Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Ontario  /  Niagara Falls  /  Marineland

Marineland, Niagara Falls

1.7
Learn about both marine and land animals at Marineland, a well established park where you can observe orca and beluga whales from beneath the surface or pet and feed land dwellers like deer and elk. The site also features energetic dolphin shows as well as the thrills and spills of rollercoasters and carousels. You have opportunity to eat and refresh in the on-site cafe; be sure to bring your camera. Using our custom trip planner, Niagara Falls attractions like Marineland can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create an itinerary including Marineland
map
Marineland Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.0
1,490 reviews
Google
2.9
TripAdvisor
  • Great place to do once in a lifetime. Very large park. No water games only for the dolphins, beluga whales. Beautiful place
    View original
  • I don't like the animals are taken care of. Last time I went it was like a horror movie: all the deer had lumps on them, there was a huge tank with fish that had some disease, many of them were missin...  more »
  • Marineland doesn't have much marine left in it. I am being generous giving it 3 stars because they are trying. I was quite disappointed as there were more rides than marine life. The price was hefty f...  more »
Google
  • I can't complain about the staff around the park, the people here were pleasant and the outside park was kept really clean. The rides were just okay nothing to write home about , the food here was basically just mediocre fast food. The park area is quite nice as you can park there at no charge, bring your own food and drinks and just enjoy another sunny day at the park. I did not attend any of the animal shows, therefore I cannot comment on that aspect of the park.
  • Good place to take your kids. Had an aquatic center with dolphin shows almost everyday. Our first time there, it was difficult to find as Google maps and other gps devices took us to a back alley. Parking is ample but mostly gravel. The park itself is huge and quite a walk to different rides. Beluga whales area is a must see for kids..
  • True this park is quite old and despite its large coverage, only some animals enclosure and various food stands and stores inside the park remained active. The arcade was old however we had a load of fun with the reminiscent feel of old ticket arcades and exchange for gifts. We enjoyed the dolphin show as well as other marine animals display. We did not witness any abuse or any animals living under abusing conditions. Many of them were feed and seemed to be well care by the staff. Their enclosure seemed to be big enough for free roams. Yes it is not the wild sea but still not abusing small space as many claimed. Food is a bit pricey but pretty decent. Don't pay attention to the 1 stars rating since most of them are animal activists claiming abuses for everything (surely didn't even visited the park) and snobs who like to criticize everything because it isn't Hollywood standards.
  • My youngest daughter would run to the TV every time the commercial came on screaming how she wanted to go there so the last weekend of summer break we decided to surprise the kids. First off the parking is free and you are allowed to bring your own food although we didn't and found the park food pretty expensive. The animal show at was really entertaining and the displays were a lot of fun. A little more shade along the trail and at the belugas would have been appreciated though it was really hot under the noon sun. The little kid rides were not too busy and a lot of fun, we didn't go on any of the big rides so I don't know how they were. With the experience we had I am pretty sure we will be back next year.
  • We went today and enjoyed our experience! One of a kind park. Some reviews are calling the park "outdated" (who cares? And actually, I *love* the originality), and some are saying it's in need of repairs (yes, the buildings and everything are "dated" but they are well cared for and I love that it's not overly-commercialized). The park is beautiful. Yes, you walk quite a bit to various attractions but you've got scenery to show for it! The roller coaster is a hidden gem (my kids rode it continuously since there were no lines). The animals! The show was flawless. We loved feeding and petting the belugas. We loved tossing the black bears food. Just hands down an experience you'll likely not find anywhere else. The animals looked to be well cared for. Most of the negative reviews are from people harping on animal welfare and likely have never visited.

Plan your trip to Niagara Falls

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Niagara Falls

The city bordering Canada's most famous attraction offers a wide range of accommodations, with competition keeping prices surprisingly low. You'll pay a premium for views of the falls, with most of the prime real estate right by the star attraction controlled by major international hotel chains. Most sit along Niagara Parkway, which fronts the river. If you're looking for something nearby but still affordable, check the options along Victoria Avenue--you won't have a view of the falls, but you'll be just minutes from the spectacular attraction.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Niagara Falls by other users

7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Boston & Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SENEGAL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SENEGAL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM BRAZIL March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Ontario BY A USER FROM CANADA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans