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“Small but perfectly enjoyable aquarium”
Review of Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium
Ranked #40 of 128 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to fascinating frogs and adorable otters!
Reviewed April 28, 2012

As season visitors over several years, our kids have grown up with this aquarium with birthday parties there along the way (where they get to pet sea creatures). It is a small aquarium but the fish are well kept, there are reptiles too & a lovely outdoor play area overlooking the Solent in summer - a lovely sanctuary to spend a few hours amidst the bustle of the busy seafront.

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Reviewed April 19, 2012

Very pricey entrance fee and the selection of aquatic things are lovely - the otters are fab though!

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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Its ok as aquariums go to be quite honest,think the kids will love the variety of creatures.

Thank Paul W
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

You pay the same price as you would for Marwell Zoo or Arundel Castle, but you will have seen it all in less than an hour. The interior is shabby, the toilets by the otter area look like they were plumbed in the 70's. The otter area literally stank, there were a lot of people making a b-line for the exit after catching a whiff of THAT enclosure. My advice to the unwary traveller is that this is not the mainstay of your plan for the day, rather a back up for bad weather.

Thank sumoman
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

The Aquarium is good to spend perhaps an hour and a half in, maybe longer if you want to spend longer at the tanks and take in some of the talks, but as the aquarium is not very big, its difficult to persuade small children to hang about when they 'seen it already'. Plus we went on a rainy bank holiday Monday and it was packed and hard to move against the clockwise flow. I did think it was expensive compared to other larger aquariums and and the only discounts I could find were £1 off adult entrances. If you live locally and bought the frequent pass, I could see how this would be great value for money.

Thank Explorergirly
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