Open weekdays 9am -5pm with tours starting at 10am.
Open weekends 9am-6pm with tours starting at 9:15am.
Gift Shop opens at 9:00am
Ocean World is deemed to be a low risk attraction by
the State of California and is open during the Covid event.
*The various displays depend on natural sunlight so most tours close at dusk.
Ocean World is more than just an aquarium; it is entertainment for the whole family. You will be taken on a fully guided tour by our highly trained staff who will show you 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.
We start 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. So many who come to visit Ocean World rate this as the thing they liked best about the tour, to touch and feel one of the most amazing creatures living on our earth.
You will then wrap up the tour with an intimate Seal or Sea Lion Performance. You will get to know our Pacific Harbor Seals Wyatt, Skully and Marina as they make you laugh and amaze you with their antics. You will then see the high energy and amazing feats from Cora Sea Lion as she performs for you. You will be introduced to our newest star, Pearl, who is learning new behaviors every week.
Then you will be able to enjoy what many have claimed to be the very best gift shop on the North Coast. 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 more.
We are rated 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor. Come in and see why; you will not be disappointed you did.