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ViaSea Aquarium (Crocodile Park) Skip-the-Line Tickets

Experience the mesmerizing world beneath the waves at ViaSea Aquarium, situated in Viaport Tuzla Marina. As Turkey's pioneering aquarium, ViaSea boasts an impressive 8-acre space housing over 12,000 marine creatures, including Nile crocodiles, giant turtles, and exotic reptiles. With 47 themed exhibitions, a captivating tunnel showcasing predatory sharks, and interactive feeding opportunities, ViaSea offers a unique blend of education, entertainment, and awe-inspiring encounters. Whether you're hand-feeding rays, observing rare reptiles, or witnessing the underwater wonders of Istanbul's longest tunnel, ViaSea Aquarium promises an unforgettable journey into the depths of aquatic life.


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Turtles and Crocodiles in ViaSea Aquarium are Waiting for You!

Embark on an aquatic adventure like no other at ViaSea Aquarium, nestled within Viaport Tuzla Marina. As a trailblazing attraction in Turkey, ViaSea transports you to a world of wonder spanning 8 acres, home to over 12,000 captivating marine inhabitants, including the iconic Nile crocodiles, majestic giant turtles, and an array of mesmerizing reptiles. With themed exhibits, interactive feeding sessions, and the allure of Istanbul's longest underwater tunnel, ViaSea promises an immersive journey that merges education and entertainment, offering an unparalleled opportunity to engage with the mysteries of marine life.

Some of the remarkable creatures you'll encounter at ViaSea Aquarium include:

  • African Spurred Tortoise
  • Blue-Eyed Ball Python
  • Dwarf Cayman
  • Nile Monitor Lizard
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Rainbow Boa Snake
  • Nile Crocodile
  • Red-Bellied Piranha
  • Giant Grouper
  • Powder Blue Surgeonfish
  • Black-Tipped Reef Shark
  • Cow Nose Ray
  • Honeycomb Stingray
  • Sea Otter

As you explore the varied zones and exhibits, you'll have the chance to gain insights into these fascinating animals' lives, behaviors, and habitats, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Visiting Hours at ViaSea Aquarium

Explore ViaSea Aquarium during the following hours:

Weekdays: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Weekends: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Make the most of your visit with these operational hours, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience at ViaSea Aquarium.

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Highlights
  • Enjoy seamless entry and save time with skip-the-line privileges.
  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off options from central locations.
  • Encounter 12,000+ marine creatures, including Nile crocodiles and giant turtles.
  • Traverse Istanbul's longest underwater tunnel to witness marine life up close.
  • Observe behaviors, habitats, and engage with marine creatures.
  • Gain insights into marine ecosystems and conservation efforts.

Included
  • Skip-the-line Entrance to ViaSea Aquarium
  • Access to 8 acres of themed exhibitions
  • Encounter with over 12,000 marine creatures
  • Interaction with Nile crocodiles, giant turtles, and exotic reptiles
  • Interactive feeding sessions - Extra fees apply
  • Exploration of Istanbul's longest underwater tunnel
  • Educational displays and informative exhibits
Not Included
  • Transportation costs.
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About ViaSea Aquarium in Viaport Marina

Welcome to ViaSea Aquarium, Istanbul's premier marine destination, nestled within the scenic Viaport Tuzla Marina. Immerse yourself in a world of aquatic wonders spanning 8 acres, where captivating themed exhibitions and interactive experiences await. Discover the diverse marine life, from the iconic Nile crocodiles to majestic giant turtles, and rare exotic reptiles. ViaSea Aquarium offers an educational and entertaining journey that promises unforgettable memories for visitors of all ages.

Exhibitions and Creatures in ViaSea Aquarium

Explore an array of themed exhibitions, each showcasing the rich biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems. Marvel at over 12,000 marine creatures, including the African Spurred Tortoise, Blue-Eyed Ball Python, and the imposing Nile Monitor Lizard. Engage with the captivating Rainbow Boa Snake and observe the fearsome Nile Crocodile up close. Interact with the Red-Bellied Piranha and immerse yourself in the world of the Giant Grouper. Witness the mesmerizing Powder Blue Surgeonfish and the swift Black-Tipped Reef Shark. Discover the elegance of the Cow Nose Ray and the grace of the Honeycomb Stingray. Plus, don't miss the endearing Sea Otters, creating a diverse tapestry of marine life that promises awe-inspiring encounters.

Interactive Experiences

Participate in interactive feeding sessions (for an extra cost) that offer a unique opportunity to engage with the marine inhabitants. From the predatory Piranhas to the playful Sea Otters, experience the excitement of observing these creatures in their natural behaviors. Witness caregivers offering insights and commentary as you feed the animals, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Istanbul's Longest Underwater Tunnel

Venture through Istanbul's longest underwater tunnel, an engineering marvel that takes you on a captivating journey through a breathtaking underwater environment. Observe a diverse range of species, including predatory sharks, up close as they glide through the crystal-clear waters. This tunnel offers an immersive experience that transports you into the heart of the ocean, connecting you with marine life in an unprecedented way.

Educational and Entertainment Fusion

ViaSea Aquarium blends education and entertainment seamlessly, providing a platform for visitors to learn about marine ecosystems, conservation efforts, and the importance of preserving our oceans. Explore informative displays and exhibits that provide insights into the lives, habits, and habitats of the exhibited creatures. This dynamic fusion of education and entertainment makes ViaSea Aquarium an ideal destination for families, students, and curious minds alike.

Skip-the-Line Privileges

Enjoy the convenience of skip-the-line privileges, ensuring you spend less time waiting and more time exploring the wonders of ViaSea Aquarium. Experience a seamless entry process, allowing you to embark on your aquatic adventure without delay.

ViaSea Aquarium offers a captivating journey into the world of marine life, combining education, entertainment, and interactive experiences. From themed exhibitions to interactive feeding sessions and Istanbul's longest underwater tunnel, this attraction promises an unforgettable adventure for visitors seeking to immerse themselves in the wonders of the ocean.

Rules and Important Notes for ViaSea Aquarium

  • Follow warning signs and park staff instructions for a safe experience.
  • Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter.
  • Some animals might be unavailable due to weather or maintenance.
  • Pets are not allowed within the aquarium premises.
  • Flash photography is prohibited inside the aquarium.
  • Feeding animals outside designated times is not allowed.
  • Do not touch animals through glass or throw objects in enclosures.
  • Smoking is prohibited inside the aquarium.
  • Bringing food inside the aquarium is not allowed.
  • Avoid startling animals with sudden movements.
  • Prevent children from running within the premises.
  • Feeding and photography activities have additional charges.
  • Lost items should be reported to park security for retrieval.

Frequently Asked Question

What are the opening and closing hours of ViaSea Aquarium?
Weekdays: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM Weekends: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Do we need to pay extra for feeding areas?
Yes, in otherwise instructed feeding areas are available for an extra cost.
Can we use our personal cameras or phones for photography inside the aquarium?
Yes, you're welcome to use your own cameras and phones to capture the memorable moments.
Can we purchase the animals exhibited at the aquarium?
No, the animals on display are not available for purchase. We don't sell or buy our friends.
How many different species of animals are at ViaSea Aquarium?
ViaSea Aquarium houses over 12,000 marine creatures, including Nile crocodiles, giant turtles, exotic reptiles, and more.
Is there an age limit for children?
Children aged 13 and under can enter the aquarium with an accompanying adult.
Can we feed the animals inside the aquarium?
Yes, you can engage in interactive feeding sessions with selected animals, including Nile crocodiles, giant turtles, and tropical birds. These sessions have additional charges.
What animals can we feed during the interactive feeding sessions?
You can feed Nile crocodiles, giant turtles, and tropical birds during the designated feeding sessions.
Are feeding activities included in the entrance ticket?
No, feeding activities are subject to additional charges.
What's the schedule for interactive feeding sessions?
The schedule varies for different animals: - Predatory Piranhas: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 PM - Sea Otters: Daily at 2:45 PM - Giant Groupers: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 3:00 PM
What are the rules for visiting ViaSea Aquarium?
Follow warning signs and staff instructions, no flash photography, no touching animals through glass, no feeding outside designated times, and adhere to specific rules for a safe and enjoyable experience.
Can we bring food into the aquarium?
No, outside food is not allowed within the aquarium premises.

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