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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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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.
Itinerary
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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.
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Casino at Mandalay Bay
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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

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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

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star-1
Waste of time
FamilyWithKids
, Mar 2020
Overpriced and very crowded. There are tons of interesting things to do in Vegas for families with kids but Shark Reef is NOT one of them...
star-5
Fun afternoon
Amyg920
, Mar 2020
Great place to spend a afternoon. Beautiful fish, sharks, jelly fish, turtles and so much more. Touching a stingray was fun too.
star-4
Viewing sharks from underneath
Stephen_M
, Feb 2020
Very good walking tour through the many aquarium views and the tunnels. Could have a bit more interactive or people giving background
star-5
Sharks at Mandalay
Vicki28uk
, Feb 2020
Great place to see different sharks and fish, great experience. Really enjoyed it as I was travelling alone
star-5
Best shark tank ever
matthewray1816
, Feb 2020
It was very nice and big. I loved how I could walk through this tunnel and there were fish and sharks all around.
star-1
No refund
darlaeisenmenger
, Feb 2020
I inadvertently booked the date we were to leave instead of the day I booked and we were not able to go on the tour. Unable to get a refund thru Viator. Sucks when an honest mistake was made and I lost out on the tour and my money.
star-5
Loved it
shivleeng
, Feb 2020
Wonderful I thinks the word well maintained. Beautiful and a great way to spend time . Loved the vibe there
star-5
Amazing and fun, low cost experience!
denishasalliey
, Feb 2020
Amazing and fun, low cost experience! Felt like we were actually under water! Really unexpected animals there! Loved the friendly and knowledgeable guides that took the time to casually explain and educate at the various exhibits. Quite the sensory experience
star-5
Fun for the whole family
kenzieg0305
, Jan 2020
What a wonderful experience. Great for kids all ages. The gift shop was awesome as well. The staff was so nice. We had a great time. Looking forward to more trips when we go back to Vegas.
star-4
Beautiful Acquarium with Lots of fish
Freedom61647484339
, Jan 2020
Great way to spend an hour or two, out of the casino. Since it is called the "Shark Reef", it was good to see they had LOTS of sharks swimming around :) There were also displays for crocodile, Komodo dragons, and a full tank of jelly fish ! We went shorty after noon, on a weekday, so there were almost NO people. That was nice :) The gift shop and photo booth were very nice, too. Having to pay for parking, was the biggest disappointment.. $10 +

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