We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Curacao Sea Aquarium

Features Animals
Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 6666
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Snorkel with Stingrays and Feed the Sharks at Curacao Sea Aquarium
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
The Curaçao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the world. The reason being that, from the very beginning of the aquarium in 1984, the Sea Aquarium managed to create natural habitats for all its marine creatures without using sophisticated technical equipment. Due to an open-watersystem all the aquaria are in immediate contact with the open sea. It is this advanced pump system that continuously pumps fresh seawater directly in all the aquaria. Openings in the roof allow natural sunlight to fall directly on the aquaria, so there is no need to use artificial light sources. The combination of the open-watersystem and the natural sunlight create the natural circumstances that are needed to replicate the underwater world outside the aquarium. Everything in the aquaria, from the fish and corals to the sand on the bottom of the exhibition tanks, originates from the seas surrounding the island of Curaçao. Nothing in the displays is artificial, everything is 100% real. The same conditions apply to the lagoons in which the dolphins, sealions, sharks, rays and turtles are kept. The only thing that separates these lagoons from the open ocean are breakwaters built out of big rock boulders and an occasional fence, allowing fresh seawater to freely flow through all the lagoons. The Curaçao Sea Aquarium operates according to the principle that all animals need to be kept in circumstances that as much as possible mimic their natural living conditions. This goal is accomplished by employing all the available natural sources and resources surrounding the aquarium.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“sea lion show” (72 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (48 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 6666
Write a ReviewReviews (1,218)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 531 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of great individual aquariums inside with plenty of colorful fish to see. Dolphin show was good and it was nice to see sharks turtles and flamingos as well

Thank Miller_Robert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really nice aquarium with wonderful dolphin and sea lion shows. The flamingo exhibit is lovely and tropical fish are stunning. Well worth a visit.

Thank benejah2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Aquarium since we were staying next door at the resort. Some exhibits are dated and need to redone. Since we were all adults it was a nice place to pass the morning hours would be nice for family with children.

Thank CaribbeanQns
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Royal Sea Aquarium Resort so we had free entry to the aquarium whenever we wanted as many times as we wanted. It's a small casual aquarium, it's not really "indoors" so don't expect air conditioning. They have some very interesting displays...More

Thank GingerGinny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

LOVED staying next door to here Got to see the sea lions all the time Could see the dolphin and sea lion shows Would recommend

Thank Jenny B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent facility that gives the patrons an experience with the sea animals that is top notch. I did the dophin encounter and will have memories to last a life time. Staff here are friendly and imformative. The price is reasonable and they...More

Thank Blanche42
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

A lot was closed. They were renovating but just ok. Some of of the “experiences “ seemed a bit pricy.

Thank caroljay
Reviewed November 1, 2017

We didn't have to pay an entry fee to this aquarium since we were staying at the resort and I am glad we didn't. The aquarium is very small. We walked around and were surprised to find ourselves done in about ten minutes. When I...More

Thank einzweidrei
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Attended the park for the sea lion experience during a cruise port visit. Had time before the experience to walk around the park. It is small but interesting. The hands on area was very neat, the staff spent a lot of time with us on...More

Thank Cindy K
Reviewed October 31, 2017

What a great experience to interact with the Dolphins in a swim, they know what your going to do before you do :). The Trainers were great and very knowledgeable and dedicated to the Animals in their care.

Thank Jgc3692
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Chill Beach Bar and Grill
352 reviews
.23 miles away
Pizza Mare
202 reviews
.24 miles away
Madero Ocean Club
271 reviews
.30 miles away
Seaside Terrace
457 reviews
.73 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Dolphin Academy Curacao
2,080 reviews
.03 miles away
Mambo Beach Boulevard
617 reviews
.24 miles away
Mambo Beach
865 reviews
.30 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
May 21, 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Magline | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Mambo is in walking distance. Enjoy your stay.
November 25, 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from BryanHorne | Property representative |
Taxi's will vary in price also local buses are available too. Regarding a ferry service, check with Pelican Express. Please check with the Cruise Tour Desk as they can arrange transportation.