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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

As we only live 15min drive away we took our daughter for a day it was ok but really dont thinks its worth the price ...it was so sort we finished in 30mins .. i wont visit again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Blue Reef Aquarium was a great way to spend a few hours on a not-so-sunny day. It is very affordable (I also got an additional discount through VoucherCloud), and there is a real variety of creatures to see. The standout was the octopus talk: this was genuinely interesting and a very different experience to any wildlife activity/talk I had seen... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The variety of sealife was excellent some we had never seen before.We could not fault our experience

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I recently visited this aquarium thinking that it's incredibly small it would only take half an hour. However I was pleasantly surprised I was there for 3 hours. Although I was very disappointed at the end when the rock pool encounter didn't happen. I stood waiting for about 15 minutes before giving up and leaving. But altogether it's a really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Interesting with lots of different fish and information. It could be Quite short, but if you take your time to look at everything and read all the information then it's longer then you think! Took us about an hour. Paid £20 for two adults and would happily pay again as it's for a good cause. It's good to see the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Love any aquariums, and love taking pics of fish however I feel £11.00pp adult tickets are quite steep! I felt like I had taken my time and hadn't rushed around and I had completed within 30 mins. Feel like there needs to be some more going on. Not one person in the cafe either and this was around 2pm. The... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I came here today after not visiting for four years and was presently surprised in how it had moved on. For children it's fantastic to see all the types of fishes and creatures in there . For me it was a little disappointing because of the price it costs to get in and it only takes a short while to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It was very educational, fascinating, and the staff were really polite. It was right on the beach, so made it more appropriate. Lovely to investigate the different species of marine life.

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It cost £21 for 2 of us to visit and we were there for half an hour. This is the worst aquarium we have ever been to and very much over priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It is hard to believe the variety and wealth of sealife that is packed into from what on the outside looks quite modest - it's not - you can spend a good 2-3 hrs here, that's not including the gift shop and cafe. As a teacher, I took year 5/6 classes here for several years in a row and I... More

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