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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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“nature trail” (37 reviews)
“crab” (15 reviews)
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LOCATION
Barcaldine PA37 1SE, Scotland
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+44 1389 721500
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"otters and seals"
in 53 reviews
"nature trail"
in 37 reviews
"crab"
in 15 reviews
"gift shop"
in 50 reviews
"red squirrels"
in 19 reviews
"few hours"
in 34 reviews
"sea life sanctuary"
in 70 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 9 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 34 reviews
"woodland walk"
in 17 reviews
"admission price"
in 11 reviews
"booked online"
in 10 reviews
"soup"
in 15 reviews
"lovely location"
in 10 reviews
"rainy day"
in 21 reviews
"nice cafe"
in 9 reviews
"staff were friendly"
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Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Had another family day out and fully enjoyed it. There has been a lot of information about the use of plastics which generated plenty of conversation with the children. Great to see the seals and the otter again and the 2 baby seals, ‘Jeff Goldblum’...More

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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your review following your recent visit to our Sanctuary. It's also great to hear that you've opted to return and visit us again. Our seals including our two recently rescued seal pups Jeff & Not Jeff certainly steal the show! I do...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

With a lovely loch-side location, this is a great day out. Seals, Lewis the otter, and lovely aquarium on offer. Staff are young and friendly, giving lovely talks and happy to answer any questions. Find out feeding times in advance - well worth it. Has...More

Thank Sygal A
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary - its lovely to hear that you enjoyed your day out. Our team are extremely passionate about our Sanctuary so it's great to hear that this came across throughout your visit - I will be...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

This was a great change of pace for us, as we had been touring castles and scenic areas all day. My 15-year-old grand-daughter really enjoyed the break. Lewis the Otter was a big hit, as was the seal show.

Thank Mimi A
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Mimi, Thanks for your 5* review of our Sanctuary. It's great to hear that the Sanctuary provided a change of pace - it sounds like you had a fin-tastic visit. I hope we'll see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Brilliant day suitable for all ages . Very reasonable price. Keepers had really good knowledge of animals and gave very good talks on otters and seals. The seal display where you can see them doing tricks was fantastic, all rescue seals that for one reason...More

Thank Linda W
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Linda, Thanks for your fin-tastic 5* review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day out at our Sanctuary and that you found us a reasonable price. It's great to hear that you watched the feeding demonstrations and talks, as well as visiting...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We highly recommend visiting the Scottish Sealife Sanctuary for a great day out. There are so many different kinds of fish to see and the seals and otter are fun to watch especially at feeding time. The baby seals which have been rescued are so...More

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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Diana, Thanks for your fin-tastic 5* review. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your day out at our Sanctuary. It's great to hear that you watched the feeding demonstrations and talks, as well as visiting our newly rescued seal pups. I will also...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place. Beautiful surrounding. You can learn a lot about sea animals, they have Seal Hospital where rescued baby seals are getting fantastic care.

Thank Tyna2612
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Tyna, Thanks for your review of our Sanctuary, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your visit and managed to see our seal pups in the Seal Hospital. We hope you'll be back to SEA us again soon!

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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We recently visited here with my in laws and our young children. Age ranges from 2 to 80 - everyone had a brilliant time. It’s a very natural place, staffed by people who are evidently devoted to the rehabilitation of the seals - and they’re...More

1  Thank Ang L
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2018

Hi Ang, Thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary - we've loved reading your 5* review. We have an extremely passionate team here and its great to know you experienced this first-hand during your visit. It's also great to hear that you...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

I booked breakfast with the sea lions which was great fun and kids would enjoy this. Staff were really friendly. This activity lets you get up and close with the sea lions and feed them fish and do lots of different tricks with them. I...More

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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Hi Jenn, Thank you for your FIN-tastic 5* review of our Sanctuary. I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your Breakfast with the Seals experience - it is one of our most popular VIP experiences and it sounds like you and your family had a...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

This centre's central activity is seal rescue and rehabilitation, although they are now heavily engaged with turtle rescue, too.. We saw baby seals in the early stages of this process, and mature seals in the company of permanent seal residents learning to interact with adults,...More

Thank Julia P
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Hi Julia, Thank you for taking the time to review our Sanctuary. It's great to receive such positive feedback following your visit and I'm delighted that you managed to experience and appreciate so much of our Sanctuary, our rescued seal pups and resident seals are...More

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

When we arrived, we were stunned by the price and nearly walked away. Then we were informed that if we walk back up to the old entrance gate and get hold of one of the magazines, in the back was a 2 for 1 offer....More

Thank ChrisGandTheBean
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Kathryn A, General Manager at The Scottish SEA LIFE Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Chris, Thanks for your review following your recent visit to our Sanctuary, we appreciate all feedback - both positive and negative. On a positive note its great to hear you took advantage of one of our offers available and we have to agree the...More

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