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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino

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Las Vegas, United States

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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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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.
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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.
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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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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Bruce
Nellie_O
, Nov 2020
I thought it be more to see it was ok but if I had to choose to go again I won’t but have to experience in order to judge it the website was misleading made it sound more than what it is
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star-5
Great escape
LaToya_A
, Nov 2020
Great experience in the midst of all this madness. The pictures taken at the very beginning are amazing and a very nice touch. Highly recommend picking some up as a souvenir.
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star-5
totally amazing
kenisha_g
, Nov 2020
The shark reef was amazing my kids loved it so much we going next week again but with the entire family we had an awesome time
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star-5
Worth the time and decent price
Sonja_B
, Nov 2020
My sister and I loved the exhibit 💕the care of the plants and animals was beautiful 😊I was late due to flight delay and the customer service was great I had no problems getting in the exhibit 😃
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Shark reef
Ron
, Oct 2020
I absolutely had a wonderful experience looking to come back am a tourist from atlanta and I will definitely bring the family out here for the experience.
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star-5
Awesome and awesome!
Patrice_P
, Oct 2020
This was amazing! The exhibit was so cool. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. It also comes with a virtual reality ride! Definitely a must see.
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star-3
Nothing to brag about
EricaY
, Oct 2020
It was mediocre nothing to brag about or get excited over. The prices should be only 5-10 because it wasn’t worth the $20+.
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star-5
Shark tank !
Kyle_M
, Oct 2020
Very cool loved it , I think they should expand a bit more but it was very interesting especially the shark tank there were so many swimming by you right by your face it was so cool ! Loved it !
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star-5
Excellent experience
RexAnne_L
, Oct 2020
My family and I loved the whole atmosphere at the Shark Reef. They didn't rush you through and allowed you to take as much time as you wanted to wander through and observe. The water tunnels were great.
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Family fun in Las Vegas
William
, Oct 2020
Highly recommended for families with children! A great experience! Interesting experience!! The glass tunnels were great
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