Ocean World aquarium is privately owned and operated and has been in Crescent City since 1964. Originally Ocean World was called Under Sea Gardens and was located in the small boat basin. It was a barge that was built in Seattle as an aquarium and floated down to Crescent City and rested in the harbor. Visitors would descend below the surface of the water to observation windows to view the sea life.
In 1985 the barge was moved to dry land and took on a new life as Undersea World aquarium. The aquarium now consists of tanks holding over half a million gallons and an abundance of sea life, including sharks, seals, sea lions, rays and wolf eels. Now with a name change to Ocean World and added attractions of shark petting, interactive tide pool, and a highflying sea lion performance, we have something for the whole family.
Tours run during daylight hours. Our tanks are naturally lit.
Tours take about 40 to 45 minutes.
Tours aren't on a specific schedule, so you'll never have to wait more than 20 minutes.
TOWER AND MUSEUM OPEN APRIL 1 THROUGH SEPT 30 (TIDE PERMITTING)
Who doesn't love lighthouses...
battery point lighthouse
Campobello is a wonderful island with spectacular views of the Bay of Fundy, outer islands, and towns in nearby Maine. We have a mile long beach that is pristine and never occupied by more than 20 or 30 people at one time. There are beautiful walking tours and 3 lighthouses in the area - two of which are on Campobello Island.
We fell into this activity and it was a great little find. Crescent City hosts an annual (for two whole years now-hehe) kite festival on the south beach shore as you enter town. There was actually a good sized group of people participating in the kite flying contest, plus lots of recreational kite flyers out and about. Great photo opp!
Get to the Redwoods, the park virtually surrounds Crescent City! We also enjoyed the Mammal Rescue Center at the point.
Fern Valley is a must, but getting there . . . . I didn't know if our little rental car was going to make it across a couple of the streams.