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“O.K. but a tad over priced.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium
Towan Promenade, Newquay TR7 1DU, England
+44 1637 878134
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Ranked #22 of 55 things to do in Newquay
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium has an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered. More than 40 innovative displays vividly bring to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea, whilst regular feeding displays, rock-pool workshops and informative talks provide a fun and fascinating day out. Visitors can enjoy the closest of undersea encounters with amazing aquatic life including seahorses, giant octopus, pulsating Jellyfish and fierce Piranha. At the aquariums heart is a spectacular coral reef display housed within a 250,000 litre ocean tank - home to exotic tropical species like black tip reef sharks and Omiros the rescued loggerhead turtle. As well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish and a huge Southern Stingray. Enjoy the sheer beauty of the display by taking a journey through its very own underwater tunnel, as well as through a number of viewing portholes, a floor to ceiling window and even enjoy close encounters from the surface - where Omiros often likes to pop up to say hello! Situated on Towan Promenade in the heart of Newquay, Blue Reef Aquarium not only offers a beach on its doorstep but also an amazing experience, whatever the weather!
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking
Oldham, United Kingdom
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“O.K. but a tad over priced.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Visited here during the rainy bank holiday Monday as something to do indoors. It was just ok. Was around £30 for something you could walk through in less than a minute.

Visited August 2012
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“Small, expensive but good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012 via mobile

We went along on a wet day along with hordes of other people - so make sure you visit early, or expect a long queue to get in. Despite the queue the aquarium itself wasn't overly full which was good. The aquarium is small and doesn't have a huge amount to see, but what there was was good and interesting. However I felt the price was far too high for the size of the venue. Worth doing? Only if you have had a series of wet days and run out of things to do!

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“newquays tourist milking centre!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

a very very poor place for familys value for money wise!,,,,expensive entry tho once inside it takes well less than 30 mins to go round and see it all,,what they have is great,,tho its just not enough! your better off taking them to morrisons fish counter and giving the kids a tenner each after,,,itll save you money!
you seem to walk back out and a sudden sense of "HOW MUCH??????" pops into your head!

Visited May 2012
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“Good entertainment on a wet day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We went around the centre when it was a rainy day and even though the kids are in their early teens they wanted to go around again. Top attractions were the deadly rock fish and the weird looking Nautilus. The tunnel is always popular too. Interactive sessions are good and more of these welcome.

Visited April 2012
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“Membership offers excellent value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

The locals membership is brilliant value for money. The staff are helpful if you have any questions. The displays are colourful and interest my children aged 5 and 9.

Visited August 2012
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