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“Really Good”

Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium
Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Balloch
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the Loch Lomond shores to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones, including our Tropical Ocean Tunnel. Get up close to over 1500 creatures, including the largest collection of Sharks in Scotland, our playful family of Otters and super-friendly Cow Nose Rays. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish and other creatures living in our interactive rockpool then head to our Observation Deck for unrivalled views of Loch Lomond, or relax in our welcoming coffee shop. With fun talks, animal feeds, special events and our quiz trail, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond. We are open 7 days a week 10am-5pm (last admission at 4pm).
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Brilliant view from the cafe, and the lookout point. The food from the cafe was also nice. Seeing the sea animals was good and interesting the Otter Feed was a must see. The cinema in the sea life was good too

Thank Bradley M
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

Totally agree with most of the reviews on here, the centre is good and has good, clean animal displays with some nice areas where the kids can touch and hold some of the animals but is very pricey, yes, online prices are 30% cheaper but not everyone knows about these and you've got to select a specific date, which when you're on holiday for a week might not be easy to do. I overheard one of the staff trying to explain about booking online to some foreign visitors, and then directing them to the tourist information centre to get cheaper tickets. Would it not just be easier all round to reduce the price of the entry tickets? Saying all of that, my nephews had a great time and the quiz on the way round and the top trumps cards are both great ideas.

Thank eliza k s
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CraigConnor, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Eliza, thanks for your recent review. Indeed we do have discounted tickets at a number of locations, which are discounted for booking in advance. If you do book online you do select a date yes, however you can still book online the day of your visit and receive your discount. We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us, and if you are Octonauts fans do not forget to come back between 6-14 July as we are the only venue in Scotland to host them this year.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Having read the trip advisor reports I had doubts about going however we had vouchers so off we went. I can now say I don't know why it received such poor reviews. The centre was a little small but this was more than compensated by the staff who could not have done more to answer all the questions posed by a 7 year old and a 3 year old who is obsessed with sharks and stingrays! The girls enjoyed seeing the animals being fed and patting them in the rock pools. I liked that you could get your hand stamped and go in and out as often as you please. This suited us as we had a picnic and let the girls play for a while. We were a mixed party consisting of great gran, gran, aunt, mum and two children. We all had a very enjoyable day!

Thank fiona_taylor192
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CraigConnor, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Hi Fiona.

Thanks a million for your recent review. We are glad you and your grandchildren had a great day with us. If they are Octonauts fans you will be pleased to know we are the only venue in Scotland on the tour this year from 6-14 July and we look forward to welcoming you back. Don't forget to keep updated with us online to find out what's happening.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Been here a couple of times, its well laid out and has a few nice touches. quite small but enjoyable.

Thank roj62
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CraigConnor, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Rok, many thanks for your review, and it is great to hear that it wasn't your first visit to us either. Hopefully we will get to see you back with us again sometime soon.

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We picked up a leaflet at our hotel and decided to try a visit here. The kids loved it and were amazed with the tunnel with the turtle swimming above them. The otters were great fun too.

Thank 177AlisonB
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CraigConnor, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Alison, it is great to hear such positive reviews. We are very glad that both you and the kids enjoyed your visit with us. Don't forget to stay updated with us online to hear about all the creatures and what's happening. We look forward to welcoming you back to us sometime soon.

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