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The Rope Walk
Castle Street, Portaferry, County Down,
Mrs Ann Moreland
T: (028) 4272 8062
Enjoy a diver’s view of marine life from around the world at Exploris NI.
Exploris has enabled an impressive redevelopment and remodelling of aquaria, landscapes and coffee shop to create a first class visitor attraction in the heart of the Strangford destination.
Guaranteed to be entertaining and educational, visitors will enjoy a diver’s view of marine life and learn about the many species via our newly installed AV information screens.
As you wander around the exhibitions, one of the things that will blow you away is the attention to detail and the hand-painted artwork on the walls throughout the aquarium and the colourful amination within the display tanks and outdoor pool area. This has been designed and put together by Nautilus who are the team behind some of the biggest zoos and aquariums in the world.
Enjoy a dip in the deep sea without getting wet at Northern Ireland’s only aquarium and meet Bubbles our very own Clown Fish.
Located in Portaferry, you will enjoy a diver’s view of marine life from around the world. Your journey will begin in Strangford Lough and our own native fish. Then continue to the colourful coral reefs of the Tropical Oceans before entering the dark depths of the Amazon Rainforest, where you will see some of its reptilian inhabitants including our very own snappy crocodile.
You will return to our shores to see our playful Sea-Otters and witness our conservation in action in the nursery seal pens where the noisy pups are rehabilitated and eventually released back to the wild.
Don’t miss our unique touch-tank talks where you can learn all about the wonderful sealife from our shores and revisit your childhood memories of the seaside rock pools in our wonderful Kids Zone. After you’ve enjoyed all the fun and explored every corner you will have worked up an appetite, so relax for brunch, lunch and coffee with a sweet treat in our newly refurbished Café-Deli.