Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach Tours and Activities
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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach borders the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its vaulted underwater walkways, large tanks filled with colorful sea creatures, and live shark-feeding shows. Set in the Broadway-at-the-Beach shopping, dining, and entertainment complex, the aquarium features exhibits for visitors of all ages.
Explore the Dangerous Reef, home to sharks, tarpons, grunts, and other sharp-toothed predators, on a 340-foot (104-meter) moving walkway through an acrylic shark tunnel; see the piranha at the Rio Amazon exhibit; gaze at octopus, lionfish, and other poisonous predators in the Living Gallery; or watch as manta rays swim alongside other aquatic animals in the Ray Bay.
Purchase tickets ahead of time to save hard-earned vacation time. Upgrades, including an indoor glass-bottom boat tour and behind-the-scenes tour, are also available.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Ripley’s Aquarium is a must-see for families with kids.
- Tickets are good all day, so you can come and go at your leisure.
- The aquarium is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers, which are both available to rent at guest services.
How to Get There
Ripley’s Aquarium is located in South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area, in the Broadway-at-the-Beach complex. To get there via public transportation, take bus C10 right to the aquarium or bus C21 to the Broadway at the Beach Visitor Center. Free parking is available at the aquarium.
When to Get There
The aquarium is open year-round, as is the wider Broadway at the Beach area. Myrtle Beach has mild winters and hot, humid summers, so plan your visit accordingly.
Once you’ve had your fill of marine life, explore the larger Broadway at the Beach complex. The walkable outdoor entertainment area features an array of entertainment options, amusement-park-style rides, shops, and restaurants.
Address: 1110 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577, USA
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Using an app on your smartphone, you'll be given nearly 120 objects to find during your scavenger hunt. You'll then wander throughout the downtown area searching for the items. Once you've found the object, you'll send a photo in to score points. Along the way, you will perform challenges for even more points. You'll have 13 categories of objects you can find in this city walk, with each object varying in points depending on the difficulty. Don't worry, you won't be alone. You'll have a remote guide that will be texting you during your game if you need help or have a question. They will also encourage you and give you hints along the way! The objective of the game is to have fun, rank #1 on the leaderboard, and try to get as many points as possible by finding all of the objects!
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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