whether you'll come back with all your body parts?
Perhaps you'd rather swim with a dolphin in the open ocean. Or stay on land and count hummingbird wings until your eyes begin to cross.
You don't even have to be scuba certified to hand-feed the school of lemon sharks at the Curacao Seaquarium. A quick training session will provide all the skills you need to swim through the 15-foot deep lagoon filled with stingrays, tarpon, snook, lobster and angel fish.
The sharks are behind a large, clear acrylic wall
pockmarked with feeding holes so you can lip fish through to feed the always hungry animals.
Until you've been caressed or totally enveloped by the wings of a stingray, you don't really know what interacting with wild animals is like. The best place by far for such intimate socializing is the shallow water spot known as Stingray City in Grand Cayman's North Sound.
schools of southern stingrays swim here always, though the best time to dive or snorkel is the morning
when the rays are still hungry. Or on a Sunday when cruise
ships are absent.