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Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings

#15 of 66 things to do in Hastings Features Animals
Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
+44 1424 718776
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For the amount you pay to get in, I don't think it's worth it. We were done in about 30 mins. My... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Isobel P
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United Kingdom
Great aquarium

Wasn't expecting it to be as fab as it turned out to be! We had a lovely time wandering around... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ann B
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Located in the historic Old Town, take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures. At the aquarium's heart is a giant ocean display - walk through the mesmerising underwater tunnel and come face to face with shoals of colourful fish. With talks and feeds all day you can even get hands on with our Remarkable Reptiles during animal encounters. Don't forget to grab a bite to eat in the Blue Reef Cafe and even book your Pirate or Mermaid themed birthday party. There's so much to sea under the sea!
  • Excellent19%
  • Very good35%
  • Average27%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For the amount you pay to get in, I don't think it's worth it. We were done in about 30 mins. My favourite bit was the sting rays and shark tank. The rays pop up to say hello and it was definitely interesting to watch...More

Thank Isobel P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wasn't expecting it to be as fab as it turned out to be! We had a lovely time wandering around, some great fish (I know fish in an aquarium who'd have guessed!). We loved the puffa fish and giant Octopus the best. Well worth a...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's priced high for the size, compared to bigger aquariums we've visited. Great for the children just not your purse.

Thank Kayleigh E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place to spend a visit with children .was not expecting it to be so interesting kids loved it and will return again

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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good afternoon, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so happy your children enjoyed themselves and we hope to see you when you return Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 1 week ago

Looked at the website and read the reviews so sort of new what to expect. To get the most out of the trip you need to read the details of the individual fish etc. On the accompanying fact sheets. The trip could easily then take...More

Thank DavidA47
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear DavidA47, Thank you for your review. We will take your comments on board. We do have our native section which encompasses the first part of the attraction all the way through to the ray tank. You then move into more tropical shores as well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spend sometime looking at the fish and reptiles with interesting facts to read about on the wall. Parking near by and a small cafe.

Thank Peter W
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Peter W, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very friendly and some nice exhibits, however, very small. Managed to go fully round twice with my kids in half an hour. Compared to the oceanarium in Bournemouth which is another small sized aquarium, it is not worth the money in my opinion. Great...More

Thank emmawright6
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear emmawright6, Thank you for your review. Firstly, we are glad you found the staff friendly and enjoyed the exhibits. We will pass this on to the team. We are a small seaside aquarium and we do let guests know the ticket is an all...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nicely set in Hastings old town. This venue has been providing baby fish for the country. Great staff and great choice. Thank you

Thank Cliff W
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Cliff W, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. We will pass on your words to the team who will be happy to hear them! Hope to see you again soon! Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, very helpful staff. Wheelchair friendly (despite viewing tunnel) ticket lasts all day. We all loved it 👍👍👍

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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Aiden-Reiss, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We hope to welcome you back soon! We will pass on your kind words to the team. Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open times 10am till 5pm.monday to sat. Sunday 10am.till 5pm.good gift shop on sitetoilets and refreshments as well.More

Thank Catherine F
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Catherine F, Thank you for your 5 star review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. You can take photos in the aquarium just not with flash as some of the animals are sensitive to the flash. Hope to see you again! Blue...More

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susan f
8 October 2016|
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Response from BlueReefAquariumH | Property representative |
Dear Susan. The aquarium is mostly accessible however there are seven steps down and up again to the underwater tunnel. Many thanks, Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings.
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Josieowl68
22 May 2015|
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Response from BlueReefAquariumH | Property representative |
Hi all If you have any issues or complaints following your visit please put them in writing and send to us or via the contact form on our website. Many thanks
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