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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

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 February 2018

Really nice aquarium. Enjoyed reading the different plaques about certain sealife. Liked touching the little sting rays/ horseshoe crabs.

john w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

must do this it is so brilliant. a must do. thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Some great tanks.

Betty L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Very interesting, enjoyed all the the different species

Colin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

excellent venue loved it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It was a wonderful experience. You see all the different types of sharks, and many other breeds. Highly recommended.

Raelita G United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Small aquarium but spectacular. You see the sea life close up. One section the fish SWIM over you. This was the first time that I have been able to see shark teeth. All of the animals seem healthy. This aquarium is great for children but adults like it as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This was the highlight tour while in Vegas! Mandalay Bay Hotel is by far the best landscaped grounds on The Strip and the staff was wonderful. We went on a Wednesday afternoon and the line was short but the sea life was long. From the golden crocodile, to the glowing jelly fish and the incredible walk-under-the-sea through the curved glass tunnel, this was a simply amazing aquarium!

Paul B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

There are some negative reviews around, but we thought it was great. Yes it's not huge but I'm not sure what people expect. It's well done and it is impressive. My kids loved seeing all in here, but especially the sharks and jellyfish. And the discounted price using viator was excellent compared to the 'on the door' price. We went around 8pm and it was quite quiet and not packed


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This tour was great and well worth our time. Loved this experience and getting to touch a stingray.

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