We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Stanley Seaquarium

Features Animals
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: | Lot 1, Fisherman's Dock, Stanley, Tasmania 7331, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 6458 2052
Website
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description:

Stanley Seaquarium transforms the ordinary building into a fascinating...

Stanley Seaquarium transforms the ordinary building into a fascinating discovery of Tasmanian Sea-life. Colourful and vibrant, the emphasis is on fun and facts as you come face to face with resident sea creatures. From delicate Seahorses to Sharks and Lobsters, maritime artefacts, shells and ships, Stanley Seaquarium provides a unique world of delight for all ages. Sea theme gift lines and souvenirs, frozen local seafood and cooked crayfish (Southern Rock Lobster) in season. Open Daily from September through until June OPEN Weekends only throughout the Winter months.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 88 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Amazing Facts

This Aquarium is not very large in area but it is filled with interesting sea life. You can touch the beautiful little seahorses and watch the hermit crabs as they change their... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
Margaret L

Similar Things to Do in Stanley

Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

88 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 88: English reviews
Central Coast NSW
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We promised our daughter a trip to the Sea Aquarium but even though we were there during apparent opening hours it was unfortunately closed. Very disappointing.

Helpful?
Thank Fleur L
Victoria
Level Contributor
44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

A gold coin donation to enter. There was lots to learn here. Great variety of sea animals. Changed owners recently.

Helpful?
Thank Skye H
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Such a shame it was closing down! We enjoyed a close encounter with sealife, especially being able to handle the Hermit Crabs!

Helpful?
Thank Knocka24
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This Aquarium is not very large in area but it is filled with interesting sea life. You can touch the beautiful little seahorses and watch the hermit crabs as they change their shells. The attendant was very informative and helpful. I spent an enjoyable hour there and wished that there was more of it.

Helpful?
Thank Margaret L
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your visit from last year, sadly we have to close down in October but are pleased to have shared our wonderful creatures with so many people. More 

Somerset, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great little stop over family friendly activity. Very affordable with helpful enlightening staff. Kids had a ball with the variety of displays and the touch pools were a huge hit!

Helpful?
Thank jackyholness
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit! More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016

Great aquariums well kept great little rock pool able to pick up and see hermit crabs. Couldnt find the seahorses and the lady was very helpful to help me to see them in the aquarium recommend very imformative

Helpful?
Thank 1955DeniseO288
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Thank you! we are pleased that you enjoyed meeting our sea creatures! More 

Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great little aquarium with close view tanks, and the lady there was very friendly and helpful. Much easier than going for a SCUBA in the chilly waters to see all these beautiful creatures!

Helpful?
Thank Tammy W
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for reviewing Stanley Seaquarium, we are pleased that you enjoyed meeting all our sea creatures! More 

Devonport, Australia
Level Contributor
18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Had the best time at the seaaquarium, the staff Nina was amazing and showed us around and was so helpful with any questions we had. Would go back again :)

Helpful?
Thank monnie96
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of Stanley Seaquarium. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. I will pass on your comments to Nina :) More 

Level Contributor
94 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

For what is a small aquarium, the staff do a great job to make it really interesting. When they're not busy they walk around with you answering questions and telling you fun stories. There is a terrifyingly large crab and a cool octopus amongst other things. There is cut away windows in the side of the tanks so you can... More 

Helpful?
Thank Raerae ૐ
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review Stanley Seaquarium, we are always pleased to hear what our guests think. So glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Baxter
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great to be able to see aquarium life so up close. Aquariums tanks well maintained and clean. Great wet day activivity for all ages.

Helpful?
Thank KAVlasveld
Seaquarium, Manager at Stanley Seaquarium, responded to this review

Thank you for submitting a lovely review of Stanley Seaquarium. We are pleased that you enjoyed meeting our fishy friends. More 

Travellers who viewed Stanley Seaquarium also viewed

 

Been to Stanley Seaquarium? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stanley Seaquarium staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?