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“The Stingray plus experience was fantastic!”

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach
Ranked #19 of 73 things to do in Myrtle Beach
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Owner description: Glide on 330ft moving path beneath the Dangerous Reef! TOUCH sharks, stingrays, hermit crabs & jellies! Experience a world of eels, colorful fish, mermaids & poisonous predators! NOW OPEN - PEARL HARBOR EXHIBIT! Ripley's Myrtle Beach offers 5 unique attractions open 365 days a year. Don't miss all the fun!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator
Reviewed July 14, 2013

We called to reserve tickets the night before and we where able to go right up to the service desk and get them as soon as we got there. We reserved spots on the ten am stingray experience and where there early enough to beat the crowd. In fact, we went on the tour by ourselves! Our tour guide Chelsey was phenomenal and answered every question we had while giving the tour a personal touch by sharing her personal favorite facts and great anticdotes about the exhibits. Swimming with he stingrays was great and something I'm sure we will remember fondly for a very Long time.

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Corey H, Public Relations Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2016

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Nothing special here, small aquarium that takes at most and hour or two to see VERY completely. Unless you have small children which may be enchanted with the mermaid show or petting stingrays and horseshoe crabs, its probably better to go to Seaworld, Camden, Baltimore or some other "destination" aquarium. Children are considered ages 3-11 so had to pay full price for two teen girls which was 23.95 each. A dollar or two less if off peak (outside of 11am-5 pm)-and use coupons!. We killed a rainy afternoon here, but there are better ways to spend your time and money unless you have small children that are more easily impressed.

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Bethany M, Public Relations Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2016

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Really neat aquarium. Takes about 1 to 2 hrs to go through. Not sure how legal it is to fit all of those sharks and rays in one tank though.

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Bethany M, Public Relations Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2016

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our family enjoyed the aquarium! My wife is a teacher in South Carolina, so she was given free admission and got me in 1/2 price-teachers take note! :-) They have some great educational programs in the classroom right past the main entrance...most people pass right by and miss it but we were given an interesting program on sharks..no additional cost. But the real stars of this trip were the different small and large tanks filled with all sorts of marine life...we liked touching sting rays and horseshoe crabs. Very relaxing time with nice cool a/c and tranquil music playing in the background.

1  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Crowed. They should consider limiting capacity for a better experience. Well maintained but small for the price. Would I return, probably not.

1  Thank MellynnNc
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Bethany M, Public Relations Manager at Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2016

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