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I highly highly enjoyed this aquarium. I was there last year and enjoyed it and this year brought my family with me. Though the alligator enclosure seems small for lifetime of the alligators all the animals seemed healthy and happy, and stimulated! the reptile exhibits had objects in to keep them busy, and the fish tanks were large and not over stocked to me. I work at a petstore, and am very knowledgable in animal care, and being the nosy girl I am, I asked the employees questions.They DO NOT FEED live animals to any of the snakes except ONE that refuses pre killed. I am a rat owner and asked this question to make myself feel better about the snakes lol! There was only ONE eel in the HUGE tank and he was able to outstretch and move comfortably. The marmosets were itching, but i didnt see hair loss or other symptoms that come with mites, lice, etc, so its possible its just natural with them, but should be checked out! the iguanas looked healthy and well fed, as well as all the snakes and lizards. The lizards had trees and driftwood to aid in natural climbing instincts. the koi pond did STINK, but turtles and koi are messy animals and it may be hard to keep on top of it sometimes especially if they are fed often. I would like to email the owner if he could! would love to hear about some of the animals I saw! their histories, and how they came to be there, etc. For this being a boardwalk attraction, and the amount of work it must take to upkeep, I enjoyed it thoroughly! But PLEASE, put paper towel machines near the touching pool as I had to walk around with a soaked arm for the rest of the exhibit. Brent, please email me if possible, I am not anything but a fan of the aquarium and an animal lover!
rissa_rats@yahoo.com

thanks :)

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I highly highly enjoyed this aquarium. I was there last year and enjoyed it and this year brought my family with me. Though the alligator enclosure seems small for lifetime of the alligators all the animals seemed healthy and happy, and stimulated! the reptile exhibits had objects in to keep them busy, and the fish tanks were large and not over stocked to me. I work at a petstore, and am very knowledgable in animal care, and being the nosy girl I am, I asked the employees questions.They DO NOT FEED live animals to any of the snakes except ONE that refuses pre killed. I am a rat owner and asked this question to make myself feel better about the snakes lol! There was only ONE eel in the HUGE tank and he was able to outstretch and move comfortably. The marmosets were itching, but i didnt see hair loss or other symptoms that come with mites, lice, etc, so its possible its just natural with them, but should be checked out! the iguanas looked healthy and well fed, as well as all the snakes and lizards. The lizards had trees and driftwood to aid in natural climbing instincts. the koi pond did STINK, but turtles and koi are messy animals and it may be hard to keep on top of it sometimes especially if they are fed often. I would like to email the owner if he could! would love to hear about some of the animals I saw! their histories, and how they came to be there, etc. For this being a boardwalk attraction, and the amount of work it must take to upkeep, I enjoyed it thoroughly! But PLEASE, put paper towel machines near the touching pool as I had to walk around with a soaked arm for the rest of the exhibit. Brent, please email me if possible, I am not anything but a fan of the aquarium and an animal lover!
rissa_rats@yahoo.com

thanks :)

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I saw these bad reviews and had to post. First I must say that most of these negative statements were at the very least great embellishments or too far in the past to have any relevance now. I have heard this aquarium has been rather despicable in the past, but it seems that it is still paying for its bad name now despite its dramatic turn around. Let me address these issues that have come up one by one.
The touch pool typically contains a Live nurse shark of about 2-3 feet which is well suited to its water requirements . Furthermore, we rotate our nurse sharks out through the year so that the same one is not in there for long periods of time. It is there because it is easy and safe for children to touch. It is also well monitored by staff. While nurse sharks may seem "listless or non-animated" sometimes, this is a natural behavior for them. They are bottom feeders, not open ocean swimmers, and they can be quite social in nature. Some purposely swim up to be pet.
As for the Marmosets, they are our most prized pets. We love them. There are 6 of them in an enclosure rated by the USDA for up to 10. They are checked frequently by our vet as well as the USDA. We clean, feed, and give them water daily (most days 2-3 times daily). To say we abuse them is unacceptable.
The Alligator enclosure is approximately 8x25 feet, which in accordance with the USDA is acceptable for our 3 alligators. They can soak in a pool that is approximately 8x8 feet and about 3 feet deep in which they can submerge completely. They do not lay in their own filth. They are not fed chicken neither dead nor alive. They are exclusively fed Mazuri Crocodilian diet, which unfortunately happens to have the appearance of feces. This food is designed specifically for them.
The Green Moray Eel is in a 900 gallon tank, which it has to itself.
The snakes are all healthy, and if they do get sick, they are removed from their enclosure and treated in hospital tanks located in our newly designed quarantine facility.
We do not feed live prey to our snakes in front of our guests. I am sure there was an extenuating circumstance if it did occur, and I apologize if it happened under my watch.
Since the end of the season last year I took over as the Manager of this establishment. I have worked VERY hard to turn this place around and feel that I have done a good job of it. I think many of you negative posters would be shocked with the changes in both the aquarium itself and the staff that operates it. We keep it very clean and well stocked with appropriately sized animals for their enclosure sizes.
Our animals are fed daily. Their enclosures are provided with fresh water daily as well. They are also cleaned daily. The place is mopped daily. Swept up daily. Make no mistake, it is a lot of work.
We do offer feeding of the Piranhas with live gold fish, which most people do enjoy. I can understand that some do not like it. You can??t please everyone, and I can take the heat for that. I try to please the majority. We also offer feeding of the Koi and red eared slider turtles as well as the alligators through a long tube.
I welcome any criticisms and suggestions as they will help me improve the place further. Don??t write this place off, it is far improved.
~Brent (Seaport Aquarium Manager)

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★★★★☆

I saw these bad reviews and had to post. First I must say that most of these negative statements were at the very least great embellishments or too far in the past to have any relevance now. I have heard this aquarium has been rather despicable in the past, but it seems that it is still paying for its bad name now despite its dramatic turn around. Let me address these issues that have come up one by one.
The touch pool typically contains a Live nurse shark of about 2-3 feet which is well suited to its water requirements . Furthermore, we rotate our nurse sharks out through the year so that the same one is not in there for long periods of time. It is there because it is easy and safe for children to touch. It is also well monitored by staff. While nurse sharks may seem "listless or non-animated" sometimes, this is a natural behavior for them. They are bottom feeders, not open ocean swimmers, and they can be quite social in nature. Some purposely swim up to be pet.
As for the Marmosets, they are our most prized pets. We love them. There are 6 of them in an enclosure rated by the USDA for up to 10. They are checked frequently by our vet as well as the USDA. We clean, feed, and give them water daily (most days 2-3 times daily). To say we abuse them is unacceptable.
The Alligator enclosure is approximately 8x25 feet, which in accordance with the USDA is acceptable for our 3 alligators. They can soak in a pool that is approximately 8x8 feet and about 3 feet deep in which they can submerge completely. They do not lay in their own filth. They are not fed chicken neither dead nor alive. They are exclusively fed Mazuri Crocodilian diet, which unfortunately happens to have the appearance of feces. This food is designed specifically for them.
The Green Moray Eel is in a 900 gallon tank, which it has to itself.
The snakes are all healthy, and if they do get sick, they are removed from their enclosure and treated in hospital tanks located in our newly designed quarantine facility.
We do not feed live prey to our snakes in front of our guests. I am sure there was an extenuating circumstance if it did occur, and I apologize if it happened under my watch.
Since the end of the season last year I took over as the Manager of this establishment. I have worked VERY hard to turn this place around and feel that I have done a good job of it. I think many of you negative posters would be shocked with the changes in both the aquarium itself and the staff that operates it. We keep it very clean and well stocked with appropriately sized animals for their enclosure sizes.
Our animals are fed daily. Their enclosures are provided with fresh water daily as well. They are also cleaned daily. The place is mopped daily. Swept up daily. Make no mistake, it is a lot of work.
We do offer feeding of the Piranhas with live gold fish, which most people do enjoy. I can understand that some do not like it. You can??t please everyone, and I can take the heat for that. I try to please the majority. We also offer feeding of the Koi and red eared slider turtles as well as the alligators through a long tube.
I welcome any criticisms and suggestions as they will help me improve the place further. Don??t write this place off, it is far improved.
~Brent (Seaport Aquarium Manager)

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Upon approaching the tank with the cute rabbit in it i saw a snake in there which was going to feed on the rabbit. I had 3 young children with me.. I have been to zoos and aquariums all over the usa and aquariums .. I have never saw this in any of them.. the 3 young children were terrorized by this .. When the staff was appraoached about the conditions there they did not care and said its natural that this aquarium is this way.. I know the state board of health has not been at this place ever.. It has never been cleaned and the condition overall is deplorable . I am contacting the spca and newspapers .. this place has to be shut down for good...All glass enclosures were very dirty - There wasnt anyfood there .. what do they starve there animals? There wasnt enough water for the sharks and stingrays .. The fish and turtle tank smelled really bad .. When asked when they were fed last time answer last month.. I cant believe the mayor of wildwood lets this happen .. Who is there to defend these creatures no one??????? I hope the local oficials do there jobs and close it down .. Look at all the bad reviews .. whats with the chickens in withe the alligators???really

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Upon approaching the tank with the cute rabbit in it i saw a snake in there which was going to feed on the rabbit. I had 3 young children with me.. I have been to zoos and aquariums all over the usa and aquariums .. I have never saw this in any of them.. the 3 young children were terrorized by this .. When the staff was appraoached about the conditions there they did not care and said its natural that this aquarium is this way.. I know the state board of health has not been at this place ever.. It has never been cleaned and the condition overall is deplorable . I am contacting the spca and newspapers .. this place has to be shut down for good...All glass enclosures were very dirty - There wasnt anyfood there .. what do they starve there animals? There wasnt enough water for the sharks and stingrays .. The fish and turtle tank smelled really bad .. When asked when they were fed last time answer last month.. I cant believe the mayor of wildwood lets this happen .. Who is there to defend these creatures no one??????? I hope the local oficials do there jobs and close it down .. Look at all the bad reviews .. whats with the chickens in withe the alligators???really

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This is one of the biggest rip offs that i have ever experienced. We paid 30 dollars for 4 people to experience animal abuse. The alligators were getting only enough water to get their skin wet. The sharks were laying on top of each other and the tanks werent monitored. Some of the tanks had things that arent even supposed to be in an aquarium. Just listen, THIS PLACE IS A RIP OFF! Go to other places on the boardwalk. Dont waste your money there.

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This is one of the biggest rip offs that i have ever experienced. We paid 30 dollars for 4 people to experience animal abuse. The alligators were getting only enough water to get their skin wet. The sharks were laying on top of each other and the tanks werent monitored. Some of the tanks had things that arent even supposed to be in an aquarium. Just listen, THIS PLACE IS A RIP OFF! Go to other places on the boardwalk. Dont waste your money there.

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Crap, crap, crap, and crap. I observed all the things listed above and in addition observed that they sell taxidermied alligator heads and puffed-up pufferfish - at the very least the alligator heads have to violate some protected species law.

Do not give them your money.

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Crap, crap, crap, and crap. I observed all the things listed above and in addition observed that they sell taxidermied alligator heads and puffed-up pufferfish - at the very least the alligator heads have to violate some protected species law.

Do not give them your money.

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Do not support this establishment! I am hoping that they are forced to shut down. Horrible conditions for the animals and very dirty. We went around noon on a Friday. The touch tanks are unmonitored and cruel......the marmosets are living in filth and and crocodiles (3 in a 8ft by 12 ft area) were lying in their own fecal matter in an empty cement pit. I took my family of 5 to visit 2 days ago and I am beating myself up for not demanding my money back then and there. I am contacting the NJSPCA today. Please do not suppport these types of establishments. Together, we can all make a difference.

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Do not support this establishment! I am hoping that they are forced to shut down. Horrible conditions for the animals and very dirty. We went around noon on a Friday. The touch tanks are unmonitored and cruel......the marmosets are living in filth and and crocodiles (3 in a 8ft by 12 ft area) were lying in their own fecal matter in an empty cement pit. I took my family of 5 to visit 2 days ago and I am beating myself up for not demanding my money back then and there. I am contacting the NJSPCA today. Please do not suppport these types of establishments. Together, we can all make a difference.

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After Reading all these negative reviews... a coupon in the hotel front desk got us to go... it was a real nice time... the shark is not a full size shark like from jaws but a smaller one but touching it was nice... all so got to touch a sea urchin, star fish and a sing ray... place was clean and they do offer to feed a goldfish to the piranhas or chicken to the crocodiles.. was a must do if I were to come back... not sure why everyone else is so negative.. its not a zoo but the little monkeys, turtles, and fish were fun to see also... (monkeys come right up to the window) were were there July 12th 2010 maybe it used to be bad, but its not now... Brent was there to help us bring the animals closer to be pet (my 5 year old has a limited reach) and he was a real nice person.... did not feel like the typical "give me you money and get out" you get from the NJ boardwalk...

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After Reading all these negative reviews... a coupon in the hotel front desk got us to go... it was a real nice time... the shark is not a full size shark like from jaws but a smaller one but touching it was nice... all so got to touch a sea urchin, star fish and a sing ray... place was clean and they do offer to feed a goldfish to the piranhas or chicken to the crocodiles.. was a must do if I were to come back... not sure why everyone else is so negative.. its not a zoo but the little monkeys, turtles, and fish were fun to see also... (monkeys come right up to the window) were were there July 12th 2010 maybe it used to be bad, but its not now... Brent was there to help us bring the animals closer to be pet (my 5 year old has a limited reach) and he was a real nice person.... did not feel like the typical "give me you money and get out" you get from the NJ boardwalk...

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There aren't enough words to describe the travesty that is this 'aquarium'. As many times as I've been to Wildwood, last week was my first and last time in their 'aquarium'. The problems are numerous with this facility and I do hope to get it shut down.

Upon entering, the lights were dim. When apporaching the touch tank, it contained animals (sharks and rays) that were listless and not moving. Touch tanks at other proper aquariums are full of animated creatures.

Then there was the pirahana tank. Nothing irked me more than the sign posted over the tank that said "buy me a goldfish for $3.99 and watch me eat it!".

Then there are the 2 nurse sharks in a tank that is entirely too small for their size, with no rocks or other sea life in it (real or fake).

The marmosets were doing nothing but scratching themselves uncontrolably. Surely someone that worked there should have had the sense to call the vet? I am 99% sure that this is not normal for those animals.

The 3 alligators are in an enclosure that is way to small to accomodate their size...2 of them were in a 'pool' that caused them to overlap each other.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY SUPPORTING SOMETHING THAT IS THIS DESPICABLE!

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There aren't enough words to describe the travesty that is this 'aquarium'. As many times as I've been to Wildwood, last week was my first and last time in their 'aquarium'. The problems are numerous with this facility and I do hope to get it shut down.

Upon entering, the lights were dim. When apporaching the touch tank, it contained animals (sharks and rays) that were listless and not moving. Touch tanks at other proper aquariums are full of animated creatures.

Then there was the pirahana tank. Nothing irked me more than the sign posted over the tank that said "buy me a goldfish for $3.99 and watch me eat it!".

Then there are the 2 nurse sharks in a tank that is entirely too small for their size, with no rocks or other sea life in it (real or fake).

The marmosets were doing nothing but scratching themselves uncontrolably. Surely someone that worked there should have had the sense to call the vet? I am 99% sure that this is not normal for those animals.

The 3 alligators are in an enclosure that is way to small to accomodate their size...2 of them were in a 'pool' that caused them to overlap each other.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY SUPPORTING SOMETHING THAT IS THIS DESPICABLE!

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Agreeing with GuestyM before me, their reptiles are sick, their fish are either shoved in tanks that are far too small, or have a bunch of huge tanks with no fish. They have three large green moray eels shoved in a tiny tank, and then six small pet store tropicals in a huge tank directly across from them. When asked why, I was given the answer, "Eels only need two feet of space." If this is the case, I will place a full grown moray into my 20 gallon aquarium. She also said the reason that the big tank was practically empty was because a disease wiped the tank out. The touch tank had absolutely no one watching it, and there was no place to clean your hands before or after touching the animals, and the only thing to dry your hands with was a gross beach towel. They had two full grown nurse sharks in a very very small tank, and their alligators didn't have nearly a big enough water area. Their land area was covered in astro turf. All the facts on the animals were wrong, and some of the animals were even labeled as different animals. Most of their reptiles had respitory infections. The only thing that looked alright were the marmosets, and someone should take them away before they ruin those too. Please, PLEASE do not support this aquarium.

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Agreeing with GuestyM before me, their reptiles are sick, their fish are either shoved in tanks that are far too small, or have a bunch of huge tanks with no fish. They have three large green moray eels shoved in a tiny tank, and then six small pet store tropicals in a huge tank directly across from them. When asked why, I was given the answer, "Eels only need two feet of space." If this is the case, I will place a full grown moray into my 20 gallon aquarium. She also said the reason that the big tank was practically empty was because a disease wiped the tank out. The touch tank had absolutely no one watching it, and there was no place to clean your hands before or after touching the animals, and the only thing to dry your hands with was a gross beach towel. They had two full grown nurse sharks in a very very small tank, and their alligators didn't have nearly a big enough water area. Their land area was covered in astro turf. All the facts on the animals were wrong, and some of the animals were even labeled as different animals. Most of their reptiles had respitory infections. The only thing that looked alright were the marmosets, and someone should take them away before they ruin those too. Please, PLEASE do not support this aquarium.

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Gross place, don't go. They take pictures outside with Columbian Boa Constictors, 2 out of the 3 there CLEARLY have respiratory infections due to improper humidity levels. I brought it to the guys attention, and they clearly all know and don't care about the animals at all.

They also have tons of other unsatisfactory situations for their reptiles, not to mention half of their fish tanks are empty and algae-filled or only have fish you would see at the Petsmart down the block from me. Really the only good exhibit were the Pygmy Marmosets - they were adorable and looked really happy, unlike any of the other animals in the place. Their cage was also clean, bravo Seaport Aquarium. It's really surprising that they were able to keep up their primates when all of the other cages were dirty and the animals clearly neglected.

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Gross place, don't go. They take pictures outside with Columbian Boa Constictors, 2 out of the 3 there CLEARLY have respiratory infections due to improper humidity levels. I brought it to the guys attention, and they clearly all know and don't care about the animals at all.

They also have tons of other unsatisfactory situations for their reptiles, not to mention half of their fish tanks are empty and algae-filled or only have fish you would see at the Petsmart down the block from me. Really the only good exhibit were the Pygmy Marmosets - they were adorable and looked really happy, unlike any of the other animals in the place. Their cage was also clean, bravo Seaport Aquarium. It's really surprising that they were able to keep up their primates when all of the other cages were dirty and the animals clearly neglected.

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This little aquarium is by no means comaparable to Baltinmore's, BUT for Wildwood it's something to visit. It compliments a day at the beach with the kids very well, because we all know how the ocean inspires so many questions in little ones. Has a decent size petting pool with nurse sharks and sting rays. As well as a mini galleria of various species of sharks. Great for the kids and adds variety to a family vacation at the shore.

PROS: Very unique to the area, gives families more things to experience
CONS: Wish it was larger

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★★★★☆

This little aquarium is by no means comaparable to Baltinmore's, BUT for Wildwood it's something to visit. It compliments a day at the beach with the kids very well, because we all know how the ocean inspires so many questions in little ones. Has a decent size petting pool with nurse sharks and sting rays. As well as a mini galleria of various species of sharks. Great for the kids and adds variety to a family vacation at the shore.

PROS: Very unique to the area, gives families more things to experience
CONS: Wish it was larger

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