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Blue Reef Aquarium

Portsmouth

Type:Aquarium

Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3PB

Tel: +44 023 9287 5222

Blue Reef Aquarium

About

Overlooking the busy Solent, Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium takes visitors on the ultimate undersea safari. From the rich variety of British waters to the beauty of a tropical coral reef and more than 40 other displays - including a fantastic otter holt - the aquarium offers a fascinating window into the hidden world beneath the waves. At the aquarium's heart is a giant tropical reef tank with its own underwater, walk-through tunnel and home to a variety of tropical sharks and stingrays as well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish.

Closed on Christmas Day. Last admission one hour before closing.

See below for details of discounted tickets available.

 

Find out more about Hampshire or see other attractions and places to visit in the county.

See here for other animal centres in the South East.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors - Two portable induction loops.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1-4 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 150
  • Min group size - 10
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the M27:Onto M275 and follow brown and white signs to seafront and Blue Reef Aquarium. Nearest parking 200yds east of aquarium.

Public Transport Directions

From Portsmouth Harbour bus and train station it is a 30 minute walk to Blue Reef Aquarium.

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