This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards and other amazing creatures living in mo... More
This truly amazing state-of-the art aquarium has sharks, alligators, monitor lizards and other amazing creatures living in more than 1,000,000 gallons of salt water at the Mandalay Bay Resort. You will enjoy a beautiful display of blue sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, eels and a remarkable jellyfish display with black lights. This is a must-see exhibit for the whole family.
A very long the queue and quite expensive to get in and you have to walk miles through Mandalay Bay to find it. Once you are inside it really is unimpressive, you've seen the same on a bigger and better scale at any Seaworld in the UK. The actual shark reef is good, but small and you're left thinking 'is that it?'. Nice idea but executed averagely.
This was worth the money. The walk through the building made you wonder if you would get there in the same day (which attests for how very large the convention site really is). You go at your own speed in the aquarium, however, and spend as much time as you want at any display. No pressure, just a good experience that you don't expect to see in the desert. Besides, it was an hour or so that I didn't lose at the slots.
We had been told this was the best place to see in Vegas, so perhaps my expectations were too high. I found the exhibit highly enjoyable, but there were actually very few sharks when we went...so I was a little disappointed. Overall the exhibit was great until the actual shark tank which was pretty disappointing. One of the people who worked there did say they had to get rid of some of the bigger sharks, so maybe it was just bad timing
If you've been to San Diego Zoo or Seaworld or Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, please don't go here. Otherwise, you fell ripped off of your money. I thought this a good family isghtseeing activity but I found it poor. It was short, not so informative, and just a simple walk-through. For that, I find the price very expensive.
Shark Reef was something I ran across after watching the Tavel Channel. I have to say that it was well worth the admission. They had such a varity of animals. The sharks though were my favorite. Since I have liked sharks ever since I was little this was definately a treat. I would go again...
My 6 year old grandson wanted to go back a second day after touching the baby sharks and rays. He had missed school for this trip and his teacher was very impressed with what he learned and could tell his class. The sound wands allowed him to be in control of the pace of the walk through and to repeat descriptions about the fish he was facinated about. Great value!