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Sea Life Centre

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Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
+44 1631 720386
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this place is close to me so I had a visit

Staff is very friendly and helpful, aquariums are beautiful, I expected more explanation about you... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Szeitert L
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Oban, United Kingdom
Good enough for a rainy day... but don't expect much!

We got half price tickets with a car park ticket from Ganavan Sands and just about got our money's... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
krista m
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

Staff is very friendly and helpful, aquariums are beautiful, I expected more explanation about you can see. Very good for once, especially with children. You can see everything in one hour.

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We got half price tickets with a car park ticket from Ganavan Sands and just about got our money's worth. As other reviewers have said, it is quite tired inside (and does not bear comparison with some of the other Sealife centres nationwide) but the...More

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Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Visited as a couple and found it to be very educational but was disappointed to find that the glass at the seal pool was green with algae, as was the glass at the otter pool. This made it virtually impossible to see the animals below...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Whilst the intention of the owners is commendable the impression given by the place is that it is tired, tatty, underfunded and poorly managed. It didn't open on time, the ticket office was closed we had to wander up to the shop to find someone...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2015

Probably at its best when they have rescued seal pups but large play area for kids. Otter feeding at 11am with talk. Book online for discounts or check for vouchers / offers with some ferry tickets

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Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We decided to visit the sea life centre today on our way back from Oban and I'm so glad we did. From the approach I got a good feeling. The staff were all so friendly and helpful and obviously love their jobs and the animals...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

We had a great family day. The touching pool is great for the kids and the seal talk is really interesting and obviously the seals are amazing. However our favourites were the two gorgeous otters - so cute. We had lunch in the cafe and...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2015

This is a nice place and , although it is not huge, all the animals seemed happy and well cared for. The staff are very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Restaurant is good for a quick meal and not over-priced.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 28 May 2015

We go here every time we visit in Oban. A wee tip, look on the back of your parking tickets from the area to get half price entry! It's even worth paying for an hour parking to just get the money off ticket. Only thing...More

Thank Jenny M
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Reviewed 18 December 2014

The Sea Life Centre is a good way to spend a couple of hours but I can't imagine spending much longer than that. The seal and otter feeding sessions are very good and informative. The price of admission does allow entry again within 7 days...More

Thank SJP140774
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