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“A Bit Expensive and Some Long Waits” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mediterraneo Marine Park

Mediterraneo Marine Park
White Rocks, Bahar ic-Caghaq, Sliema, Island of Malta, Malta
356 0 372218
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Sliema
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
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Owner description: Located on the coast of Malta, this marine park features sea lions, sea birds and Black Sea dolphins.
Swindon
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“A Bit Expensive and Some Long Waits”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Went to this place on a recent visit to Malta. First point I need to make, is if you wish to swim with the dolphins, you will need to book in advance, even on a quiet day all places are full.
We travelled by bus from St Pauls. If travelling south, don't get off the bus at the bottom of the hill, there is a separate stop (called Splash) immediately outside the entrance.
Went inside, lots of photos on the counter of people who had already swam with the dolphins. Once inside we were just in time for the sea lion presentation. One sea lion was a bit sleepy on the day, but the other one gave a great performance. After this, we went to the cafe, which was very expensive, so we made this our only visit to the cafe on the day. After this we saw the reptile house (warning - there are very large spiders in there as well as snakes and lizards), and we saw the turtles. We then went to see the dolphins, and the two of them gave a great performance. If you walk to the far right of the pool, they will rise out of the water there and you can get some good photos.
After this, nothing else to see, some people went to swim with the dolphins, whilst we had a very long wait to see the parrot show. We sat outside the birdcage and waited, noticing two feral cats determined to get into the cage to catch the birds.
Eventually we saw the parrot show, which was pretty good, although one of them refused to perform, the rest did, one even drove a vehicle.
After this, headed out to catch the bus. Noticed the splash park next door but it looked like it was closed.
Great day, but need to make the food cheaper in the restaurant, as well as install a credit card reader in there, and move the shows closer together. Swimming with the dolphins was a bit too expensive at 120 euros per person, hopefully one day we will find somewhere you can do this which is cheaper.

Visited April 2013
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Fredericia, Vejle, Denmark
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“Worn Down”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

This place could be so much more if you took the time to do something about it. Values ​​for entering does not reflect to the inside. There are 3 shows, by about 1 hour apart, which could be used to look at the animals but which is not allowed to watch. Papagøjerne in cages 4 bounded 4 feet away from the audience, so you can not get to see anything, so there are few birds in another enclosure, as well as some turtles that enjoy themselves in a tomb. We also saw a small place with terrariums for reptiles, but nothing fascinating, all this can reach to see in the first break. The toilets are worn down. The cafe offers only thing great about prices, some pies with chips and some fries with fillets. A fresh sandwich or fruit could be fantastic. In addition to the shows that were on site is intetn the place can offer. Oh yes, do not come with children, for they will be bored to death between shows. Their playground is 1 ruth court and one tripod to climb in.

Visited April 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Tiny place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

The park is really small. There isn't anything more to do than look at the 3 shows: dolphins, parrots and sea lion. The shows are educational (animal friendly) but not that entertaining.

Visited March 2013
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Birzebbuga, Malta
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“marine park with children”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Compared to other parks , Malta's one is small and friendly. A bit pricey by Maltese standards but not by the rest of the Eu. as with all parks food isnt what your mum cooks and prices are over the top , though u can get a bargain .

Visited September 2012
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Beograd
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“Great for children!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

People at Marine Park very pleasant. You can learn something new and interesting about dolphins, sea lions and parrots.

Visited February 2013
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