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Aquarium of the Bay

The Embarcadero at Beach St., Pier 39, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Fisherman's Wharf)
+1 415-623-5300
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Ranked #137 of 377 Attractions in San Francisco
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Walking
Owner description: Aquarium of the Bay is located along San Francisco's walkable waterfront at PIER 39. See sharks, octopuses, otters, underwater tunnels and 20,000... more » Owner description: Aquarium of the Bay is located along San Francisco's walkable waterfront at PIER 39. See sharks, octopuses, otters, underwater tunnels and 20,000 other amazing animals. « less
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Warren, Michigan
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107 reviews 107 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went to this aquarium on a recent trip to SF. We had been in Monterey and wished to go to that "world renowned" aquarium, but did not have time. This one was cheaper and was conveniently located right in Peir 39 in SF. The aquarium itself is not that large, 3 floors with a decent amount of exhibits on... More

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San Valentino Torio, Italy
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147 reviews 147 reviews
25 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We has fun, we got to feed the star fish and sea enemies. The under water tanks are way cool The price was a bit high but we were pleased to find out that they are a non profit so all the money goes straight to the animals . The octopus was amazing and fun. It is a bit small... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It was okay and nice to see. But it is small and you're through in a about 45 mins max. The Otters where funny and cute. Go see it.

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Montgomery, Alabama
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We purchased the San Francisco City Pass and that led us to the Aquarium of the Bay. This aquarium is small and only takes about an hour to tour. Although the staff was generous and informative, I was not very impressed with the variety of sea life here.

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California Desert, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Admission came with our CityPass and it was a good choice for us. The Octopus is a definite don't miss. He's pretty impressive. Plenty of sea creatures and all geared around what is right out there in the bay. An enjoyable morning.

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As apart of our Go San Francisco cards, we had one day to do and see all we could listed with the cards access. This location is about a block from where we got the cards, so it was as great starting place. Entry was fact. We did not need to stand outside in the line to purchase tickets. We... More

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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

While fairly small, the Aquarium is well worth a visit. The main exhibit is a tank that visitors walk under and through, and makes for a very interesting experience. There is a nice otter exhibit as well.

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Miami, Florida
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is a gem placed smack in the middle of pier 39! My kids loved this place and we literally walked thru the tunnels where the fish surrounded us three times! We bought the City Pass and this was one of the tickets in there. At first we thought it was just going to be a little rinky kind of... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our group spent about 2 hours here, but wished we had more time! Lots to see and look at. Sharks, jellyfish, stingrays! Super fun! A must do in SF!

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Kearns, Utah
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This was nice to see and we got to touch a few things too. The different kinds of sea life was great to see.

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