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Personal Guided Tour

The ultimate choice for an Aquarium experience that's just right for you. Have a tight timeframe? Get a highlight reel that works with your schedule. Have a particular interest? Our expert guides will share an inside perspective and take you to exhibits that spark your curiosity.


6 to adult
All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


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


1 hour


General public: $216 for up to six guests; $36 for each additional guest, maximum 10 guests

Members: $180 for up to six guests; $30 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.


Personal Guided Tours are subject to availability. Reservations are required and must be made at least three 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.

Fee Information

Registration fees do not include Aquarium admission. You must also purchase admission tickets to the Aquarium for all tours that take place inside the Aquarium.


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


Call the Sales & Reservation Center or email us.

Guests enjoying a toast in the Open Sea Gallery at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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