Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Hurghada Grand Aquarium
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
Enter and explore the marine realm of Hurghada Grand Aquarium, home to more than 1,200 marine animals of over 1,000 species, across 22 different exhibits, each one as fascinating as the next. It's an experience you won’t forget. The diverse marine science and conservation ventures include, breeding and conservation programs for endangered marine animals and habitat and continuing efforts to educate visitors on the importance of the ocean.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Yara A
Cairo, Egypt8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I expected it to be much bigger Aquarium but it was nice. We enjoyed most feeding the shark show and taking photos and walking around the small zoo and feeding the monkeys and other animals. I saw other families especially those with small children enjoying it a lot. A must see if you are visiting Hurghada and want something other than swimming and snorkeling for kids to enjoy.
Written January 12, 2020
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Dear yaraa283, Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we manage to exceed your expectations. Your wonderful feedback are much appreciated. Once again thank you for visiting Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Best regards, Jodie L. Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written January 21, 2020
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Kim Sumner
10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
I wish I had read the reviews!! As this is the largest aquarium in Africa and built in recent years, I expected animal welfare to be paramount. I thought the days of animals in small enclosures were long gone. There are too many fish in the tanks and the enclosures way too small for the animals in the small zoo. There does not appear to be anything in the enclosures to stimulate the animals and the water in ALL the tanks was very murky & dirty. A diver in the main aquarium that has sharks and stingrays teased them with a fish so the tourists could get a better camera shot. The whole aquarium is already quite run down & dirty. And to top it off, the admission is £30 EACH!!! I had a day trip to Luxor for £60 which included admission to the main ancient sites and lunch. Much, much better value and didn't leave me feeling guilty for having fallen for the hype on the aquarium website! Please, please don't visit, it really is not worth the money.
Written October 16, 2022
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Dear Cardiffkimbo123, Thank you for having taken your time to share your experience relating to your visit with us. I'm sorry if your visit wasn't anything you were able to find out. Rest assured that all our animal are in proper care. Their health is a top priority and most of them are born here. We strongly believe that we cannot please all points of view, but we love our animal more than you do. Once again thank you for visiting Hurghada Grand Aquarium.. Best regards, Jodie Elmkaly Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written January 8, 2023
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TravelandLearn_11
Toronto, Canada521 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Family
The 30-45 minute experience of seeing animals in inappropriate enclosures with no stimulation and insufficient space will set you back 450 EGP per person (or 25 Euros). The upkeep and maintenance is sad for those monkeys and big birds in tiny cages. This should be shut down. Keep the fish and reptiles, if you must, but don't over-charge for this tiny place.
Written March 11, 2020
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Dear TravelandLearn_11, Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor. I completely understand how frustrating and disappointing these issues must have been during your visit and sincerely regret that we did not meet your expectations during your visit, please be assured that we are constantly innovating on our facility and services to continuously enhance the experience of our guests. I am sorry if your visit wasn't anything you were able to find out. With a little search you'll find discounted ticket on our website or in Trip Advisor page. Once again thank you for your feedback and for visiting Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Best regards, Jodie L. Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written May 30, 2020
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egypttours.online
Hurghada, Egypt17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Business
Very nice place if you are looking for a short time tour at the same time not expensive,more kinds of fish, comfortable for people with kids, aquarium including also mini zoo where you can find alot of animals not more but not bad number.
It's better visiting aquarium after lunch if you prefer to swim at morning or if you have kids it's better arrange your visit with sleeping time of them it's allowed you and they to enjoy together.
I work as a guide and this tour most selling tour as family short tour.
Written November 5, 2020
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Dear egypttours24online, Thank you for taking the time to write your review here on Trip Advisor. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We aim to provide a high level of service and ensure that every guest has a comfortable experience. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Once again thank you for visiting Hurghada Grand Aquarium. Best regards, Jodie L. Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written January 18, 2021
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melR3047PX
Exeter, UK4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Extremely saddening- awful exhibits of sad animals.
There was a strong smell in the aquarium part inside. It was such a rotten smell I couldn’t stop to look at any of the tanks properly, however as I glanced they were poorly kept and murky, and of very limited interest. Overall really sad and upsetting experience. I only lasted 25 minutes in the whole thing, and it cost over $30!
Written March 31, 2023
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Dear melR3047PX, We are truly sorry to hear about your disappointing experience at the Hurghada Grand Aquarium. We strive to provide a positive and educational visit for all of our guests, and we deeply regret that we did not meet your expectations. Regarding the issue of a strong smell inside the aquarium, we apologize for any discomfort it may have caused. Maintaining a pleasant and odor-free environment is of utmost importance to us. Our team works diligently to ensure the cleanliness and hygiene of all our exhibits. We will investigate this matter further to identify any potential issues and take appropriate action to address them promptly. We understand your concerns about the condition of our tanks. Please be assured that we prioritize the well-being and welfare of our animals. Our professional animal care staff follows strict protocols to maintain the health and cleanliness of their enclosures. We regularly monitor water quality, conduct routine maintenance, and provide the necessary nutrition and care for our animals. In terms of limited interest, we continually strive to enhance the educational experience for our visitors. Our aim is to inspire a deep appreciation and understanding of marine life and conservation. We regularly update our exhibits to showcase a diverse range of species, and we offer educational programs and interactive displays to engage our guests. Regarding the cost of admission, we understand your concerns. It's important to note that the revenue generated from ticket sales contributes to the ongoing care, conservation efforts, and maintenance of our facility. This includes providing quality care for our animals, conducting research, and supporting various conservation initiatives. We believe that the value of the experience we offer, coupled with the costs associated with running a facility like ours, justifies the admission price. We genuinely appreciate your feedback, as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We are committed to providing an exceptional experience for our visitors and will take your feedback into serious consideration to enhance our facility. Once again thank you for your visit. Best regards, Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written May 23, 2023
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Badreldin B
Port Said, Egypt5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Great aquarium, great fish. Fish are incredible. Inside the aquarium you have lots of different animals like ray fish, lionfish,seahorse, white flamingos, sharks, turtles,monkeys and hedgehogs. At 3 o'clock everyday you have to pay for swimming with sharks and turtles. I loved this trip very much
Written July 6, 2023
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Dear Badreldin B, Thank you for sharing your positive experience at the Hurghada Grand Aquarium! It sounds like you had a wonderful time exploring the facility. We are delighted to hear that we managed to exceed your expectations. Once again, thank you for sharing your positive feedback. Best regards, Jodie Elmkaly Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written July 27, 2023
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Kelly
Kent36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We enjoyed our visit here as 3 adults and 2 children.

The entry price is a little steep but as a holiday treat it is ok. You can also purchase food to feed the animals which is must.

There is plenty to look at and the feeding time with the sharks is great as you get to see all the turtles, stingrays etc.

My little one loved feeding the fish and monkeys.

I do agree with a few comments, I did not like that the feeder was teasing the fish with their food for picture opportunities, I felt that quite unfair. The staff where also giving the larger tortoises to people to hold, I didn't really like this either. But if you take it for what it is you will have a good time.
Written December 19, 2022
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Dear Kelly140690, Thank you for having taken your time to share your experience relating to your visit with us. Your feedback is highly appreciated, I will take your concern into consideration and I will forward your comment to the appropriate department. Once again thank you for visiting Hurghada Grand Aquarium.. Best regards, Jodie Elmkaly Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written January 8, 2023
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Valentina S
Bogota, Colombia3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
First of all, Egyptians are obsessed with reviews, that is why probably this is rated fine. But we felt absolutely ripped off by this experience. The animals are in such poor conditions: there was a cage for 40 turtles with fake grass NO water, they all tried to escape so they would be upside down fighting for their lives.
Everything is filthy dirty, animals have not enough space it makes you sad and angry to be there. Smells awful.
The pictures they show are not real.
What you pay for this experience is so ridiculous but more than that the animals are not well taken care of, and that is sad and worrying.
Written May 28, 2024
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Caroline B
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We arrived as a family of mum with 2 teens. We booked taxi with hotel and arranged a pick up for 2 hours later. Had checked the website and should have cost around £30 pp so £90 in total but I was charged £120 - uk pounds! I had the choice of either paying or sitting in blazing sun for 2 hours! Feel very much ripped off. The standard of tanks was poor and cages for the zoo animals way too small. Never seen a white flamingo until today so clearly underfed. Shan’t be back and would definitely not recommend!
Written December 21, 2023
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Dear Caroline B, Thank you for sharing your concerns, and we appreciate the opportunity to provide further insight into our animal care practices. Our animal spaces were meticulously designed in consultation with experienced animal vets from both the UK and Singapore. Their expertise was sought to ensure that the habitats are not only spacious but also conducive to the well-being of our rescued animals. We understand that size is a critical factor, and we have implemented recommendations from these professionals to create environments that are both enriching and comfortable for our animal residents. It's important to clarify that we are not a traditional zoo. The primary reason for establishing our garden for animals was in response to authorities' requests to provide a sanctuary for abandoned animals. We take pride in our commitment to accepting and caring for these animals, even without receiving donations from private institutions.In general, We provide the appropriate diet for the flaming os flamingo that appears white may not be a distinct species but rather an individual exhibiting variations in color based on environmental and biological factors. It's also important to note that the color of a flamingo can change throughout its life, with younger birds often having a more subdued color that intensifies as they mature. Once again thank you for your visit. Best regards, Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written December 23, 2023
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Nick and nita
United Kingdom20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
An ok visit but very much overpriced. ..2150le for 2 adults is very expensive,exhibits look very run down and neglected,animals in very small enclosure and look totally bored...staff in inside cafes very pushy and don't like no for an answer ..
In conclusion, not somewhere I would recommend but each to their own.
Written March 27, 2023
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Dear Nicknana, Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent visit to the Hurghada Grand Aquarium. We appreciate your input and would like to address your concerns regarding the pricing, enclosure conditions, and animal welfare. Regarding the pricing, we understand that everyone has different expectations and perceptions of value. We strive to provide a comprehensive and engaging experience that includes not only the aquarium but also a mini zoo and museum. The cost of maintaining the facility, caring for the animals, and supporting conservation efforts are all factors that contribute to the ticket price. We constantly review our pricing to ensure it aligns with the quality of the experience we offer. We take animal welfare very seriously, and the well-being of our animals is our top priority. Our team of dedicated professionals ensures that all enclosures meet or exceed the necessary standards for each species in terms of size, enrichment, and habitat suitability. We provide regular veterinary care, a balanced diet, and opportunities for mental and physical stimulation. We adhere to the highest standards of animal welfare and work closely with relevant authorities to ensure compliance. We constantly strive to maintain our facilities to the highest standards, and we regularly invest in renovations and improvements. Your feedback is important to us, and we will investigate the specific areas. We remain committed to delivering an educational and enjoyable experience for our visitors while upholding the highest standards of animal welfare. Once again thank you for your visit. Best regards, Jodie Elmkaly Hurghada Grand Aquarium
Written May 23, 2023
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