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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Love this aquarium

I took my grandson in the summer holidays and he loved it! Especially the shark and ray tank. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Amazing aquarium well worth a visit,

Popped in here after walking around the castle next door. Very good presentation and varied fishes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Portsmouth. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to fascinating frogs and adorable otters!
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good21%
  • Average36%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible14%
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“outside area” (19 reviews)
“sea creatures” (9 reviews)
Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my grandson in the summer holidays and he loved it! Especially the shark and ray tank. I found the staff knowledgable and very friendly. There is a little outdoor area too whcih is fab in the warmer weather. Nice location on the seafront....More

Thank uktanny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here after walking around the castle next door. Very good presentation and varied fishes etc., Easy for parking as we left the car by the castle parking area.

Thank 13CHIPPY13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited with our toddler & it took all of about 30 mins to go round. Was not worth the time or money. Such a disappointment.

Thank MrsH4rr1s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received a lovely greeting and soon found ourselves looking at different specimen of fish. We had perfect timing and listened to a informative talk on the feeding of the fish and had the experience of looking and smelling the food prior to the fish...More

Thank PyeLin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame as I expected it to be like the sea life centre where it expands underground but this is not the case, the building on the outside is how you expect it to be, pretty small. It took us no longer than 20...More

Thank Hattieee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to visit the blue reef centre with our 2 year old. It cost over £20 to get in and we were there for 20mins max. There was barely anything worth seeing. Was a complete waste of money and not cheap. Also had to...More

Thank LittleMissSunshine80
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you're going to study every word of the descriptions, this only takes about 30 minutes to go round. There are various talks if you are in the right place at the right time, though you can return any time on the same day. Lots...More

Thank barbara t
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

As a teen with an incredible interest in marine biologist, my girlfriend treated me to a day trip to blue reef a few weeks back. It was nearly empty when we went and I remember we had nearly the entire place to ourselves, so we...More

Thank BigG226
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We had a wonderful and very special day with my daughter Susie at the Portsmouth Bluereef Aquarium on Tuesday last week. We had treated Susie to a Fishkeeper day, and our one on one guide for the day was Jade, she was very welcoming, easy...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Other half and i popped in....thought it would take up at least two hours of our day. It took about 20 mins to get round we put two hours on the car park...dont ! Interesting species and we did see some good things. But it...More

Thank rebel_riot
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30 September 2017|
Response from futtock21 | Reviewed this property |
Aspro Parks, Oquendo 23, 2a Planta (that's second floor to you or I) 28006 Madrid, Espana.
Claire H
5 July 2016|
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Response from BlueReefPortsmouth01 | Property representative |
Hi, Yes these answers are all correct, we are wheelchair accessible. The only tank where there are steps is our Stingray tank, however this tank is also accessible from ground level. Thanks Blue Reef Team
20 June 2016|
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Response from missnikkikrista | Reviewed this property |
There is a small covered area outside, it's right by the sea so if it windy it can be rather chilly! There is a cafe next door, which i think they own, so they may not be lee on you bringing your own food. However, there are... More