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Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium

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Address: Drumkinnon Tower Ben Lomond Way | Drumkinnon Tower, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8QL, Scotland
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+44 1389 721500
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on...

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the Loch Lomond shores to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones, including our Tropical Ocean Tunnel. Get up close to over 5000 creatures, including Scotland's only Giant Green Sea Turtle, the largest collection of sharks in Scotland and our playful family of otters.

Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab and other creatures living in our interactive rockpool then head to our Observation Deck for unrivalled views of Loch Lomond, or relax in our welcoming cafe.

With fun talks, animal feeds, special events and our quiz trail, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond.

The aquarium offers great fun for all the family, whatever the weather!

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Very interesting exhibit, if slightly pricey.

I've been here a couple of times, it's obviously in a very nice location, some wonderful views and other amenities about. There is a good selection of aquatic animals, including a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
FGwallace82
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a wander round Sea Life on a Saturday afternoon with the kids. There's a far bit to see here, and some fun surprises like the heterocongrinae - they were like something out of a sci-fi film. Also enjoyed the jellyfish and loads of other stuff. Sadly we didn't spot the otters - well we eventually did but they were... More 

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Thank iantovecta
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and seeing some of the more unusual species we house here. We hope you'll visit us again in future. Kind regards, More 

Livingston, Scotland, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sea Life Centre is a great way to spend the afternoon with the family, particularly when the weather isn't the best! We took our 9 year old daughter and she loved it. The variety of sea life to see is great, includes local sea life and international sea life. The otters and the stingrays are a great addition and... More 

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Thank Julie B
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium. It's great that you and your daughter enjoyed your visit and all the activities we have here. Thank you also for your kind comments about our staff. We hope you'll visit us again in future. Kind regards, More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here a couple of times, it's obviously in a very nice location, some wonderful views and other amenities about. There is a good selection of aquatic animals, including a giant sea Turtle, which is particularly thrilling to see slowly coasting around in its tank. Plenty of colourful fish, sharks, rays, etc. They do the usual suite of activities... More 

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Thank FGwallace82
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed seeing our creatures and feel we have a lot to offer kids. Apologies you felt our entrance fees were slightly pricey. We do have a wide range of discounts available through both our promotional partners and our own website, which offers 30% off tickets booked... More 

Gosport, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only went in as part of a package and not sure what to expect. The layout and presentation was super with a variety of sealife both local to the UK and tropical . Worth experiencing going through a glass tunnel and having Rays pass above you. Also worth the visit are the sharks and huge turtle. For the children there... More 

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Thank Les S
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you were impressed by the variety of species we house here and by our ocean tunnel. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

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

Really good aquarium, although a little small. The staff were amazing and extremely friendly. Really explained about the different species.

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Thank Sarah R
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you found our staff to be friendly and helpful as we really pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service here. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, More 

Glasgow
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54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived shortly after it opened and took our time as always with any aquarium and read about the species they have, we gathered back at the Otters to see them being fed, had a chat with the staff and then were invited to see other fish species being fed I was in heaven then after more browsing came the... More 

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Thank 469belindak
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and really took advantage of everything we have to offer here. I Thank you also for your comments about our staff as customer service is one of our top priorities here. We hope to welcome you back in future. Kind regards, More 

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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not expect the place to be so small, very over crowded and must've only spent an hour at exhibits here tops. Been to much better aquariums. Café upstairs is fab though :)

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Thank Sammie B
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, On a positive note it's great that you enjoyed your visit to our cafe and the views we're lucky enough to have here at Loch Lomond. Apologies the centre was crowded when you visited, we can become very busy during peak periods such as school holidays and weekends. We advise visitors to visit first thing in the morning or... More 

Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gets a 3 solely on the 3 Asian otters - very entertaining. Other than that the visitor flow seemed badly organised and the displays unimaginative. Plus the fresh water fish tank glass looked like a good clean would be a start.

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Thank Paulsufc
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. On a positive note it's great that you enjoyed seeing our otters. Apologies you felt the visitor flow was badly organised during your visit. At busy times of day, some parts of the aquarium can become crowded. We advise visiting first thing in the morning or later in the afternoon... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small but well presented aquarium which the kids loved. The otters, rays and the giant sea turtle were all firm favourites. Easily accessible and lots of fun for everyone. The cafe upstairs serves tasty food which is good value and the view across the Loch is simply stunning The facilities in the aquarium itself as well as the surrounding... More 

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Thank Dave360503
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thanks for your lovely five star review of our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed our creatures, views and the food in our coffee shop. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place is wonderful and value for money .. there are lots of varieties of fish big and small to see .. the manta rays and sharks swimming above your head are awesome the staff are lovely and friendly too with lots of knowledge about the sea life big tanks to view the fish at too and a nice souvenir... More 

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1 Thank Graham C
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review of our aquarium. It's great that you felt we were good value for money and that you were so impressed with our staff as customer service is really important to us. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards, More 

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