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“not so easy to find - follow the street to Lancona”
Review of Acquario dell'Elba

Acquario dell'Elba
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Elba's Aquarium is a private structure, created and run without obtaining or asking for any public funding. Unable therefore to measure ourselves up against other big structures for size or spectacles offered, we have chosen a more original, singular, intimate formula. Our tanks, alternating in form and size, are set up with natural and artificial materials which attempt to reproduce as closely as possible the typical habitats of the various species, and the variety of the species themselves offers a unique panorama of the incredible biodiversity of the Island of Elba and the Tuscan archipelago.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 25 August 2014

The Aquarium is an alternative to the beach. If you go there on a rainy day be prepared to find the place quite crowded.
The Aquarium and the added Taxidermy (stuffed) animals give you a great overview on the who is who of the local land and ocean fauna. (I felt sorry for the not so well looking giant turtle)
All in all it's a good little place to visit with your kids.

Thank Connie S
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Made a stop by with the kids to the aquarium and then to the Marina 2 for lunch. Great experience.


The food was fantastic and the service was excellent. Jole at the restaurant was so gracious and attentive. She even booked reservations for us in another city for later. Highly recommended stop in Elba.

Thank Christopher J
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

Ripped off again in perfect Elba style! A very small display area half of which is actually filled with stuffed animals, yeah you read right, an acquarium that display stuffed animals! The place is tiny and take you 5 minutes to visit top including one toilet pitstop. You'll see less species than you would see on a snorkelling session. Half of the big fishes were asleep and the giant tortoise just showed her buttock. The 7 euro worst spent in Elba, since there were 3 of us, the 21 euro worst spent ... and since you can't go without buying one or two useless gadget for your child let's make it 30 euro. To add more frustration the place like anything else at Elba was hard to find as there was no sign nor indication before the last 300 mt.

1  Thank Fortino74
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Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

At the end of a narrow street you can find this small but well done aquarium. Many fishes, mainly local but not only, some stuffed bird and other animals. Nice view for children and parents, acceptable price, very good in case of rain.

Thank Andrea N
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Good place for later afternoon trip wit children. We spent one nice hour with my son among fishes, turtles, seahorses, only Spangebob was missing (sons communication :-)).

Thank Aron V
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