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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Not really worth the entrance charge

Unless you're going to study every word of the descriptions, this only takes about 30 minutes to go... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
barbara t
Abingdon, United Kingdom

As a teen with an incredible interest in marine biologist, my girlfriend treated me to a day trip... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portsmouth, 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!
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good21%
  • Average36%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Unless you're going to study every word of the descriptions, this only takes about 30 minutes to go round. There are various talks if you are in the right place at the right time, though you can return any time on the same day. Lots...More

Thank barbara t
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a teen with an incredible interest in marine biologist, my girlfriend treated me to a day trip to blue reef a few weeks back. It was nearly empty when we went and I remember we had nearly the entire place to ourselves, so we...More

Thank BigG226
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful and very special day with my daughter Susie at the Portsmouth Bluereef Aquarium on Tuesday last week. We had treated Susie to a Fishkeeper day, and our one on one guide for the day was Jade, she was very welcoming, easy...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other half and i popped in....thought it would take up at least two hours of our day. It took about 20 mins to get round we put two hours on the car park...dont ! Interesting species and we did see some good things. But it...More

Thank rebel_riot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here with my fiancé and it was okay for a little trip out, good range of fishes etc. Could do with a little of tlc and the gift shop needs more of a spark! Reasonable pricing 😌

Thank emoorex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our grandchildren 3 & 5 stay with us and as we used to take our own children here when it was Sea Life we decided to have a day out in Southsea, an area I grew up in as a child and teenager....More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We enjoyed our trip to blue reef Aquarium but were glad we had found online discount vouchers to reduce the ticket costs. We found the two young women on the desk not particularly friendly or helpful. However, the man that did the talk about sharks...More

Thank ReviewerEm
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Website makes the whole place look much bigger than it is. Tiny Sharks, about a meter long. Otter's just stayed in their den. Overall took less than 1 hour to walk through stopping to read and explain to the kids what each fish was and...More

1  Thank dave2allen
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Thought it would be good place to visit on a rainy day. Definitely not worth the money. Very dated and tired. Would not recommend.

Thank Nataliewindle
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We took our kids here on a rainy day during the holidays looking for somewhere to take them out. Never been before. Wasn't a bad visit overall. The aquarium was bigger then I was expecting. All your typical fish, Open tanks and tunnel to walk...More

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Claire H
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
20 June 2016|
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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