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The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary

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Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
+44 1389 721500
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Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary General Admission
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ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary General Admission
from US$12.17*
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  • Lowest price guaranteed
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  • Excellent40%
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  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
6 days ago
“Good morning out”
4 weeks ago
“Fun visit”
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Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
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+44 1389 721500
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Don’t bother going unless you are desperate. The otter has died - sums this place up. What could be a celebration of the sea, isn’t.

Thank Paul-Appleton
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I had a really great visit to the Sanctuary. After referring poorly seals here in the past it was lovely to see little Jeff making a full recovery and doing well! Big shout out to Heidi who gave us a full tour and answered every...More

1  Thank Teri-Charlton
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our last visit was a number of years ago and it was amazing, last week we were shocked to see how shabby and run down it has become. Whilst the aquariums and fish pools were acceptable, we were rather shocked to see the state of...More

1  Thank Lyndsay A
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit. Sadly the otter had died so no otters but the seals were entertaining. Nice to see two rescued ones in the sanctuary too. Good aquarium and good trails/activities to complete for medals. Ticket valid for 7 days so useful if you miss the...More

Thank Lunar99
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoy a Sea Life centre and this was my first visit to a sanctuary and I was really looking forward to it especially as who doesn't love Seals but I must admit I found it a tad disappointing. Firstly it's quite small we managed...More

Thank aquacat2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Planned a trip here as I have a soft spot for seals! Great day out, the talks, touch pools and feeding time with the seals add to the day. The girl giving the talks today was very knowledgable and was very informative making sure she...More

1  Thank jeniabs
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your fin-tastic 5* review of our Sanctuary. We do find that our lovely resident seals do tend to steal the show! I will pass your comments on to our team - they will be delighted with your feedback. It's great to know that...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the aquarium areas, but the seal hospital was depressing. There was a seal who looked rather ill lying on the bottom of a waterless pool, which didn’t put much hope in us for its future. The awful rendition of “I’ll stand by you”...More

1  Thank ihub g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed ourselves inspite of the rain and with Tesco vouchers, a visit to the sanctuary is excellent value. The aquarium is substantial and there are regular talks and touch pool sessions throughout the day. There are currently 2 baby seals in the hospital/rehabilitation...More

Thank VeeKay73
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your fin-tastic review of our Sanctuary. It sounds like you had a great visit, and managed to take advantage of our Tesco promotion. Thanks for your comments on our Seal hospital, together with our resident seals Pippa, Macey, Lora & Boo they do...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bit of background...we traveled up to Fort William on the sleeper as a family of 3. Our little one is coming up to 3. We got a self catering place in between Fort William and Oban and the sea life sanctuary was pretty much on...More

Thank Greffwan
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your fin-tastic 5* review of our Sanctuary. It's great to hear that you managed to take advantage of one of our promotions by using your Tesco Clubcard Vouchers for your visit! It's also lovely to hear that your toddler enjoyed his visit and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 5 (children ages 10, 12 & 21)and my father and stepmother (77 & 62) thoroughly enjoyed your sanctuary. We had read about Sea Life online prior to making our 2 week trip to Scotland. All adults are avid photographers and we all...More

Thank 2maryawilliams
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mary, Thanks for your glowing review of our Sanctuary - I do hope you and your family managed to take some great photographs during your visit. It's lovely to hear that you found our team knowledgeable and that you learned about our many creatures...More

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