Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium
Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium
4.5
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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EXPLORE AN AMAZING UNDERWATER WORLD!Experience one of the world's largest Ocean Tanks! Don't miss the amazing views from the Sea Bed in our 83m long Ocean Tunnel.Be amazed by Europe's largest collection of sharks at Shark Kingdom. Marvel at the Bowmouth, Bonnethead, Grey Reef Shark, Zebra, Sand Tiger sharks and many more as they swim majestically overhead.Find out how it feels to touch a sea star and other creatures in our amazing Interactive Rock Pool Experience.With shark dives, diver shows, creature feeds and children's play area, there is plenty for everyone at Istanbul SEA LIFE Aquarium.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Aya A
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
place suitable for under 10 kids
nice, clean, enjoyable
but expensive
parents should not pay for entrence
but my son loved it
Written 7 November 2023
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Reiziger_uit
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We have been to a lot of aquariums and zoos and this was one of the worst experiences ever.

1. It's overpriced. You pay more than 20 euro for almost nothing. There are more colorful fish on the walls than in the aquariums. Turkish people pay 10 euros and it is also to much for what you get.
The main area with big aquarium is closed, so you can't see the big fish and sharks.

2. There is a few fish and they don't look well. Lot of jelly's seem to be injured (some parts swimming apart fron their bodies, there is one sea horse and there is an octopus aquarium without an octopus (dead???!!!)
There are also plastic 'corals' in acquarium. I have never seen it. In 'rain forest' everything is made of plastic.

3. The staff is afwul. They are not friendly and young people can't speak English. They were not helpful.

The last thing was that our child couldn't play in the children's area (only with socks).

Do not go there: it is waste of your money and time!
Written 27 October 2023
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matthew b
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Poor. 195TL on Turkish site and 500TL on English version. I purchased on the Turkish page. Small with poor exhibits. Took 30 mins to go round. Lots of empty tanks. Save your money.
Written 2 September 2023
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TL11DSM
Tulcea County, Romania1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Disappointing!!! Important spots with sharks and aquariums with large fish were closed. However, they charged us the full price of the tickets. Very ugly !!! Not worth it !!! compared to Turkish tourists, they paid for tickets at less than half the price! Shame!!!
Written 28 August 2023
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Okan K
İstanbul4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Easy to move around. Lots of species to observe (despite having biggest tanks unavailable due to maintenance). Child firendly. Staff are kind.
Written 13 August 2023
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Judy Awaida
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We have visited Sea life on August 10,2023 with my 3 kids aged 6,8 and 12.
We were disappointed since they couldn’t see sharks ( only one which doesn t live in seawater), no big sea turtle, no sea horses, no dolphin , they just saw fishes that could be found in any pet shop near your house.
It was over priced and the tour would be finished within 30 min maximum.
While leaving a review on site, with a sad face, their assistant ( who noticed the sad face and didn’t want me to proceed with my review)came and informed me that it s not working which was not true.
Written 10 August 2023
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Craciun I
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Superb, absolutely stuning the beauty of … everithing… FOR a moment we Felt like we vere living under the sea. It was magical
Written 12 July 2023
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Najati S
Doha, Qatar49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice place, we visited the othe Istanbul aquarium, and both are decent, though , this one looks newer & cleaner , with slight differences in sea creatures we saw, here there were an octopus & jellyfish which my children really liked .
Located in Forum Istanbul shopping mall , we grabbed a bite afterwards in one of the mall’s restaurants, then went for Lego Land discovery center & went shopping, so it was a full day well spent in Istanbul.
Written 29 June 2023
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Eric S
Durres, Albania5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
essential in istanbul, metro station in front. the animals are distributed by geographical area. beautiful Amazon area. the aquariums are very large, the animals have plenty of space. We had a very good afternoon.
Written 22 June 2023
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mira k
Reggello, Italy17 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Maybe for those who are first time in their life seeing aquariums its ok, but there is alot of empty aquariums ,like it is not that small hut just empty
Written 20 June 2023
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