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Porto Pim Aquarium

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Enjoyed our visit

My husband and I toured the three museums in this area: the whaling station museum, Dabney’s... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2019
Fremont, California
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Staff tried hard

Our first difficulty at this venue was getting in. To help you if you have the same problem I will... read more

Reviewed September 23, 2018
Fareham, United Kingdom
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May 30, 2019
“Enjoyed our visit ”
Sep 23, 2018
“Staff tried hard”
The Porto Pim Aquarium - Live Fish Station includes a central tank and two other sets of tanks, with the most common coastal species of the Azores, an exhibition on the Azores Marine Park and a film about the deep sea of the continental shelf...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Monte da Guia, Horta, Faial Island 9900-124, Portugal
+351 964 971 484
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great team, local sealife, animal rescue Entrance fee cheap Very informative site and team explains a lot

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rudofl
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Basically not for visitors, but for nature history and trade. Information is nog exact. Very friendly people!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank annemiekje58
Reviewed May 30, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I toured the three museums in this area: the whaling station museum, Dabney’s Circuit and the Aquarium. We were very impressed with staff and center. They provide each guest a binder that contains information about the fish in each aquarium. It was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ZionHiker
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Our first difficulty at this venue was getting in. To help you if you have the same problem I will tell you that the door does not push or pull, it slides. There is a notice to this effect on the inside but not the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DoctorBrian2013
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

It was a pleasant surprise! We had been told it was small so we only went because it was included in the tour of te Dabney house. I am delighted that we did! It is indeed small, but it is a very interesting project! It...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank aramosrolaf
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

I personally loved my visit to the aquarium, it is small, but so different to normal aquariums and personally I found it much more interesting. Their were a variety of fish and I like the fact they change depending on the demand. The staff were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ellie S
Reviewed June 17, 2018

This is a different kind of aquarium as they collect fish and send them out to other aquarium's through out the world. It was very interesting and we spend about 1/2 hour there. It is a short walk from the Hotel Do Canal where we...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LuvToTravel0899
Reviewed May 2, 2018

Just holding tanks of fish being quarantined prior to transfer to other aquariums. Very little information.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Orchardview2012
Reviewed November 16, 2017

The aquarium can be reached about 10 minutes from Horta along Porto Pim beach - I have posted a useful guide board which shows its position. It's more a scientific facility with large holding tanks, as well as the usual smaller tanks. There are a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank capdellatraveller
Reviewed April 28, 2017

You can look at the holding tanks with fish caught and for sale to aquaria. Not an educational facility.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank JoDoShep
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