We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Features Animals
Longlooms Road East | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
0151 357 880
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Great Experience, shame about the customer service

The experience itself is a blast and some off the staff stood out for their friendliness and... read more

Reviewed today
andy a
,
manchesterrt
Swimmingly good visit

It was our first visit here as Granddad, Grandma and 5 year old Grandson. As a one-off it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marian H
Read all 2,211 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Britain's Best Aquarium! Come and see Europe's largest collections of sharks through our amazing 71 metre underwater tunnel. You can even swim with them! (Pre-booking necessary - call for details. With over 100 exhibits and 1000's of animals from around the world, there's something for the whole family at Blue Planet Aquarium.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good20%
  • Average28%
  • Poor20%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“shark dive” (72 reviews)
“marine life” (36 reviews)
“glass tunnel” (27 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION
Longlooms Road East | Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port CH65 9LF, England
CONTACT
Website
0151 357 880
Write a ReviewReviews (2,211)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"shark dive"
in 72 reviews
"marine life"
in 36 reviews
"glass tunnel"
in 27 reviews
"dives"
in 168 reviews
"rays"
in 128 reviews
"creatures"
in 57 reviews
"spectators"
in 23 reviews
"granddaughter"
in 31 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 2,202 reviews

Reviewed today

The experience itself is a blast and some off the staff stood out for their friendliness and professionalism, particular mention to Mark Lwachiw the diving instructor here. I'm marking down due to two niggles which I don't appreciate being being growled at to 'turn that...More

Thank andy a
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was our first visit here as Granddad, Grandma and 5 year old Grandson. As a one-off it was a great day out but expensive. For us "oldies" there could have been more places to sit and take a breather.

Thank Marian H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 days ago

Given the price you pay on entrance we were rather disappointed by this very generic and very busy aquarium. We enjoyed the sharks but felt the aquarium lacked the atmosphere or unique character of other aquariums and was very commercialised. We spent longer lining up...More

1  Thank Verity H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

paid enough to get in thinking it would be a good day out. over priced entry fee, dull staff looked like they'd rather be somewhere else, and it only took about 20 mins to walk it all. had no idea where the playground was situated,...More

1  Thank hannah d
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Still over priced for what it is, still a bit disappointed over all with the experience however always love to see the shark enclosure. I must say though how awful the cafe was... the ques were horrendous and the place was filthy. Not sure why...More

1  Thank Abbie T
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a sucker for aquariums. I have visited most of the major aquariums in the UK and was really looking forward to visiting Blue Planet (allegedly the second largest). Situated on Elsmere Port next to the Cheshire Oaks retail park the building does look...More

2  Thank JoeC91
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I visited on Sunday April 15th .my 13 year old grandson chose to visit here as a birthday treat.cost £130 entrance fee for 5 adults and 3 children .Only good thing about this place is the fish.the place needs upgrade looks old...More

1  Thank 795trisha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went this week... Two adults, two kids. Entry, car park and snacks in cafe came to just over £110. More than £3 for a cup of tea and £7 for a baguette. Tanks seemed clean and we went around twice and was generally enjoyable. However.........More

1  Thank Huw C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Suppose to be a birthday treat but a waste of time and money. Could have gone round it in 10 mins max. Really needs an upgrade and good clean everywhere. Very poor choice for us and won't bother again.

2  Thank wyn1234
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited just a day ago and one of the tanks has went from clear to murk. The tank was filthy. And now you have to pay to use the car par! I remember being here and saying to myself “this is the best aquarium...More

3  Thank Thomson787
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 6 hotels in Ellesmere Port
Travelodge Cheshire Oaks
561 reviews
.42 km away
Premier Inn Chester East
18 reviews
2.27 km away
Holiday Inn Ellesmere / Cheshire Oaks
973 reviews
3.04 km away
Highfield Hall Hotel
82 reviews
5.05 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Rouge - Cheshire Oaks
1,128 reviews
.49 km away
Miller & Carter
1,065 reviews
.35 km away
Las Iguanas - Cheshire Oaks
554 reviews
.42 km away
Carluccio's Cheshire Oaks
209 reviews
.52 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
2,241 reviews
.72 km away
Paradise Island Adventure Golf
194 reviews
.28 km away
Lindt Chocolate Shop
19 reviews
.68 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
chrisandchris70
5 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Steve P | Reviewed this property |
Every penny. Amazing
0
Votes
Stephen T
2 March 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
Haha! Yes they actually do, battered cod & chips.
1
Vote
Sarah P
2 January 2018|
Answer
Response from PJBPA | Property representative |
Hi yes we have a restaurant Nautilus kitchen and we have high chairs also.
0
Votes