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Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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great for kids

visited with family and grandchildren. well laid out and educational. overall excellent. i would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
johntrader
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surrey, uk
not as good as it used to be

we live locally and visit every few years, not as good as previously desperately missed the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greg C
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Located in the historic Old Town, take the ultimate undersea safari at Blue Reef Aquarium, Hastings. Enjoy incredibly close encounters with seahorses, native sharks, giant octopus and hundreds of amazing aquatic creatures. At the aquarium's heart is...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings TN34 3DW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

visited with family and grandchildren. well laid out and educational. overall excellent. i would visit again and can certainly recommend.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we live locally and visit every few years, not as good as previously desperately missed the Octopus, but its still a good place on a bad day and probably brilliant for the kids

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Greg C
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Lovely place to visit, the staff were very good giving their talks and answered many questions. Clean and tidy

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roving03555413791
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Roving03555413791, Thank you so much for your five star review! We hope to see you again soon and will pass on your positive comments to the team! Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Spent less then hour here with a small boy, who tought this was great. To be fair, displays do look clean and creatures reasonably happy (apart form poor little ocotpus). Comparing to other aquariums, this one was the smallest one we saw, if we paid...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KateM2309
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear KateM2309, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

This was a great visit to the centre today. There is quite a lot packed into a small area. The undertank walkway is amazing. Also you can return all day for the one entry price. We entered using Tesco clubcards, making the visit free. Worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Karl N, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again soon! Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Have to say dissapointed. Thought it would be a lot bigger for what they charge as admission. Nothing in particular stood out. Have been to better. Sorry.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank T7762KImichaelj
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear T7762KImichaelj, Thank you for your review. We only wish you had spoken to us on the day about your concerns so we could have addressed them in person. We are a small seaside aquarium but we have a huge variety of marine life as...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

The tanks themselves are well looked after and they have some beautiful fish , however the experience is spoiled by the fact that the toilets need a really good deep clean and a coat of pain and sadly so does the cafe.it is evident that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank J2628ZKtinab
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Tina B, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the aquarium and the fish. We will take on board your comments regarding the toilets. The aquarium is cleaned daily. Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Ok so it's not a sealife centre. It's a small and perfectly formed aquariam. A view more staff around the place wouldn't go amiss and it's a bit expensive but still a good hour well spent.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kaparobi
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear kaparobi, Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again. Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit with children in any weather, my only niggle is they have raised their prices so much that it is no longer a value for money or affordable venue for a family of 6. But if you can barter it's worth asking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lesc598
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear Les C, Thank you for your five star review! We will point out for future guests we don't "barter" with customers in anyway, you can save money on your ticket by booking online. Hope to see you again soon! Blue Reef Aquarium

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Took about 30 mins to go round I couldn’t believe it was over already. Paid quite a lot to get in for 3 adults for what it was. Shark tank was ok Tunnel was a nice touch but very short. The photo at the end...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sarahmcraye
BlueReefAquariumH, General Manager at Blue Reef Aquarium Hastings, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2018

Dear sarahmcraye, Thank you for your review. We only wish you had discussed your concerns with us on the day regarding the length of your visit. The ticket is an all day pass and we have talks and feeds taking place every hour on the...More

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silveesharmin
8 August 2018|
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Response from BlueReefAquariumH | Property representative |
Hi We have several varieties of sharks from our Black TIp Reef Sharks in the main ocean display to several native sharks including the endangered Angel Shark. Hope this helps. Blue Reef Aquarium
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SophiejM02
4 May 2018|
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Response from BlueReefAquariumH | Property representative |
Hi Sophie, I think we may have spoken via email also. Assistance dogs are permitted into the aquarium. See you soon!
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littlepik1970
24 October 2017|
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Response from 340cliffw | Reviewed this property |
Well what a question. You need to speak to the manager. I found everyone very nice 👍 Bring flask and have a great time
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