Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium

Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium

Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Vents R
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We tried to get in 3 times. First around 12:00 on Thursday. Employee at the parking entrance warned us that waiting time to get in is around 1 hour. There was more people definately. It started to rain so we left. I’m surprised that a lot of people with kids was ready to stay in heavy rain 2 hours…
Next atempt was at 10:00 (opening time) on Friday. It was rainy again and we got warned that waiting time is 2 hours. So we left again without paying parking fee 6,-EUR and went to Parco Natura Viva instead. It’s really great zoo with safari and fauna park. One of the best we have seen. Everything is well organized, we could see almost all animals and they are really taking good care of animals. We spent there 5 great hours.
And yes we could get in Aquarium with third attempt around 16:00. There was crouds of people, we was forced to pass underwater tunnel as fast as possible by employees. We got through in 50 minutes and we left with mixed feelings. On the one hand, the aquariums were beautiful, but on the other hand, everything is just about money, not visitors.
So if I would have a choice again, I would spend all day in Parco Natura Viva.
Written August 19, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! We are sorry to have heard that the visit didn’t fully meet your expectations as it is our aim to entertain and satisfy all our Guests. We are sorry you encountered long waiting times to access our aquarium; since it can be visited comfortably all indoors, it is possible that on rainy days or on holidays, it will meet a more sustained turnout than on other days. We inforYou that Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium has narrow paths and for safety reasons only a limited number of visitors can access the structure for time to time. We invite you to contact us before your next visit, we will be happy to give you all the information you need, in order to organize the best way possible your visit and maximize your time and enjoy at best! Of course, we do hope to welcome you again! Kind Regards
Written August 21, 2022
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Anco M
Aberdeen, UK553 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
We read the reviews and weren’t that convinced. However, we were pleasantly surprised. It is not big, but we spent a good 45 minutes - 1 hour inside. The tanks are nice with a good variety of fish. And, since we had a Gardaland subscription we only paid €20 for the 4 of us. Not bad.
Written July 26, 2022
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Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! It was a pleasure to receive your visit and we are happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere that was created in our aquarium. Of course, we do hope to welcome you soon! Kind Regards.
Written July 27, 2022
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arnaud v
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg472 contributions
Jun 2022 • Family
Great aquarium, but quite small. The price is lower than other Sea Life places; but that presumably due to reduced size. The whole tour is nice; although the decoration is quite unique (feel a bit like we're in the ancient Egypt). We saw the representation of the sea lions; which made it all way more interactive - without this the whole tour would be a bit light.
Overall, nice place, great people; but in 1h30-2h you've done it all.
Written June 1, 2022
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Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! We are sorry to have heard that the visit didn’t fully meet your expectations as it is our aim to entertain and satisfy all our Guests with the unique transparent oceanic tunnel, the interactive rock pools, and 100 different species of sea creatures through our 40 themed fish tanks, specifically designed for children. Of course, we do hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards
Written June 3, 2022
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ClariCeila
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg21 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
This place is an absolute joke, do encourage you to buy your tickets online under the pretense of not having to queue, however when we arrived with our small baby today the queue was two hours long. Because of the weather it being hot with a chance of torrential rain and your experience exposed to the elements we refuse to queue for two hours with our babies to enter. When we went to the desk to request a refund the refund was refused even though we didn’t get to go into the aquarium. In our opinion this is daylight robbery, signage is basic I would avoid it all costs and not give your money to this type of establishment. What a farce! Apparently if we had rung up to purchase the tickets they would have informed us of the waiting time, however all the literature and marketing encourages you to buy your ticket online very contradictory, bit dodgy, don’t buy into this tourist trap.
Written August 18, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! We are sorry to have heard that the visit didn’t fully meet your expectations. We are sorry you encountered long waiting times to access our aquarium; since it can be visited comfortably all indoors, it is possible that on rainy days or on holidays, it will meet a more sustained turnout than on other days. We take the opportunity to specify that has never exist a preferential lane for access to our Sea Life Aquarium, for any type of ticket purchased, online or at the ticket offices, never hypothesized or implied on our site at the time of purchase, due to the impossibility on our part, at an organizational level, to take such a course of action; in fact, once the Guest accesses the structure, it is not possible for us to quantify or predict the visit times, which are absolutely subjective and personal. In fact, everyone has the full possibility and freedom to stop and admire one tank rather than another, or wait for our presentation of the sea lions, thus prolonging their stay inside the aquarium. Furthermore, admissions to Gardaland Sea Life are always limited, therefore it is not possible for us to exceed the established safety limits. The advantage therefore of preferring to purchase tickets online, rather than directly at the ticket offices, is purely economic; in fact, online tickets can be purchased at lower rates than those available directly at the ticket office. We also remind you that tickets purchased online are open date, therefore valid on a day of your choice no later than 08/01/2023; in order to better organize your visit to Gardaland Sea Life in this long period of time and to receive useful advice in choosing a day with possible turnout forecasts that allow access with limited waiting times, it is always possible to contact in advance our customer care service by phone, every day. Despite this consideration we are sorry to have read of his disappointment, but we hope to be able to welcome you back to our Aquarium soon. with regard
Written August 20, 2022
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Vicki524
Cheltenham, UK108 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Same as previous review but on a different day. I wish we had read the reviews! Bought online, paid €31. The queue to get in was over 2 hours long - it was pouring with rain. No shelter. We have a 2 year old and a 6 month old - I need to feed the baby so could not have stood for 2 hours if we wanted to (we didn’t!). We then couldn’t leave the park because the barriers to get out were closed! Absolute carnage. And we then had two very upset children in the car. This is a scam and an absolute joke. You won’t get a refund.
Written August 19, 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor! We thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Aquarium, as we take into consideration every suggestion made by our Guests, taking the opportunity to continuously improve our service. We are sorry that you did not ask for support from our staff present who would have indicated how to access the structure for the mother to be able to feed the baby and to be able to assist her also for a possible exit from the park, we remind you that it is always possible to leave the structure at any time. Once again, we are truly sorry to have learned of the inconveniences you have encountered, and in view of a future visit to Gardaland Resort, it would certainly be our pleasure to provide you with direct assistance in terms of organizational / information aspects, so do not hesitate to contact our Resort Info Center which is always available. Best regards
Written August 20, 2022
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Thomas G
2 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Went there during the heat wave on a very hot afternoon as a break from the pool/lake. Waste of time and money in my view. Yes the tickets are fairly cheap (16€ normal price but it seems they’re always discounted to 9€… which is understandable if in hindsight). On the other hand everybody taller than 1m pays the same, regardless of age. Add to this the car park 6€ (fine when you spend a full day at gardaland I guess but steep for less than an hour like in our case). We went around in less than 1/2 hour… nothing special. The best bit should have been the glass tunnel but that was so crowded it was quite uncomfortable. You end the visit in the shop which is full of cheap plastic toys and the restaurant that happily gives you a plastic straw with your drink (had not seen one for some time). All fine stuff for the preservation of the oceans I am being told…
Written July 19, 2022
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Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium on Trip Advisor! We are sorry to have heard that the visit didn’t fully meet your expectations as it is our aim to entertain and satisfy all our Guests with the unique transparent oceanic tunnel, the interactive rock pools, and 100 different species of sea creatures through our 40 themed fish tanks, specifically designed for children. In order to reach this very important goal, we also take care of any comments proposed by our Guests, that’s why we thank you for your thoughts. Of course, we do hope to welcome you again!
Written July 26, 2022
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peter k
Houten, The Netherlands76 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
90 minutes queue till the entrance. 60 minutes walk to see the fish. They have nice fish and a place at the end where you can draw a fish and scan it to see it swimming with other draw fish. Cool thing! Not sure if it’s worth the long queue before entering.
Written October 9, 2022
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Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Lido di Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! It was a pleasure to receive your visit and we are happy that you enjoyed the atmosphere that was created in our aquarium We are sorry you encountered long waiting times to access our aquarium; since it can be visited comfortably all indoors, it is possible that on rainy days or on holidays, it will meet a more sustained turnout than on other days. We inforYou that Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium has narrow paths and for safety reasons only a limited number of visitors can access the structure for time to time. We invite you to contact us before your next visit, we will be happy to give you all the information you need, in order to organize the best way possible your visit and maximize your time and enjoy at best! Of course, we do hope to welcome you again! Kind Regards
Written October 12, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marlow
Wuppertal, Germany623 contributions
Apr 2022
There is really nothing worth seeing and above all, basically no big fish. It is a good 700 meters to walk from Gardaland Park to Sea Life. You can really save yourself that! I didn't post any pictures because almost all tanks are illuminated in blue and the fish on the photos also look bluish.Total nonsense is this!!!
Written April 20, 2022
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Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! We are sorry to have heard that the visit didn’t fully meet your expectations as it is our aim to entertain and satisfy all our Guests with the unique transparent oceanic tunnel and 100 different species of sea creatures through our 40 themed fish tanks, specifically designed for children. Of course, we do hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards
Written April 23, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Donal B
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
I agree with a lot comments here that suggested that this is nothing special. We went with our 5 yr old and he loved it but it's pretty short. It took about 90 mins to get around.

Annoyingly its 10-15 walk from the bus drop off and in the heat, you feel it.

On a plus, it's indoors so you get out of the heat.
Written June 6, 2022
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Thank you for having taken the time to share your thoughts and experience at Gardaland SEA LIFE Aquarium on TripAdvisor! We are sorry to have heard that the visit didn’t fully meet your expectations as it is our aim to entertain and satisfy all our Guests with the unique transparent oceanic tunnel, the interactive rock pools, and 100 different species of sea creatures through our 40 themed fish tanks, specifically designed for children. Of course, we do hope to welcome you again soon! Kind regards
Written June 11, 2022
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amyrumball
London, UK213 contributions
Sep 2016 • Family
Lovely day out for children/families but I found it a bit inaccessible. I had a 1 and 3 year old and didn't realise, until we had arrived, queued and bought tickets, that we couldn't take our buggy in. This cut our experience short as I had to carry a heavy, wiggly baby around and up and down stairs. Did not state this on their website at the time so that was disappointing.
Written May 29, 2017
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