Ray Tray

Our Ray Carriers have been developed to provide a strong and safe method for carrying Rays and other marine animals. Our small Ray Tray is recommended for use up to approx 60kg, our large Ray Tray for up to around 110kg and our XL Ray Tray for up to 250kg (and over when using the welded lifting points).

We also have a cover available to further increase security during transport or when diving and bringing an animal to the surface. Both the tray and cover is made from a Polyproperlene hard weave webbing (25mm) material.

We can also add your company logo as an optional extra.

Product Features

Small Ray Tray

This Small Ray Tray is intended to carry small sized rays, small sized sharks or other small marine animals up to 60 kg.

  • Oval shaped Stainless Steel ring.
  • Frame: 110cm x 90cm - length between handles: 130cm.
  • Black mesh carrying bag, fibrous core coated, in fire retardant PVC fabric.
  • Black heavy weight PVC with stainless steel D rings.
  • Polyproperlene hard weave webbing 25mm.
  • Bag measures 110cm length x 90cm width x 50cm depth with 15cm width PVC band.
  • Includes adjustable, detachable sling with aluminium die cast cam buckles to weigh your animals (4x 1 meter length straps).
  • Weight of product: 7 kg.
  • Small Ray Tray cover (optional).

Large Ray Tray

This Large Ray Tray is intended to carry medium to large sized rays, medium sized sharks or other medium to large sized marine animals up to 110 kg.

  • Frame 180cm x 120cm - length between handles 200cm.
  • Bag 180cm length x 120cm width x 50cm depth with a 15cm wide PVC band.
  • Weight of product: 12 kg.
  • Large Ray Tray cover (optional).

Extra Large Ray Tray

Based on the same design as the Small and Large Ray Tray, yet 1 level up in terms of sheer strength and design. This XL Ray Tray is intended to carry larger sized rays, larger sized sharks or other large marine animals up to 250kg (and over when using the welded lifting points).

  • Oval shaped 3mm thickness Stainless Steel ring - length between handles: 215cm.
  • Black mesh carrying bag, fibrous core coated, in fire retardant PVC fabric.
  • Black heavy weight PVC with stainless steel D rings.
  • Polyester hard weave webbing 25mm.
  • Webbing crossing seams of ray tray at 90 degrees for added strength.
  • Black mesh COVER, fibrous core coated, in fire retardant PVC fabric to ensure the Marine Animal is (and feels) safe and secure.
  • 4 Lifting Points Welded to the Frame (12mm) – Ideal when carrying extremely heavy marine animals.
  • Bag measures 190cm length x 150cm width x 60cm depth with 15cm width PVC band.
  • Detachable Sling with aluminium die cast cam buckles to weigh your animals (4 x 1 meter length straps with Carbine Buckles).
  • Weight of product (approximate): 23 kilos.

See our Ray Trays in Action

Ray Tray Related News

Scott Hadley - Cluster Curator @ Sealife Nagoya, Japan

From its inception, SEALIFE Nagoya has been using 1-2-1 Animal Products for all of our aquarium operations.

The landing nets, venom defenders, shark stretchers and ray trays have been our strong and sturdy companions which made the opening process of our aquariums that much easier.

The shark stretchers have been used extensively to move sharks around our sites and deliver animals safely into their new homes.

The venom defender gloves are also invaluable as we handle stingrays and lionfish on a daily basis, and we know we can handle these animals safely with 1-2-1 Animal products.

Very happy with the quality and customer service, we are glad to be business partners with 1-2-1 Animals!

Cheers Clem & Maureen!

Scott Hadley - Cluster Curator @ Sealife Nagoya, Japan


Asher Berg - Senior Aquarist - SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium

Hi Clem, Hope all is well across the pond. We recently had to catch some of our freshwater rays for exams and to relocate them to a new home. We used your ray carriers and the process could not have gone smoother. I cannot speak highly enough of the carriers.

Asher Berg - Senior Aquarist - SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium


Michelle Coley - Aquarist - Tech I @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

We have the sea turtle basket and two ray tray sizes that we use here at the Virginia Aquarium. We love the products from 1-2-1 and they have been such an improvement on our physicals and animal moves. I would say they are absolutely worth the cost in every way. They have excellent customer service and put out an outstanding product.

We plan on purchasing the shark bags from them as well as we have had a lot of success using this for large teleost moves and moving and working with our large nurse and sand tiger sharks.

Michelle Coley - Aquarist - Tech I @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

“We just want to say that we really love the ray and sea turtle stretchers.
They are life changing, not only for us because they make moving large animals easier, but for the animals the stress level has been greatly reduced. You are improving the lives of our animals and we're grateful to you for that.

Will never buy another product to move a ray or turtle. Seriously your stretchers are phenomenal! We couldn’t be happier. Keep up the awesome work!"

Amy Slagoski & Cristy Barrett (Associate curators @ The Florida Aquarium).

Michelle Coley - Aquarist @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center
We love your products here at the aquarium and look forward to many years of continued use. Your ray tray has been immensely helpful in our physical exams of our ray collections! Thank you!
Michelle Coley - Aquarist @ Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

James Robson - Curator @ Sealife Birmingham
We now exclusively use the full range of 1-2-1 products for moving our animals between exhibits. They have proven to be reliable, hard wearing and designed with both the user and animal in mind. Having the shark sling, large and small ray tray means we can move everything from the largest shark to the smaller rays without any trouble.
James Robson - Curator @ Sealife Birmingham

Shawn Fauth - Aquarist @ National Aquarium, Baltimore
I am happy to report that we used the stretcher today and it was probably the easiest catch we have ever had! We are all extremely impressed with the ease of use, the security and the safety of that Ray Tray! I had a lot of inquiries about the stretcher today, so I am definitely putting in a good word for you guys!"
Shawn Fauth - Aquarist @ National Aquarium, Baltimore

Bernardo Nascimento - Aquarium Curator @ Clear Reef International, Fakieh Aquarium, Saudi Arabia
All products have been received in good condition. The small tray was used with a small to medium sized grouper. I really like it: very easy to manipulate, comfortable and safe for animals and people. We also use it to weight the animal and it really worked well. Well done.
Bernardo Nascimento - Aquarium Curator @ Clear Reef International, Fakieh Aquarium, Saudi Arabia

Chris Brown - Senior Curator SEA LIFE Displays Developments, Weymouth, UK
I am not surprised you are having more enquiries about your products as I personally have found they make the task of moving  delicate animals safer and more professional.
Chris Brown - Senior Curator SEA LIFE Displays Developments, Weymouth, UK

Lee Jackson - Curator @ Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington
We have just in the last couple of weeks used your product to capture and move a group of very large freshwater stingrays. The net worked beautifully! I will be using it again for a medical procedure on a large Pacu in early December.
Lee Jackson - Curator @ Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Washington

Carey Duckhouse (Displays Curator @ Sealife, Brighton)
The Ray Tray is an amazingly versatile product. Whatever animal you are moving it supports the whole body protecting from internal damage and reducing stress and therefore also reduces excessive movement. When moving stingrays it not only suitable supports the whole body of the ray, but it also considers the health and safety of staff, cushioning the ray in such a way that risk from the sting is reduced. The Ray Tray is also a fantastic piece of equipment for moving larger, heavier animals, enabling us to move adult Pacu and Pangasius with relative ease.
Carey Duckhouse (Displays Curator @ Sealife, Brighton)

Lee Jackson @ Smithsonian’s National Zoo
Hi Clem, We have just in the last couple of weeks used the large Ray Tray to capture and move a group of very large freshwater stingrays. It worked beautifully! I will be using it again for a medical procedure on a large Pacu in the near future.
Lee Jackson @ Smithsonian’s National Zoo

GERHARD BEUKES - CURATOR @ SEALIFE SYDNEY AQUARIUM

I Recently had the pleasure of doing business with Clem at 1-2-1 Animal handling products after recommendations from Colleagues in the UK, where they supply a lot of our Sealife Centres with very good animal handling products.

I needed an XL Ray tray to move a +250kg Dasyatis brevicaudata, and in no time at all the design was done and this non standard item manufactured in record time. It's being delivered to me this morning, barely a few weeks after commencing discussions. Thus far I am mightily impressed by their service and will undoubtedly use them again.

Gerhard Beukes - Curator @ Sealife Sydney Aquarium