Blue Reef Ray Portsmouth

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Please be aware that Blue Reef Aquarium is currently closed in line with the government's Covid-19 pandemic response.

Overlooking the busy but beautiful 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 that is home to a variety of tropical sharks and stingrays, as well as hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish. Visitors are able to get up close to these creatures and see life from the sea bed, thanks to the underwater, walk-through tunnel.

During the summer, families can take a break in the outside play area and splash pool. There are also a number of events running throughout the year, including animal feeding and educational talks. A full list of events and feeding times can be found on the website.

Some of the sea creatures on display include rays, black tip reef sharks, crested horn sharks, zebra sharks, otters, terrapins, frilled dragons, spider crabs and much more.

The aquarium also hosts special events like birthday parties. Youngsters can choose between three themes (pirate, mermaid or shark) with activities and fancy dress to match.

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
3 - 12 Years (Door Price)£8.75 per ticket
Adult (Door Price)£11.30 per ticket
Senior / Students (Door Price)£10.25 per ticket
Under 3sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

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
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Blue Reef cafe - freshly made rolls, jacket potatoes and snacks, cold, hot and alcoholic beverages.
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 1-4 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted - None
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 150
  • Min group size - 10
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

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

Blue Reef Aquarium

Type:Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hampshire, PO5 3PB
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Tel+44 023 9287 5222

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2021

Opening Times

Open New Year
November - March Opening Hours (1 Nov 2020 - 31 Mar 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*
April - October Opening Hours (1 Apr 2021 - 31 Oct 2021)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*

* Last admission to the Blue Reef Aquarium is 1 hour before closing time.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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Exterior image of the café.Blue Reef Aquarium Cafe, PortsmouthSituated in the Blue Reef Aquarium why not sit back and relax in the Blue Reef Cafe where you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks, snacks and meals. For younger families, baby food is available plus high chairs, a bottle warmer and microwave.

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