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Blue Reef Aquarium

Address: Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
Phone Number: +44 1637 878134
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Ranked #15 of 20 Attractions in Newquay
Owner description: Over 40 living displays reveal the sheer variety of life in the deep; from tropical sharks and...
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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.

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A quiet Saturday morning and an enthusiastic hour and a half trip around an excellent aquarium. Not cheap but what is? Granddaughter looking forward to another visit with her Mum and Dad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Me and my partner went here the other day. The outside looked like an empty warehouse! We arrive at 12 o'clock, it was £20 for two of us and we were at the exit by 12:10! Yes, it took 10 minutes to look around. There was building going on around us, there was wires hanging out every where, a child... More 

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

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to Blue Reef Aquarium and I would like to respond to your points raised. Building works - unfortunately last year's winter storms severely damaged the sea wall and the Environment Agency are hard at work repairing now. The walkway to the aquarium is protected for safety reasons for visitors to... More 

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4 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived here on a rainy Saturday afternoon and decided to take our daughter to see the aquarium, paid £10 per adult and under 3`s are free. We entered and walked around the various tanks showing our daughter the different types of fish and I suppose there were a fair few different types but to be honest it doesn't take... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

We went there on Christmas Eve whilst on a visit to Cornwall, average price to get in, good variety of fish from clown fish to sharks, although not 100% convinced the turtle was that happy, swimming round in circles all day. Tanks were all kept clean. We didnt have any food or drink there as seemed quite expense compared to... More 

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Omiros is our rescued loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta, who arrived at Blue Reef Aquarium August 2009. Omiros was rescued in Gythio in Greece, June 2007 and was treated for his injuries by Archelon the sea turtle protection society of Greece. The turtle had been found tangled in fishing... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

ok. so if your expecting a sealife centre standard....think again. we covered the whole place in an hour max, yes the little ones enjoyed it, it is only worth visting just the once. and quite pricey too! badly maintained building, as when looking around the gift shop you had to dodge buckets and skid on puddles as the roof leaks... More 

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England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A very small attraction which you can walk around easily in an hour.........but it is simply too expensive........what is there is very nice and educational....but just not enough for the prices charged.... in my view. Good job it was a dry day and we were able to go on the beach for a couple of hours afterwards.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It was like a tardis- looked nothing from the outside, but once inside it is amazing, a wonderful assortment of sea creatures from around the world, all ages would enjoy this.

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Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Went there to celebrate my daughters birthday. We have been to Cornwall every year for her birthday since she was born. As all the family are spread out across the UK it is nice to get together for this I was not impressed by the Aquarium. The only thing that gave it a bit of a wow factor was the... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This aquarium is well worth a visit but don't expect to spend hours in there. We were in about an one and half hours, and we really took our time. I did think it was a little expensive for out of season, we also went to newquay zoo which was similar price but you could go for free for the... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Not as big as some Sealife Aquariums but we still really enjoyed it. There is a good variety of fish and sea life . There is also a tunnel walk through where the fish swim over your heads. Cost £10 for adults for a day pass.

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