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Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium

#6 of 19 things to do in Balloch Features Animals
Drumkinnon Tower Ben Lomond Way | Drumkinnon Tower, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8QL, Scotland
+44 1389 721500
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Small Little Gem Doing It Right

Here, you'll see a lot about the impact of man on or sea life along with viewing many beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
BlueBlueSea
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Maryland
Sea Life At Loch Lomond

Visit was good and had great access for my disabled partner. Cafe Food was ok. A few tanks we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Craigayr
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Ayr , UK
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SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium is just 30 minutes from Glasgow, situated on the stunning Loch Lomond Shores. Explore an amazing underwater world and take a fascinating journey from the Loch Lomond shores to the ocean depths through 7 themed zones, including our Tropical Ocean Tunnel. Get up close to over 5000 creatures, including Scotland's only Giant Green Sea Turtle, the largest collection of sharks in Scotland and our playful family of otters. Find out how it feels to touch a starfish, crab and other creatures living in our interactive rockpool then head to our Observation Deck for unrivalled views of Loch Lomond, or relax in our welcoming cafe. With fun talks, animal feeds, special events and our quiz trail, there's plenty for everyone to enjoy at SEA LIFE Loch Lomond. The aquarium offers great fun for all the family, whatever the weather!
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good34%
  • Average25%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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Drumkinnon Tower Ben Lomond Way | Drumkinnon Tower, Balloch, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G83 8QL, Scotland
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+44 1389 721500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Here, you'll see a lot about the impact of man on or sea life along with viewing many beautiful species. The otters are super entertaining and the young man who was there at the otter area was pleasantly passionate about them and gave so much...More

Thank BlueBlueSea
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review of our aquarium and kind comments about our staff. It's great to read that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visit was good and had great access for my disabled partner. Cafe Food was ok. A few tanks we couldn't find anything in and was kind of shocked that the tunnel at end was so smallMore

Thank Craigayr
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed your visit and found the centre to be accessible. Although we don't have the largest underwater walkway, our ocean tank is home to several species that cannot be seen anywhere...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The aquarium is set beside Loch Lomond and the public areas have excellent views over the Loch. It's not a huge establishment, but does have a good selection of marine animals and some very nice otters. The walkway through the shark tank is short but...More

Thank pjmeade
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed seeing our creatures and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. As the largest aquarium in Europe, we feel Genoa might have a slight unfair advantage in your comparison but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went today as two adults, partly due to the discount we got from the Bird of Prey centre. The sea-life centre is quite expensive but with the discount was reasonably priced. The aquarium is just the bottom floor. The otters are by far the...More

Thank Meghan129
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you enjoyed seeing our otters and found our staff to be friendly and helpful. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 1 week ago

Not the biggest aquarium but had a good variety of sea life and a walk through tunnel. It is well worth booking online, even on the same day of the visit, for a discount.More

Thank Ann B
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you feel we are worth a visit and have a good selection of creatures here. You're absolutely right, we would always encourage visitors to book online as they can save up to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best aquarium that we've ever visited. Stunning environments and friendly, knowledgeable staff. And the fish, sharks and turtle are real stars!!

Thank harriskirrie
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your 5* review. It's great that you enjoyed your visit so much! We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the aquarium while at Loch Lomond. Though small, it is quite educational and I feel that small children would definitely enjoy a visit. There were opportunities to touch starfish, and there is a glass tunnel where the fish swim on either side as...More

Thank MindiSue
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for taking the time to review our aquarium. It's great that you feel we are educational and that children would enjoy visiting us. We hope you'll visit us again soon. Kind regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were lovely and the fish and animals were great, but there wasn't enough to do . A very large cinema with a 10min film on is a missed opportunity in making this trip last abit longer . Value for money was really poorMore

Thank HJ1673
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Apologies you were disappointed with your visit. On a positive note it's great that you enjoyed seeing our creatures and were so impressed with our staff. Daily our cinema shows a short conservation film but is also used for monthly community cinema screenings, sleepover...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite disappointed. Cost just short of £14 each and only took 20 minutes to walk around. Only one really big tank and lots of tiny ones, not all occupied and difficult to see into when there's crowds of people. Children looked as though they were...More

Thank Teri D
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Apologies you were disappointed with your visit to our aquarium. It's unfortunate you felt we were too expensive as our prices are in line with similar attractions. We have a wide variety of discounts available through both our promotional partners and our own website...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with 2 young children (5 and 2) and had a lovely time the displays were really good and although smaller than other centre we have visited it was really well set out. The otters were fun and the giant turtle was fab. The amazing...More

Thank Victoria D
Kathryn A, General Manager at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review of our aquarium. It's brilliant to read that both you and the children in your party enjoyed your visit and seeing our otters and turtle. We're also glad to read you enjoyed the views and scone in our coffee...More

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Vibz V
How long does the whole tour take?
17 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn A | Property representative |
Hi, Most of our customers stay with us for a couple of hours. However our tickets are valid for re-entry as many times as you like throughout the day so you can come and go right up until last entry at 4pm and enjoy the... More
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ian c
Can you use the coffee shop without buying an aquarium ticket?
18 September 2016|
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Response from Kathryn A | Property representative |
Hi, If you speak to the staff at front of house and they will let you up to the coffee shop in the lift and will not charge you entry to the aquarium. Kind regards, SEA LIFE Loch Lomond
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Janet A
Hi is there anywhere to sit and have a picnic in the centre?
21 July 2016|
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Response from Kathryn A | Property representative |
Hi, There are various picnic areas outside and customers are also welcome to use the lookout area on the 4th floor of the aquarium to eat a packed lunch. We do also have a coffee shop, should you wish to purchase food... More
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