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While Myrtle Beach is known for its proximity to the Atlantic ocean, most people aren’t looking to interact with sharks and other wildlife when they go for a dip in the ocean. Luckily, Myrtle Beach has the perfect setting to spend the day with the ocean’s wildlife.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach makes it easy for you to see the natural beauty the ocean has to offer, without the danger. Here are just a few of the activities the aquarium features:
With two levels of exhibits for visitors to see, there are enough fish and ocean life for a full day of exploring. From stingrays and jellyfish to dangerous marine animals, a walk through these exhibits is filled with sights you won’t forget. Interactive exhibits keep things interesting with two “Touch Tanks”, education centers and even a way to learn about history at the Ripley’s Pearl Harbor exhibit.
What makes this aquarium so great is not what you can see, but what you can do!
Take for example the glass-bottom boat adventure. Visitors can take a ride and see some of our planet’s most dangerous marine creatures, separated by only three inches of glass. The glass bottom will take you across the treacherous reef holding over 8,500 sea creatures. This is a one-of-a-kind experience in North America!
If three inches of glass is not adventurous enough for you, Ripley’s also allows guests to dive with the sharks in its care. This time, with only a cage to protect you, you’ll get to encounter sharks, sea turtles, stingrays and more.
For an, even more, close and personal experience, swimming with the stingrays is a must. Starting in the Friendship Flats of the aquarium, the experience allows you to meet all of the stingrays as they swim and play in the waters you’re standing in. During the stingray experience, Ripley’s diver will take you out to Ray Bay to snorkel and swim with the many kinds of stingray this aquarium has to offer.
It’s no doubt that this aquarium is one of the most exciting places to visit in Myrtle Beach! Buy your tickets here and come experience the amazing sights at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach.