This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards, sea turtles, and other amazing ... More
This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards, sea turtles, and other amazing creatures living in more than 1,000,000 gallons of salt water at the Mandalay Bay Resort. There is also a remarkable jellyfish display with black lights. This is a must-see exhibit for the whole family.
The sharks at the end of the tour were scary & I actually got goosebumps, even though I knew they were behind that thick glass. But, overall, I was disappointed. The fish were cool and all but I just expected MORE. It was just okay for me.
If you like sharks, you will be blown away by this experience! You don't look into shark tanks, you walk through them! Sharks all around you, and VERY close to you. I suggest going early in the day, during the week to avoid the crowds. Being (almost) alone in the place was worth the effort in getting there early. After all, the sharks don't know what time of day or night it is! This is a great exhibit to keep you away from the casinos, with intense memories for a lifetime.
This is the best aquarium that I have been in. The tanks allowed you to get up very up close to the fish. The free tour narrator stick thing was interesting and did a good job of explaining more about the exhibits. The one word that comes to mind at this aquarium was the size. Everything was so big. The ship wreck reef at the end was the best, you were literally surrounded by the tank. This was an awesome experience.
The idea of the shark reef is great, it's well done and I love the jelly fish tank (which is huge). But walking through this doesn't take a full hour and for the $$ that's a bit much. Little kids as well as teenagers will enjoy it, but mostly they will want to go to the gift shop and spend more of your hard-earned cash. If they would drop the price here just a touch or offer a coupon, that would be great. All said 'tho, the hotel is beautiful and the service at the windows was good.
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