Ocean World aquarium is privately owned and operated and has been in Crescent City since 1964. Originally Ocean World was called Under Sea Gardens and was located in the small boat basin. It was a barge that was built in Seattle as an aquarium and floated down to Crescent City and rested in the harbor. Visitors would descend below the surface of the water to observation windows to view the sea life.
In 1985 the barge was moved to dry land and took on a new life as Undersea World aquarium. The aquarium now consists of tanks holding over half a million gallons and an abundance of sea life, including sharks, seals, sea lions, rays and wolf eels. Now with a name change to Ocean World and added attractions of shark petting, interactive tide pool, and a highflying sea lion performance, we have something for the whole family.
Your Ocean World Experience
Your visit to Ocean World includes a fully guided tour by our highly trained staff who will show you (and your group or family) and tell you about the creatures of the sea. The tour lasts about 45 minutes and it is fun, educational and entertaining. These tours are intimate with many unique and one of a life time experiences waiting for you.
The tour starts with the Touch and Feel Tide Pool where you will have the opportunity to see and touch many of the strange and interesting creatures that live within the rocks near the shores of the Pacific Northwest. Next we descend into our aquarium where you will see sharks, bat rays and our playful seals and sea lions. You will learn about the life of sea creatures that live right off of our coast here in California.
Then you will be given the opportunity of a life time to pet a real shark. To many who come to visit Ocean World, this is rated as the thing they liked best about the tour, to touch and feel one of the most amazing creatures living on our earth.
Your Ocean World tour wraps up with an intimate Seal or Sea Lion Performance. You will get to know our Pacific Harbor Seals as they make you laugh and amaze you with their antics and amazing feats.You will be introduced to our newest stars, who are learning new behaviors every week. Your tour end in what has been said to be the very best gift shop on the North Coast. At Ocean World, we pride ourselves on bringing the unique and “must have” gifts for you to get for yourself or for that special someone. No other gift store offers
LOCATION: 304 Highway 101 South Crescent City, CA 95531 | (707) 464-4900 | Website • 0.8 mi From Hotel
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Within walking distance, a short hop in your car, or a day-long driving excursion from the Anchor Beach Inn, you will a variety of Crescent City Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites to explore. There is much more to Del Norte County than the redwoods and coast that everyone comes to see. Learn about the nearby Crescent City Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites nearby in our Crescent City travel guide, and find some time to learn about the people and events who settled the area.
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