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Blue Reef Aquarium

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Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Small, but nice if you're not familiar with fishes - you explore a lot

We visited the Aquarium with my friend while on a two day trip to Portsmouth. I was expecting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
Fish Keepers experience day! Amazing!

Had the fish keepers experience day today as a present. It was such an amazing 1-2-1 day! Saw so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent14%
  • Very good21%
  • Average37%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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“shark tank” (8 reviews)
Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3PB, England
+44 23 9287 5222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Aquarium with my friend while on a two day trip to Portsmouth. I was expecting greater tanks but still my experience was very nice. We explored a lot and felt entertained. I found the structure of the route very interesting. We spent...More

Thank Harpsichore
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fish keepers experience day today as a present. It was such an amazing 1-2-1 day! Saw so much, felt like a vip day. I recommend this experience so much as a gift or a treat to yourself and to have Rob do your...More

Thank Betty_Boo80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our time was interesting and the staff friendly but I have to say it isn't as large as I was imagining. Allow 30 to 60 minutes depending how much of a hurry you are in.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice little aquarium. The best bits are the otters and the tunnel section where you get to walk under and amongst the fish. Most tanks are pretty good. There is a good Seahorse tank and an impressive one full of African Cichlids....More

Thank nemesisofpop
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read the previous reviews our expectations weren't set high but Blue Reef proved to be a worthwhile distraction for our 2 and 5 year olds. Granted its not up to Sea World at Brighton on our home patch anything is what you make of...More

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little aquarium. Only downside was the lack of jellyfish 😢 because the tank was being refurbished. The rest of the aquarium is brilliant. Loved the tank with the black tips which was very interesting with lots of movement. Worth a visit.

Thank Scout500
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon entrance the price was quite absurd but when the kids want to go what can you do. The place was quite small and some tanks were empty. Staff was quite friendly and have show keen interest and knowledge on the sea creatures. Overall it...More

Thank Haris H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Blue reef is one of those places that perfectly placed to lure you in during your walk along the waterfront at Portsmouth and Southsea. Upon entering I was already prepared for the quite frankly extortionate entry fees as I had a voucher to get money...More

Thank papajimbo1983
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Took my 1 year old out for a trip thinking she may enjoy looking at the fish. She showed a passing interest. The aqaurium is a bit over priced for what it is. It's quite smalll and over priced as well as in need of...More

Thank Mart D
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I took my grandson in the summer holidays and he loved it! Especially the shark and ray tank. I found the staff knowledgable and very friendly. There is a little outdoor area too whcih is fab in the warmer weather. Nice location on the seafront....More

Thank uktanny
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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.
Claire H
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