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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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Snorkel with Stingrays and Feed the Sharks at Curacao Sea Aquarium
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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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  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“sea lion show” (79 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (48 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
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+599 9 461 6666
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"sea lion show"
in 79 reviews
"nurse sharks"
in 48 reviews
"feed flamingos"
in 8 reviews
"underwater viewing area"
in 6 reviews
"lemon sharks"
in 17 reviews
"swim with the dolphins"
in 33 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 12 reviews
"sea cucumbers"
in 14 reviews
"grouper"
in 12 reviews
"great for kids"
in 7 reviews
"sea life"
in 26 reviews
"dolphin academy"
in 30 reviews
"per adult"
in 7 reviews
"animal encounters"
in 9 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 13 reviews
"their natural habitat"
in 6 reviews
"open ocean"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spend most of a day here, as we were staying close by. Staff was wonderful, including the lovely lady in the gift shop. Only gave it a 3 because I have a hard time seeing any animals enclosed, most of the fish, dolphins, sea...More

Thank FS Y
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there with the family and it is a small, but very nice aquarium. Our favorite part was the dolphin demonstration and also the boat with the glasses in the bottom. The tickets are affordable and the kids have a great time there.

Thank Artiles P
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time at the sea aquarium. It was especially great for our kids to be in so close contact with the animals. Very educational. It started with feeding the flamingos and later the sharks. But also the sea lion show was a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well timed programme of activities and lots of hands on stuff. Mostly suitable for children Low point was pre recorded music and commentary at dolphin show blaring out at full volume. It very nearly made me leave and certainly made me less inclined to book...More

Thank V R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little different than most of the Aquariums we've been to. Cost is $11 per person for Seniors (over 60) and students. Typical dolphin show but for an extra fee, you can get in the water and swim with the dolphins. One exhibit had a...More

Thank OrlandoCyclist
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those used to large commercial locations with huge reef exhibits might be disappointed. But the charm of this place lies beyond the tank displays. Outside, built from pens in the sea, are examples of dolphins, rays, sharks, sea lions and turtles. Presumably, a large source...More

Thank J E J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the animal adventure was worth every penny and the place is small but very educational.Great place to go for half a day.

Thank Clayton AndStef... W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dolphin show was attractive. The other fish in other aquariums looked sad and not as well taken care of. Fish and other sea animals crammed into some aquariums. Wish I wouldn't have spent the money,

1  Thank Alicia S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking forward to this and it was very expensive with not much to see unless you were doing the dolphin experiences. The flamingos were great. The info desk were not helpful we were looking for sea lions and they sent us in the...More

1  Thank Jinello123
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family spent the morning at this park snorkeling with Sting Rays. We had a guide and took us to different tanks to feed sea turtles, Nursing Sharks and Lemon Sharks. At the end we feed Sting Rays. While snorkeling we also had a photographer...More

Thank Jeremy0517
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paulahG4510VW
27 March 2018|
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Response from HouseDave | Reviewed this property |
I no, you just buy tickets on the door.
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Ange4561
13 March 2018|
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Response from Steve L | Reviewed this property |
The ticket price only gets you in to view the exhibit and the so called shows they put on. Not worth it in my opinion. The price to be in the water and touch the dolphins was 99$. To swim with them was twice as much. Way to... More
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Lucia C
7 February 2018|
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Response from GingerGinny | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk to Mambo beach from the Sea Aquarium. They are very close. You can actually see the stretch of beach from the aquarium. We stayed at the Sea Aquarium Resort and walked to Mambo a few times, took us maybe... More
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