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Curacao Sea Aquarium, Curacao

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.3/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web
Head to Curacao Sea Aquarium for a fun and informative day out with the family. Interact with sea lions, and observe dolphins undertaking incredible acrobatics. Take the little ones to the touch pool, where they can feel star fish and rays, or dive and snorkel to hand-feed sharks, turtles, and manta rays. The habitats here mimic the animals' natural environments as closely as possible, with ocean water circulating the enclosures, and sealed off bay areas for the larger mammals. You can see most of the relatively small aquarium in a few hours.. Before you head to Curacao, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Curacao itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Curacao has to offer, including Curacao Sea Aquarium.
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  • It is even smaller than most city farms. Entrance is in proportion to the price. Dolphin show is very nice, also possibility to make contact with the dolphin at the price. We found it not worth the effort, but still nice to have seen.
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  • Is a small Aquarium, fish display is limited, there is not much to see, only the dolphins but you must pay an additional to swim with them, have birds, outside a boat sunk to where the other side of the city you can see sharks and manta rays and on the other side by the party outside the sea lions are the cost is 16.00 usd only 15 minutes from the Centre of the city bus takes you by 2.00 usd.
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  • We were really excited to go to the Curaçao Sea Aquarium. However, when we got there we were very disappointed. While our youngest daughter got in free (she's four), the other three of us paid $21 USD...  read more »
  • This is my 2nd time in Curaçao & this time I stayed at the Royal Sea Aqaurium where I've had the great pleasure of watching the sea lion & dolphin shows & training sessions from my balcony. The Sea Aqaurium is somewhat limited in indoor displays compared to other top notch aqauriums that I've been to in NY, Boston, & California, but & this is a big but, the Aqaurium is fully integrated with the open ocean. As a matter of fact, I've watched the staff take the dolphins out for their daily swim in the ocean. And, the dolphins always come back to the aquarium voluntarily ;) Also, while a little lacking in 'fish' displays, one can see lemon sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, rays, & deep sea creatures. Additionally, the trainers are very informative and the staff is friendly. I also wanted to touch on 2 other topics: the expense of add-ons & the morality of keeping animals in captivity. Yes the aqaurium has many extra options such as kissing dolphins and sea lions, swimming with the dolphins. They are all expensive. Guess what? Running an aqaurium is very expensive. The animals have to get fed & humans have to get paid in both high & low seasons, busy days & slow days & there is a lot of maintenance involved. As far as the animals being in captivity, this issue often bothers me too. What is the greatest threat to animals? Man & without these types of facilities, man wouldn't appreciate these wondrous creatures & fight to save them. Plus, this aqaurium is beautifully integrated with the ocean and there is plenty of space for all the animals to roam. I've observed the trainers for a week & they have shown the utmost care & devotion to their training partners. Would the Dolphins be happier in the wild? I don't know but they look pretty content to me.
  • Pricy but enough to see. Fun dolphin and see lion show, and I also really liked the - look underwater boat - where you can look at lemmon sharks, stingrays and other big and small fish.
  • If you arrive at the right time, there are back to back shows included in the ticket price. Before you know it, you've spent 3 hours there and had fun doing it too! A great place to spend the afternoon in Curaçao if you're all "beached out."
  • A little expensive and a little outdated. Central aquariums are showing their age. Still enjoyed our trip their with the family. Information next to each aquarium was well written and informative enough for our kids. The selection of fish were all interesting to us. Dolphin show was well done with four trainers all working at the same time with multiple dolphins. Sea Lion show also decent. Underwater viewing ship was a nice break from the heat and fun to watch both the fish and the snorkelling tourists in the water.
  • very interesting ...tne dolphin shows and the aquariun 15
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