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Ocean World

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ocean World

Loved Ocean World! Learned about local surroundings. Enjoyed the seal entertainment . The hostess... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ljfez
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Pueblo, Colorado
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2nd visit! Great both times!

The 2nd time around was better do to the timing we went. During the early morning weekday, my child... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
dirtymenace
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  • Excellent56%
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“sea lion show”(35 reviews)
“gift shop”(77 reviews)
“tour guide”(24 reviews)
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Ocean World – A Crescent City Jewel for Three Generations Since 1964, Ocean World, formerly Under Sea Gardens, was located in the Crescent City harbor small boat basin. It was a barge built specifically as an aquarium in Seattle and floated down to...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
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+1 707-464-4900
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Ocean World! Learned about local surroundings. Enjoyed the seal entertainment . The hostess tried to explain what we were seeing but crowd was very loud which made it difficult to hear.More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ljfez
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Ljfez, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us in the TripAdvisor community! We're so pleased to know that you loved your visit with us and that you enjoyed our seal and sea lion presentations! We hope you'll join us again next time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The 2nd time around was better do to the timing we went. During the early morning weekday, my child and I made up the whole group so we got to experience everything privately with an unofficial personal tour guide. We still got to see the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dirtymenace
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey dirtymenace, Thanks so much for sharing your experience in the TripAdvisor community. We are glad to hear that you and your child got to have a more personal experience with our tour and enjoyed the seal and sea lion presentation! We hope you'll join...More

Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed every minute of this tour! The employees were so friendly and knowledgeable. We touched some anemones in the tide pool, saw a seal and sea lion presentation (which was great!) and petted a shark:) The gift shop was also very nice with a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Dana J
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Dana! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us in the TripAdvisor community! We're so happy to hear that you had a great time with us! We love hearing that you found our tours to be informative and friendly and that you...More

Reviewed February 3, 2019

Been going for years and the kids and adults all enjoy. Never a bad time here. Love the shark petting and harbor seal show.More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nicole J
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded February 3, 2019

Hi Nicole! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with us in the Tripadvisor Community! We're so pleased to hear that you have been visiting us for years and enjoy petting our sharks and watching our seal and sea lion presentations! We look forward...More

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We love to visit ocean world great tour always and they have the best gift shop in the area check it outMore

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mcjones5
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2019

Hi mcjones5! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this five-star review in the TripAdvisor Community! We are so happy to hear that you loved visiting us at Ocean World and taking our tour! We're glad you enjoyed our gift shop as well...More

Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

The highlight of the tour is the cute and hilarious show featuring seals and sea lions performing tricks. There is also large aquarium displays, and the opportunity to touch a variety of sea life. A must for anyone going through with children, but still entertaining...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Will G
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2019

Hey Will! Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we are happy to hear that you had a great time with us! We love receiving feedback from our guests and we're pelased to hear that you enjoyed our tour and seal/sea lion presentations as...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018

Prices a little high but not bad compared to big city prices. Also, you can click online to get a 10% off coupon so that helps. This place is best for younger kids in my opinionMore

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alanvoetsch
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2018

Hi alanvoetsch, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are so happy to know you've enjoyed a fun time with your family at our aquarium! We appreciate you coming by and helping support our cause, your ticket sales go toward keeping our animals...More

Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

The tour was very fun. From shark petting to a live seal show. It was a blast! They even had a shark that you could pet as well as a interactive tide pool with many different sea creatures. The tour guide was very friendly and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FastActionPics
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2018

Hi mwilliamsmw70, Thank you abundantly for such a kind review and the five-star vote of confidence! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoy visiting us and seeing our happy and healthy animals, we work hard to provide our friends the best and your...More

Reviewed October 16, 2018

At first glance you might think this is a quick little diversion. We were pleasantly surprised by the presentation. Ryan really knows his stuff & is happy to answer questions. Very personalized, professional tour. We'll go again & highly recommend this for families. He enjoys...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steven P
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2018

Hi Steven! Thanks for sharing your experience with us in the TripAdvisor Community! We're so happy to know how much you loved visiting us at Ocean World! We're glad you enjoyed our knowledgeable staff and guided tours and we thank you for supporting us and...More

Reviewed September 1, 2018

For a small town I was surprised that Crescent City had this much of an aquarium. The seals are well trained and pure entertainment. Plus you can tell your friend you go to pet a shark.More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 585janar
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Hi Jana! Thank you for the kind words, we appreciate your feedback! We're so happy to hear that you had such a great time with us! We're pleased to know you enjoyed our seal presentation and our touch pool where you can pet our sharks!...More

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judypete
April 30, 2018|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Hi Judypete, Sorry, but because we have sensitive marine life, we don’t allow dogs on our tours, unless they’re ADA dogs. We thank you for understanding!
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17sheilah
May 16, 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Hi, yes, the Ocean View Inn is next door. 707-465-1111
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chickamu2014
March 14, 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
HI, Chickamu2... We're open 7 Days a week! Our first tour starts around 9:30AM and our last, depending on available sunlight (we are naturally lit for many exhibits) our last tour is around 4 PM. Tours leave every 20... More
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