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Turtle Beach

Start your journey at turtle beach, an interactive,
a unique 3D projection experience that navigates
you through the life cycle of a sea turtle, from
egg to the sea.

Our turtles

We have two magnificent giant green sea turtles named Cammy and Ernie. They live in our tropical ocean tank - say hello as they swim by! 

Book a VIP feeding experience and you can enjoy a lunch date with Cammy and Ernie for just £50 per couple, which includes your entry tickets! Find out more below.

Long way home

Turtles take long migrations between their feeding grounds and the beaches where they lay their eggs. 

BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT

Giant green sea turtles are endangered in the wild. SEA LIFE has developed a BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT programme to help support species like sea turtles. Find out more about how SEA LIFE Manchester support this below.

Our turtles

We have two magnificent giant green sea turtles named Cammy and Ernie. They live in our tropical ocean tank - say hello as they swim by! 

Book a VIP feeding experience and you can enjoy a lunch date with Cammy and Ernie for just £50 per couple, which includes your entry tickets! Find out more below.

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Our turtles

We have two magnificent giant green sea turtles named Cammy and Ernie. They live in our tropical ocean tank - say hello as they swim by! 

Book a VIP feeding experience and you can enjoy a lunch date with Cammy and Ernie for just £50 per couple, which includes your entry tickets! Find out more below.

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Long way home

Turtles take long migrations between their feeding grounds and the beaches where they lay their eggs. 

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Long way home

Turtles take long migrations between their feeding grounds and the beaches where they lay their eggs. 

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BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT

Giant green sea turtles are endangered in the wild. SEA LIFE has developed a BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT programme to help support species like sea turtles. Find out more about how SEA LIFE Manchester support this below.

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BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT

Giant green sea turtles are endangered in the wild. SEA LIFE has developed a BREED, RESCUE, PROTECT programme to help support species like sea turtles. Find out more about how SEA LIFE Manchester support this below.

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Rocky Hideout

Venture deep into the worlds underwater
cave system in Rocky Hideout.

Little ones can explore mini caves and
immersive tank displays to get up close
to some weird and wonderful species.

Pufferfish

There are around 120 known species of pufferfish, this one is a golden pufferfish. We have lot of different kinds for you to meet, how many can you spot?

Moray Eels

We have 4 different species of moray eel throughout the attraction. Look out for the dragon moray eel and our white eyed moray eel tucked away together – they have quite the bromance!

Debelius Reef Lobster

This shy guy is nocturnal but if you manage to catch a glimpse of him you will notice his beautiful purple shell.

Peacock Mantis Shrimp

Meet Zeus. Don’t be fooled by his size - he has a punch that can measure up to 50mph, so powerful that it could punch through glass!

Jellyfish Seas

Our mesmerising sea nettle jellyfish live inside an interactive
colour-changing tank. Select a colour and watch
it change as the jellyfish float around enchantingly.

STEP BENEATH THE WAVES

Dive in deeper and discover how much work our aquarists put in to caring for all of our creatures in this 20 minute long tour. 

Get hands on

Enter the space where our team of aquarists work daily to provide the best care for our animals, including preparing their meals and monitoring their tanks. You will even conduct your very own water test!

Meet our inhabitants

Our quarantine tanks allow us to provide extra care for new arrivals in the aquarium. You never know who you will find inside!

STEP BENEATH THE WAVES

Dive in deeper and discover how much work our aquarists put in to caring for all of our creatures in this 20 minute long tour. 

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STEP BENEATH THE WAVES

Dive in deeper and discover how much work our aquarists put in to caring for all of our creatures in this 20 minute long tour. 

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Get hands on

Enter the space where our team of aquarists work daily to provide the best care for our animals, including preparing their meals and monitoring their tanks. You will even conduct your very own water test!

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Get hands on

Enter the space where our team of aquarists work daily to provide the best care for our animals, including preparing their meals and monitoring their tanks. You will even conduct your very own water test!

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Meet our inhabitants

Our quarantine tanks allow us to provide extra care for new arrivals in the aquarium. You never know who you will find inside!

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Meet our inhabitants

Our quarantine tanks allow us to provide extra care for new arrivals in the aquarium. You never know who you will find inside!

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Shark Shipwreck

Underwater worlds can form anywhere, even
shipwrecks. Explore a range of tanks that house
a variety of species who would all be
able to call a shipwreck home.

Common Octopus

Octopus are a highly intelligent species. They have 3 hearts, blue blood, and squirt ink at their predators! Can you spot any of our octopus's toys inside her tank?

Lionfish

Although very pretty to look at, you wouldn’t want to get too close! Lionfish are the second most venomous fish in the sea, after Stonefish.

Rabbitfish

We have a few species of rabbit fish, including the gold saddle, foxface and magnificent rabbit fish. They are so called for their long faces and small mouths.

Green Moray Eel

Although he may appear green in colour, that’s because of a layer of yellowish mucus covering his body. He is actually brown and measures around 1 meter long. He may look a little scary, but he is really very friendly.

Coral Reefs

Welcome to a kaleidoscope of colour!

Our Coral Reef is bustling with activity,
filled with fish of every shape, colour and
pattern you could imagine.

DID YOU KNOW

Clownfish can change gender!

MINI OCEAN TUNNEL

Little explorers can enter our very own child-sized ocean tunnel where they will be surrounded by clownfish and regal tangs.

FINDING DORY

"Dory" is actually a word used to describe loads of different species of fish. The Dory many will be familiar with from the Finding Dory film was actually a Regal Tang.

DID YOU KNOW

Clownfish can change gender!

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DID YOU KNOW

Clownfish can change gender!

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MINI OCEAN TUNNEL

Little explorers can enter our very own child-sized ocean tunnel where they will be surrounded by clownfish and regal tangs.

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MINI OCEAN TUNNEL

Little explorers can enter our very own child-sized ocean tunnel where they will be surrounded by clownfish and regal tangs.

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FINDING DORY

"Dory" is actually a word used to describe loads of different species of fish. The Dory many will be familiar with from the Finding Dory film was actually a Regal Tang.

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FINDING DORY

"Dory" is actually a word used to describe loads of different species of fish. The Dory many will be familiar with from the Finding Dory film was actually a Regal Tang.

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Ocean Tunnel

Step inside our incredible ocean tunnel
and find yourself fully submerged
in the wonders of our tropical seas,
surrounded by amazing creatures including
sharks, tangs, rays and green
sea turtles.

Blacktip reef sharks

We have 7 blacktip reef sharks who are all still juveniles and are part of SEA LIFE's ongoing conservation efforts to breed this species. Blacktip reef sharks need to keep moving to survive, so when they sleep they actually just rest half of their brain at a time.

Humphead Napoleon Wrasse

Meet Bonaparte, he's pretty hard to miss! As he gets older, the bump on his head will get bigger.

Banded bamboo shark

Banded bamboo sharks have been known to use their find to help them walk in very shallow waters. Can you spot ours?

Cow-nose stingrays

Mete our friendly rays, who always seem to be smiling! A group of rays is called a fever, watch as they glide by.

Queensland Grouper

Derek, our Queensland Grouper, is the grumpiest looking resident of our Ocean Tank. These are the largest species of bony fish found in the coral reefs near Queensland, where they get their name.

Black Chin Guitarfish

Guitarfish are bottom feeders, so you will usually see our guitarfish Jet gliding around the bottom of our ocean tank.

Meet Cammy and Ernie

Ernie and Cammy are our incredible green
sea turtles who live in our ocean tank.

There is so much to discover about these
amazing creatures. Find out some of our
favourite facts below!

Join them for Turtle Tea Time, every day at 1pm

TRUE LOVE

Cammy and Ernie could have a very long romance ahead - they can live for up to 80 years! They do bicker though - just like a real life married couple.

That's the spot!

They are both target trained, meaning they have specific areas in the tank they go to when their target is dropped in to the water at feeding time. Turtle tea time is every day at 1pm - come along and see for yourself!

You are what you eat

Green sea turtles get their name from the colour of their skin in the wild which is green due to the amount of seaweed they eat. Here, we feed them a tasty diet of lettuce, broccoli and sprouts.

TRUE LOVE

Cammy and Ernie could have a very long romance ahead - they can live for up to 80 years! They do bicker though - just like a real life married couple.

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TRUE LOVE

Cammy and Ernie could have a very long romance ahead - they can live for up to 80 years! They do bicker though - just like a real life married couple.

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That's the spot!

They are both target trained, meaning they have specific areas in the tank they go to when their target is dropped in to the water at feeding time. Turtle tea time is every day at 1pm - come along and see for yourself!

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That's the spot!

They are both target trained, meaning they have specific areas in the tank they go to when their target is dropped in to the water at feeding time. Turtle tea time is every day at 1pm - come along and see for yourself!

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You are what you eat

Green sea turtles get their name from the colour of their skin in the wild which is green due to the amount of seaweed they eat. Here, we feed them a tasty diet of lettuce, broccoli and sprouts.

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You are what you eat

Green sea turtles get their name from the colour of their skin in the wild which is green due to the amount of seaweed they eat. Here, we feed them a tasty diet of lettuce, broccoli and sprouts.

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Ocean Window

Get another view of our mesmerising tropical ocean tank,
how many different species can you spot?

Little ones can also have a different kind of deep sea adventure
in our sub-aqua soft play area.

Beluga Whale Sanctuary

SEA LIFE Trust is proud to have opened the world's first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland, which is now home to its first residents, Little Grey and Little White. We have a live feed showing these beautiful animals in their new habitat opposite our ocean tank. Find out more about the Beluga's amazing journey below.

Avast me hearties!

Our fin-tastic summer event, Pirates & Mermaids, is on until 4th September. Choose your team and race to be the first to find all the hidden treasure! Stop by the ocean tank for a swashbucklin' photo with our resident pirate or mermaid!

Meet the mermaids!

On select weekends throughout the year, we welcome the SEA LIFE mermaids to our tropical ocean tank. These magical mermaids will be waiting to give you a mer-mazing hello! Various dates available, click below for more information. 

Beluga Whale Sanctuary

SEA LIFE Trust is proud to have opened the world's first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland, which is now home to its first residents, Little Grey and Little White. We have a live feed showing these beautiful animals in their new habitat opposite our ocean tank. Find out more about the Beluga's amazing journey below.

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Beluga Whale Sanctuary

SEA LIFE Trust is proud to have opened the world's first beluga whale sanctuary in Iceland, which is now home to its first residents, Little Grey and Little White. We have a live feed showing these beautiful animals in their new habitat opposite our ocean tank. Find out more about the Beluga's amazing journey below.

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Avast me hearties!

Our fin-tastic summer event, Pirates & Mermaids, is on until 4th September. Choose your team and race to be the first to find all the hidden treasure! Stop by the ocean tank for a swashbucklin' photo with our resident pirate or mermaid!

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Avast me hearties!

Our fin-tastic summer event, Pirates & Mermaids, is on until 4th September. Choose your team and race to be the first to find all the hidden treasure! Stop by the ocean tank for a swashbucklin' photo with our resident pirate or mermaid!

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Meet the mermaids!

On select weekends throughout the year, we welcome the SEA LIFE mermaids to our tropical ocean tank. These magical mermaids will be waiting to give you a mer-mazing hello! Various dates available, click below for more information. 

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Meet the mermaids!

On select weekends throughout the year, we welcome the SEA LIFE mermaids to our tropical ocean tank. These magical mermaids will be waiting to give you a mer-mazing hello! Various dates available, click below for more information. 

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VIP Feeding Experiences

Get the chance to come closer than ever before
to some of the incredible creatures who live in our
Ocean Tank.

Your experience will take you behind the scenes to
the top of the Ocean Tank for a lunch date you will
never forget!

Find out what experiences we offer below

Turtle feed

Feed one of our amazing giant green sea turtles, Cammy and Ernie. Enjoy giving them their leafy lunch as you learn all about their stories, habitats, and how they came to be here at SEA LIFE Manchester.

Shark Feed

Are you brave enough to feed our resident blacktip reef sharks? Come face to fin in the 'snappiest' fish dinner you will ever experience!

Ray feed

Enjoy a hands-on feeding experience that is truly splash-tastic! To feed our rays, our aquarists have to place the food in the stingrays mouths. Try it out for yourself - it will be an experience to remember!

Turtle feed

Feed one of our amazing giant green sea turtles, Cammy and Ernie. Enjoy giving them their leafy lunch as you learn all about their stories, habitats, and how they came to be here at SEA LIFE Manchester.

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Turtle feed

Feed one of our amazing giant green sea turtles, Cammy and Ernie. Enjoy giving them their leafy lunch as you learn all about their stories, habitats, and how they came to be here at SEA LIFE Manchester.

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Shark Feed

Are you brave enough to feed our resident blacktip reef sharks? Come face to fin in the 'snappiest' fish dinner you will ever experience!

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Shark Feed

Are you brave enough to feed our resident blacktip reef sharks? Come face to fin in the 'snappiest' fish dinner you will ever experience!

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Ray feed

Enjoy a hands-on feeding experience that is truly splash-tastic! To feed our rays, our aquarists have to place the food in the stingrays mouths. Try it out for yourself - it will be an experience to remember!

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Ray feed

Enjoy a hands-on feeding experience that is truly splash-tastic! To feed our rays, our aquarists have to place the food in the stingrays mouths. Try it out for yourself - it will be an experience to remember!

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Stingray Bay

Enter the mesmerising stingray bay and
watch as the stingrays glide around with
the sharks and fish that live in here too.
There's pufferfish, a variety of sharks and
tangs, as well as a whole schools of rays!

Find out more about our friendly resident
rays at the daily talks, every day at 12pm.

Fiddler Ray

How many species of ray will you spot? We have a variety swimming around in stingray bay, including the fiddler ray which is actually part of the guitarfish family.

Cownose rays

These smiley guys get their name from the shape of their nose.

Bluespotted Ribbontail Ray

It's easy to see where these creatures get their names from. If they injure their barb, they are able to regenerate a new one. How cool is that?

Kuhl's Stingray

Larger than a bluespotted ribbontail, this species are more diamond shaped with a maximum width of 46cm.

Sea Ranger

Journey back in time to the age of
the dinosaurs to discover where fish
came from.

Get hands on

Explore our collection of fossils and get hands on with interesting artefacts at our Ranger Table.

Amazing Axolotl

These cute little creatures can be either white or brown. White axolotl are common as pets, whereas brown ones are extinct in the wild. 

West African Lungfish

It is believed these weird fish evolved into frogs, have both lungs and gills, and use their pectoral fins to almost walk along the sea bed. Our lungfish is affectionately known as Alan - look out for him in the left hand side of his tank where he usually likes to hide.

Get hands on

Explore our collection of fossils and get hands on with interesting artefacts at our Ranger Table.

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Get hands on

Explore our collection of fossils and get hands on with interesting artefacts at our Ranger Table.

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Amazing Axolotl

These cute little creatures can be either white or brown. White axolotl are common as pets, whereas brown ones are extinct in the wild. 

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Amazing Axolotl

These cute little creatures can be either white or brown. White axolotl are common as pets, whereas brown ones are extinct in the wild. 

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West African Lungfish

It is believed these weird fish evolved into frogs, have both lungs and gills, and use their pectoral fins to almost walk along the sea bed. Our lungfish is affectionately known as Alan - look out for him in the left hand side of his tank where he usually likes to hide.

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West African Lungfish

It is believed these weird fish evolved into frogs, have both lungs and gills, and use their pectoral fins to almost walk along the sea bed. Our lungfish is affectionately known as Alan - look out for him in the left hand side of his tank where he usually likes to hide.

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Rockpool

Time to get your hands wet!

Our rockpool gives you the chance to touch
some of the fascinating creatures who live here.

Cleaner Shrimp

Get a manicure from our friendly cleaner shrimp.

Chocolate Chip Starfish

Find out how it feels to touch a chocolate chip starfish. 

Cleaner Shrimp

Get a manicure from our friendly cleaner shrimp.

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Cleaner Shrimp

Get a manicure from our friendly cleaner shrimp.

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Chocolate Chip Starfish

Find out how it feels to touch a chocolate chip starfish. 

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Chocolate Chip Starfish

Find out how it feels to touch a chocolate chip starfish. 

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Enter the Lair of the Giant Crab

Your journey of discovery ends as you
Enter the Lair of the Giant Crab!

Discover some of the unusual inhabitants, before coming
face to claw with our ginormous Japanese spider crabs.

Mesmerising Moon Jellyfish

Take a seat in our Jellyfish Donut and watch these magical creatures float around you.

MINI COOPER MADNESS

Our giant Japanese spider crabs are so big, they measure 3m claw to claw. That's big enough to stand OVER a Mini Cooper car!

As close as you can get

... without getting wet! Our tank features amazing view points that will make you feel like you are in the tank.

Mesmerising Moon Jellyfish

Take a seat in our Jellyfish Donut and watch these magical creatures float around you.

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Mesmerising Moon Jellyfish

Take a seat in our Jellyfish Donut and watch these magical creatures float around you.

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MINI COOPER MADNESS

Our giant Japanese spider crabs are so big, they measure 3m claw to claw. That's big enough to stand OVER a Mini Cooper car!

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MINI COOPER MADNESS

Our giant Japanese spider crabs are so big, they measure 3m claw to claw. That's big enough to stand OVER a Mini Cooper car!

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As close as you can get

... without getting wet! Our tank features amazing view points that will make you feel like you are in the tank.

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As close as you can get

... without getting wet! Our tank features amazing view points that will make you feel like you are in the tank.

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