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Expert Review of Ripley's Aquarium

Parks and Outdoors Review of Ripley's Aquarium

Away Travel Expert: Mike Sigalas
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ParksExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Sustainable Travel
Parks and OutdoorsExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • As you pass the Amazonian piranhas and head down into the Rainbow Rock area, your path here is designed to mirror the experience of a person who starts out on shore and then plunges into the ocean, gradually probing to its lowest depths.
  • Be sure to pet some of the de-barbed Atlantic rays, Southern rays, Cow-Nose rays, and Spotted Eagle rays up in the Ray Bay touch tank. If nothing else, you'll learn to recognize the feel of one, and this might help give you time to react if you inadvertently step on one (barb attached) in the surf. The Bay also includes Bonnet-Head sharks, which aren't nearly as cute as they sound.
  • By far, the star of the Aquarium is its 330-foot-long shark tunnel. Conveyor belts carry wide-eyed (and camera-clicking) travelers alongside and beneath mammoth tiger, nurse, and sawtooth sharks.

1110 Celebrity Circle
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Parking: Sun-Thurs 9am-7pm; Fri-Sat 9am-9pm
Price: Admission $17 ages 12 and up, $9.95 ages 5-11, $3.95 ages 2-4, free for children under 2

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 800/734-8888
Price Information: Admission $17 ages 12 and up, $9.95 ages 5-11, $3.95 ages 2-4, free for children under 2
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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