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Blue Reef Aquarium

Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Ranked #17 of 23 Attractions in Newquay
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the... more » Owner description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and lobsters to seahorses and tropical fish. At the aquarium’s heart is the ocean tank where an underwater walk-through tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with the stunning beauty of a tropical coral reef – home to hundreds of colourful fish, tropical sharks in all shapes and sizes and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. Other displays are home to everything from giant Pacific octopus, trigger fish and nautilus to cuttlefish, turtles and terrapins. Don't miss the freshwater Amazon display which is home to a pair of Cuvier’s dwarf caiman. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is an ok place to visit on a rainy day in Newquay. Aquarium itself is interesting and enjoyable however whole experience spoilt somewhat by an overly hot building, the long queue time and poor/slow service in the Cafe. In particular they need to find a better system for managing high volume of customers e.g. Pre-booked/timed tickets, more ticket sellers.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Although the aquarium is really small the are a lot of species and things to see. The whole experience was beautiful and wonderful sight to see, very good for people with children and for anyone who likes exotic sea creatures

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Paid a visit here one afternoon, not the greatest Aquarium ive been to and quite expensive for what you get. Took a steady stroll around the centre and got around in about 40 minutes and paid nearly £30 for two adults and a child to do so. Parts of the centre look a little tired and dated (just like the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Only go here if you're really interested in aquatics or you have children under ten. The pictures shown on the internet are close ups but the place was actually quite small. Not cheap either.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

With a family of five we found it to very very cost for a very very small amount of time we spent in there. Very disappointed and would not recommend a visit.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Luckily we used Tesco clubcard vouchers to pay the £27 ish to get in. Was the smallest aquarium I've visited. Went around it in less than 30 minutes! One positive was the first few tanks are all low down so ideal for toddlers/small children.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

People keep saying how small this place is, and yes it's small in area but this is so much to see, learn and read. I spent about 1.5 hours the first time I went though and came back later in the day to put in another 45 minutes (your ticket is good all day so might as well get the... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

No real indication of where it is unless you know Newquay - down the bottom of a big hill! Outside looks tired,massive queue. Lady on the desk responded like a robot when asked for a family ticket and got told my son did not qualify as he was too old at 14 years old ended up paying £36 for me,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bought entry with Tesco clubcard vouchers so was worth the money, not sure if I'd pay full price. My son enjoyed the quiz and the staff were very knowledgeable. Some interesting sea life including caimans, jelly fish, turtle, shark, seahorses. Even reading all the info boards and listening to talks we only spent about 2 hours in here.

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The kids always like going to the Aquariums, we always seem to visit them no matter where we go. The queue for this one was quite large, but I put it down to the weather not being to great and people were trying to find something to keep them out of the rain and entertained. It truly is a lovely... More

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