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Address: Avenida 3ra, esq. 62, Havana, Cuba
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We were on the tourist hop on bus and decided to get off here, (I'm a sucker for dolphins) and overall we had a rather pleasant experience. This place is not tourist friendly at... read more

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Whitehorse, Canada
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Whitehorse, Canada
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79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on the tourist hop on bus and decided to get off here, (I'm a sucker for dolphins) and overall we had a rather pleasant experience. This place is not tourist friendly at all, it is designed for the locals which is actually pretty cool. There are no signs in English so if you don't talk Spanish you will... More 

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Miami
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The only thing good there is a Dolphins show. Special, I love it. This is a place mostly for children. restrooms are dirty and door of restrooms are all broken,. No privacy, no paper, smell terrible. A few fish to see and a few activities to do for children only like jumping in bouncing . Very hot day and all... More 

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1 Thank Luis N
Palm Springs, California
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Located in the Miramar district of La Habana, this large aquarium houses a variety of fish, mollusks and mammals. The grounds are nicely kept, however, the buildings are crumbling and in need of repair. There is a large amphitheater where outside aquatic shows are held. $10 CUC per person to visit. Families with children will find the area interesting.

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Havana
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188 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

you cant miss the dolphin show, these "Cuban" dolphin are the most intelligent of the world, more than the Miami Acuarium, go and see a lots of activities with then.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2016

This aquarium, built in 1961, is easily the saddest we have ever seen. The walls are literally crumbling; the relatively few tanks are dirty and are missing a number of the fish identified on the wall panels; and the pools housing the many sea turtles have little water in them, and no food that we could see. The turtles were... More 

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4 Thank Mary M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This was a sad display of aquatic animals. Now the animals and fish were interesting (3 stars) but the displays and physical areas (I'd give it 2 stars) were very tired and need renovations.

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Thank Norma M
Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Well worth the very inexpensive cost of admission. My wife and I went with our 4 year old daughter and our 1 year old son. We enjoyed the fish, the marine mammal shows, the pool/splash pad, and the restaurant. One wall of the restaurant is the dolphin pool and the dolphins and fish swim past while you are eating. We... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

This is OK place to be, but it wont last that long. In 15 minutes you have seen it all and in another 15min you have seen the show. Lot's of turtles. And more turtles. And in any size. Huge to small. It was a disapointment, but you have to understand, that it's a poor country.

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Thank Bennythebunny
Casilda
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7 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The place is not the best because you can notice it's poorly maintained but if your real wish is to enjoy a family visit and to show to your children many sea species you can't see nowhere else, it's good. There are several shows to see: sea lions, dolphins, aquatic dancers and clowns. There is a aquatic museum and you... More 

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Thank Yoanis C
Havana, Cuba
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196 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2015

Now undergoing restoration, this delightful outpost at the end of Miramar is a must for a visit for families with children or those interested in conservation. Cuba has an eviable record of conservation (see New York Times article on 3 july 2015)

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