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Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, Istanbul
(3.9/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
Tour Turkey's first public aquarium at Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium, one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe and a center for marine observation and conservation. Get a close look at underwater creatures and their environments in the ocean tunnel, where the tank surrounds you and fish swim overhead. Don't miss the largest collection of sharks in Europe; try to identify species like sand, tiger, grey reef, bonnethead, zebra, and bowmouth. End the experience at the interactive pool, where you can touch tame sea creatures like starfish. Try to plan your visit with a shark dive to see staff interact with the animals. Using our custom trip planner, Istanbul attractions like Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I've been to aquariums in the us in Tennessee,new Orleans,Atlanta Georgia. The place isn't as big as they say but they have a beautiful huge tank which had different experience's around each corner. A...  more »
  • I visited Sea Life Aquarium with my family on our visit to Istanbul. I was very impressed with the way the animals are kept, marked and explained. For a nature aficionado like me, this is the perfect ...  more »
  • It's a great place we came upon our foreign together. Automatic save and while walking way from your fish go by so it is a wonderful feeling.
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