Marineland Antibes, marine animal park
Marineland Antibes, on the Cote d'Azur, is the largest marine park in Europe. In an area of 25 ha, you can find over 4000 marine animals. There are killer whales, dolphins, sea lions, polar bears, sharks and many other species. The highlight of the visit is of course the show with dolphins, killer whales and sea lions. If you want to and are brave enough, it is even possible to go into the water with the dolphins, sea lions or sharks.
Bottlenose dolphins at Marineland Antibes
The beautiful dolphins show off their skills every day, even in the evenings during the summer months. In an oval basin and two basins in the back, they jump metres high, neatly aligned.
Sea lions at Marineland
There are three different stays for the sea lions. There is a different species in every stay: the Californian sea lions, Patagonian sea lions and Steller sea lions. The latter are the greatest. They may get up to 270 kg and 3 metres long. There is a nice pool where they give their shows to the delight of the audience.
Polar Bears in Marineland
For several years, polar bears have been living in Marineland. Their territory consists of three parts where they can swim to their heart's content. You can even see them underwater through a glass wall.
Killer whales at Marineland
There are five killer whales at Marineland. Four were born in the park. The oldest is from Iceland. The animals live in five basins containing about 44 million litres of water from the Mediterranean Sea. The basins are 5 to 11 metres deep. Impressive performances are given daily.
Sharks at Marineland
The various species of sharks swim in a special shark tunnel of 30 metres long: Sand Tiger Shark, Nurse Shark and other species.
Penguins at Marineland
In the so-called Antartica-life portion of Marineland you can find the penguins. From behind a large glass wall you can see them well. The king penguin lives there, just like Gentoo Penguin, the Rock Penguin and several other variants.
Aquarium at Marineland
In a separate aquarium, there are several species of fish in various shapes and sizes. There is a shark tank and stay for large and small turtles.
In a separate part of the park is a large swimming pool and a wild-west-park. The whole forms a tourist attraction in the Cote d'Azur region.
- Beautiful park with all kinds of shows with animals you never see: killer whales, sea lions, dolphins. You can see turtles, polar bears, penguins. But also sharks, etc;
- Had a fun day at Marineland! It's convenient to buy your ticket online at the Marineland site, you can often find special offers here. It also saves time waiting in line. Especially the killer whale show was impressive as well as the shark aquarium;
- Our kids had a blast from early morning until late in the evening