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Curacao Sea Aquarium

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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Willemstad, Curacao
Phone Number:
+599 9 461 6666
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

The Curaçao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the...

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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Great show

We really enjoyed the show and the flamingos. A lot of things to see, good assortment of creatures at this place.

Reviewed 29 June 2015
Cape Coral, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

I expected the sea aquarium to be a special place.location is at the sea side. Tourist area. But..that does not make the Seaquarium a great place to visit. The dolphins they have are adorable and one can swim among them, learn how to "train" them or have an encounter and have your picture teen. This all costs a wonderful amount... More 

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Reviewed 29 June 2015

I've been to a ton of aquariums. This one is so neat. You get to be so close to the animals. The underwater aquarium was cool too. Shark feeding underwater was cool. Not for me though.

1 Thank JessicaTexas
Cape Coral, Florida
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

We really enjoyed the show and the flamingos. A lot of things to see, good assortment of creatures at this place.

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Great beach, wonderful snorkeling and great dives with the dive shops. Boardwalk has some lunch spots. Great for couples and families

1 Thank Ronald G
Beaver, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

We did the feed the Sharks for certified divers this dive was great staff friendly, the photos the take and sell where a great way to remember this beautiful island attraction.

1 Thank Sharry6668
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Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

We did the ocean adventures meet and feed and it was awesome!! Fed sharks and sea turtles and manta rays! Highly recommend!

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Lake City, South Carolina
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

I truly enjoyed the dolphin show at the sea aquarium. It was quite entertaining. The viewing area is so nice. I loved the open air stadium on the ocean. It was priced very fairly. It was very clean. I would definitely visit again.

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Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

We booked a trip to the aquarium through curious2dive. We decided to go diving with dolphins! It was an amazing trip and we have such an unique experience l! First of all, when we entered we had full access to the whole aquarium. We were even a bit early and could even see the dolphins show! We were greeted by... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 June 2015

Visiting the Curacao Seaquarium left me with mixed feelings. It is often regarded as the best aquarium in the Caribbean and indeed it probably is as there are not too many quality aquariums for it to be compared too however when matched against some of the better aquariums in North America it seems to be a relatively minor attraction. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

We got to spend a lot of time with the dolphins and this was my first dolphin encounter and it was wonderful!

Thank Niki R

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