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Blue Reef Aquarium

Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Ranked #15 of 22 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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Chatham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

An enjoyable hour or so, plenty to see in the tanks as long as you don't rush, staff were friendly and helpfull

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

We visited on a miserable rainy morning over Easter. The kids(aged 4 and 1) absolutely loved it - the sharks, turtle and the caiman the highlight for them. We spent 3 hours wandering round the aquarium and searching for the eggs in the easter egg hunt. We ate in the cafe, which was OK. After £10 each to get in,... More

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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We visited the Blue Reef Aquarium on a miserable rainy afternoon in Newquay. We found a voucher on Vouchercloud which gave us £2 off the entrance fee each, meaning we paid great value £8 to get in (no kids). I have read reviews on here where people say they spent 20 minutes in the aquarium - had they bothered to... More

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BlueReefAquarium, Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed our displays. The aquarists love to here some positive feedback after all their hard work. We hope to see you back again. More

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

felt it was a bit small for the price but the feeding time talks made it more value and would recommend you go round twice

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

what a find staff helpful and could of spent more time going bad and starting again by going backwards

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BlueReefAquarium, Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back at Blue Reef Aquarium on your next visit to Newquay. More

2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Have been to the Blue Reef Aquarium a few times now and it never fails to entertain everyone. If you have a spare morning or afternoon it's well worth the visit.

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BlueReefAquarium, Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, I am so pleased you enjoying visiting Blue Reef Aquarium and we hope see you back soon. More

London, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The aquarium is small so don't expect the large tanks and viewing areas that you are used to in sea life centres. However the aquarium holds many exotic tropical species. It's a pleasant little aquarium but on reflection probably a little too expensive for what's on offer. Lot's of colourful and varied fish for the kids to look at but... More

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bedfordstan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Visited with 2 kids, 5 and 2. Kids generally enjoyed it, however, expensive for what lasts no more than 90minutes. Visually the place is uninspiring and in dire need of refurbishment or at very least some paint! Outside as well on the way out, we were greeted to a flood of water which was coming from the aquarium building and... More

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BlueReefAquarium, Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

Hello, I am glad you enjoyed the creatures we have here at Blue Reef Aquarium but apologies for the damage we have to our building at the moment. I am sure you saw what happened to the aquarium during the terrible winter storms and can ensure you the damage is only cosmetic. We are working with insurance companies at the... More

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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Quite expensive for no more than an hour and half visit. However they appear to be doing good work and I guess places like these have high running costs. The big tank was good and there was plenty of interesting information available about the different species.

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BlueReefAquarium, Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

We are glad you found our Ocean tank enjoyable and informative. I recommend that next time you visit you look out for one of our special offers. Vouchercloud is a good place to look. We hope to see you back at the Aquarium soon. More

Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

We visited Blue Reef on our two week trip to Cornwall and were happy to see the aquarium had survived the recent storms despite massive damage to the surrounding area. At our reduced rates (student and online voucher, vouchercloud) we found the aquarium to be great value and there were plenty of extra bits on during our tour. We stayed... More

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BlueReefAquarium, Marketing Executive at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed you visit to Bluereef Aquarium. Planning your day so you can make all the feeds is definitely how to get the most from your ticket. We hope to see you back soon. More

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