Ripley’s Aquarium (Myrtle Beach)

Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

Myrtle Beach and Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg have a lot in common with each other. They both have a Ripley’s Aquarium, and they’re very similar to one another. I would say about 90% similar, if not more.

Fish tank ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

It’s one of the better aquariums you can visit anywhere on the East Coast.

Tourists ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

We visited on a Saturday, which unfortunately means more people than my introverted self likes.

. Silver fish ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

It was definitely the worst when we started the tour. We ended up taking a detour route around the aquarium because people would not move out of the way.

Jellyfish ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

I would say their jellyfish collection is definitely its most impressive achievement.

Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina jellyfish

Many different types of jellyfish here.

Red jellyfish ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

I thought these were the most beautiful.

Upside down jellyfish Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

And these upside down jellyfish to be the most interesting. Imagine being upside down as part of your DNA.

Stingrays ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina

I could never see stingrays without thinking of Steve Irwin.

Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach south carolina stingrays

They are definitely very beautiful creatures, as Steve Irwin would put it. I always admired how he would describe all the creatures of the world in the most elegant fashion despite how hideous the creature actually might be.

Ripley's Aquarium  Myrtle Beach South Carolina seahorses

I always enjoy seeing seahorses.

Sea dragons Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

And their cousins, the sea dragons.

Big lobsters Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

These giant lobsters are definitely lucky they didn’t end up at Red Lobster.

Ripleys aquarium penguin Playhouse Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Like the Gatlinburg Ripleys Aquarium, they pride themselves with an impressive collection of penguins.

Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina penguins

You definitely can get a close look at all the penguins.

Penguins Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

I noticed one of them really liked women that would pass by the glass. I guess he’s the penguin player.

Aquarium tunnel Myrtle Beach South Carolina Ripleys aquarium

And of course, you have the tunnel you can walk under.

Large sharks Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The conveyor belt floor was off, which made walking through it a bit of a struggle when people would stay in one place.

Giant female sea turtle Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

Sea turtles are always dear to my heart.

School of fish Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

It is interesting to see a cluster of fish so concentrated in one part of a fish tank.

Glass tunnel Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

I will say, the tunnel in Gatlinburg and the tunnel at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta are far better than the one here at Myrtle Beach.

Glass bottom boat Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

They also have a glass bottom boat, just like the one in Gatlinburg.

Replaceglass bottom boat adventure Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

We actually got almost a free ticket due to a coupon not working and the worker just put in some random discount and it gave us a huge savings advantage. So even doing the glass bottom boat for two people was cheaper than two standard price tickets.

Glass bottom boat Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

I actually didn’t realize until we got on the boat that the boat was steered by one of the aquarium workers just guiding it along with a rope installed around the aquarium tank.

Life jackets glass bottom boat Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

It’s definitely not a bumpy adventure. But you definitely do feel that you are on a boat. You would have to be really seasick prone to throw up here.

Face from glass bottomBoat Ripleys aquarium Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The ship’s captain will tell you various fun facts about the fish that pass by.

Ripleys aquarium glass bottom boat water Myrtle Beach South Carolina

It is definitely very neat to see the large aquarium at this angle. I definitely enjoyed myself there.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

One thought on “Ripley’s Aquarium (Myrtle Beach)

  1. Ripleys is always a fun adventure, but I think too many stupid people don’t know how to social distance, so I couldn’t bring myself to go to one at this time. I love sea turtles too. One of my favorite creatures to gaze upon when we do go.

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