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Shark Reef

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Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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“sea life”(89 reviews)
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Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
The Strip
+1 702-632-7777
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall the Shark Reef Aquarium was very disappointing, the tour took us 20mins TOPS that was with us taking our time whilst walking around to waste time. The windows are all scratched and poorly looked after The animals don't look happy, they are in small...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank davem132132
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great attraction in Las Vegas. The price is reasonable as well. There are many types of sharks here and the scenery is amazing. A great experience.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 690johnf
Reviewed 5 days ago

The habitats for animals not in the aquarium were horrible,they need to provide a new habitat for the Komodo dragon or find a more suitable place for that poor animal to live. They need to do better. It was also very over priced for such...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mlb1969
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm glad I brought tickets before arriving here as I would not have been happy paying $25 each!! This place is tiny! Lovely fish and sharks etc but it only takes 30 mins max! And no turtles? Not worth the money really

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brianandjade
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For animal lovers, this is a must see in Vegas! Especially if you have children! We visited as a family with my children, 21,17, grandson aged 18 months. All loved the visit and the animal interactions. The tanks were well lit as well as all...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bossmomtravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great aquarium with some great picture opps. Very kid and wheelchair friendly. Even has a petting area for some sea creatures.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slee2814
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As others have mentioned, this is a rather small exhibit. I'm not sure what folks are expecting in a Las Vegas resort, but while Shark Reef isn't nearly as large as a full-service aquarium, it is certainly enjoyable enough. Of course, my wife and I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The aquarium is at the south end of the hotel. Probably a good 10 minutes walk from the Mandalay Bay Casino and the Tram. They have the animals and sea lives as advertised but not a lot of them. You can finish the tour in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank philkhk
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NOT worth the price of admission. ($62 CDN for one adult and one child.) It takes about 20 minutes to walk through if you go slow. Don't be fooled by the pretty lighting in the promo shots. Your photos will look nothing like them and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank kokomeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I finally decided to get tickets for something for the kids. I buy the ticket online which you can save money, but you have to arrive and pick up the tickets. They open at 10:05 which was a wired time. When you first step in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lev T
December 23, 2018|
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Response from mjshog | Reviewed this property |
You can park for free outside. Parking garage does charge, lots of parking though. On holidays you usually can't park valet unless you're a hotel guest. The south parking garage is close to shark reef. I live in Vegas and... More
September 8, 2018|
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Response from simiseeu | Reviewed this property |
If all you intend to see is the Shark Reef, then as the others have stated, you can buy your tix directly at the locale. If you want to see other attractions, for instance the three pack where you get entrance to any three... More
Eric S
July 18, 2018|
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Response from Rosario V | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure on a package for 7 at a discount but there is a promotion where you are able to go to 3 attractions for the price of 2 you can buy that at the shark reef and there is a list available on what attractions are... More
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Chicago, Illinois
typhoon lagoon age restriction? (9 Replies)
Hi, going in April with 5 yo granddaughter, her first trip! I know if she could swim across shark reef in Typhoon Lagoon it would be one of the highlights of her trip. The official WDW website says any height, but six years old. Has anyone experienced any exceptions to this rule? I am asking not because I dont think rules apply to us, :) but because at our local indoor aquatic center they have 2 large slides with have a height requirement of 48 inches, which she is under by 6 Inches. I asked...More
January 20, 2013|
Response frompartypa|
Sorry, no exceptions :( She will have tons of fun though, even without the reef swim It will give you reason to go on her 2nd trip, perhaps for her 6th Birthday :-)
Chandler, Arizona
What's the one inexpensive MUST DO (or see) in Vegas? (24 Replies)
I travel to Vegas a couple of times a year (always stay at NYNY) but don't venture out much (no car this trip). I've seen things like the lions, Hoover Dam, Shark Reef, Titanic, etc...so I'm looking for some new ideas from the experts. We will be there this weekend (Sun - Tues) and I am interested in what YOU think is a must do or see. No hip and tendy bar scene, please...we are oldish (as My 10 year old calls me!) Many thanks!! I appreciate all the wonderful insight on this board!
June 29, 2009|
Response fromBeth G|
Voodoo Lounge before the club scene begins, great view.
Long Island, New York
MyVegas rewards- question about when to purchase (3 Replies)
I have used my rewards towards the Shark Reef and the Secret Garden attractions. Because the rewards are for discounted tickets, I still need to pick dates and purchase the discounted tickets. I’d like to wait until I’m in Vegas to decide what days I want to go, since the tickets do not have any assigned time-slot. If I complete the purchase once I’m in town, can I use a receipt on my phone to pick up the tickets or do they need to be printed out ahead of time? Thanks!
August 13, 2018|
Response fromAllymozza|
Claim your rewards before you go. You then just take the code and id to the relevant M life desk to have them give you the voucher. Don’t wait until you get to Vegas, loads and loads of the rewards are not available once you’re there and turning off location services no longer works as I discovered in March. Hope this makes sense.