Guided Tours S.E.A. Aquarium

Everyone loves skipping the queues, especially when one goes on a holiday and visits theme parks and other major tourist attractions. We went for a VIP tour at Disneyland Hong Kong a few years back, and we loved the perks! There were no queues, and we got to go “behind the scenes” with our guide. The great news is that there are similar tours in Universal Studios Singapore and at the S.E.A Aquarium. The Aquarium?!? You need a special tour of the Aquarium?

Yes! Most of us will think that there is not much value in a guided tour of the Aquarium, as after all, a fish is a fish (You can sense my love for Marine life…). However, I was pleasantly surprised at what I learnt from the VIP tour at the S.E.A Aquarium.


The VIP Guided tour was even made more special as it was Halloween season, and we got to see the aquarium all decked out with skeletons, pumpkins and with various mystical characters from the deep. In case you are wondering, kids will get to explore 12 “Trick or Treat” stations where they will get to have fun with Art and Craft materials, and games where they get to discover more about the Marine Eco-system. 🙂

trick or treat

Besides the skipping of queues for the experiential exhibits like the “starfish tank”, the highlight of the Guided Tour at the S.E.A Aquarium was that we got to go “behind the scenes”, to discover how the Aquarium staff made everything possible. Unfortunately, cameras were not allowed on this stage of the tour, but here is a run-down of a few fun things which we did.


We got to see how they bred and nurtured different species such as sea horses, jelly fishes and corals. From the Nursery tanks, we got to see how jelly fishes looked like from birth, how they were fed, and how they grew to maturity. Incidentally, Jelly fishes only have a life span of 2 years and they are made of 95% water. So they evaporate if you leave them out in the sun to dry (You can say that I learnt something from the tour as well! 🙂

The kids and myself also learnt about coral formation and how they were protected within the coral eco-system. It was interesting to note that only some fish tanks had authentic corals, while other corals were mainly decorative. Our journey was made even made more complete with our aquarium guide, who guided us along our whole journey, and made sure that we did not get lost in the crowds.

naming fish

The kids also enjoyed feeding the fishes in the big aquarium tanks, and the transfer of knowledge we got from interacting with the guide was priceless. We also got to find out funny “Trivia Facts” where we discovered fishes which change sex upon sexual maturity. Yes! They turn from female to male!

Isn’t that an OMG kind of fish!

Knowledge such as this, cannot be gained while walking through the aquarium.


aquarium sentosa

If you are looking to sign up for a tour, here is some information:

For a 3 Hour Guided Tour, Adults are priced at $88, Kids are at $58.(Each Ticket holder gets a $10 Meal rebate voucher)

To find out more information, head on down to the Resort World Sentosa Website.

And there are FREE tickets to Giveaway, in the S.E.A Aquarium Instagram Contest! 

All you need to do is to Share your experience at the S.E.A. Aquarium! Take your best spooky themed photo or video at S.E.A. Aquarium during the Spooky Seas month. Strike a scary pose next to any of the fascinating marine animals. EG. Take a picture of the toothy wolffish or video the fierce looking sawfish and post them on Instagram to win prizes.

Here’s what you need to do:

Step 1: Follow RWS on Instagram @rwsentosa

Step 2 : Take a photo/ video with Spooky Sea theme at S.E.A. Aquarium.

Step 3 : Post your photo/video on Instagram  and tag #seaaquarium.

Contest Period:

1 October – 16 November 2014


Each photo winner will receive 2 tickets to a Ray Bay Experience (with complimentary Adventure Cove Waterpark entry), worth $148.

Each video winner will receive 2 tickets to a Sea Trek Experience, worth $476.

Terms and Conditions apply.

(Photos taken were courtesy of Nikon Cameras)


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