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Timings : Monday to Saturday – 9.30 AM to 5.00 PM
Sunday and Public Holidays – 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : Adults – INR 645
Children (3 – 11 years) – INR 400
Baby (0 – 3 years) - Free
Family Offer (2 adults and two children) – INR 1780

Mauritius Aquarium, Mauritius Overview

Located in the heart of Pointe aux Piments towards the north-western part of the island, the Mauritius Aquarium takes you on a journey to discover the marine species. In the recent times, the Aquarium was redesigned to set up the new closed system of ecological operation which brings you as close as possible to the surrounding ocean and its depth and transports you into a whole other world.

There are a total of 5 large rooms in the 700 square meter building in which you can find more than 200 different kinds of aquatic species. Genetic maps are installed throughout the building to help the children and adults learn about the history of these marine species and their role in the biodiversity.

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Contact Details

Telephone - +230 265 4561
Fax - +230 261 5080

Inside the Aquarium - What to Expect

  • For those who aren’t in the mood to undertake scuba diving, the Mauritius Aquarium is the next best thing to settle for observing the numerous aquatic species very closely.
  • Species like the clownfish, the stonefish, the devil scorpion, the black-eyed lady and the labre are among some which you can find there.
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  • The most prominent tank is 15 metres long, and it houses a vast variety of marine animals which together constitute an impressive view.
  • There is also a ‘touch pool’, especially loved by the children where they get to interact with the non-lethal marine animals.
  • The Mauritius Aquarium can be considered to be the accurate reflection of the seabed of the Indian Ocean as it exhibits the moray eels, lobsters, scorpionfish and crabs.
  • The kids get a chance to touch the marine creatures like the anemones and sea stars in the colourful tank.
  • The primary source of attraction in the Mauritius Aquarium is the Big Blue. It is a huge ferry where many tropical fish, turtles and sharks stay close to each other, and it has become a sensational spot for tourists and locals as well.
  • It is best recommended to come to Big Blue Ferry from 11 AM to 3 PM every day when the sharks and other fishes are given their meal, and it transforms into a fantastic show.
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There are no guided tours as such, but you are free to ask questions of one of the six staff members if you want to know more about the species.

Duration: It’ll take you nearly one and a half hours to get through the five rooms.

In addition to that, there is also a souvenir shop where you can different items related to the aquatic life and even a snack bar by the name of ‘Coral Cafe’ with a lunch menu and several drinks.
Furthermore, beaches like Pointe aux Biches and Mont Choisy are at proximity from the Mauritius Aquarium so you can enjoy the later afternoon by organising a picnic with your friends and family or going for a stroll while enjoying the breathtaking views of the setting sun!

How To Reach Mauritius Aquarium

Coming from Port Louis, you have to drive to Arsenal by taking the M2 and A4 motorway, and it is a 10-minute ride. After reaching Arsenal, you have to change to the B41 and later take the B35. From there on, you have to drive ahead and switch to B38 in Pointe aux Piments. Continue on the Coastal Road and you will reach Mauritius Aquarium.

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