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Review of Shark Reef

Shark Reef
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US$19.99*
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Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino
Ranked #85 of 462 things to do in Las Vegas
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, this aquarium is home to several varieties of tropical fish and sharks.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Lot's of sharks, fish, alligator and Snake's took some good pictures maybe priced a little high at $18.00 per adult but $15 wouldn't be bad look for a coupon.

1  Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

I probably wouldnt go see this again and I would tell others to make sure they had a coupon. It is a 15 minute tour and while it was great to see all of the neat creatures from the sea, I felt there could have been more for the price. I'm glad my children got to experience it and the short tunnels are something not normally experienced which is why Im giving it an average rating.

2  Thank CanadianLady11
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

We went to the shark reef because we had free tickets. It would not be worth spending any money on at all. They are far more interested in getting you to pose for pictures and spend money in the gift shop than providing any kind of special experience. Anyone that has been to a zoo that includes an aquarium area has seen better. I felt sorry for the fish, turtles and the croc. They are all in a very confined setting.

1  Thank spidergirlMinn
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Photos show a big tunnel showing a lot of sharks,

What you get is a 20 min small enclosure where they have crammed some regular sharks, a turtle, some big fishes and some sawfishes, saddest of all is the crocodile crammed in a really small display with barely any water or space.

You pay 18 bucks plus tax for this? People say that it's fun that you get an area where you can touch rays but come on! really? that justifies the price and the sad conditions? not at all.

If for some reason you have never seen sharks or a decent truly focused in conservation aquarium then you may have fun in here, otherwise don't waste your money and go to some of the really decent and environment friendly aquariums around the world

3  Thank Gawed
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

If you're looking for something that doesn't involve the sinful side of Vegas you've come to the right place!

I've been to a handful of zoos and aquariums in different states and countries and I have to say that this is one of the better ones I've seen. First and foremost, they have a generous collection of dangerous animals. Jellyfish, Komodo Dragons, Piranha, Sharks, Rays, Octopi, etc. Pictures are permitted which is always a plus. There is also a horseshoe crab petting experience, although I've seen this before at other aquariums. The two "water tunnels" are really neat and make for some great photo opportunities--the only downside being the crowds in these areas. Also, the glass seems to be hit-or-miss in regards to photos. Sometimes you will get great pictures with little to no reflection or glare and other times your photos will not.

Not sure how the piranha are fed or what time, but if that is viewable by the public I imagine that would be very exciting to see.

From start to finish you will probably spend about half an hour in here, making it ideal if you're just looking for a quick excursion if you're arriving by hotel shuttle.

1  Thank james09173
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