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Curacao Sea Aquarium

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Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 6666
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The Curaçao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the world. The reason being that, from the very beginning of the aquarium in 1984, the Sea Aquarium managed to create natural habitats for all its marine creatures without using sophisticated technical equipment. Due to an open-watersystem all the aquaria are in immediate contact with the open sea. It is this advanced pump system that continuously pumps fresh seawater directly in all the aquaria. Openings in the roof allow natural sunlight to fall directly on the aquaria, so there is no need to use artificial light sources. The combination of the open-watersystem and the natural sunlight create the natural circumstances that are needed to replicate the underwater world outside the aquarium. Everything in the aquaria, from the fish and corals to the sand on the bottom of the exhibition tanks, originates from the seas surrounding the island of Curaçao. Nothing in the displays is artificial, everything is 100% real. The same conditions apply to the lagoons in which the dolphins, sealions, sharks, rays and turtles are kept. The only thing that separates these lagoons from the open ocean are breakwaters built out of big rock boulders and an occasional fence, allowing fresh seawater to freely flow through all the lagoons. The Curaçao Sea Aquarium operates according to the principle that all animals need to be kept in circumstances that as much as possible mimic their natural living conditions. This goal is accomplished by employing all the available natural sources and resources surrounding the aquarium.
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  • Average21%
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“nurse sharks” (48 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 461 6666
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but excellent aquatic park - not a combination water park with rides and attractions and a side of trained animal acts. The sea lions and dolphins are in salt water enclosures that are connected to the open sea, allowing small fish...More

Thank Debbi S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice aquarium right on the ocean. The best thing about it is all the dolphin stuff. You can swim with them, pet them watch shows etc. They have flamingos and about 30 tanks of fish and corals. It is close to the...More

Thank Panic1522
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Sea Lion Encounter and highly recommend doing it. It was the best animal encounter experience we've had. The only complaint I have is we booked our tour for Friday and one of the sea lions was sick so we rescheduled for Saturday....More

Thank ChelseyT34
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many aquariums and this one is just average. The dolphin show was the high-lite of the visit and worth seeing had plenty of fish to see.. Actual had very good lunch in aquarium. We wanted to see this area as we...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice mid size aquarium to go to. Very friendly staff and trainers. Good variety of sea creatures to view. Dolphin swim dolphin and sea lion shows are good.

Thank Wayne g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon there. It was pretty interesting for the kids. The people in charge spent 80% of the time trying to convince visitors that the animals (dolphins, sea lions and sharks) had a lot of liberty and were not captive animals...

Thank Dextermike
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard that a couple of hours was enough to see everything and found that to be true. The dolphin and sea lion shows were the biggest items. There were also aquariums with various fish, moray eels, nurse sharks, lobsters, and sea urchins. There were...More

Thank HalfWeekTripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, great to see dolphins and sea lions, great for kids too, very educational and dolphin encounter was fun for everyone that participated.

Thank timg1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We swam with the dolphins, and feed the stingrays. My kids loved this place it has a lot of animals and there is also a nice place to eat fast food.

Thank camacholiliana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While not a fancy facility, the Royal Sea Aquarium is perfectly situated in the Mambo Beach area. While a business, this aquarium is very focused on research, conservation and education, as reflected in its scheduled activities and programs (videos, demonstrations, staff interactions, etc.)....a truly delightful...More

Thank apse5t
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22 May 2017|
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Response from Magline | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Mambo is in walking distance. Enjoy your stay.
26 November 2016|
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Response from BryanHorne | Property representative |
Taxi's will vary in price also local buses are available too. Regarding a ferry service, check with Pelican Express. Please check with the Cruise Tour Desk as they can arrange transportation.