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Ocean World

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Address: 304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
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+1 707-464-4900
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Home to an amazing variety of sea life to teach children and adults about...

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.

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I took my grandchildren to ocean world and they had a blast they were still talking about it days later, they were able to inter act with the animals, and take pictures, so they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 28, 2015
Mary C
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2015

I took my grandchildren to ocean world and they had a blast they were still talking about it days later, they were able to inter act with the animals, and take pictures, so they were happy.

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Thank Mary C
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Greetings, Mary C... Thank you for bringing your family to Ocean World! We love hearing how our exhibit impacts the lives of emerging generations. Our goal is to help young people develop a sense of appreciation and ownership of the world they will inherit some day. We also appreciate you sharing your Ocean World experience with the rest of the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This place is not very large but is a great afternoon trip for small kids. The staff is friendly and the sea life is fascinating. There is a good representation of local sea life and a cute touch tide pool. Overall, a fun stop.

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Thank sarah K
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Season's Greetings, Sarah K... Thank you for bringing your kids to Ocean World and for adding us to your growing number of Trip Advisor reviews. Our staff loves what we do and go the extra mile to ensure each guest has a great time; children and adults alike. We're surprised by how many adults love the tidal petting exhibit as... More 

Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

This is not Monterey Aquarium! No need to hustle with other visitors and endless exhibitions. Perfect for a quick stop to relax with friendly sea creatures and watch cute sea lions' tricks up close. Very enjoyable for children and adults, too! The gift shop has a lot of unique stuff to look at.

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1 Thank Granmitz
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hi, Granmitz... Thank you for your recent visit and nice TripAdvisor review! Being a small and privately owned and managed exhibit of sea life. We appreciate your visit to both our sea animal attraction and our gift shop. We're always adding new items so you never know what you'll find each time you visit. We wish you blessings this Holiday... More 

Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

I love coming here it's always so nice little expensive tho that's the only down side is love to come in and get jackets for the family but 30 per jacket is a lot over all its cute

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Thank Black B
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hello, Black B... Thank you for making us a hometown favorite! We do our best to keep prices low on everything we offer and hope you'll always find something you love within any budget you have. We appreciate you taking a minute to write a TripAdvisor review for us. We wish you peace and joy this Holiday Season! :-) More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

A good rainy day activity for kids. $38 for a family of four, not too long if you have small children, about 25minutes with questions. The seal show at the end is really neat for children.

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Thank Dana E
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Howdy, Dana E.... Thank you for visiting Ocean World and for taking a minute to review us on TripAdvisor. Like it has been said in years past, "always leave them waning more!" Actually, we time our shows so not to stress our animal actors. They love to perform but with so many shows per day, we do not want to... More 

Grants Pass, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

Ocean world is cool. Has an amazing gift shop. Not many animals though. Could use a few more attractions.

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Thank lynne f
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hi, Lyne F... Thank you for the TripAdvisor review today! We appreciate you bringing your kids to share our love for sea animals. All our animals are rescued from a certain demise due to age or physical disabilities. As such, we only have as many animals as can be humanly housed to ensure the thrive under our care. We are... More 

Roseburg, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Making our way to Southern California. We took the 101 so we could have an ocean view and get to San Francisco. We decided to stop and check this place out. Upon entering your asked if you'd like to sign up for the tour. We did paid the fee and looked around the shop until it was time for a... More 

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Thank Ria M
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hi, Ria M... Thank you for sharing your recent visit to Ocean World on TripAdvisor. We loved the pictures too! We're glad you stopped our way from Roseburg, Oregon. We are thankful for our Oregon neighbors each time you come down the California coast. Blessing be on you and your entire family until we see you again! :-) More 

Lakeview, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Good, fairly quick tour to see fish, sharks, tide pool creatures and finished with a show where the seals performed tricks and entertainment. Our 1 1/2 year old daughter loved it! The gift shop is large with great items and lots of variety.

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Thank Brandi S
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hey, Brandi S... Our "Aww" factor is in high gear hearing how your little girl loved Ocean World. Her amazement is the kind of experience that get's us up every day and keeps us going. Another generation on the side of learning. Thank you for bringing your family to ours. We hope we'll be a regular destination as your daughter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2015

The tour was great and the kids loved all attractions. The gift shop was very cute! We will go back again!

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Thank Olivia P
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hi, Olivia P. Thanks for making us your first TripAdvisor review and joining the conversation about Ocean World. Kids of all ages are our specialty and sharing our sea animals with every generation is our goal. Looking forward to your return! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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174 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is an inexpensive interesting little place with a fun seal show. The gift shop is a bit glitchy.

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Thank Jon H
cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this review

Hi, Jon! Thank you for making Ocean World part of your vacation travel log! Our main goal is to share our love for sea animals with children of all ages. We appreciate the thousands of families we see each year and are glad we can add yours to our ever-growing list! Here's to your Vacation 2015! Miles to go before... More 

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