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Freshwater (indoors)
Amazonia (indoors)
Playground (outdoors)
Seal clinic (indoors)
Seals & Sea Lions (outdoors)
CLAWS! (indoors)
Food Preparation (indoors)
Turtle Island (outdoors)
Penguins (outdoors)
Otters (outdoors)
Terrace (outdoors)
Deadliest Catch (indoors)
Seahorses (indoors)
Rays (indoors)
Touch Pool (indoors)
Ocean Tunnel (indoors)
Catering (indoors & outdoors)
Shop (indoors)
Rocky's Climbing Adventure (outdoors)

WOW FACT

Did you know there are also vegetarian piranhas? The black pacu has sharp teeth but doesn’t use them to eat meat.

Begin your journey with the Belgian freshwater fish. Meet the carp, rudd and brown bullhead.

Caviar

Come eye to eye with the sturgeon in this zone. Did you know that caviar is made of the unfertilised eggs of the sturgeon? 

WOW FACT

Did you know there are also vegetarian piranhas? The black pacu has sharp teeth but doesn’t use them to eat meat.

WOW FACT

Did you know there are also vegetarian piranhas? The black pacu has sharp teeth but doesn’t use them to eat meat.

Begin your journey with the Belgian freshwater fish. Meet the carp, rudd and brown bullhead.

Begin your journey with the Belgian freshwater fish. Meet the carp, rudd and brown bullhead.

Caviar

Come eye to eye with the sturgeon in this zone. Did you know that caviar is made of the unfertilised eggs of the sturgeon? 

Caviar

Come eye to eye with the sturgeon in this zone. Did you know that caviar is made of the unfertilised eggs of the sturgeon? 

Piranhas

Step into the jungle and meet the poisonous frogs and impressive, shimmering piranhas. Or find out how the arowana catches its food by jumping high out of the water.

 

You have come from the quiet freshwater zone to the thick vegetation of the jungle: Amazonia. 

WOW FACT

Did you know that an arowana jumps really high to catch its food, such as insects? Do you know what is so special about an arowana's scales?

Piranhas

Step into the jungle and meet the poisonous frogs and impressive, shimmering piranhas. Or find out how the arowana catches its food by jumping high out of the water.

 

Piranhas

Step into the jungle and meet the poisonous frogs and impressive, shimmering piranhas. Or find out how the arowana catches its food by jumping high out of the water.

 

You have come from the quiet freshwater zone to the thick vegetation of the jungle: Amazonia. 

You have come from the quiet freshwater zone to the thick vegetation of the jungle: Amazonia. 

WOW FACT

Did you know that an arowana jumps really high to catch its food, such as insects? Do you know what is so special about an arowana's scales?

WOW FACT

Did you know that an arowana jumps really high to catch its food, such as insects? Do you know what is so special about an arowana's scales?

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Ahoy there, Pirate! Come aboard this wooden ship in the sandpit.

You are probably ready for a short break after two zones. You will find a kiosk beside the playground selling delicious snacks and drinks.

Had enough of playing?

Be sure not to miss our unique seal clinic, where we treat exhausted or injured seal pups that wash up on the shore.

MORE INFORMATION

Ahoy there, Pirate! Come aboard this wooden ship in the sandpit.

MORE INFORMATION

Ahoy there, Pirate! Come aboard this wooden ship in the sandpit.

You are probably ready for a short break after two zones. You will find a kiosk beside the playground selling delicious snacks and drinks.

You are probably ready for a short break after two zones. You will find a kiosk beside the playground selling delicious snacks and drinks.

Had enough of playing?

Be sure not to miss our unique seal clinic, where we treat exhausted or injured seal pups that wash up on the shore.

Had enough of playing?

Be sure not to miss our unique seal clinic, where we treat exhausted or injured seal pups that wash up on the shore.

Since 1998

SEA LIFE Blankenberge has been a seal rescue centre since 1998. The SEA LIFE Blankenberge SOS Rescue Team rescues these baby seal pups and cares for them at our very own seal rescue centre.

WOW FACT

Wow: in March 2016 we rescued our 400th seal pup. 

You can see our permanent residents, the sea lions and seals, swimming beside the seal rescue centre.

WOW FACT

Our seal Stevie is blind, but luckily he's a really good swimmer.

WOW FACT

Wow: in March 2016 we rescued our 400th seal pup. 

WOW FACT

Wow: in March 2016 we rescued our 400th seal pup. 

You can see our permanent residents, the sea lions and seals, swimming beside the seal rescue centre.

You can see our permanent residents, the sea lions and seals, swimming beside the seal rescue centre.

WOW FACT

Our seal Stevie is blind, but luckily he's a really good swimmer.

WOW FACT

Our seal Stevie is blind, but luckily he's a really good swimmer.

CLAWS!

Come face to face with all sorts of different crab species. You will soon find out how the African rainbow crab got its name.

The Japanese spider crab is the biggest species of crab in the world

Dinner time

This is where all the meals for our animals are prepared by the animal caretakers.

Do you know the most exciting thing about the food preparation area? This area has large windows, so you can see exactly how the animal caretakers prepare the food. What if you have a question? Ring the bell on the right of the window and you will get an answer from our caretakers straight away!

Animal Caretaker for a Day

Would you like a unique look behind the scenes? Register as an Animal Caretaker for a Day.

Dinner time

This is where all the meals for our animals are prepared by the animal caretakers.

Dinner time

This is where all the meals for our animals are prepared by the animal caretakers.

Do you know the most exciting thing about the food preparation area? This area has large windows, so you can see exactly how the animal caretakers prepare the food. What if you have a question? Ring the bell on the right of the window and you will get an answer from our caretakers straight away!

Do you know the most exciting thing about the food preparation area? This area has large windows, so you can see exactly how the animal caretakers prepare the food. What if you have a question? Ring the bell on the right of the window and you will get an answer from our caretakers straight away!

Animal Caretaker for a Day

Would you like a unique look behind the scenes? Register as an Animal Caretaker for a Day.

Animal Caretaker for a Day

Would you like a unique look behind the scenes? Register as an Animal Caretaker for a Day.

Turtle Island

This island is where the red-eared sliders and Cumberland turtles live. Do you know how you can tell if a turtle is male or female?

Did you know that turtles have no teeth but they can bite hard?

BEACH

The Humboldt penguins live on this tropical beach. If they are not on the beach, you will probably find them swimming in their 'swimming pool'.

After Turtle Island it is only a short distance to a tropical beach with palm trees. That is where you can meet the Humboldt penguins. 

WOW FACT

Wow! SEA LIFE Blankenberge has a very successful breeding programme. We are proud of the babies born here each year. Did you know that you can only determine their sex with a DNA test?

BEACH

The Humboldt penguins live on this tropical beach. If they are not on the beach, you will probably find them swimming in their 'swimming pool'.

BEACH

The Humboldt penguins live on this tropical beach. If they are not on the beach, you will probably find them swimming in their 'swimming pool'.

After Turtle Island it is only a short distance to a tropical beach with palm trees. That is where you can meet the Humboldt penguins. 

After Turtle Island it is only a short distance to a tropical beach with palm trees. That is where you can meet the Humboldt penguins. 

WOW FACT

Wow! SEA LIFE Blankenberge has a very successful breeding programme. We are proud of the babies born here each year. Did you know that you can only determine their sex with a DNA test?

WOW FACT

Wow! SEA LIFE Blankenberge has a very successful breeding programme. We are proud of the babies born here each year. Did you know that you can only determine their sex with a DNA test?

Otters

Discover our playful oriental small-clawed otters in Otterland! It is a funny sight to see them rinsing their food before they eat it up.

The oriental small-clawed otter is the smallest species of otter in the world. Its maximum size is 90 cm long.

The loveliest terrace in Blankenberge

This might just be the loveliest terrace in Blankenberge. What could be better than sitting right next to the seals and sea lions? And you also have a view of the largest climbing frame in Belgium.

Have all these exciting experiences made you hungry? Enjoy a snack and a drink on the lovely terrace right beside the seals and sea lions.

Sun

The ideal place for parents to sit in the sunshine while the children are on the climbing frame. You can also enjoy a snack, ice cream or drink on this terrace.

The loveliest terrace in Blankenberge

This might just be the loveliest terrace in Blankenberge. What could be better than sitting right next to the seals and sea lions? And you also have a view of the largest climbing frame in Belgium.

The loveliest terrace in Blankenberge

This might just be the loveliest terrace in Blankenberge. What could be better than sitting right next to the seals and sea lions? And you also have a view of the largest climbing frame in Belgium.

Have all these exciting experiences made you hungry? Enjoy a snack and a drink on the lovely terrace right beside the seals and sea lions.

Have all these exciting experiences made you hungry? Enjoy a snack and a drink on the lovely terrace right beside the seals and sea lions.

Sun

The ideal place for parents to sit in the sunshine while the children are on the climbing frame. You can also enjoy a snack, ice cream or drink on this terrace.

Sun

The ideal place for parents to sit in the sunshine while the children are on the climbing frame. You can also enjoy a snack, ice cream or drink on this terrace.

Deadliest Catch

You will have to brave wild seas, storms and gale-force winds in here, but you will be rewarded with an unrivalled view of the amazing stars of Discovery Channel’s Deadliest Catch: the powerful king crabs.

King crabs are famous for their impressive size: they can weigh up to eight kilos and measure almost two metres wide.

Seahorses

The seahorses are among our most remarkable fish. Seahorses are fish that swim upright, with a head that looks like a the head of a horse with a long snout. Seahorses are very fragile little creatures, but they have few enemies. This is because they have both an internal and external skeleton, which makes them difficult for predators to eat.

After the exciting Deadliest Catch experience, you will find yourself in the tranquil seahorse zone.

Babies

Did you know there are also a lot of baby seahorses born at SEA LIFE Blankenberge? And do you know what is so unusual about them? The father carries the babies in his pouch. 

Seahorses

The seahorses are among our most remarkable fish. Seahorses are fish that swim upright, with a head that looks like a the head of a horse with a long snout. Seahorses are very fragile little creatures, but they have few enemies. This is because they have both an internal and external skeleton, which makes them difficult for predators to eat.

Seahorses

The seahorses are among our most remarkable fish. Seahorses are fish that swim upright, with a head that looks like a the head of a horse with a long snout. Seahorses are very fragile little creatures, but they have few enemies. This is because they have both an internal and external skeleton, which makes them difficult for predators to eat.

After the exciting Deadliest Catch experience, you will find yourself in the tranquil seahorse zone.

After the exciting Deadliest Catch experience, you will find yourself in the tranquil seahorse zone.

Babies

Did you know there are also a lot of baby seahorses born at SEA LIFE Blankenberge? And do you know what is so unusual about them? The father carries the babies in his pouch. 

Babies

Did you know there are also a lot of baby seahorses born at SEA LIFE Blankenberge? And do you know what is so unusual about them? The father carries the babies in his pouch. 

WOW FACT

With its soft bones, it is not very strong but it is very supple.

After the seahorses, you will come to the ray tank. Did you know the largest ray in the world is as large as this whole tank?

Rays

The most unusual thing about rays is that their bodies are flat and their pectoral fins are very large: so large, in fact, that they meet at the ray's head. They look just like wings that help the ray to 'fly' gracefully through the water.

Did you know we also breed rays behind the scenes? The eggs are found in pouches known as 'mermaids' purses'.

WOW FACT

With its soft bones, it is not very strong but it is very supple.

WOW FACT

With its soft bones, it is not very strong but it is very supple.

After the seahorses, you will come to the ray tank. Did you know the largest ray in the world is as large as this whole tank?

After the seahorses, you will come to the ray tank. Did you know the largest ray in the world is as large as this whole tank?

Rays

The most unusual thing about rays is that their bodies are flat and their pectoral fins are very large: so large, in fact, that they meet at the ray's head. They look just like wings that help the ray to 'fly' gracefully through the water.

Did you know we also breed rays behind the scenes? The eggs are found in pouches known as 'mermaids' purses'.

Rays

The most unusual thing about rays is that their bodies are flat and their pectoral fins are very large: so large, in fact, that they meet at the ray's head. They look just like wings that help the ray to 'fly' gracefully through the water.

Did you know we also breed rays behind the scenes? The eggs are found in pouches known as 'mermaids' purses'.

WOW FACT

We have starfish here too.

Take this submarine to the interactive touch pool.

Sea Anemone

Wow, what a beautiful coral! If you touch it gently you will feel the tentacles sucking at your finger. 

WOW FACT

We have starfish here too.

WOW FACT

We have starfish here too.

Take this submarine to the interactive touch pool.

Take this submarine to the interactive touch pool.

Sea Anemone

Wow, what a beautiful coral! If you touch it gently you will feel the tentacles sucking at your finger. 

Sea Anemone

Wow, what a beautiful coral! If you touch it gently you will feel the tentacles sucking at your finger. 

WOW FACT

Walk beneath the ocean itself and get a wonderful view of our sea turtle Cracker.

 

Walking beneath the ocean itself, isn't that amazing!

Cleaning

Did you know that the animal caretakers dive into this aquarium once a week to clean the tunnel. They have to watch out - there are three different species of shark in there!

 

WOW FACT

Walk beneath the ocean itself and get a wonderful view of our sea turtle Cracker.

 

WOW FACT

Walk beneath the ocean itself and get a wonderful view of our sea turtle Cracker.

 

Walking beneath the ocean itself, isn't that amazing!

Walking beneath the ocean itself, isn't that amazing!

Cleaning

Did you know that the animal caretakers dive into this aquarium once a week to clean the tunnel. They have to watch out - there are three different species of shark in there!

 

Cleaning

Did you know that the animal caretakers dive into this aquarium once a week to clean the tunnel. They have to watch out - there are three different species of shark in there!

 

Mmmm

Enjoy a delicious pasta dish or a baguette here. There are also ice creams and various drinks for sale.

 

 

Refuel here with delicious, freshly prepared dishes.

Kid's Meal

The kids' meal is a fantastic treat for our younger visitors.

 

 

Mmmm

Enjoy a delicious pasta dish or a baguette here. There are also ice creams and various drinks for sale.

 

 

Mmmm

Enjoy a delicious pasta dish or a baguette here. There are also ice creams and various drinks for sale.

 

 

Refuel here with delicious, freshly prepared dishes.

Refuel here with delicious, freshly prepared dishes.

Kid's Meal

The kids' meal is a fantastic treat for our younger visitors.

 

 

Kid's Meal

The kids' meal is a fantastic treat for our younger visitors.

 

 

So Cute!

If you thought the penguins, seals and other animals were cute, you can buy a cuddly version here.

 

If you are looking for a lovely souvenir of your visit or a great gift, don't forget to have a look round our unique shop.

And so much more...

Besides cuddly toys, we also have games, postcards, sweets and all sorts of other great things to buy.  

 

 

 

So Cute!

If you thought the penguins, seals and other animals were cute, you can buy a cuddly version here.

 

So Cute!

If you thought the penguins, seals and other animals were cute, you can buy a cuddly version here.

 

If you are looking for a lovely souvenir of your visit or a great gift, don't forget to have a look round our unique shop.

If you are looking for a lovely souvenir of your visit or a great gift, don't forget to have a look round our unique shop.

And so much more...

Besides cuddly toys, we also have games, postcards, sweets and all sorts of other great things to buy.  

 

 

 

And so much more...

Besides cuddly toys, we also have games, postcards, sweets and all sorts of other great things to buy.  

 

 

 

Rocky's Climbing Adventure

Since 2015, SEA LIFE Blankenberge has been home to the biggest climbing frame in Belgium. If you don't like heights, there is a walking path below.

Once the seal pups can feed themselves, they stay in the outdoor pool. You can watch them from the tower on the plaza.