Personal tour at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Have a question you've always wanted to ask about our animals and exhibits? This is your chance to get answers! Welcome to the ultimate insider's view of the Aquarium. Discover our animals and plants in front of the galleries, then follow your guide through the "staff-only" doors and you'll see where we care for animals and how we prepare their food. It's a tour that's customized just for you!



6 to adult


By appointment only and subject to availability. Call the Sales & Reservation Center at least two weeks in advance.


Up to 90 minutes


General public: $180 for up to six guests; $30 for each additional guest, maximum 10 guests

Members: $144 for up to six guests; $24 for each additional guest, maximum 10 guests

Things You Should Know

Reservations by phone:

The Sales & Reservation Center is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays).
(831) 647-6886 or toll-free in the U.S. and Canada 
(866) 963-9645

Fee information:

Registration fees do not include Aquarium admission. You must also purchase admission tickets to the Aquarium for all Adventures that take place inside the Aquarium.
All participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Personal Guided Tours are subject to availability. Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks in advance. Please be on time! Guides will be released from their responsibility 15 minutes after your scheduled arrival time. No-shows or late arrivals will not be refunded.


We require at least 72 hours' notice in order to offer a refund. Reservations and cancellations are processed by phone or in person (not by e-mail).


Call the Sales & Reservation Center or e-mail Aquarium Adventures.