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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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Curacao Public Sea Aquarium
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Curacao Public 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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“sea lion show” (80 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (51 reviews)
“lemon sharks” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
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"sea lion show"
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"nurse sharks"
in 51 reviews
"lemon sharks"
in 20 reviews
"feed flamingos"
in 7 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 13 reviews
"sea cucumbers"
in 15 reviews
"swim with the dolphins"
in 32 reviews
"underwater viewing area"
in 6 reviews
"grouper"
in 12 reviews
"sea life"
in 25 reviews
"great for kids"
in 6 reviews
"per adult"
in 7 reviews
"dolphin academy"
in 28 reviews
"animal encounters"
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"couple of hours"
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"open ocean"
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"their natural habitat"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third trip to the island. We come here every time. Especially terrific is the sea lion show and the dolphin show. Great place to take the kids.

1  Thank lmlebeau1009
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pros This aquarium sits right on the Caribbean Sea. The dolphin encounter attraction actually is connected to the sea. The dolphins can actually exit to the open ocean. The glass-bottom boat was phenomenal. We got an up-close and personal view of sharks, sting rays,...More

3  Thank LCBryant227
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family attended the Curacao Sea Aquarium as an excursion during a Royal Caribbean cruise. This is a nice little park, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The trip started with a very reasonable taxi ride from the cruise port. Not very long, no problems. Once...More

2  Thank pick6king
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great small aquarium with informative displays. There are dolphins, sea lions, sharks and flamingos. The shows are good. You can easily see everything in a couple of hours.

1  Thank Melissa B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to spend the day with activities and interactions all day long and food and drinks are available. Would definitely recommend if visiting Curaçao.

1  Thank loycj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great day out, loved it. Swimming with Dolphins great, sea lions lovely, I especially loved the underwater glass boat.

1  Thank Fiona P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the best aquarium I've ever been to and we've been to quite a few even in Australia. This by far out does any place we've been. There are a lot of hands on exhibits and they are all included in the cost of...More

1  Thank Changed4Ever
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best things to do, love how much passion they have preserving animals and the reef, always rescue handicapped animals, helping them to get back to wild life once they are cure. Ask for Kelly, the most fun and friendly person in the...More

1  Thank MarcelaAncona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 12 year old loves animals and we went for the dolphin encounter. The crew was profesional and multi langual. Safety for the animals and their guests were at high priority.

1  Thank Frank S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Tiny but pretty, we had a great time; and we get a kiss from a dolphin, The sea lions show is great!

2  Thank LMatamoros
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Miller_Robert | Reviewed this property |
Yes it allows you to see all the shows advertised. The only things you would pay more for would be if you wanted to interact with the animals such as swimming with the Dolphins or snorkeling for example
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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
12 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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