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Located in the Aquarium Park

These animals are kept in acceptable conditions. They may seem to be swimming monotonously but are... read more

Reviewed 30 January 2018
Singapore, Singapore

A little small for the manatee, but at least you get to learn the difference between a manatee and... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Average29%
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  • Terrible3%
1 Jan 2019
“Small, plain ”
12 Nov 2018
“So sad”
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424 Ishikawa | Ocean Expo Park, Motobu-cho, Kunigami-gun 905-0206, Okinawa Prefecture
+81 980-48-2741
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

It's a very small building. Few manatees inside. Not too much to see. But an easy walk from the main aquarium building. Kids should enjoy it anyhow.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank susanfS5266OK
Reviewed 13 November 2018

It is sad to watch those sweet giants in this boring small tanks, with nothing to play, no color, no other fishes. This is not what I expect from a conservation park.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank alice-asia
Reviewed 2 November 2018

After coming out of the fantastic Churaumi Aquarium, this is a little anticlimactic. Manatees are interesting for sure, but these tanks are fairly small, bland concrete holes. You can see the manatees from above water or below and to be fair, this is a free...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wwarby
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Why anyone would think it is OK to keep magnificent creatures like manatees in these horribly small pools is mind-boggling. Give them decent conditions or set them free! Seeing this place left a very bad feeling of the whole visit to the Ocean Expo Park...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Erik69
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This exhibition was a disappointment. With the huge surrounding area available, these wonderful creatures are deserving of a larger enclosure.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Derek R
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

There’s two separate tanks with 4 manatees. One can see quite clearly these strange creatures from very close distance since they like to swim close to the glass. Good attraction for kids for sure.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Juste 2 pools with a few animals, takes 5 minutes, or 10 maximum.. But you can see them well, and it’s free.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Fildesmond
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The conditions these poor animals live in are appalling. A tiny dirty pool where they sit all day. They and their pool looked absolutely pathetic. Again, quite sad.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank flavaff
Reviewed 30 January 2018

These animals are kept in acceptable conditions. They may seem to be swimming monotonously but are well kept. Info on these creatures are also available at this attraction.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank TJX05
Reviewed 6 December 2017

A little small for the manatee, but at least you get to learn the difference between a manatee and a dugong.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank sasiki1
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