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“Short and sweet”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Mactan Island Aquarium - CLOSED

Mactan Island Aquarium
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Short and sweet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

This aquarium is easy to miss unless you're looking for it because it's actually located in the back of a gas station. I believe the town is Maribago and along the main strip (Mactan Circumferance Rd). Nothing spectacular here, but fun for kids and maybe a romantic stroll to take some pics. Many small exhibits inside and several larger ones outside. Very affordable ($1-$2) and takes about 30 minutes out of your day. At the end of tour, there is a kid's room where they can watch a video and draw pictures, but for me, the sharks were kinda cool.

Visited January 2013
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Malmo, Sweden
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice little aquarium”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

This aquarium is very small and it doesn't take long to go though it. But it was still a nice place to visit and my daughter loved it! The guide was very good and seemed to know exactly what she was talking about. There´s also an area where children can sit and draw afterwards.

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Laila d
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Guam, Mariana Islands
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123 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Nice little aquarium”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

I liked the fact that our guide appeared to be generally very knowledgable as well as sincerely interested in the fish/water life as well as the ecosystem. Certainly worth a few hours.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Angelescitypi
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A little knowledge”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

If you are not a diver, you should visit this place to come closer to the marine creatures. Most importantly, you can see black-tip sharks and turtles close up, of course with glass panel. Free guide attached to explain about the features of these creatures, their habitat and they are willing to clear any of your doubts.

Visited November 2011
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4 Thank Stevep21
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Providenciales
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Take the kids - they will learn a lot about the local fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2010

Wanting to get out of our resort we caught a cab to the Mactan Acquarium. When you pull up beside the gas station is doesn't look like much, but inside are some excellent displays on the local marine life - well worth a stop in.

We took our two three year old kids there and spent an interesting hour looking around. The acquarium is quite small but does have displays on all the fish you might have seen snorkelling. Nemo and Dory are present along with lots of other colorful local fish. Best of all was the knowledgeable staff, one of whom took us around and explained all about the fish we saw. There are also touch pools with starfish and crabs for the kids to pick up and a large tank with reef sharks that you can pay extra to feed. Definately worth a visit and reasonably priced - their website has prices and opening hours on it.

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