Inside Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay is a true fairy tale for those who are fascinated by the underwater world. In total you will find over 2000 animals in 1.6 million gallons of water.
Some of the animals you’ll see are: Komodo Dragon, Golden Crocodile, Green Sea Turtle, Angelfish, Butterflyfish, Parrotfish, Tigerfish, Moray Eels, Green Sawfish, Southern Stingrays. And last but not least you’ll see a large number of invertebrates like Moon Jellyfish.
You walk through the entire exhibit and start with an encounter with a Komodo Dragon and a basin of South American Piranhas. If you come in at the right time you can see the caretakers feed the Piranhas. These predators will eat almost anything and at Shark Reef they feed them chicken, trout or herring.
There’s even a touch pool with Stingrays and Horseshoe Crabs. You can gently touch these animals with the top of your finger. The shipwreck exhibit is the most impressive exhibit in our opinion. This is where you find Sea Turtles, Sawfish and various Sharks. It’s an impressive 1.3 million saltwalter exhibit and you’re walking right through it. Great opportunity to shoot some pictures or film all the wonderful wildlife.
These are the various types of sharks you’ll see in the shipwreck exhibit:
Sandtiger Shark, Sandbar Shark, Nurse Shark, Whitetip Reef Shark, Galapagos Shark, Grey Reef Shark, Zebra Shark, Blacktip Reef Shark, Epaulette Shark, Port Jackson Shark, Whitespotted Bamboo Shark, and more.
We really enjoyed our visit to Shark Reef and highly recommend it if you’re fascinated with all the different creatures that live in our oceans. If you’re interested in learning more about how they feed the animals at Shark Reef, take a few minutes and watch the enclosed video.
Shark Reef opening hours:
Sunday – Thursday:
10:00 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
10:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
(Last admission one hour prior to closing)