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“Poorly maintained and poor value for money”
Review of Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium
Ranked #83 of 95 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Decided to make a stop here over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as part of our day out. We were very disappointed as we have not been here for approximately 10 years and no changes/ improvements have been made rendering the aquarium dated and looking rather the worse for wear.

An expensive outing for less than 2 hours worth of experience.

1  Thank Aras74
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We found the aquarium massively overpriced, £30 for 2 adults and a 4 year old (toddler was free) We were done in half an hour, and we really dragged it out. It is extremely poor value for money. It needs to be about half the price for the size of the place.
The interior is shabby, and in need of some serious TLC.
We won't be recommending it to anyone, and we won't be back.

1  Thank Mrslmw
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Small aquarium with the bonus of otters! Don't need to spend more than an hour here although the staff are more than willing to chat with you about any of the animals. Lovely and clean.

Thank Helen J
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

small aquarium in southsea just off the beach front. Lots of fish to see and its good entertainment if its raining.

Thank Beth L
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Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

We visited yesterday with our grandchildren age 7 and 3 , we are seniors cost was £36.90 took us 28 minutes to go through, it was otter feeding time so busy ,unable to see feeding otters until later however not a problem with that.
Experience not worth the money, you exit via the shop selling very overpriced toys and souvenirs.
As a family we are very fond of Portsmouth and Southsea often holding it up to friends as a great place .

THE BLUE REEF AQUARIUM IS LETTING DOWN THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH,WHAT A SHAME

Thank David B
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