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Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough, England
Phone Number: +44 1723 373414
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Now Open: Penguin Island Get closer than ever before to our colony of...

Now Open: Penguin Island Get closer than ever before to our colony of Humboldt Penguins in their brand new walkthrough home. Waddle side by side with our adorable penguins and watch them make a splash as they play in their babbling waterfall! Opening February 2016: SHARK ENCOUNTER! Let us take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing creatures. Every step will reveal something new, from a face to face encounter with sharks to a hands-on rockpool experience. Discover the truth about the much-misunderstood shark, the plight on the endangered sea turtle, the remarkable life of the seahorse plus countless surprising facts about these and hundreds of other incredible creatures. Meet Ed our playful seal and watch out for him splashing around. Watch our otters Eric and Pumpkin as they learn new skills through a special training programme. Visit our Turtle Sanctuary and help feed our native sharks and rays! Pirate Adventure Mini Golf at SEA LIFE Scarborough Now you can combine your SEA LIFE voyage with a round of Pirate Adventure Mini Golf*! It's a swashbuckling game for the whole family offering a new challenge at every hole.In true pirate style, your navigation skills will be tested as you make your way around cannons, treasure chests and gunpowder barrels. Will you hold your nerve as you jump aboard a pirate raft and make your way over water to the half way point? Can you conquer all 12 holes? Do you have enough skill to beat your friends and family? There's only one way to find out!*Separate charge applies

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Took our grandchildren on Saturday there were 4 adults 1x9 year old and 1x13 year old, Total price was £90 which I thought was a bit steep,but on saying that we all enjoyed the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our grandchildren on Saturday there were 4 adults 1x9 year old and 1x13 year old, Total price was £90 which I thought was a bit steep,but on saying that we all enjoyed the experience seeing the rescued seals and the work required to bring them back to full health was enlightening. After seeing other sealife aquariums across the world... More 

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Wilson-spencer Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your experience. Our seal rescue facility certainly makes getting out of bed in the morning worth while for all our team! This year we have rescued and released 28 seals who's future may not have been so good had we not have... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely sea life centre, really friendly and helpful staff. Same quality as other sea lifes, with the added attraction of the seals that were wonderful and the penquins. Apparently there are otters but the little rascals were hiding! Live nearer the Blackpool sealife but will make the effort to revisit this one

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Wazna Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit to Scarborough! Eric and Pumpkin our resident otters love nothing better than snuggling together in their warm holt when the weather outside is a tad on the... More 

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

when you see some of the rescue seals and penguins you realise that without these places sick and injured animals would just die, so apart from finding out interesting facts it feels nice to take an interest and support them.

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Steve G Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor-we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with us. It is always good to hear positive feedback regarding the work we do with sick and injured seals from around the North East coast. We thank you for your support, best wishes Kevin More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked online prior to visiting. Knowledgeable staff and nice surroundings. As others have said the attraction is small when compared to similar attractions like this around the country but what was nice to hear is that they engage locally and obviously the location helps with that.

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Darren I Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Thank you for your kind words surrounding our team here at Scarborough. I shall ensure that this is shared. Best wishes Kevin More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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839 reviews
523 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love visiting Scarborough and have been put off visiting the Sea Life Centre as its always seemed a bit pricey especially out of season. However if you manage to get a deal or special offer especially booking on line it is good value. We had a most enjoyable morning looking around and found the staff very knowledgeable and friendly.... More 

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear 2014Jandy Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to learn that you were able to benefit from one of our various discounted entry price offers. As a leading visitor attraction we are conscious of the financial demands on families who may wish to visit and it is for this reason that we have in... More 

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good car park and easily accessed by road or on foot, via the Cleveland Way or along North Beach from Scarborough Town Centre. The whole place is well kept with an excellent collection of beautifully coloured fish of all shapes and sizes - spectacular. There penguins and otters outdoors, which have to be fed! Sharks, turtles, skates and rays.... More 

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Dr Robert P Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you would recommend our centre. Thank you for your kind words surrounding the centre and the work we do. It is very much appreciated. Best wishes Kevin More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous day out today 23/11/16 the older man in the restaurant was. So helpful and great with the kids his knowledge and advice was more than we expected he spent time with us it was good because it was not busy and would recommend your sealife to my friends thank you to all your staff for a great... More 

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Janette I Many Thanks for your fantastic feedback regarding your visit to our centre yesterday. I am so pleased to read your feedback and I have personally spoken to the members of the team who provided such great service to thank them and show them your feedback. We hope to see you again soon Best wishes kevin More 

Hunmanby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to visit on a cold wet day in November - something for all the family to see inside and out. Our third visit but we missed seeing the jelly fish as their aquarium was being refurbished. Amazing to see the baby sharks in their pods had grown so much bigger since our last visit. The children loved going under... More 

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Scarborough S, Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Sharingnews Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. I am so pleased to read that you and your children enjoyed their visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Kevin More 

Bucks, UK
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36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our toddler, having booked online and got half priced entry. Staff were nice and very knowledgable and experience was good and great to see to how passionate staff were about the animals. However the attraction is quite small and we would have been disappointed had we paid full price- come on Merlin, stop putting profit first and inspire... More 

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Muttley67 Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to learn that you benefited from our widely available 50% discount for entry. Not only does this offer allow families to save money it also allows for easier entry to our sanctuary. I thank you for your positive comments surrounding our team and will ensure this is... More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son was very excited about pinguings, fishes and the gigant turtle. our visitin time was a beautyful journey.

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Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear 72ella92 Thanks for your 5 star review following your recent visit to SEA LIFE Scarborough. I am so pleased to read that you and your son had a great time. We appreciate you awarding us 5 stars and we hope to see you again soon, Best wishes, Kevin More 

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