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Address: Bapor Kibra z/n, Curacao
Phone Number: +599 9 461 6666
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Curaçao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the...

The Curaçao Sea Aquarium belongs to one of the most unique aquaria in the world. The reason being that, from the very beginning of the aquarium in 1984, the Sea Aquarium managed to create natural habitats for all its marine creatures without using sophisticated technical equipment. Due to an open-watersystem all the aquaria are in immediate contact with the open sea. It is this advanced pump system that continuously pumps fresh seawater directly in all the aquaria. Openings in the roof allow natural sunlight to fall directly on the aquaria, so there is no need to use artificial light sources. The combination of the open-watersystem and the natural sunlight create the natural circumstances that are needed to replicate the underwater world outside the aquarium. Everything in the aquaria, from the fish and corals to the sand on the bottom of the exhibition tanks, originates from the seas surrounding the island of Curaçao. Nothing in the displays is artificial, everything is 100% real. The same conditions apply to the lagoons in which the dolphins, sealions, sharks, rays and turtles are kept. The only thing that separates these lagoons from the open ocean are breakwaters built out of big rock boulders and an occasional fence, allowing fresh seawater to freely flow through all the lagoons. The Curaçao Sea Aquarium operates according to the principle that all animals need to be kept in circumstances that as much as possible mimic their natural living conditions. This goal is accomplished by employing all the available natural sources and resources surrounding the aquarium.

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Coming from Florida we have been to a lot of nice aquariums and marine parks. I was hesitant that this would not be something my kids would remember from our trip but was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Coming from Florida we have been to a lot of nice aquariums and marine parks. I was hesitant that this would not be something my kids would remember from our trip but was pleasantly surprised that they still talk about to this day. It is not big by any means but it is well taken care of and has some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to this aquarium and found it well worth the trip. The staff that worked with the dolphins and sea lions seemed to enjoy their work that we stood there over an hour watching them. Totally recommend a visit to this aquarium. It's worth the price of admission!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Small aquarium with big live shows. Sea Lions, dolphins, Storks, etc. great for the kids. Well worth it.

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BryanHorne, Guest Relations at Curacao Sea Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear DBKuper, Thank you for sharing your experience... we appreciate it and we certainly agree! Sincerely, Curacao Sea Aquarium Park Team More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a bit disappointed by the aquarium. It is not very big and looks a bit old and dirty. We enjoyed some of the shows though.

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BryanHorne, Guest Relations at Curacao Sea Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear Vincent D, Thank you for your visiting and posting a review of your experience! It is appreciated and yes, we are in a constant state of upgrading our facility and much of the current improvements are largely behind the scenes due to our unique Open Sea Water Systems for the Aquariums. But... we are now improving & expanding other... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place lots of wonderful exhibits. We especially loved the ship where you can go below and see all the fish. A must see for families.

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Thank billanddar40
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Dear billanddar40, Thank you for posting a review of your "fun" experience!! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit!! Sincerely, Curacao Sea Aquarium Park Team More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I walked from Sunscapes Resort to the Aquarium. It was a good 10 minute walk in the sun but we saw beautiful flowers and an Iguana on the way! The Aquarium was very different than what we have in the states - much less commercialized and very close to the animals! We saw a Sea Lion and... More 

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Thank Sheryl B
BryanHorne, Guest Relations at Curacao Sea Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear Sheryl B, Wow... what a beautifully detailed review of your experience! Thank you for acknowledging so many aspects of the Park and the personal/up close encounters that you took the time to attend. We really appreciate the passion of your review and once again, Thank you!! Sincerely, Curacao Sea Aquarium Park Team More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My 10-year-old cousin and her friends did the dolphin encounter - they loved it! It was pricey but worth it, in my opinion. Other dolphin encounters are almost the same price for way less time and physical contact. The girls were in the water for a total of 30 minutes and spent the entire time with two dolphins in the... More 

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BryanHorne, Guest Relations at Curacao Sea Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear kiribyi, We humbly thank you... what an amazingly detailed review of your experience! We hope to see you again!! Sincerely, Curacao Sea Aquarium Park Team More 

Orlando
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The dolphin encounter experience is unique. It offers anyone the opportunity of a lifetime to interact with a great marine mammal especially with young kids. Highly recommended!!!

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Dear nestor2k, Thank you for such a wonderful review and we are so happy you had an "awesome" experience!! Sincerely, Curacao Sea Aquarium Team More 

Somerset, Kentucky
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120 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

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 per person to get in. It is NOT worth this price. To make matters worse, our receipt said $113. When I asked, the... More 

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BryanHorne, Guest Relations at Curacao Sea Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear travelsavvypair, Thank you for your review... truly unfortunate that you did not bring your irritations forward to our Manager or staff. Your 1st impressions could have been different. Sincerely, Curacao Sea Aquarium Team More 

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6 attraction reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The kids loved it but my doubts increased by the minute. Huge turtles were fed to give people the opportunity to take pictures. I am not an expert but the area seemed very small for the poor boys. It appeared that the turtle area felt like. Villa compared to the area of the sharks, lionfish and lobsters. The good thing... More 

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BryanHorne, Guest Relations at Curacao Sea Aquarium, responded to this review

Dear simonjaeqx, In your words, "I am not an expert"... but according to our resident experts, namely Marine Biologists, Aquarists and Veterinarians, the mental and physical health of the Sharks, Sea Lions, Dolphins, Turtles, Stingrays and Caribbean reef fish is exceptional due to the unique open system habitat that the Curacao Sea Aquarium Park has built over the last 30... More 

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