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Blue Reef Aquarium

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cold February afternoon with 5 year old grandson

It is fairly small and not very interestingly set out. Lots of tanks with small fish and some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kate R
Epsom, United Kingdom
Nice for a quick visit

If you’re after something to do when it’s miserable weather outside and you have a toddler, then... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
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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!
Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is fairly small and not very interestingly set out. Lots of tanks with small fish and some others with larger interesting fish. Tanks seemed clean enough and some were suitable for their inhabitants. Others looked small and slightly dirty. There were not jelly fish...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kate R
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

If you’re after something to do when it’s miserable weather outside and you have a toddler, then this is an option. Parking outside is easy enough and £1.80 for an hour (you’ll only need an hour). The aquarium itself needs some modernising and updating -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sunshine316
Reviewed 12 January 2019

My son and daughter were shown around by a lovely member of staff (Ali) who was friendly and full of interesting facts as well as entertaining stories about the animals we saw. What a unique chance to look behind the scenes of a working aquarium....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Naomi B
Reviewed 9 January 2019

We toook our 6 year old grandson here at the beginning of January and he loved it. Plenty for him to see and the quiz boards were just about right for his age. Feeding on Mondays is only for the otters and the tunnel aquarium,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rtcfix
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

I visited this morning with my two year old son who loves all things aquatic. Firstly, I thought it was either shut or if got the wrong place as the front looked abandoned, the wi does all steamed up with dirty condensation. So this place...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 4 January 2019

No access to anything natural, enclosure really dirty. Heart breaking to see these creatures trying to "bury" thier droppings in wooden decking. As for the signs apologising for the "natural" smell, I have never smelt any otter enclosure like it. Please improve thier enclosure, this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Sally T
Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

We went to Portsmouth yesterday and were interested in going to the aquarium but the state of the outside put us off. There is rubbish everywhere and there is a tank with fish in ( pictured) that looks like it hasn’t been cleaned for years!...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Hailey W
Reviewed 24 December 2018

Visited here in December 2018 for grandsons birthday. It's only about 40mins drive from our area, we visit Southsea and Portsmouth fairly regularly anyway I suggest you look at booking tickets online as it seems cheaper than at the site. It's right on the seafront...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mrdirect51
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Has a nice variety of fish, sharks and other sealife. Went on a quiet day for a date. The gift shop is average with overpriced merchandise. The tickets are not cheap and some of the sealife don't look very happy. The sharks seemed a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank HMorgan3435
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely afternoon. We enjoyed a lot. Sophia has just discover big fishes. Staff is very nice and answer all our questions.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Esther R
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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.
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
19 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