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Bayworld

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Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 584 0650
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Don't waste your time or money!

We went on a Saterday morning. A small sign on the main door stated it was closed on weekends, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mohamed A
In need of make over.

We discovered the aquarium is in fact a abandoned dolphinarium, with a few poorly maintained... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Ronel V
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good29%
  • Average25%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible14%
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Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a Saterday morning. A small sign on the main door stated it was closed on weekends, and only open in the week from 9am to 4:30pm. What a dissapointment. Do not be deceived by the website. The website did not state the...More

Thank Mohamed A
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We discovered the aquarium is in fact a abandoned dolphinarium, with a few poorly maintained display tanks and couple of seals. The museum section on the other hand was fantastic!!!

Thank Ronel V
Reviewed 6 November 2017

I do not think Bayworld qualifies as an aquarium anymore. Their big tank has been broken for some time now and it looks like there is no finances to fix it. Aquarium is super small with only a few fish tanks. Outside area has seals...More

Thank Gerrit B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Fantastic place, but I wish there was more. A few years back this was the best place to go to but now Mc Donalds has more clients than they should have. Animals are mysterious and marvellous creatures and we should have more to show everyone...More

Thank botha2017
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The museum and exhibition was very informative, for someone with a toddler it was too much to see but would definitely go again. We attended the feeding and it was the cherry on top. Staff friendly and entertaining, will definitely visit the Bayworld again

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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Really dissapointed with my re-visit at Bayworld. Of what was once a thriving Oceanarium it is now a depressing site. 4 seals, 2 sea turtles, a colony of penguins, 2 crocodiles, a few snakes and a few tortoises and about 10 small fish tanks..thats it!...More

1  Thank Brentrock
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Absolutely loved it. From the live sea animal show to the fashion history line they have displayed. I would just like to bring under your attantion that they named a shell wrong. The pancy for one. It is not a sea-dollar. (The white shell with...More

Thank Estellllle
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Only given an average rating for Bayworld as a whole but the museum is great and well-worth a visit for all the family. Something for everyone to learn about. The aquarium is much smaller now but the glass cases give one a close-up view especially...More

Thank Michele W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The visit takes about 2-3 hours. They do animal interactions throughout the day and the animals are well cared for. Apart from the seals, penguins, snakes and other reptiles, the place also functions as a natural history museum, so educational for young and old.

Thank R5581XBjenniferw
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Like almost all they places ive visited the past week, this place may just as well cloae down..Did the same tour as 10years back but the establishment has been neclegted and only a shadow of its formwr glory. So sad you actually have to pay...More

Thank Jan K
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