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Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket provided by Aquarium of the Bay

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Aquarium of the Bay General Admission Ticket

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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The Aquarium of the Bay is a top attraction in San Francisco and may sell out during your time in the city. Avoid disappointment and pre-book your tickets so you guarantee entry to this favored attraction. Step inside the Aquarium of the Bay, where you find walk-through glass tunnels, sharks, river otters, and other marine life.
  • Save time by booking Aquarium of the Bay tickets online
  • Walk through glass tunnels and see a variety of Pacific marine life
  • Flexible entry times mean you can arrive on your own schedule
  • Close to top sites and transit on the San Francisco waterfront
Important Information
  • Admission to the Aquarium of the Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Aquarium of the Bay
  • Food and drinks
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Free admission for children ages 3 and under
  • Wheelchair and stroller accessible
  • The aquarium is open every day except Christmas Day
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mini wrote a review Aug. 2020
Fremont, California99,922 contributions3,824 helpful votes
We were at Pier 39 so enjoyed going to see the fish at the Aquarium of the Bay. The sharks were intriguing. The other fish were fun to see. Its a nice hour or so walk through a smaller but still good California aquarium.
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Date of experience: March 2020
2 Helpful votes
Dr S. wrote a review Mar. 2020
2 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I attended the aquarium after a harbor cruise, and were pleasantly surprised with the exhibits! Two points in particular elevated the experience to the memorable. The first was the underwater exhibit, which allows guests to pass through clear tunnels within large
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
Phil N wrote a review Mar. 2020
Sonora, California46 contributions25 helpful votes
This is a wonderful, well designed, well organized and thoroughly enjoyable attraction. The individual displays and interactional exhibits are interesting and insightful. The staff members conducting the well composed presentations about several of the exhibits provided good
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Date of experience: March 2020
3 Helpful votes
Steve B wrote a review Feb. 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada61 contributions27 helpful votes
The focus is on what you would find in the bay, so you will not see exotic fish from other regions. But they are well laid out, easy to get through, and even have the pools where you can touch rays and other animals. We were there on a holiday weekend and the place was still
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Date of experience: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
DrLainey1 wrote a review Feb. 2020
San Francisco, California3 contributions5 helpful votes
This small aquarium adds variety and education to a touristy day in San Francisco. Especially great if your kids love sea animals. Walking through the tunnel under the sharks, rays and sardines is pretty cool. The place is small though and only takes about an hour to go, which
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Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
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Over priced and tiny
Pros - 1. the location is good, on pier 39 and have tons of other things you can do. 2. Well managed Cons - 1.
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Small but nice
Don’t expect a huge aquarium from the beginning and you will enjoy the experience. It’s well done and the staff is
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Small and overpriced
To be honest we only went because we were short on time and had a pass with attraction inclusions - many of which w
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Allison S
Small but cool
This aquarium was smaller than I expected but it had a lot of cool exhibits. We especially like the tunnel through
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Small.. ok if you have kids
Very small! Not sure it was worth the money. Very geared up to kids. There was a squirrel in a tiny glass enclosur
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They had an error in the system and I couldn’t visit Alcatraz
TL;DR: I wasn’t in the system and lost the Alcatraz trip after having to discuss for an hour in the Aquarium. They
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A great attraction
A great aquarium and we enjoyed our time here. There are two levels and both very well done. It is very similar to
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$29 and they give you a free Madame Tussaud’s ticket. I didn’t ask for this upsell but perhaps should have as it ma
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very expensive for what there is
It was a slightly rainy day so we ducked for cover in the aquarium with our 6yr old. The entry ticket price was eye
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Fun Times at Aquarium of the Bay
I had a fun time at the Aquarium of the Bay. Its at Pier 39 in San Francisco. There are three floors. The shark
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Excellent attractions
This Aquarium is a great place for kids and ADA accessible. The walkways under and through the aquariums was a gre
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Cold and windy visit to Alcatraz
Very interesting, informative and intriguing visit to Alcatraz. Staff all very helpful, definitely recommended
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Any visiter to san Francisco must go 👋 the ferry was very good and all the trip will take round 5 hr . No food in
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A great day at Alcatraz
We did the audio tour at Alcatraz. It was very well done. The park rangers are very helpful and informative. I stro
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Dont buy this. Came all the Way from Denmark with prepaid tickets for nothing!
Couldent get our tickets at the pier becaus aviator had “Canceled” our ticekts without our permission and without t
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