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Shark Reef

#82 of 458 things to do in Las Vegas Features Animals
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
+1 702-632-7777
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
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Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“sea life” (81 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3950 Las Vegas Blvd S, Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, NV 89119-1005
The Strip
+1 702-632-7777
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Reviewed yesterday

If you have kiddo's this would be a good place to visit while in Vegas. Its $25 to get in and the wait times to get in are a bit long. Amazing to see the sharks get fed.

Thank PandaLovesTravel
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was pretty impressed with this exhibit. I do hope that part of the entrance fee ($25) goes to conservation, as they mention it on signs quite a bit throughout the experience. The later portion with the "sunken ship" feel is very nice and worth...More

Thank kfreed
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited the Shark Reef on our recent trip to Vegas. Watching and reading about the different kinds of fish was relaxing. The second part, the polar exhibit, was a waste of time. The tour was a one time visit for me and i would not...More

Thank gameluver
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fun experience in Vegas other than the strip and casinos. It's a great place to escape the heat and spend time as a family in Vegas. We opted for the admission, photo and gift package which we thought was a good deal. The Polar...More

Thank Sharla P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Please, don't waste your time and your money, the aquarium is minuscule and it should be free! That was by far the worse aquarium we've ever been. You're in Vegas, there's so much to see.... Forget about this place!

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a good time walking through but they try to charge you an outrageous price for pictures and if you package 3 experiences together they charge you$5 more for the polar experience which is included in a regular ticket

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was really looking forward to visiting this on our trip to Las Vegas. I was slightly disappointed at the size of the aquarium. The giant starfish were cool and it was the first time I saw an octopus of that size. That was the...More

Thank Lisa2017Stockton
Reviewed 1 week ago

The attraction is very well layed out and is of high quality. The thing is there is not much there for the money. After 15mins we were done.

Thank joday013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The shark reef would be great if you have kids with you but there's also another polar journey which is included in the package.The polar journey is really bad.At first I thought it has real polar bears or penguins,but in the end,just a boring 5D...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience. Wasn't as big as I though it would be though. You have all kinds of animals, golden crocodile, komodo dragon, turtles, jellyfish, stingray and of course sharks!! Definately recommend especially for the kids.

Thank MichaelangeloTMNT
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We have a 12 ye old , 10 yr old and 8 yr old , how long is the tour
16 July 2016|
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Response from MikeBLisle_Illinois | Reviewed this property |
Actually my friend and I just went through the exhibit leisurely on our oen. It is a fun time and I think your kids would love it. There were a lot of kids there, oohing and ahhing
Talia C
For the Shark feed at 1:15 on certain days, do you actually feed the sharks yourself or do you just watch? I want to get it as a gift for my boyfriend, is it worth it? Does the ticket price include entry to the aquarium and a tour as well as the feed? Thanks
10 July 2016|
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Response from Howard B | Reviewed this property |
You would just watch for the price of admission. There are people diving in the tank ... and they are certainly paying for additional experiences. It's a good place to visit for a couple of hours.
Lara D
Can you scuba dive with the sharks?
6 September 2015|
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Response from parkerflyHI | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do have a program where you can dive with the sharks. You have to be a certified scuba diver with a current card. It is also fairly expensive, but from what I hear worth it. My husband had looked into this on a... More