Day trips to MERC expose visitors to the important work conducted through a guided tour. Visitors are first shown an introductory video presentation that provides an overview of MERC, followed by a personalized guided tour around the displays where intricate details of marine life are revealed such as the unique physical feature of the body of the clown fish which is coated with special mucus that protects it from the anemone’s toxic stings. They then have the chance to get up, close and personal to less sensitive marine life via the touch pool, caressing species such as the horseshoe crab, with its hard, curved protective shell.

Day trips can be tied in with a sumptuous 4-course meal at the Alu-Alu Seafood Restaurant of Gayana Eco Resort for those who are keen on indulging in the atmosphere of this exotic, private island resort.