We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Oceanarium

Features Animals
Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
+44 1202 311993
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
My 36th birthday

I had an amazing day and I even took part in the kids quiz when we went around... loved the... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2017
Emma_veggie
via mobile
Enjoyed very much

Went in and stopped about 3. Hours. Could gomin and out if you wanted to. Saw the sharks and... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
jillhking
,
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Read all 2,384 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The Oceanarium is the perfect all weather attraction - discover the mysterious beauty of our watery world in a spectacular underwater journey. From stunning sharks, curious rare green sea turtles and brightly coloured clownfish, to menacing piranhas, venomous lionfish and the weirdly wonderful octopus – they are all waiting to be discovered!Experience the world's first virtual Interactive Dive Cage and take a magnificent adventure without getting wet.... Then discover the interactive Global Meltdown to unveil the potential effects of climate change. Be enchanted by two very cute Oriental small clawed otters, watch them swim, splash, feed and play in their exotic, naturally themed oasis.Open daily from 10am. Closing times vary throughout the year – please check before visiting. Closed Christmas Day. Tickets valid all day with nine daily feeding presentations.Book tickets online to make great savings.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“feeding times” (148 reviews)
“sea life” (133 reviews)
“giant turtles” (52 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
LOCATION
Pier Approach | West Beach, Bournemouth BH2 5AA, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1202 311993
Write a ReviewReviews (2,384)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"feeding times"
in 148 reviews
"sea life"
in 133 reviews
"giant turtles"
in 52 reviews
"underwater tunnel"
in 41 reviews
"penguin enclosure"
in 36 reviews
"main tank"
in 29 reviews
"rainy day"
in 120 reviews
"gift shop"
in 71 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 80 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 95 reviews
"family ticket"
in 24 reviews
"few hours"
in 61 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 29 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 34 reviews
"sea front"
in 27 reviews
"otters"
in 383 reviews
"animals"
in 245 reviews
Filter

531 - 540 of 2,325 reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

I had an amazing day and I even took part in the kids quiz when we went around... loved the penguins and giant turtles. All the animals are well cared for and the staff were fantastic.

Thank Emma_veggie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Emma_veggie, Thank you very much for your response. We really value our visitor's feedback so it's fantastic to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went in and stopped about 3. Hours. Could gomin and out if you wanted to. Saw the sharks and penguins being fed the girl who did the feeding gave a nice talk ,was a good time ,

Thank jillhking
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Jillhking, Thank you for rating us as 5* - we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to a couple of different aquariums and oceanariums around the UK and this is by far the best. They have adorable penguins that you can be very close to and adorable turtles. When I first looked at one of the tanks I noticed...More

Thank Michelledavis96
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Michelledavis96, Thank you very much for your response. We really value our visitor's feedback so it's fantastic to hear you had a great time! We hope to see you soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Oceanarium, we were there on a cold sunny January weekend but it was lovely inside and I was surprised to see how busy it was. Only one small criticism, it was rather expensive but we really enjoyed our visit

Thank Cymru1956
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Cymru1956, Thank you very much for your lovely response; we really appreciate your feedback. We hope to see you again very soon!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Not worth the money, just a large tank of the same animals and just not that up to date. Looks old and shabby.More

Thank Katie t
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Katie T, Thanks very much for sharing your feedback with us on Trip Advisor. We’re disappointed to hear that your day did not meet expectations. Set across two floors with 12 naturally themed environments, visitors can get up close to thousands creatures including 150...More

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We visited on a day which was warm but could be a bit chilly when the sun went behind the clouds, therefore it was nice to be able to go inside and have a look around at all the amazing creatures. Well worth the money...More

Thank lanabiddle98
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Oceanarium, Marketing Coordinator at Oceanarium, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Hi Lanabiddle98, Thank you for rating us as 5* - we really appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback. Hope to see you again soon.

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Although this place is lovely with really friendly staff, it seemed to have far less exhibits then previously, despite gaining a penguin enclosure. Previously the walk through tunnel tank was full of rays and sharks, but this time seemed very empty.

Thank Donzo24
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A few friends and I visited the oceanarium. Was great to see and learn about the different fish and of course the penguins. The place and was clean and tidy and would recommend to friends and family for future visits.

Thank arianegoss
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Came here recently with a friend and it's so good! Definitely worth the money - think it's around 10 quid. Spent around 3.5 hours here. Saw penguins, giant turtles, sharks and a lot more. Definitely recommend.

Thank Sean L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went here in Dec using Tesco vouchers £10.50 concessions entry. We took a note of the feeding times and went to see the sharks being feed, the young girl was just tapping a stick with a fish stuck on the end of course she is...More

Thank gilly122
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
PreviousNext
15253545556233
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 66 hotels in Bournemouth
The Hermitage Hotel Bournemouth
1,369 reviews
.08 miles away
Park Central Hotel
1,270 reviews
.11 miles away
Premier Inn Bournemouth Central Hotel
2,670 reviews
.15 miles away
Royal Bath Hotel & Spa
3,007 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
NEO Restaurant
640 reviews
.07 miles away
1812 Bar and Restaurant
725 reviews
.17 miles away
The Crab at Bournemouth
1,825 reviews
.11 miles away
Al Calamaro
157 reviews
.16 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Bournemouth Beach
7,152 reviews
.04 miles away
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
1,704 reviews
.22 miles away
Bournemouth International Centre
1,100 reviews
.13 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Pete R
30 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from JHK449 | Reviewed this property |
It is a family attraction, corporate run business, Below is some details from the website. After 50 years in the sector, we now operate a well-diversified portfolio of 61 different assets (attraction parks, animal parks... More
0
Votes
Sam C
17 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from wonderqirls | Reviewed this property |
Best contact them on the website, as dates vary, also book online as discounts are better for planned trips ☺️ have fun! Tesco vouchers are valid for 6 months after exchanging.
1
Vote
George H
30 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Oceanarium | Property representative |
Hi George, thank you for your question. Carrie and Etta our Loggerhead Turtles that are in our Great Barrier Reef Display are both 6 years old. We hope that you enjoyed visiting us!
0
Votes
PreviousNext
1234