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The Shark Lab

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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
+27 63 408 1724
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Poor sharks

This is not a place to go if you care about animals, the aquarium for the shark was way to small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam B
via mobile
Dissapointing

Dark and dank. The only reason I would pay is because it would help feed the animals there. They... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
JThaysen
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Cape Town, South Africa
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The Shark Lab is an intimate aquarium that offers an opportunity to swim with two female smooth hound sharks. The aquarium houses a range of exotic tropical coral fish from around the globe and select shark species.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good18%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible21%
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“octopus” (13 reviews)
“exotic fish” (2 reviews)
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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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+27 63 408 1724
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is not a place to go if you care about animals, the aquarium for the shark was way to small. And your able to swim with them in that tiny aquarium.

Thank Adam B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Dark and dank. The only reason I would pay is because it would help feed the animals there. They are clearly cared for by the staff. Poor sharks you can swim with have a tiny space and can barely move more than a few metres,...More

3  Thank JThaysen
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The staff was very friendly and answered all of my questions. All the info was so interesting and I learned so much. The swimming experience with the two sharks was amazing, I will definitely do it again. I recommend this mini aquarium to everyone to...More

Thank Lani C
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The staff was very friendly and helpful. The "Swimming with the Sharks" seem pretty cool, but none of us was brave enough to swim with 3 SHARKS!! LoL Other than that, I wouldn't really say that its a "Lab", but I can understand they raising...More

Thank byronn777
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I am a local and it was my first visit to the Shark Lab. I visited with my 2-year old son. He is very interested in sharks and enjoyed the outing. The aquarium is very small and the entrance fee of R 20 a adult...More

Thank Lu-Gerda
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I told the young lady almost didn't come because when I googled I thought it was a Laboratory - she wasn't amused. What a waste of my R20 entrance fee - once around and nothing more to see. While I was there another family, staying...More

Thank BrendaWilliams_12
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit Brenda, but wonder if you got to see everything. Our super friendly female octopus is considered by those in the know, to be one of the largest in any Aquarium in the country. Like any...More

Reviewed 20 March 2017

very informative... friendly staff. loved it. a wide variety of sea animals to see. touching of the stingrays was special! would like to see this place expand into a bigger Lab. Nice curio section. affordable little gifts. entry fee goes towards a good cause

Thank gerdasnyman1
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Many thanks for the review gerdasnyman1. Much appreciated. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 6 March 2017

This was not a very informative or educational visit. There could have been a lot more information put about about sharks and the reason the Shark lab came about.More

Thank DeniseM_Jackson
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hi DeniseM Many thanks for the review. Just what to present on the “education front” and how best to present it, has been hotly debated throughout the Public Aquarium and Zoo world for many years. The current consensus, regarding passive education (the use of information...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were in Mossel Bay last week and decided to go to the Shark Lab to see for ourselves what it was like. We had seen several poor reviews but thought we would make our own minds up. Yes it's small, but very informative, the...More

4  Thank Paul W
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2017

Many thanks for the review Paul W. Much appreciated. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The experience was wonderful. The staff is very polite and friendly. Learn a lot about the different types of species in the sea.

Thank Bongekile X
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Many thanks for the review Bongekile X. I am very pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

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