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Bluewater Island Resort Aquarium

13 miles (15 Km) from Port Vila | at the mouth of the Rentapao river, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
678 27588
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Ranked #15 of 15 Attractions in Port Vila
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Mackay, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were staying in Port Vila for a week. We bussed out there with friends. Our driver enquired about price, and he came and told us $15 AUS each. Then a worker from resort came over and told us it was $18 each. I enquired why the change of price, and he blatantly ignored me. I asked him about swimming... More 

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QLD, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The concept of this place is good, but it is ridiculously overpriced! I almost fell over when they said how much it was to get in! The kids loved looking at the turtles, crabs and lizards and feeding the large turtles, but it was low tide and the water was really murky. The place is rundown and our taxi driver... More 

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Country Aussie
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We took local bus out as with a group, driver told us that if we had lunch then didn't have to pay entrance fee, think it would have just been cheaper to pay entrance. Things were run down and not what I imagined. Unsure if this is a true conservation project. Kids loved seeing all the turtles up close and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Turtles were cute and gobbled up the paw paw we fed them, but the enclosures looked run down, ill maintained and crammed. It wasn't clear if this was a proper conservation or if the locals had caught some turtles/fish/shark and birds and built enclosures for them. There is an option to swim with the turtles/sharks and I would definitely not... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We loved seeing the coconut crabs and turtles up close. They were amazing. We also swam with the turtles and reef sharks. An amazing expereince. Felt a little bad as their enclosure could be bigger but they seemed happy and well fed. Food at the resturant was average. But as everywhere in Vanuatu, the staff were a pleasure

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

There is no denying that this place is run down. The hotel nearby has closed and the grounds have been left untouched. However, around the two large pools and mouth of the river (if you look beyond the ramshackle buildings) is still a place of natural beauty. We had a hire car and were on our way to the Blue... More 

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Port Vila, Vanuatu
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

What a fantastic location. So much that could be done to this place but sadly it has been neglected over the years. New owner/manager may improve things as it is a great place with wonderful natural assets.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

Was ripped off on the taxi fare out there after being told it would be cheaper the turtles are half dead we were shown pigs WT I would never ever return nor would I ever recommend this place to anyone I would more likely tell people to never go the cost is horrific for a paw paw that falls from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We arrived by cab - outlook is beautiful, water very cold and they have a swing rope that you can jump from (if it isn't really busy)

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Havelock North, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

A bit pricy and animal welfare not high on the agenda here. Kids enjoyed interacting with turtles etc, and the beach was fantastic for a swim, but I would check out other turtle experiences before this one.

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