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Blue Reef Aquarium

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OK to kill time

Quite enjoyable and a reasonable price. I think some of the tanks are too small for the larger fish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Terence W
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Run down and shabby

This was not worth visiting in my view but the tanks were well maintained. The otters i felt sorry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trudistallwood
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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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!
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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
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+44 23 9287 5222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm a local pet photographer in Brighton, but today (September 21st!) I decided to give myself a little day out and photograph something a bit more different! I absolutely adore going to zoos and aquariums and I have to say I was in no way...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Quite enjoyable and a reasonable price. I think some of the tanks are too small for the larger fish and the Otters should never be there,they need a long stretch of river.

Thank Terence W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect place to spend a couple of hours. We were babysitting our nieces who are 7and 5 years old. They loved finding Dory and “ fossil hunting “. Neil who runs the fossil experience which I think was a temporary event over the summer holiday,...More

Thank cyprusbabe
AbigailS1065, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi cyprusbabe, thanks for your feedback. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Yes, our fossil expert Neil was with us for our Jurassic Shark event. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The blue reef aquarium has improved since the last time I went, with better displays. Nice splash pool area out the back for the kids and picnic area too.

Thank Martin A
AbigailS1065, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Martin, thanks for your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit. We are glad that we have improved since your last visit, and hope to continue to do so! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was not worth visiting in my view but the tanks were well maintained. The otters i felt sorry for.

Thank trudistallwood
AbigailS1065, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi trudistallwood, thanks for your feedback. We're sorry that you did not enjoy your visit, and will be taking your feedback on board. If you would like to discuss this with us further, then please do pop us an email at portsmouth@bluereefaquarium.co.uk.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thought it'd be nice to visit with my two young daughter's and her friend. We had a Groupon family 50% voucher to use so that helped towards the cost otherwise it would be rather expensive at £11 per adult. It took us half an...More

Thank Ali H
AbigailS1065, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ali, thanks for your review. Would you mind popping us an email at portsmouth@bluereefaquarium.co.uk - we would like to look into this, as we do not currently run any promotions with Groupon. We are pleased that the kids enjoyed themselves, and we do hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has certainly seen better days, and a bit expensive but my daughter had fun and something to do on a rainy day. It's pretty small - you can walk through it in 1/2 hour unless you stop to read everything. The shop is Ok...More

Thank lydia987
AbigailS1065, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi lydia987, thanks for your feedback. We hope that you enjoyed your visit. Our visitor feedback says that the average length of visit is 1.5 - 2 hours - were you made aware of all of the talks and feeds we have going on during...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with 1.5yr old and niece and nephew 7 and 5 both loved it and enjoyed the splash park out the back. As we walked through they say a machine to buy sharks tooth for £1 so we walked through to get change at...More

Thank VictoriaG2067
Abigail S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Victoria, thanks for your feedback. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to us! We are so excited that your children love the fossil digging as much as we do. We will be sure to pass along your comments to Neil, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really excellent event today at blue reef. Neil from Shark Teeth was incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. My son loved searching through his ‘finds’ and loved the fact he was able to bring some home! My little girl loves her shark tooth and who knows...More

Thank Louise C
Abigail S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Louise, thanks for your feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to us, and will be passing along your feedback to Neil! We love that your son and daughter had a brilliant time too, and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It took us literally 30 minutes to see everything. Not great if you have pushchairs as walk ways are narrow. If you are looking to kill half an hour then go but don’t go out of your way just for the aquarium. Wouldn’t want to...More

1  Thank laurpaige31
Abigail S, Public Relations Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi laurpaige31, thanks for your feedback. We're very sorry to hear you had a disappointing visit to us. We have a wide range of activities going on throughout the day, including fascinating talks, feeds and workshops. These are all on the talks handout you are...More

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katealin
1 October 2017|
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Response from futtock21 | Reviewed this property |
Aspro Parks, Oquendo 23, 2a Planta (that's second floor to you or I) 28006 Madrid, Espana.
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ClaireH3561
6 July 2016|
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Response from BlueReefPortsmouth01 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes these answers are all correct, we are wheelchair accessible. The only tank where there are steps is our Stingray tank, however this tank is also accessible from ground level. Thanks Blue Reef Team
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chrisc0le
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Response from missnikkikrista | Reviewed this property |
There is a small covered area outside, it's right by the sea so if it windy it can be rather chilly! There is a cafe next door, which i think they own, so they may not be lee on you bringing your own food. However, there are... More
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