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“It's Not Sea World, But You Can Pet a Shark”
Review of Ocean World

Ocean World
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 22, 2013

As far as aquariums go, Ocean World is tiny and the tour is quick. Yet, there aren't a lot of parks where you can pet an actual shark for less than $10 admission. So in that sense, this place is a winner. Plus you get a small seal show to end the tour.

As others have said, the staff here is uniformly pleasant and helpful. Throw in the huge gift shop and it is a must-do when in Crescent City. The kids will like it, especially the shark. If you're lucky there will be some shark eggs to view.

Tip: If you don't have AAA, just pick up an Ocean World flyer from one of those ubiquitous tourist brochure racks. This will garner you a 10% admission discount as well.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

the gift shop was extra special :-) there was the Pirate by the door that you can take picture with and the surf board at the wall. it was really good that we dropped by here and shopped.

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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Take the tour - it is worth it - kids will get a kick out of the tide pool to touch sea creatures and towards the end of the tour - they even get to touch sharks - I got a kick out of that one. There is also a seal lion performance. And I dare ya to get out of the gift shop empty handed!

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

Even being a local of 33 years I take my kids here u get to handle tons of sea creatures and sharks. Reasonably priced super friendly staff and the best gift shop in town hands down I go there often for unique gifts. Check it out if u have the time u won't regret

Thank 1Gemini_Chef
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

this store, has a little of everything, and you must go thru the tour, that they have, its fun, and its easy to fine.

Thank dino201357
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