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The Shark Lab

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Very quaint little aquarium

The staff is very friendly and do not hesitate to explain the on goings at the aquarium. They are... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2018
Antoilene d
Interesting little place.

Very small place, but we found the octopus very interesting. There weren't a lot of fish etc, as... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2018
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Feb 25, 2018
“Very quaint little aquarium”
Feb 18, 2018
“Interesting little place.”
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The Shark Lab is an intimate aquarium that offers an opportunity to swim with two female smooth hound sharks. The aquarium houses a range of exotic tropical coral fish from around the globe and select shark species.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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+27 63 408 1724
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited this place on Saturday 13 October. Small, but very nice. Our 3 year old granddaughter enjoyed being so close to the sharks. She also walked away with a little souvenir from the place.

Thank Aubreydes
Reviewed 3 days ago

Maybe ...the smallest aquarium that I have ever visited! It is just one room, with a central tank, containing small sharks and some more small tanks, containing various fishes, even.. a poisonous one! If you are in the area and you really love aquariums... why...More

Thank Thanos F
Reviewed 6 days ago

My son and I did a little walk-about of this attraction and were happy to have done so! Whilst I was concerned that the sharks were in a narrow tank, they did not seem distressed or inactive. The other sights of triggerfish and clown fish...More

Thank jay9t
AlanJ2130, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your review jay9t - much appreciated.

Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

What a nice find! Thanks Creshanda for giving us a special ‚adventure‘ today. We have never seen an octopus like this and will never forget this visit... still thinking about the name ;)

Thank cruel_duck
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2018

Many thanks for the lovely review cruel_duck. I have shown it to Creshanda, who says "thank you and pleasure". We look forward to receiving the name. Thanks again.

Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We found this aquarium by accident but were pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff and the swimming experience with two smooth hound sharks. Definitely a great find.

Thank claudiagonsalves22
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018

Many thanks claudiagonsalves22 - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your swimming experience.

Reviewed February 25, 2018

The staff is very friendly and do not hesitate to explain the on goings at the aquarium. They are very helpful. There is however not a lot to see: a couple of bones, octopus, a few sharks and about three small tanks with fish in....More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Very small place, but we found the octopus very interesting. There weren't a lot of fish etc, as some of the tanks were empty, but we enjoyed.

Thank angeliquevr2018
Reviewed February 12, 2018

We visited the Shark lab earlier today. It's small with a few tanks, but interesting nonetheless. The admission fee was low, and it was a good way to kill a little time. We were told that because of the historical status of the building expansion...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018 via mobile

We were in mosselbay for the weekend and popped in to have a look. Small but very interesting. Staff were very friendly and informative.

Thank Tanya P
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Such a low-key place, but offers such a cool experience - to swim with real sharks! The resident octopus is an absolute attraction and kids love the fish displays. Perhaps adding one or two features could really increase the tourist appeal.

Thank Angie V
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 2018

Many thanks Angie V - much appreciated.

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clausenden
May 17, 2018|
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Response from AlanJ2130 | Property representative |
R20.00 per adult, R10.00 per child and R170.00 to swim with our two female 1.8m long smooth hound sharks.
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clausenden
May 17, 2018|
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Response from AlanJ2130 | Property representative |
Hi Clausende R20.00 per adult, R10.00 per child and R170.00 to swim with our two female 1.8m long smooth hound sharks.
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