Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach Launches Brand New Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

The Only Indoor Glass Bottom Boat Adventure in North America Setting Sail at Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach

Since the Aquarium’s opening, millions of visitors have enjoyed watching the numerous sharks swim overhead from the safety of the 350 ft long underwater tunnel winding beneath the 750,000 gallon Dangerous Reef tank. Guests now have the opportunity to get in the shark tank and experience the new, indoor Glass Bottom Boat Adventure, the first and only one of its kind in North America. Only 3 inches of glass in a specially designed, 16-foot long boat, will separate visitors from the sharp-toothed predators that call Dangerous Reef home.

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Ripley's Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Photo: Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

This new adventure will offer an exciting vantage point for guests into the Aquarium’s largest exhibit. Guests will be surrounded by colorful and dangerous marine life that inhabit Atlantic and Caribbean reefs. From Gabby, our resident green sea turtle, to BIG sand tiger sharks, nurse sharks and sawfish; Dangerous Reef is home to over 8,500 aquatic animals representing more than 75 different species.

While embarking on this immersive experience, led by our Adventure Crew, guests will learn all about the animals within the Aquarium and what it takes to maintain the facility. The Glass Bottom Boat will hold approximately 10 people per tour and launches about every 20 minutes.

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Ripley's Aquarium Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Photo: Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

“Ripley’s has never been known for the ordinary and only strives for the extraordinary,” says Craig Atkins, General Manager, “that’s why we are excited to introduce our Glass Bottom Boat Adventure – a totally new, innovative way to experience these amazing animals, ONLY at Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach.”

Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

Photo: Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Open 365 days a year, guests are invited to upgrade their admission to include Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure. Dare to experience our world!

Editor’s note: Ripley’s Aquarium has been one of our absolute favorite attraction in Myrtle Beach for the entire 13 years we’ve lived here. We’ve visited no less than 50 times. It’s always a nice way to spend a day. Each time we go, there’s something new! Have a look at our most recent review. If you live within an hour’s drive, consider annual passes. You won’t regret it!


About Ripley’s Aquarium and Ripley Entertainment, Inc.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, open 365 days a year; recognized as one of the top in the nation, has been recognized with the South Carolina Governor’s Cup award as the top visited attraction in the state and is accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. The Aquarium is best known for its shark exhibit, featuring several species of sharks, sawfish, stingrays and much more in one of the longest underwater tunnels in the world. Ripley’s Attractions of Myrtle Beach also includes the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Ripley’s 5D Moving Theater, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze. Ripley’s Attractions of Myrtle Beach is owned by Ripley Entertainment, Inc., celebrating over 96 years of entertainment and attractions worldwide. Ripley Entertainment, Inc. is a global leader in location-based entertainment with more than 12 million guests visiting its 90-plus worldwide attractions annually. For ticket information, call 800-734-8888.

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About Melissa Byers

My name is Melissa Byers and I've been a Grand Strand resident for 13 years. I love living and raising my family here! We're all about the events, activities, discounts, RVing, travel, and crab cakes.


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