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Ocean World

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Prices a little high but not bad compared to big city prices. Also, you can click online to get a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
alanvoetsch
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Ruch, Oregon
Exciting Aquarium and Gift Shop

The tour was very fun. From shark petting to a live seal show. It was a blast! They even had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mwilliamsmw70
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Central Point, Oregon
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop”(74 reviews)
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Ocean World is more than just an aquarium - it is entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy a fully guided tour with our highly trained staff and learn about the creatures of the sea! Tours last about 45 minutes and are fun, educational and...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 5 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 mwilliamsmw70
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

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

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

To call Ocean World an aquarium would be an overstatement. Though it looks large from the outside, the areas displaying marine life are actually quite small, making one wonder why you can only see it on a guided tour. You begin at an outdoor tide...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank danielcG3946WI
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Hi danielcG3946WI, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your business. We’re a privately-owned family business dedicated to preserving animals that would otherwise have perished in the wild to educate emerging generations of the wonder that is life in the sea. We are unlike any...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

I liked Oceanworld, but the kids loved it. They have a touch tide pool area you can pick up anemones attached to shells. You then goto a boat tank area that has sharks, rays, fish crabs, etc. the person giving the tour describes each one....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ron D
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Hi Ron! Thank you for sharing your feedback, we appreciate your business! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our guided tour as well as the touch tank! We hope you'll visit us again next time you're traveling this way!

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time! We were escorted from the gift shop to the tide pool with lots of hands fun for the kids and adults, then we continued downstairs to the underwater aquariums and finished at the sea lion and seal show!!! One of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi Justin! Thanks for visiting us at Ocean World, we’re happy to know we provided you a five-star tour and we hope you’ll visit us again! Thank you for furthering our cause!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Probably the best all-around gift shop in Crescent City, especially for nautical-themed items. The choices are nearly endless. Both kids and adults love the shark petting pool and the views of the sea lions, seals and river otters.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Gudwill
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Hi Gudwill, Thanks so much for sharing your feedback with us in the TripAdvisor Community! We're happy to hear how much you enjoyed your visit to Ocean World, and that you love our gift shop! We're grateful to receive your four-star rating and hope you'll...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

This is a nice place to take kids 8 and older, but if you have younger ones save your time. The gift store is crowded and full of breakable things so you can't move a stroller through nor allow little fingers to drift at any...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jeannettew629
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Hi jeannettew629, Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate your business. We’re a privately-owned family business dedicated to preserving animals that would otherwise have perished in the wild to educate emerging generations of the wonder that is life in the sea. We are unlike any...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

Seems that local attractions like this are rare today. It was a good, fun tour with knowledgeable staff. The digs are not shined and new, but enjoyable and worth the price of admissionMore

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Crywild
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

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