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Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth

Clarence Esplanade | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
02392 875222
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Ranked #40 of 49 attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to fascinating... more » Owner description: Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to fascinating frogs and adorable otters! « less
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Woking, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Aquarium is well laid out, with lots of information posters telling you all about the fish and sharks. Loved the underwater walkway through the tank seeing fish swim all around you. We thought for the money it was very small, and found ourselves quickly in the gift shop! We walked back through for a second time, walk slowly!

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We visited as a group with four wheelchair users and found it interesting. However the windows into the displays in some places are to high for wheelchair users. The otter display was good but due to dirty low windows it was difficult to see the otters for those in the wheelchairs, but a nice place to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a good day at the blue reef aquarium the only thing that really bothered me though is that it isn't that big for the money that you pay, we still enjoyed every minute of it and will be going back again, especially to the cafe they have at the side it were absolutely brilliant

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berkshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Well laid out aquarium, with lots of information posters teling you all about the fish and sharks. Loved the underwater walkway through the tank seeing fish swim all around you. God place to visit when in Portsmouth!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Does the bare minimum an aquarium need to do, provide a relaxing and beautiful marine environment. A large mix of different fish, rays and few sharks it's well worth a visit if you have 1-2 hours to spend.

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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed in Southsea and walked past it a lot on the way to Gunwharf Quays. From the seafront, it actually looks a bit shabby and tired. We love aquariums so put it on the list to do if we had time. On our last morning we decided to give it a go. We were so impressed! The exhibits were... More

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UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We knew that we wouldn't have a lot of time in Portsmouth, so we picked an attraction that the whole family could enjoy. We have visited plenty of aquariums over the years and love to see the fish and other creatures. The admission fee was quite high - we had picked up a brochure of money-off vouchers for the various... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Nothing spectacular but you get what you pay for! Had a lovely afternoon here and even came back a second time once we'd finished our visit of Southsea. Plenty of different animals and marine life. Really enjoyed ourselves.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Took a three year old to the aquarium - he loved running around looking at the fish and also the outside area was quite nice. The admission fee however I feel is a little over priced. The cage next door though may seem like reasonable prices until you recieved your food on paper plates and must use plastic cuttlery. Little... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was expecting much less considering some of the negative reviews on here but was quite impressed overall. Although looking a bit old, they seem to be in the process of improving several tanks and there was a lot of work going on. There was a good range of exhibits and animals and a great outdoor play area for children... More

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