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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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Las Vegas, United States

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

Come face-to-face with some of the world's most fascinating creatures at the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay, North America's only predator-based aquarium and exhibit. This Las Vegas aquarium is home to 2,000 animals, including saw fish, giant rays, endangered green sea turtles, piranha, jellyfish, rare golden crocodiles and — sharks. Get close to more than 100 sharks, including 30 in the 1.3-million-gallon main tank, one of the largest in the US. Explore two underwater tunnels and experience Sea Monsters Revealed, the world's largest exhibit of uniquely preserved sea creatures.
  • Admission to Shark Reef Aquarium at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip
  • Admire more than 2,000 aquatic animals and reptiles
  • Witness more than 100 sharks of 15 different species
  • See rare and endangered animals including golden crocodiles, green sea turtles and black piranhas
  • Experience a diver's view by walking through two underwater tunnels
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Departure Point

Shark Reef Aquarium, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd S Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
Visit the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip anytime during its normal operating hours to see 14 different exhibits devoted to dangerous aquatic predators. 

There are more than 100 sharks at Mandalay Bay — and 30 of them appear in the aquarium’s largest exhibit, the 1.3-million-gallon Shipwreck. Visitors can experience several species of sharks (Galapagos sharks, grey reef sharks and zebra sharks), plus endangered sea turtles, stingrays, sawfish and many other fish through a mesmerizing acrylic tunnel. 

Other exhibits include the popular Touchpool, featuring stingrays and horseshoe crabs in a 2,500-gallon, interactive saltwater exhibit. Also, look for the rare golden crocodile, Komodo dragon, cichlids (one of the largest families of fishes), Burmese pythons (one of the five largest species of snakes in the world), Amazon predators (home to the giant arapaima, arrowana, pacu and freshwater stingrays), plus a Caribbean reef teeming with parrotfish, pufferfish and other beautiful tropical fish.

There are also venomous fishes, moon jellies, piranhas, a giant Pacific octopus and much more.
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Shark Reef Aquarium
Enter the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip anytime during its open hours to witness an incredible array of aquatic and reptilian life. Shark Reef contains more than 2,000 animals in 14 exhibits, which offer Vegas visitors the chance to escape the desert heat and immerse themselves in a marine oasis. Observe more than 100 sharks from 15 different species, including Galapagos sharks, grey reef sharks and zebra sharks. See more than 30 sharks swimming in the 1.3 million-gallon (4.9 million-liter) main tank, one of the biggest in the US. Plus, observe a multitude of other sea life including angelfish, parrotfish, pufferfish, green sawfish, piranhas, arowanas, Moray eels and jellyfish. Check out the touch pool to feel horseshoe crabs and a variety of rays, and walk through two underwater tunnels for a more intimate view of the sharks and other marine life. Shark Reef is also home to reptiles such as green sea turtles, golden crocodiles, Burmese pythons and a Komodo dragon. Learn about all the fascinating species through educational displays as you explore Shark Reef at your own pace.
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Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants aged 0-4 are free of charge and do not require a ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If booked same day, tickets cannot be picked up less than 2 hours after placing order
  • OPERATED BY MGM Resorts International

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Traveler Tips


  • "Takes around an hour to complete the tour so long enough for youngsters to retain attention" See review
  • "In comparison to other larger aquariums not much to see but still a worth while stop" See review
  • "It was very quick for the money that was paid, could have been more" See review

Reviews

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274 Reviews
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star-2
Meh
Stephanie_B
, Jan 2021
The attraction itself was OK, with the exception of the lady at the ticket booth the personnel we at best indifferent, most were incompetent.
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star-5
Next best thing to actually being in the ocean
ALVARADO_S
, Jan 2021
This place was done with great attention to detail. The tour was nice and you can do it at your own pace.
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star-5
Awesome family activity
Mom
, Jan 2021
We travel with kids and the aquarium was a great family activity . Fast entry . We had a wonderful time
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star-5
Good fishing
John_N
, Jan 2021
Very cool stuff to see. Take your time walking around. Lots if sharks and sea turtles and fish. Really a beautiful experience
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Janet_L
, Dec 2020
This is much like any other shark exhibit however the scenery and path you take to view all the exhibits is absolutely worth it. The part I loved the most is the sunken ship. It really gives the impression you are at the bottom of the ocean.
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Do Not Purchase Tickets From Viator!!!
Kevin_D
, Dec 2020
The exhibit itself was enjoyable. It's the Viator experience that was frustrating.. I wish I had read reviews on the site before purchasing my tickets. Bought 4 tickets for the exhibit, opened the tickets on my phone, only 1 ticket provided. Spoke with management and said I would call Viator to resolve the issue and they said don't bother, a women the day before had the same issue with her tickets for her family, called Viator who refused to resend tickets or refund her money. Lots of love to the exhibit and their management, honored our purchase, and let us enjoy!!!
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star-5
Kids enjoyed
Wendy_H
, Dec 2020
Kids really enjoyed seeing the sharks. They got to walk over the water on glass. Go threw a tunnel through the water.
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star-4
Great family experience
Shelby_B
, Dec 2020
The shark tanks were awesome! The facility was clean and the environment was inviting. My family enjoyed it!
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star-5
Exciting
Nadia_N
, Dec 2020
It was exciting to see all those kind of sea creatures roaming around. It was an exciting experience, I enjoyed it.
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Bruce
Nellie_O
, Nov 2020
I thought it be more to see it was ok but if I had to choose to go again I won’t but have to experience in order to judge it the website was misleading made it sound more than what it is
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