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Ocean World

#5 of 35 things to do in Crescent City Features Animals
304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
+1 707-464-4900
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The attraction is small but the tour was really good. The gal doing the tour had a great smile and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
maintman4u
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
Small, but cool!! Worth the time!

This aquarium was next to our hotel, so we went before we left town. It was neat! We were able to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy F
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Home to an amazing variety of sea life to teach children and adults about the wonderful ocean world. We are one of the best privately owned small aquariums in the United States and are open daily! Our gift shop provides unique nautical gifts for men, women, teens, and children as well as hand crafted products that enhance any home decor. We're located six hours north of San Francisco, in beautiful Crescent City, California. Ocean World is your Pacific getaway in the heart of the Redwood Coast.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lion show” (53 reviews)
“gift shop” (61 reviews)
“sea life” (23 reviews)
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304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
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+1 707-464-4900
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Reviewed yesterday

The attraction is small but the tour was really good. The gal doing the tour had a great smile and she was very energetic and knowledgeable. She did a very good job and the sea life was great to look and the seals were very...More

Thank maintman4u
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This aquarium was next to our hotel, so we went before we left town. It was neat! We were able to pet several animals, like anemones, starfish, and two sharks. The guide was very knowledgeable. We then got to watch a show with a seal...More

Thank Wendy F
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Howdy, Wendy... Great things do come in small packages. Thanks so much for adding your input to our online presence. We appreciate your business and future patronage. Have a great Summer! :-)

Reviewed 3 days ago

We liked coming here and took our 7 year old nephew. Its a lot of fun for the kids and you will definitely enjoy yourself even as an adult. Check it out!

Thank BrianChilds071
cybercme, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, BrianChilds071... Your nephew's experience is what we love to hear and strive to provide with each and every guest. Thanks for making us a part your fun and education. Hope we you'll see us each time you come up from The City! :-)

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being a smaller place, I was pleasantly surprised what this place offered and how reasonable it was to get in. Crescent City is a prison town, I wondered if this was going to be a tourist trap visiting incarcerated sea life. Ocean World puts together...More

Thank Christian M
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello, Christian M... Thank you so much for coming to Ocean World in addition to taking a minute write such a wonderful review for us. We're all about passing the torch of learning and first-hand experience for each guest. Our staff loves what we do...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

When we were here it was not busy season yet. The ability to pet a star fish thrilled our little one. While not large and not large variety of fish it was thriving for the small ones. The show with the seals was well done.More

Thank 106janaj
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi, GoVols1981... Nothing satisfies us more than to know we made an indelible memory for young person who discovers the wonders of live sea animals at Ocean World. Thanks for visiting and allowing us to fulfill our mission of providing an educational experience for children...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really had fun at Ocean World. We brought our 5 year old shark aficionado bday boy to see and pet the sharks. He absolutely loved it. Our 7 year old reallt enjoyed the Sea Lion and Seal show with the seal who plays basketball....More

Thank Jessica W
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Jessica W... What a joy to have been added to your children's birthday memories. Thank you for helping us continue to share our sea animals with every new generation. We appreciate you and your business. Looking forward to having you all back again soon....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ocean World offers two things, their gift shop where you go shopping and the aquarium. The latter costs $12.95 to see and the tour is about 45 minutes long. Because of time shortage, I only came to visit the retail floor which is full of...More

Thank Indiana_Jonesse
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Indiana_Jonesse... As they say, "it takes one to know one" and I love shopping for cool things not available just anywhere. Of course, our gift shop, aside from being a total labor of love by our local owner, is another means with which we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a Wonderful time. Got to see sea creatures that you wouldn't be able to see all on your own. Tour lady was very informative on everything. Thank You for a Wonderful experience.

Thank Kristie J
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Kristie J... Great to hear back from you after your tour! Our entire team sends up a hearty "Thank You" for coming and leaving your 5-star stamp of approval on our TripAdvisor page! :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to take the tour at Ocean World, and we were pleasantly surprised! This is a great place for kids because they can touch and feel some creatures. We particularly enjoyed the performance by Cora, a very smart sea lion! The tour itself was...More

Thank Donna V
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Awe, Donna V... You are indeed a sweetheart for taking a minute to lend your support and outreach to others about our locally, and family-owned, sea life exhibit. We love what we do and appreciate guests like you who visit and take the time to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fact that this boutique aquarium is nestled in Crescent City with a sea lion and otter show is just astounding to me! It was fun, not crowded, and my family had a blast touching sea life and sharks. It felt right to stop and...More

Thank Scottr1770
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Greetings, Scottr1770... Awesome to be part of yet another generation of learners and explorers. Thank your for sharing your precious family with us again. We're looking forward to your next visit and we wish you the utmost in the months and years ahead. :-)

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17sheilah
whats the name of the place next door to stay?
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
We will be in town april 11 and 12 for spring break. Will you be open?
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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Angela O
What are your hours this wk? pls. Angela
September 6, 2015|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Hi, Angela. We're open till 7pm until October - everyday! See you soon. :-)
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