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Portaferry Aquarium Castle Street, Portaferry BT22 1NZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4272 8062
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Fantastic, it is what you make it!

We visited yesterday and had a fabulous time. The staff are highly knowledgeable and are more than... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hannah F
Overpriced and unimpressed

Myself and my partner went on saturday 6th Jan and paid £9.50 each. We paid and began to walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gac93
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good23%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“touch tank” (41 reviews)
“soft play area” (16 reviews)
“marine life” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Portaferry Aquarium Castle Street, Portaferry BT22 1NZ, Northern Ireland
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Portaferry Aquarium Castle Street, Portaferry BT22 1NZ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 4272 8062
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited yesterday and had a fabulous time. The staff are highly knowledgeable and are more than happy to give you information. We arrived at two and left at four, seeing all the animals being fed during that time (i think that would be the...More

Thank Hannah F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Myself and my partner went on saturday 6th Jan and paid £9.50 each. We paid and began to walk around the aquarium. We were shocked at what we got for the extortionate price we paid. We walked around it all in shock at the poor...More

Thank gac93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my friend travelled from Carrickfergus just to visit this aquarium and we weren't disappointed. Being greeted with the friendliest of staff, Ann was brilliant in helping make our visit one to remember. Beautiful place, clean and easy to get around. The seal hospital...More

1  Thank Aoife M
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Very disappointed takes about 25 mins to walk around Defo not worth the drive or the money that was spent!

1  Thank Charlene M
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My sons aged 6 and 2 and us parents really enjoyed our visit here although found it a little pricey. Very clean venue, well kept fish and we loved the seal hospital. So well looked after. Staff very nice, particularly John in the restaurant who...More

1  Thank rockyrodgers
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Went here today with a friend, one toddler and two babies and had a fantastic day. Lots to see, all the staff were very friendly and kind. The food in the cafe was excellent and the soft play area was great fun for the little...More

1  Thank cathy30111
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant day out with my husband and 6 month old. The animals were fascinating and the whole set up was amazing. It was really interactive with lots of pools to touch the animals. The staff held talks on them also and it was brilliant. Little...More

1  Thank Samantha C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

Excellent value by booking online, less than £20 for 2 adults and a child. Spent about 5 1/2 hrs going round, took in as many of the feeding times and talks as we could. Fantastic meal in the coffee shop. Well worth the visit, can't...More

1  Thank Owen M
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Visited here after seeing it advertised as the headline attraction on my Membership Plus card stating 20% discount on parties of one to six. Arrived as a family of four and presented my card only for the receptionist to tell me it wasn’t accepted. I...More

Thank Hackers1972
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Spent a pleasent time in Exploris. Firstly it has been a while since I have visited. I feel the pricing reflects the cost of running the good work that it does but to charge 8.00 for a child is a little steep.. I enjoyed seeing...More

1  Thank Paul J
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RonnieandPat B
24 August 2016|
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Response from CWP7688 | Reviewed this property |
I would believe so yes it is, there appears to be ramps throughout the building both internally and externally in place of steps. Hope this helps.
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Lynn M
16 August 2016|
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Response from Gideon C |
All fish do is live in a giant fish tank anyway. They're fish... (seriously, you want 'rights' for fish???) Grow up.
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