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Travel to Las Vegas: Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay

Sharks in Las Vegas??? I didn’t search the interwebs before going and, to be honest, I wasn’t really expecting much. Vegas is in the desert…so how in the world is there a Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay??

Well, there is one…and it is AMAZING!!

Image Source from Mandalay Bay website.

I apologize for the low quality shots in this post. I used my phone, but I had to share them with you…they are still breathtaking. I definitely recommend you searching more photos online or better yet, visit the Shark Reef on your next Vegas trip!

When you first walk in, you go through a path with different types of fish and other animals…like giant lizards! But, the aquarium, in all biased-ness, is what I focused on 😉

It doesn’t take long to get to the giant aquariums that make you feel like you’re standing in the middle of the reef.
Click on the photo to see a two-second video of a shark swimming!
The tunnel…probably the most photographed in the aquarium. Though it is wonderful…the length of it is a lot shorter than pictures make it seem.
But does it really matter how long the tunnel is when it’s THIS beautiful??? 😍
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Past the tunnel, you’ll get to the stingray feeding area…and past that, columns of different fish like these little guys swim.
I have this weird obsession with jellyfish. I know it would hurt like hell to be stung by one, but they’re just so magical to me.
Walking break in the shark feeding area…can you tell I’m wearing a fishtail braid?
Adios, little stingray…don’t worry, I’ll be back. And, with a better camera!

We got there pretty late, so I’d recommend going during the day. Perhaps as soon as they open to avoid crowds. And, of course, don’t forget to bring a better camera than your phone 😂

What are your favorite aquariums? Any favorite Vegas spots?

Viva Las Vegas, y’all!


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