Blue Reef Aquarium

Zoos and Aquaria

Portsmouth's Blue Reef Aquarium overlooks the Solent and immerses visitors in the beauty of the natural world that exists in our seas. With tropical sharks and rays, a Southern Stingray,  and various kinds of ocean predator, including jellyfish, the Aquarium is a fascinating taste of what life is like under the ocean. There are also amphibians, reptiles, crustaceans, and a cute family of otters at home in the innovative indoor freshwater display. The aquarium's heart is a giant tropical reef tank with a carefully tended coral reef and hundreds of brightly-coloured reef fish that you can explore with a walk-through tunnel.


Places to visit nearby

Portsmouth is an historic port on the south coast of England, that has been home to the British Royal Navy for more than 800 years.

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

Nearby attractions

Southsea Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders.

The City Museum explores Portsmouth's rich and diverse history through a wide variety of excellent collections.

One of Portsmouth's most instantly recognisable sights, the Spinnaker Tower is a stunning 170m high structure, with a sail-like design, that stands by the quayside.