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Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium

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Kocatepe Mah. Pasa Cad | Forum Istanbul, No: 5/5, Istanbul 34045, Turkey
+90 212 640 20 15
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USD 12.00*
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Admission Ticket to SEA LIFE Istanbul
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EXPLORE AN AMAZING UNDERWATER WORLD!Experience one of the world's largest Ocean Tanks! Don't miss the amazing views from the Sea Bed in our 83m long Ocean Tunnel.Be amazed by Europe's largest collection of sharks at Shark Kingdom. Marvel at the Bowmouth, Bonnethead, Grey Reef Shark, Zebra, Sand Tiger sharks and many more as they swim majestically overhead.Find out how it feels to touch a sea star and other creatures in our amazing Interactive Rock Pool Experience.With shark dives, diver shows, creature feeds and children's play area, there is plenty for everyone at Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 20:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Kocatepe Mah. Pasa Cad | Forum Istanbul, No: 5/5, Istanbul 34045, Turkey
+90 212 640 20 15
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful aquarium with lots and lots of variety of marine life starting off from fish, starfish, turtles, crabs, sharks and what not. Definitely, a must-visit place for families with young kids. The kids would love to see the wide variety of sea life there....More

Thank waqarsarwar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is very well made, but not as big as I was expecting. Especially since it is advertised as the biggest aquarium in Turkey. To me it seems this aquarium is more appropriate for children, as there is actually not so much to see...More

Thank leahmacun
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's nice to take some photos with large sharks while they are swimming on the tunnel. The aquarium is beside forum Istanbul so you can shop there as well.

Thank Reza A
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

It contains a huge variety of sea creatures. Adults and kids can enjoy it. It is easy to reach there by Metro.

Thank Rim1986
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because my husband has never been to an aquarium before so I thought it would be neat for him to experience this. I was quite surprised by the size of the tunnel and the amount of the tanks they had. It is...More

Thank deedeelynn1
Reviewed 14 July 2017

One of the most beautiful places to explore is the Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium which is considered one the best in the world

Thank Taha J
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This is a very big Aquarium in the Shopping Mall (The Forum Istanbul). The Aquarium has running Platform for the viewing of the Big Sharks and Stingrays.

Thank Farrukh S
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Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Good place Spent couple of hours there with my wife and enjoyed it. Good place for kids. They will love it. They claim that underwater tunnel they have is the longest in Europe (83m) seems to be long enough for us :) A lot of...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Cool sea life aquarium , kids will enjoy and you will definitely enjoy it , and you will be amazed ,staff are friendly , place are quite and clean and you will spend at least an hour to complete .

Thank AtheerAlwaili
Reviewed 24 May 2017

An amazing place to spend with your family. I spent 3 hours there and it was really enjoyable. For those interested in knowing, there are signs for every fish that explain what they are and what their natural habitat is. Recomended time: 3 hours

Thank giorgioslucas
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7 July 2017|
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Response from AtheerAlwaili | Reviewed this property |
there's no diving ,just cool sea life, however if you're looking for water games , you may try " Aqua Marine " instead
Rawinia D
15 November 2016|
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Response from Christina G | Reviewed this property |
we bought our tickets on the shuttle which picks up in sultanahmt by the German fountain I belive they where 70tl each with shuttle fare. I didn't see any exhibits that where hands on but it is a beautiful facility
Anum A
16 June 2016|
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Response from Babak K | Reviewed this property |
The istanbul aquarium is diffrent from sea life aquarium. The first one is so much bigger than the second one and is in the suburban of the stanbul, far from the city. And is one of the bigges aquarium in the world.but sea... More