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“so much fun”

Two Oceans Aquarium
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Two Oceans Aquarium is a window into the spectacular oceans surrounding the southern African coast. Through displays ranging from the small and almost fantastical Knysna seahorses, to sea turtles and shoals of shimmering fish, the Aquarium holds wondrous discoveries around every corner. Come face-to-face with giant spider grabs and have an adventurous tactile experience at the Touch Pool. Be sure to visit the I&J Ocean Exhibit, with its 9m long window, and 10m long full tunnel. Qualified divers can also make use of the opportunity to dive in this exhibit with shoals of fish and turtles. The Jelly gallery is sure to mesmerize and enthral.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Vienna, Austria
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507 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“so much fun”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

looking out for special stops in cape town for my guests, i do recommend to see the 2 ocean aquarium on windy days.
it is greatly done with a vast number of species - so the number of aquariums, floors, paths and little gorges is high, there is a kids corner, a possibility to sign up to feed the fat sharks (you dive in the big aquarium, yes you are inside!), benches to rest , on the upper floor an area featuring nature with stranded penguins birds, fish, and so on... there is an outside pool for the seals :-) the curio shop is fine but extremely expensive, well the cafe, if you are not too thirsty , choose another spot...

Visited January 2013
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Lustleigh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good attraction”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

This aquarium is modern and well appointed, with lots of great exhibits, including both the big ticket items like the predator tank, and and the more understated displays of smaller sea creatures.

It's not the biggest of aquariums so only an hour or two to go round, and but we'll worth it, and especially if you are already in the V&A area.

Visited January 2013
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

I visited the aquarium with my wife on the 3rd of January this year and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

The aquarium itself is decently sized, has basic on site catering/toilet facilities and caters well for both child & disabled visitors.

For an extra fee you can arrange to swim with the sharks and take very up close and personal photos, also you can spend time with the hopper penguins and their keeper in a very personal encounter and get to participate in the feeding session.

Part of our group did the shark experience and my wife and I did the penguin encounter, both are highly recommended by us!

Overall, in terms of value for money you can’t really go wrong with the two oceans aquarium.

Visited January 2013
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Only if you're in the area”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Possibly since it features in many top things to do in Cape Town lists, alongside cable car to Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens and other unique experiences, that I was I found myself disappointed with the aquarium. The kelp forest was fascinating, but otherwise it was quite unremarkable. I found the food market next door much more entertaining. I'd only recommend visiting if you're at the waterfront on a rainy day with little else to do.

Visited January 2013
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“nice aquarium”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This aquarium isn't huge but it is nicely done. Worth a visit if you are traveling with kids and need a good afternoon activity. Nice for adults too

Visited January 2013
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