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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Nice Aquarium

We visited here whilst on holiday on Hampshire as the weather had taken a turn for the worse and... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
beth c
via mobile
Small and overpriced

Decided to visit as it was a miserable door and we needed an indoor attraction. For 2 adults and 5... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2016
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to fascinating frogs and adorable otters!
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good21%
  • Average37%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

We visited here whilst on holiday on Hampshire as the weather had taken a turn for the worse and trying to keep a 3&10 year old occupied isn't always easy! Although only a smallish aquarium there was plenty to see, the stingrays were by far...More

Thank beth c
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Decided to visit as it was a miserable door and we needed an indoor attraction. For 2 adults and 5 children the price came to a little over £50. This was with £12 discount with a voucher. What makes it worse is the cost of...More

Thank Seb_G_Jo
Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is not the biggest aquarium I have been to but it does have a good variety of fish and sea creatures to look at. The shark tank is pretty cool. There is a nice playground with fountains for kids to splash in outside. There...More

Thank cotton32
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is a great experience but we paid over £50 for the family to get in and we had seen everything and were out within an hour. Staff helpful and informative.

Thank Frankiesnana
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

The place could do with a major face-lift but it's a cool little venue to go look at the sealife. Situated right next to the sea front you can't miss it. As you go in you see the stingrays almost straight away which are unusual...More

Thank Fordy2014
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We bought our tickets online a couple of days prior hoping to catch a discount. Boy is it expensive!!!! I think it's a total rip off. The place is small and it smells. There is such a small variety of fish and sea life in...More

Thank BwanaSam
Reviewed July 26, 2016

There was a lot of work going on here which the staff on the front desk did not advise us of. The lighting on the descriptions of the tanks was also not on which made it impossible to read the information given.

Thank Joan C
Reviewed July 25, 2016

Being on holiday in near by Hayling Island we thought we'd do things in Portsmouth one day and up popped Blue Reef Aquarium. 2 adults and 4 children £42 entry for what took us 40 mins to walk round. It was lovely to see different...More

Thank kkksmum
Reviewed July 24, 2016

For someone who hasn't been to an aquarium before (me), this was an experience. I made tons of videos and captures trillions of pictures ( i may be exaggerating). but fish, there was so many fish. I was amused and amazed. I guess the child...More

Thank Geeta R
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Not outstanding in terms of its exhibits but a great place if you have children as they can play outside after visiting the aquarium and it is safe. The price paid allows you to go out (maybe for fish and chips) and re-enter the same...More

Thank Shaun M
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September 30, 2017|
Response from futtock21 | Reviewed this property |
Aspro Parks, Oquendo 23, 2a Planta (that's second floor to you or I) 28006 Madrid, Espana.
Claire H
July 5, 2016|
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Response from BlueReefPortsmouth01 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes these answers are all correct, we are wheelchair accessible. The only tank where there are steps is our Stingray tank, however this tank is also accessible from ground level. Thanks Blue Reef Team
June 19, 2016|
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Response from missnikkikrista | Reviewed this property |
There is a small covered area outside, it's right by the sea so if it windy it can be rather chilly! There is a cafe next door, which i think they own, so they may not be lee on you bringing your own food. However, there are... More