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Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side

Experience an unforgettable adventure at one of the globe’s most expansive aquariums, conveniently accessible from Side. The Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side invites visitors to explore, learn, and enjoy within its premises, which include 40 uniquely themed aquariums and the globe’s most extended aquarium tunnel, stretching 131 meters in length and 3 meters in width. Let us guide you to the Antalya Aquarium, where you can engage in extraordinary experiences inspired by diverse global locales.

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The World’s Biggest Tunnel Aquarium

The Antalya Oceanarium stands as a modern marvel in the heart of Antalya. Welcoming visitors from Side to this aquatic marvel, they are introduced to the largest tunnel aquarium globally, stretching 131 meters in length and 3.5 meters in width. The central attraction is a massive seawater tank holding 5,000 tons of water, housing the entire structure. This unique experience allows guests to dive into an underwater world, observing over a thousand species of marine life and oceanic creatures in their natural habitat.

Encased within the aquarium, visitors find themselves in the midst of a vast array of marine species, creating the illusion of being the ones on display. A special tank houses gentle giants like sharks and stingrays. Furthermore, the aquarium encompasses forty distinct smaller tanks, each presenting a unique aquatic world, together forming a harmonious water ensemble.

Don’t miss out on the World of Snow!

Beyond the aquatic wonders, the Antalya Aquarium Tour from Side offers a chilly escape in the “World of Snow.” Spanning 1,500 square meters, this icy haven features snow sculptures, igloos, and opportunities for sledding and snowball fights, all maintained under a cool -5 degrees. Warm attire is provided to ensure visitors’ comfort during this frosty adventure.

Immerse Yourself in a Wild Adventure

Transitioning from the cold to the warmth, the terrarium awaits with its tropical climate, housing diverse ecosystems like forests, caves, and deserts. It’s easy to get lost in this immersive experience, where the jungle atmosphere is recreated with sound effects like the rustling of leaves, the call of monkeys, and the chirping of birds, making visitors feel as though they’ve stepped into a wild, untamed world. After exploring the Oceanarium and Antalya’s sights, there’s still time to wander through the city’s historical wonders.

A Brief Tour of the Antalya City

Antalya’s Old Town is celebrated for its stunning Ottoman-era palaces and medieval cultural landmarks, which have evolved to exude a unique historic charm. These sights captivate visitors, leaving lasting impressions. Following the aquarium visit, guests have the opportunity to explore the enchanting streets of Antalya’s Old Town, relax at quaint cafés, and conclude the tour with a visit to the mesmerizing Kursunlu Waterfalls, ensuring an unforgettable experience amidst Turkey’s natural and historical beauty.

How much does Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side cost?

Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side costs (price) 60 € for adults, 55 € for children 3-11 years old and children under 3 years old are free.

Side Hotels – 13:15

Includes

  • Hotel Transfer (Both Ways)
  • Guiding Service
  • Antalya Aquarium Entrance Fee
  • 40 Thematic Aquariums
  • 1,5 Hours Free Time
  • Lunch
  • Kursunlu Waterfall Entrance Fee
  • Insurance

Excludes

  • Personal Spendings
  • Other Activities

“Please note that we have no hidden costs”

What do you need to bring with you?

Camera, Comfortable Shoes.

Description of Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side

Are you ready to explore one of the world’s most extensive aquariums? The Antalya aquarium offers a glimpse into the aquatic world, showcasing every known fish and marine species. The explosion of colors and the peaceful coexistence of countless species are truly mesmerizing. Moreover, this vast aquarium plays a pivotal role in educating visitors about the ocean’s geology, history, and the creatures that inhabit it.

The interior of the aquarium’s main tank, a masterpiece, was crafted by the renowned Italian artist Benedetti. While originally trained as a brain surgeon, Benedetti found his calling in designing the interiors of aquariums. This tank features the world’s largest decoration of a coral reef, complete with life-sized models of airplanes, ships, and submarines, simulating wrecks. This incredible creation provides a sanctuary from everyday life, offering relaxation and a chance to engage in a variety of activities while immersing in the magical underwater realm in Side.

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Pick-up

Enjoy a comfortable journey from your lodging in Side to the Antalya Aquarium in a modern, fully air-conditioned bus. This convenient service picks you up in the morning and transports you to the aquarium, a journey that typically lasts about an hour.

Antalya Aquarium

Upon entering, you’ll be immediately impressed by the modern design and scale of Antalya Aquarium. It spans a vast space, featuring 40 themed aquariums that house approximately 10,000 marine species. Upon arrival, you’re free to explore and enjoy the facilities for 1.5 hours at your leisure.

Thematic aquariums

The interior design of the aquarium is breathtaking, offering educational insights into the life of aquatic creatures through informative displays. Safely separated by glass, you’ll come face-to-face with sharks, moray eels, and piranhas. The tropical section dazzles with its variety of nimble, brightly colored fish, alongside coral reefs and captivating underwater tunnels. Highlights include a 20-meter-long wreck and a large tank that is home to nearly a hundred sharks, massive rays, and a multitude of smaller fish.

Panoramic tunnel

After marveling at marine life from every ocean, you’ll traverse one of the longest tunnel aquariums globally, measuring 131 meters in length and 3 meters in width, making you feel as if you’re walking through the ocean itself.

Designed by an Italian artist and brought to life by artisans from South Africa, the tunnel’s decorations include mysterious Easter Island figures, a submerged pirate ship, and treasure chests surrounded by sharks. Marvel at the largest representation of a coral reef system, adorned with ancient sculptures and ruins, all maintained in crystal-clear water by an advanced filtration system.

Snow world

Experience the thrill of snow even in peak summer within Snow World, featuring authentic Igloo houses, snow-laden trees, and even Santa’s home. Enjoy ice sliding, snowball fights, and snowman building among sculptures, mazes, and forts made of snow and ice, with occasional real snowfall. The area maintains a chilly -5 degrees Celsius, with special warm clothing provided upon entry.

Wildlife park

This area is a paradise for tropical reptile enthusiasts, housing a diverse collection of venomous and rare species like snakes, lizards, scorpions, spiders, and crocodiles, all within an environment mimicking the jungle complete with simulated rain, wind, and animal sounds.

XD Cinema

Conclude your visit with a session at the Oceanride XD Cinema, diving into a multidimensional journey through the seas and oceans, accompanying a pirate captain, encountering giant whales, and exploring shipwrecks, all while learning fascinating aquatic facts.

Fun for kids

Antalya Aquarium offers numerous kid-friendly activities, including a diving school, an entertainment center, a 5D cinema, playgrounds, a paintball area, dining options, exhibition spaces, and a toy store.

Return to hotel

After an exhilarating exploration of marine life, relax as a comfortable vehicle whisks you back to your accommodation, concluding a memorable day under the sea.

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Questions & Answers

Is there anything more I should buy once I'm inside the Antalya Tunnel Aquarium?

Any snacks or drinks will be optional extras for you to pay as you go. Do bring some money with you for those extras at the gift shops, or for your own personal DVD or riding the magic carpet.

Is there anything that I should bring with me on Antalya Aquarium Tour from Side?

Bring or wear your Camera, Comfortable Shoes and some money for personal expenses.

How long does it take to go around the entire Antalya Aquarium from Side?

While this varies from person to person, you should allow 1.5 hours to properly enjoy the facilities.

What is the price of Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side?

The price of Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side is 60 € for adults, 55 € for children 3-11 years old and children under 3 years old are free.

What will you see in Antalya Aquarium from Side?

The Antalya Aquarium Complex features 40 themed aquariums, the world’s largest tunnel aquarium, a “Wildlife” terrarium, a “Snow World” pavilion, a coral sand pool “Maldives,” the Oceanride XD Cinema, and other entertainment for both children and adults.

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Julie Bowker
Julie Bowker

The Antalya Tunnel Aquarium Tour from Side was incredible; you could spend hours there because there is so much to see. It’s also easy to move around with a strollers, which is a plus. I highly recommend visiting here thru this online provider!

Gareth Poulton
Gareth Poulton

It was incredibly clever to see a full jet, tiny vehicle, and submarine used as artifacts for the marine aquarium. It’s fantastic to know that the aquarium has the world’s longest tunnel, as we were informed. But I had a fantastic couple of hours here. The aquarium was excellent, but so was the reptile house.

Luke Potter
Luke Potter

As you can tell, I believe this site is fantastic. In February, my wife and I went there with our 7 year-old daughter. We were fascinated by the sharks and ray fish. Amazing site with the largest tunnel in the world.
Tickets are pricey, but definitely worth it.

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