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“A great place to visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Scalby Mills, Scarborough, England
01723 373414
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Ranked #15 of 18 Attractions in Scarborough
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: Let us take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience. Discover the truth about the much-misunderstood shark, the plight on the endangered sea turtle, the remarkable life of the seahorse plus countless surprising facts about these and hundreds of other incredible creatures. Meet Ed our playful seal and watch out for him splashing around. Watch our otters Eric and Pumpkin as they learn new skills through a special training programme. Visit our Turtle Sanctuary and help feed our native sharks and rays!Pirate Adventure Mini Golf at SEA LIFE ScarboroughNow you can combine your SEA LIFE voyage with a round of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf*! It’s a swashbuckling game for the whole family offering a new challenge at every hole.In true pirate style, your navigation skills will be tested as you make your way around cannons, treasure chests and gunpowder barrels.Will you hold your nerve as you jump aboard a pirate raft and make your way over water to the half way point? Can you conquer all 12 holes? Do you have enough skill to beat your friends and family? There’s only one way to find out!*Separate charge applies
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A great place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We visited the Sea Life Sanctuary recently and had a lovely time. They have a stunning range of sea life on show. The otters and seals were particularly cute, the seals seemed to be proper show offs. Highly recommend it for couples or families alike.

Visited April 2014
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Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Hi Mark

Thanks for your review.

We are so glad you find SEA LIFE a great place to visit and look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“Great day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Living in scarborough is fantastic and having the sea life centre on the door step is a bonus so if your in the area please do take the time to go you won't be disappointed the penguins are wonderful so amusing and so are the seals the children love to see them being fed,you can also try your luck and pan for gold you never now you could be lucky ,all in all a great time was by all.

Visited September 2013
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Scarborough S, Public Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Hi Irene

Thanks so much for your fantastic review.

It's brilliant to hear you think Scarborough SEA LIFE is great and we hope to welcome you back again this summer.

Best wishes
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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“Scarborough Sea Life Centre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been here several times, but never found the attraction value for money. In the summer there is usually a very long queue to get in, so be prepared to wait 20 to 30 minutes. Once inside apart from the main attraction, there is a good cafe and well stocked souvenir shop. The kids love it, so it's worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Hi Leslie

Thanks for reviewing your trips to Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

It's great to hear your kids love visiting and that you like our good cafe and well stocked shop.

We are sorry you felt your experience did not represent good value. We monitor guest perception on this issue very closely and happily the vast majority believe they get excellent value for money. We also take into consideration the prices charged by competitors, both in the aquarium sector and in other leisure attractions, and are confident our pricing, given the quality of our offering, is extremely competitive. One factor which may have a bearing is the time taken to investigate each of our displays. Sea creatures seldom line up to be admired of course, and those who derive most from a visit to Sea Life are invariably those who linger at each display and make sure they see everything, if necessary asking one of our friendly staff to help point out the more elusive creatures and explain some of their fascinating features. We sincerely hope you will visit again and explore more thoroughly.
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“Interesting but could be cleaner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Been to Sea life at Scarborough three times now when our family with children visit, first time very disappointed could not see through the glass as water was so dirty.A little better the next two occasions but certainly not worth the full ticket money.Staff very friendly.

Visited August 2013
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Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Hi Yorkshirecouple

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visits to Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary.

Thank you for your kind words about the staff, they are always thrilled to receive feedback!
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“Nice to see the penguins”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Enjoyed this small sealife centre at the end of the north Bay Area. Was easily accessible for our disabled son and he was able to view all the available animals. A visit also enabled a reduced visit to the pirate mini golf attached which we didn't have time to do

Visited April 2014
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Scarborough S, Guest Relations Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Hi Paul

Many thanks for your review.

It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary and we hope to welcome you back in the near future.
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