We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


Features Animals
Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 584 0650
Review Highlights
The Dolphins...they be flying

Not the largest aquarium by any means, but if you came for a show you will get one. the Dolphins... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Brendan T
East London, South Africa
A great insight into local life

Much more than we expected. Everything from fashion, arms, animals, ship wrecks!!!! A great way to... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2017
Lyndhurst, Australia
via mobile
Read all 131 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
  • Excellent12%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor19%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
+27 41 584 0650
Write a Review
Reviews (131)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 119 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2017

Not the largest aquarium by any means, but if you came for a show you will get one. the Dolphins here are amazing. The penguins like at any other aqua are stenchfully friendly. The is a curio shop to buy trinkets and gifts and the...More

1  Thank Brendan T
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Much more than we expected. Everything from fashion, arms, animals, ship wrecks!!!! A great way to browse away the hours

1  Thank 907mandye
Reviewed 24 March 2017

What could be a very nice place, is average. I think it has loads more potential, but unfortunately cash is king. I more enjoyed the museum with the "live" dino displays. Pools and tanks need a good clean. However, the staff we encountered where friendly...More

1  Thank Shaun S
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were shocked to see how this once popular attraction has been neglected. The museum section is still interesting.

2  Thank CBMCSA
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Went with the grandchildren and was sad to how tired and dirty the Oceanarium was. The children loved the penguins and seals but I felt it was tired and not cared for as it used to be. I miss the dolphins and the excited crowds...More

1  Thank Jill S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went to Bayworld for an outing as we didn't have anything better to do. The park is in need of some TLC especially for the price you pay. The seal show was so much fun but the lady doing the talking could do much...More

1  Thank Lizzie1606
Reviewed 14 February 2017

been here many times (for the kids)- they enjoy it and love that there are also dinosaurs to see- good upgrade BUT it would be so awesome if they had dolphins like they use to or more predators in the tanks. place really needs a...More

1  Thank karenk7772017
Reviewed 11 January 2017

The outside of Bayworld is very deceptive, it looks quite drab and uninviting but once you step inside the door WOW its quite amazing. Please do yourselves a favour and visit this attraction. There is so much to see but give yourself a couple of...More

2  Thank Lynda N Peter S
Reviewed 4 January 2017

so many things hidden away behind that big wall .. snake park ( and yes, you can play with them) marine animals ( no dolphins when we went, but there is talk that they are coming back) . really, do not miss it ...

1  Thank philippe D
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Used to go to Bayworld as a kid (in the 90's) and thoroughly enjoyed the Dolphin, seal n Penguin shows. Even the Snake Park was a joy to visit as the enclosures were fun to see with enough space for the animals. You could see...More

2  Thank etter2016
Nearby Restaurants
The Coachman Restaurant
636 reviews
.31 km away
Blue Waters Cafe
679 reviews
.99 km away
Raasoie The kitchen of India
54 reviews
.06 km away
Nando's Summerstrand
57 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Boardwalk Casino & Entertainment World
840 reviews
1.20 km away
Nu Metro Boardwalk
13 reviews
1.46 km away
Nu Metro Walmer Park
11 reviews
1.46 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Bayworld staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines