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Ocean World

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304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
+1 707-464-4900
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Awesome!!

You enter through a very nice gift shop, with lots of selections. Everything from decor for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Great little aquarium

What a fun little stop. Even though it’s a small aquarium it had a lot of amazing creatures. Our... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
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Home to an amazing variety of sea life to teach children and adults about the wonderful ocean world. We are one of the best privately owned small aquariums in the United States and are open daily! Our gift shop provides unique nautical gifts for men, women, teens, and children as well as hand crafted products that enhance any home decor. We're located six hours north of San Francisco, in beautiful Crescent City, California. Ocean World is your Pacific getaway in the heart of the Redwood Coast.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea lion show” (58 reviews)
“gift shop” (67 reviews)
“small aquarium” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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304 Hwy 101, Crescent City, CA 95531
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"sea lion show"
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"gift shop"
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"small aquarium"
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"sea life"
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"tour guide"
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"star fish"
in 18 reviews
"shark petting"
in 11 reviews
"touch pool"
in 6 reviews
"surf board"
in 4 reviews
"whole family"
in 9 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 7 reviews
"tide pools"
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"road trip"
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"seal"
in 99 reviews
"cora"
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"animals"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You enter through a very nice gift shop, with lots of selections. Everything from decor for the home, to clothing & souvenirs The staff is very friendly There were only 4 of us on the tour & our guide was amazing. Very patient with all...More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Howdy... Thanks for putting us on your travel map! Being part of the educational, and fun, experiences for your children is both an honor and treat for us. We appreciate you reaching out to others on our TripAdvisor page and for your 5-Star stamp of...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

What a fun little stop. Even though it’s a small aquarium it had a lot of amazing creatures. Our family loved everything about this place. The fish tanks were full of fun animals to watch and the touch tank was great. The best things were...More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2018

Greetings, Broncos69.., Thanks for making Ocean World part of your family’s experience. We appreciate you joining the conversation between travelers on our TripAdvisor page. Your support for our mission to provide an educational experience in a fun and entertaining way is greatly appreciated.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This place doesn’t look like much from the outside, but we were pleasantly surprised by how fun the tour was. Great little show at the beginning with sea lions and seals, very informative tour guide, and a fun shark petting session at the end. Would...More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi, Lori... We are honored to be your first TripAdvisor review! Welcome to the conversation between travelers about Ocean World. Thanks for uploading the fun pictures along with your review. Your family's experience is what we love to hear and strive to provide with each...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This place has been around forever and it’s still a ton of fun and very informational. The guide we had was very patient with the kids and knowledgeable about all the animals. The sea lions are very entertaining. The aquarium is large and fun to...More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi, tigertip18... Thanks for letting your recent visit to Ocean World. Welcome to the conversation between travelers. We relish the opportunity to bring fun to a learning environment for kids of all ages. Our Tide Pool exhibit and Shark Petting tank allows a true hands-on...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Great spot to visit in the hidden gem of Crescent City. Small and quaint aquarium but fun! Great gift shop.More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hey, Yaltrail... Thanks for bringing your brood to Ocean World to see our animals of the sea, up close and personal. We love being part of the educational experience of each visitor and relish your recommendation to others to visit us as well. Hope you'll...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty small but so worth it just for the seal show. The staff was really nice and you could really tell they love their job and animals!More

Thank Erik J
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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

You hit the nail on the head, we are dedicated to promoting knowledge and experience in a fun and entertaining way. Our tour guides spend a lot of time to learn as much as they can to share with you. Thank you for coming to...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

Well ran small aquarium, tour only but def worth the price, our guide was friendly and did a great jobMore

Thank K B
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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2017

Hi, K.B... Thanks for including Ocean World during your visit to our area. Your business is much appreciated and crucial to our mission to provide an educational experience for all ages in a fun and entertaining way. We see you're from Virginia, but hope you'll...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Has a seal show and you can pet a shark and a bat ray. It is good for small kids. As adults it was okay

Thank Judith P
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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Greetings, Judith P... Thanks so much for taking a minute to reach out on our TripAdvisor page today! We're in the education and memories business and are glad you can take your visit at Ocean World along with you! :-)

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

You know all those little fliers you find at hotels? Well, that's where we picked up this little stop. The flyer said 10% off, and we said "next stop." It was a decent sized aquarium, with fish, stingrays, seals, seals lions, things to touch and...More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thanks so much for you support for our efforts to bring a truly educational experience in a fun and entertaining way. We appreciate you taking a minute to send up a review for our TripAdvisor community as well! :-)

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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The seals are the best part of ocean world. They are funny and well trained. The trainer was very informative on how the seals are trained. We laughed the whole time during the seals show. Not a bad road side trip. Worth the time to...More

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cybercme, Public Relations Manager at Ocean World, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Greetings, Brian D... Cora, a rescued sea lion, loves to perform for sure. We are blessed to have all our sea animals and they perform out of a common love for fish and the respectful coaxing of our trainers. It's a great gig for us...More

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17sheilah
17 May 2017|
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Response from cybercme | Property representative |
Hi, yes, the Ocean View Inn is next door. 707-465-1111
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chickamu2014
14 March 2017|
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HI, Chickamu2... We're open 7 Days a week! Our first tour starts around 9:30AM and our last, depending on available sunlight (we are naturally lit for many exhibits) our last tour is around 4 PM. Tours leave every 20... More
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Angela O
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Hi, Angela. We're open till 7pm until October - everyday! See you soon. :-)
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