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The Shark Lab

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Very quaint little aquarium

The staff is very friendly and do not hesitate to explain the on goings at the aquarium. They are... read more

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Antoilene d
Interesting little place.

Very small place, but we found the octopus very interesting. There weren't a lot of fish etc, as... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
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25 Feb 2018
“Very quaint little aquarium”
18 Feb 2018
“Interesting little place.”
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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.
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Point Road | The Point, Mossel Bay 6500, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were visiting the aquarium this week during our holiday trip. We did not know what to expect but were pleasantly surprised. It is a small building as it is an old pump station and they are not allowed to expand or change that much....More

Thank Renzo P
AlanJ2130, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review and kind words Renzo P, very much appreciated. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this place on Saturday 13 October. Small, but very nice. Our 3 year old granddaughter enjoyed being so close to the sharks. She also walked away with a little souvenir from the place.

Thank Aubreydes
AlanJ2130, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for the review Aubreydes. I am thrilled that your granddaughter enjoyed the sharks.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe ...the smallest aquarium that I have ever visited! It is just one room, with a central tank, containing small sharks and some more small tanks, containing various fishes, even.. a poisonous one! If you are in the area and you really love aquariums... why...More

Thank Thanos F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I did a little walk-about of this attraction and were happy to have done so! Whilst I was concerned that the sharks were in a narrow tank, they did not seem distressed or inactive. The other sights of triggerfish and clown fish...More

Thank jay9t
AlanJ2130, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your review jay9t - much appreciated.

Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

What a nice find! Thanks Creshanda for giving us a special ‚adventure‘ today. We have never seen an octopus like this and will never forget this visit... still thinking about the name ;)

Thank cruel_duck
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2018

Many thanks for the lovely review cruel_duck. I have shown it to Creshanda, who says "thank you and pleasure". We look forward to receiving the name. Thanks again.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

We found this aquarium by accident but were pleasantly surprised by the friendly staff and the swimming experience with two smooth hound sharks. Definitely a great find.

Thank claudiagonsalves22
Alan J, Owner at The Shark Lab, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Many thanks claudiagonsalves22 - I am very pleased that you enjoyed your swimming experience.

Reviewed 26 February 2018

The staff is very friendly and do not hesitate to explain the on goings at the aquarium. They are very helpful. There is however not a lot to see: a couple of bones, octopus, a few sharks and about three small tanks with fish in....More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Very small place, but we found the octopus very interesting. There weren't a lot of fish etc, as some of the tanks were empty, but we enjoyed.

Thank angeliquevr2018
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We visited the Shark lab earlier today. It's small with a few tanks, but interesting nonetheless. The admission fee was low, and it was a good way to kill a little time. We were told that because of the historical status of the building expansion...More

Thank AtellR
Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We were in mosselbay for the weekend and popped in to have a look. Small but very interesting. Staff were very friendly and informative.

Thank Tanya P
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clausenden
17 May 2018|
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Response from AlanJ2130 | Property representative |
R20.00 per adult, R10.00 per child and R170.00 to swim with our two female 1.8m long smooth hound sharks.
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clausenden
17 May 2018|
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Response from AlanJ2130 | Property representative |
Hi Clausende R20.00 per adult, R10.00 per child and R170.00 to swim with our two female 1.8m long smooth hound sharks.
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