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St Andrews Aquarium

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St. Andrews, lying in a far corner of eastern Scotland, beckons with beautiful coastline and medieval history. On this full-day sightseeing tour from Edinburgh, take the scenic route to St. Andrews through traditional Fife towns including Anstruther. Travel in comfort by air-conditioned bus from central Edinburgh with your guide and enjoy beautiful views over coastal Scotland—with free time to explore at your leisure.
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Jemandem C wrote a review Nov 2020
15 contributions6 helpful votes
It's not the biggest aquarium we've ever been to but it has lots of interest packed into a small space. The talks are also interesting and informative and my teenage children enjoyed it as much as we did. I should add that the staff were extremely helpful when my son accidentally dropped his glasses in the shark tank!
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Magda_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Aquarium
Responded Nov 21, 2020
Thank you for your kind review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and a massive bonus for us that your children had a great time too . We are glad our staff were extremely helpful, and that they managed to rescue your son's glasses from the shark tank! That must be a memorable experience for your family. Thank you for visiting and supporting the St Andrews Aquarium throughout global pandemic. With best wishes, Magda & the St Andrews Aquarium team.
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weeloren wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom75 contributions35 helpful votes
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Myself, my partner and my 7 month old little girl stopped off at the aquarium after a day pumpkin picking at a nearby farm. We had such a good time! Yes it is small however I much preferred this one over the larger sea life chain, it really is what you make of it. We were lucky to witness two animal talks, the seal and meerkat talks. The keepers were very informative and encouraged questions from the crowd. The seal chat was particularly funny due to their antics so if able make sure you are there! We spend over an hour and a half so not all day however was great as a little activity to split up your day. I highly recommend visiting 😌
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Magda_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Aquarium
Responded Nov 25, 2020
Thank you for your review! 5-star review, Jaw-some! We are pleased you had a brilliant time at the St Andrews Aquarium. It's fantastic that you have managed to watch our talks. With the current global pandemic we only offer few talks on a quiet days. Our keepers are absolutely amazing as you have noticed. Their talks are informative and funny. There is not a better way to learn than through a laugh. Our harbour seals have very playful personalities. Did you know that seals are very quick learners? Studies suggest that seals can mimic sounds from human speech. How cool is that?! Thank you for visiting us; we hope to welcome you back in the near future. With best wishes, Magda & the St Andrews Aquarium team.
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Kirsten M wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom42 contributions19 helpful votes
We visited the aquarium during our stay in St Andrews but were quite disappointed. There wasn't a great deal to see which we felt for the money wasn't great. Wouldn't say don't visit but don't expect too much. The place was clean and social distancing was in place and we had to keep our masks on the whole way round.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Magda_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Aquarium
Responded Oct 26, 2020
Thank you for taking time to share your feedback regarding your visit to St Andrews Aquarium. We are sorry to hear you felt disappointed in your recent experience. We are not sure which particular point you meant when you reflect that 'there wasn't a great deal to see'. We are not sure what else you expected to see? If you have any suggestions please do let us know. We always had a great feedback about our animals. The St Andrews Aquarium is a home for over 1000 animals which include a large numbers of sea creatures, reptiles, marine mammals-seals, mammals- meerkats, amphibians, aquatic birds- penguins, insects & primates- common marmosets. We are focus on conservation of species at risk and currently developing breeding programmes. Please send us an email if you want to find out more at splishspalsh@standrewsaquarium.co.uk We are pleased to hear your positive feedback about cleanliness and safety of everyone during COVID-19. We worked hard to make sure everyone feel safe and comfortable during those uncertain times. Thank you for visiting us. With best wishes, Magda & the St Andrews Aquarium team.
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Keith N wrote a review Sep 2020
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lovely selection of fish and animals. Clean place and great staff. Area is well laid out. Its a pity we didnt see the octopus on display
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Magda_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Aquarium
Responded Oct 4, 2020
Thank you for taking time to share your Fin-tastic feedback regarding your visit to St Andrews Aquarium. We are pleased to hear you had a great day, and appreciate our animals. Such a shame you missed Ursula- our resident octopus. Ursula is part of a very intelligent species, she hides from visitors as soon as we open our doors! There is some evidence that octopuses recognise individuals outside of their own species, including humans. Perhaps she is shy, or just plays hide and seek with our visitors! Thank you for visiting us. We hope to welcome you back very soon, and maybe you will find Ursula this time. With best wishes, Magda & the St Andrews Aquarium team.
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Kirstin B wrote a review Sep 2020
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely way to spend an hour or so. Very clean, lots to see and lots of information about the various exhibits. We enjoyed the Seal feeding - the staff were happy to answer questions. Would encourage people to visit and support the Aquarium during this challenging time.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Magda_Aquarium, Guest Relations Manager at St Andrews Aquarium
Responded Oct 4, 2020
Thank you for your 4 star review. We are pleased to hear you had lovely time at the Aquarium, and your recommendations are much appreciated during those uncertain and challenging time. Glad to hear you enjoyed seeing our seals getting fed. Our harbour seals are very popular among visitors. Their playful behaviour and unique personalities are a pleasure to watch. Thank you again for supporting the St Andrews Aquarium. We hope to welcome you back very soon. With best wishes, Magda & the St Andrews Aquarium team.
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