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Tour code: 5156SHARK
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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What You Can Expect

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Weather you with the family or with your significant other this is a great tour to take to pass the time and see Mandalay Bay Hotel. From the exotic animals to the amazing sharks surrounding you this is an awesome time.

Steven N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

the shark reef was great I enjoyed all the displays I will revisit the next time i'm in vegas

Victor M. S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

A must see aquarium. My wife love it. Definetely recommend this tour for the price.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I really enjoyed this tour I got to see all kind of marine animals up close and personal. The Shark Tank was fantastic. The sharks swim right up to the glass.
In another part of the exhibit, it is constructed with a panoramic view. To the sides and even when you look up you can see turtles, different fish and marine life swimming.
There is an exhibit with Stingrays where you actually get to touch the Stingrays. A must for the children.
I definitely would recommend this tour and prices were great.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to pass an hour or so. Lots of sharks and different species swimming about.

Janet O B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We were very pleased with the shark reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.

Virginia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Awesome tour! Simply amazing!

Elaine T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very good


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

So many different creatures to see. Walked from planet Hollywood to Mandalay Bay not too far either. If you're into sea creatures this one is for you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

The Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is really great! This is something I would definitely recommend doing with kids if you're in Vegas. The whole aquarium takes maybe 30 minutes to walk through and admire and the exhibits are really fun. My two favorite things to do was look at the silly octopus and pet sting rays. I'll be going back again!
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