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Address: Scalby Mills, Scarborough, England
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+44 1723 373414
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Pleasantly surprised, went on a whim while back up visiting family. Staff were knowledgable when delivering the talks on otters, seals and the penguins; although was hounded for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tom M
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Manchester
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had what can only be described as an Amazing day, we went to all the talks and feedings, huge thanks to Helen (I think) for being so friendly, warm and welcoming. Although practice needed when feeding the seal (not seagulls).😉 Got a refillable hot drink from the cafe, everyone so friendly. Thank you all so much and keep up... More 

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Thank Hockeymonkey14
Scarborough S, General Manager at Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this review

Dear Hockeymonkey14 Thanks for your 5 star trip advisor review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed yoru visit and thank you for your kind comments surrounding our team member Helen. I shall ensure that this is passed on. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to brave the cold weather and head to Scarborough for the day, being merlin pass holders entering the sealife didn't cost any extra. Staff were friendly and helpful, the variety of sealife on offer was amazing, the otters were great to watch as were the seals, I actually spent over an hour just watching them, they are amazing... More 

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

Dear Kerry32G Thanks for your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased to read that you and your group enjoyed your visit to our sanctuary. Thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff I shall ensure that this is shared with them this week. Its really pleasing to read that as an annual pass holder you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited whilst on a weekend break staff were friendly and so were the seals! As it was off season we were the only people there the place was full of magic for our 5 year old would not hesitate to recommend

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

Dear Andrew B Thanks for your recent Trip Advisor review. Really pleased to read you and your family had a great visit! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Kevin More 

Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With two children under two there is not much to do in Scarborough out of season in the rain! The sea life centre was perfect for us though. Perfect size to get around in a morning, and well timed animal feeding to see a range of different things. The staff were enthusiastic and informative. It was fascinating to see the... More 

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

Dear Sam K Thanks for your trip advisor review. I am so pleased to read that you had a memorable visit and you and your children enjoyed the time spent with us! We hope to see you again soon. Thanks Kevin More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised, went on a whim while back up visiting family. Staff were knowledgable when delivering the talks on otters, seals and the penguins; although was hounded for a photograph before entering. Always book in advance even if it's just before you enter the door as it's a big discount and then you can donate the difference, or a portion... More 

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

Hi Tom M Thanks for you review. Really pleased to read that you enjoyed your time with us and I am grateful for your commenst surrounding our team. its very much appreciated. Thank you Kevin More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure you could make this a whole day out as we did get round in about 3 hours including having some lunch although we didn't see the shows so this would add more time. The staff were really friendly and informative. The food was lovely and fresh cooked. It was a little cold in the outside areas... More 

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

Dear nattyfamily Thanks for your recent review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to read your positive feedback regarding our team and am also that your Kids enjoyed their visit. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Kevin More 

Scarborough, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun for all the family, everyone of us young and old had a fab day would highly recommend there is plenty of sealife to see and all very entertaining

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

Dear Ivan L Thanks for your 5 star review. I am so pleased to read your positive feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes Kevin More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the 30th of december staff are lovely and helpfull but very little to see mybe its the fact its winter but at the cost of 30 pound for 2 adults need to look at this poor value for what we saw

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

Dear Susan L Thank you for your recent review on Trip advisor. Whilst pleased that you have recognised our team I am saddened to read your feedback. With 40 marine tanks, and over 1000 marine animals as well as a working seal hospital and recuperation pool I believe we provide guests with plenty of variety and education when visiting us... More 

Sheffield
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good variety of marine life can be found here, however try to get some vouchers if you can as it would be an expensive visit for a large family

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

Dear Yorkshire Nat Thanks for your review. I am pleased to learn that you feel our centre is a great way to spend a few hours. I note your comments surrounding price and am pleased to confirm that we have in place many vouchers for discounted entry in order that everyone can benefit from discounted entry. We will also be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very well spent day among sea life. The penguins were very playfull and the seals just make you smile. We watch the staff how they fed the animals The staff was nice and friendly.

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

Dear Geybgye Thanks for your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. I am really pleased to learn that you had an enjoyable visit to the Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary. Thank you for the kind words regarding the staff. Your feedback is most welcome. Best wishes Kevin More 

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