Night At The Aquarium

Exploris Aquarium

The Rope Walk, Castle Street
Co. Down
BT22 1NZ

Do things go bump in the aquarium at night? Well now is your chance to find out with our new alternative night out – Night at the Aquarium!

Your evening will begin with a delicious 2 course meal using locally sourced ingredients at the beautiful Portaferry hotel. The hotel overlooks the shores of Strangford Lough which makes it a magnificent setting for evening dinner!

After dinner you will arrive at Exploris Aquarium for a fascinating guided tour of Northern Ireland’s only aquarium. The lantern lit tour will allow you to explore just a fraction of the amazing animals found in oceans, globally and a lot closer to home.

Your tour guide led experience will allow you to delve deep into the UK water – which although you may find grey, dark and boring they are home to thousands of species. In fact over 2000 species have been recorded in Strangford Lough.

After exploring the waters around you, you will welcomed to our tropical beaches were you will see displays of fish from as far away as Australia! Be wowed with our large ocean tank as our black tip reef sharks circle above your head and visit the seal sanctuary to hear more about the important work Exploris Aquarium does with vulnerable and injured seal pups.

No visit to the aquarium is complete without saying hello to our snappy croc Sobek before entering the dark depths of the rainforest which is filled with snakes, geckos, lizards and dragons to name a few! If you are feeling brave enough there will be an opportunity for a meet and greet with one of these wonderful reptilian creatures!



Mains8oz Award Winning Steak Burger, Irish Cheddar, Smoked Streaky Bacon, Fries & Salad GarnishCrispy Chicken Goujons, Garlic Aioli, Baby Leaf Salad & FriesPortavogie Cod, Tartar Sauce, Mushy Peas, ChipsVegetarian / Vegan Dish of the Day


Chocolate House Pavlova, Red Fruits, Fresh CreamWarm Chocolate Fudge Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream


MainsHomemade Chicken GoujonsHomemade Battered FishSausages (2)

Served with Chips or Mash


Bowl of Ice-creamKids Chocolate Fudge Cake

Ticket holders must be seated in the restaurant at Portaferry Hotel by 7pm. Tour at Exploris Aquarium will commence at 8.15pm approx.

Entry by ticket only | Tickets are strictly non-transferable and non-refundable.

Entrance Fee

Child £20 | Adult £28