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“Good but a little small”
Review of Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium
Ranked #40 of 66 things to do in Newquay
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium has an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out. Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha. At the aquariums heart is a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. As well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the display by taking a journey through its very own underwater tunnel, as well as through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even enjoy close encounters from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello! Situated on Towan Promenade in the heart of Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium not only offers a beach on its doorstep but also an amazing experience, whatever the weather!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

The kids enjoyed it and the walk through tunnel was good but for the price it was a little small. Could do with a lick of paint outside

Thank Alan H
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Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Our two grandchildren enjoyed the various pools, tanks and the tunnel through the biggest tank for about 45 minutes which means it’s not great VFM.rf r

Thank E8887TZmartinp
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

I don't know the difference between a sea life centre or an aquarium apart from the price. Me and my wife visited the blue reef aquarium and we were meet by staff which was really friendly and the price was cheaper than expected. This is an amazing place to go to especially if it's raining. Plenty of different fish to see.

Thank Leigh W
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Visited here recently whilst on holiday , lovely aquarium with lots to see and do and plenty of information about the sea creatures. The price isn't bad at all to get in and I'd highly recommend the guide at £2.99 as it also has more information. There's lots of different sea life to see,there is also a lovely cafe and gift shop on site at the end of the look around and the prices aren't bad at all. You pay and get a stamp so that you can return whenever you want to on that set day which is perfect if you want to pop back after walking down the beach ! Highly recommend

Thank disneylover19
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

The aquarium is small but on a rainy day is worth a visit. We got discounted tickets but slightly pricey at full price for the size and time spent inside. Our 5 and 11 year olds enjoyed seeing all the sea creatures.
I'd say average time spent in the aquarium is an hour tops.

Thank _hayleyandrich
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