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.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.


Features Animals
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Beach Road, Port Elizabeth 6001, South Africa
Phone Number:
+27 41 584 0650

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 125 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
  • 31
    Very good
  • 29
  • 22
  • 16

It was a interesting visit. Great to see the seals and penguins being fed and the staff were great. The museum was very interesting and the kids loved the dinosaurs. Pity the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Samantha H
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What an awesome event. I thought we will be there for an hour but ended up being there for almost six hours. The kids loved everything. Dinosaurs, ninjas, spider man, tortoises, snakes and so many many more things and then the treasure hunt...... If you ever see this event being promoted make sure you get a ticket as soon as... More 

Thank DiamandiCD
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
54 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

in spite of what you can read, it still is a no-miss place - the exhibition side, although old is very interesting for all ages - try to get there for the snake interaction - the lady in charge is brilliant

Thank philippe D
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot believe the amount of things there are to do for an adult R45, kids R35 and you are there for nearly 2 hours, anywhere else in the world and that would have cost US$45 and there would not have been that much stuff to do. Amazing

Thank Chazzy k
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

It was a interesting visit. Great to see the seals and penguins being fed and the staff were great. The museum was very interesting and the kids loved the dinosaurs. Pity the building is becoming very run down and in serious need of some TLC.

Thank Samantha H
East London, South Africa
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Not the largest aquarium by any means, but if you came for a show you will get one. the Dolphins here are amazing. The penguins like at any other aqua are stenchfully friendly. The is a curio shop to buy trinkets and gifts and the view is great from the top seats. No shade here so bring an umbrella and... More 

1 Thank Brendan T
Lyndhurst, Australia
Level Contributor
31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Much more than we expected. Everything from fashion, arms, animals, ship wrecks!!!! A great way to browse away the hours

1 Thank 907mandye
South Africa
Level Contributor
121 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

What could be a very nice place, is average. I think it has loads more potential, but unfortunately cash is king. I more enjoyed the museum with the "live" dino displays. Pools and tanks need a good clean. However, the staff we encountered where friendly and kind. I am sure they put all in using the limited resources available. Hands... More 

1 Thank Shaun S
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were shocked to see how this once popular attraction has been neglected. The museum section is still interesting.

1 Thank CBMCSA
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Went with the grandchildren and was sad to how tired and dirty the Oceanarium was. The children loved the penguins and seals but I felt it was tired and not cared for as it used to be. I miss the dolphins and the excited crowds who attended the daily shows.The museum is still excellent.

1 Thank Jill S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Level Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We went to Bayworld for an outing as we didn't have anything better to do. The park is in need of some TLC especially for the price you pay. The seal show was so much fun but the lady doing the talking could do much better put some enthusiasm into your program, get people wanting to ask questions. Do some... More 

1 Thank Lizzie1606

Travellers who viewed Bayworld also viewed

Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

Been to Bayworld? Share your experiences!

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 Bayworld 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?