Sharkbait Reef By SEALIFE

Take a trip to the briny depths at the Alton Towers Resort's very own SEALIFE Centre! Come face to face with the fantastic and mysterious creatures that lurk in our big blue oceans in this spectacular attraction...

Things to see and do

Sharkbait Reef offers many experiences and fun adventures for all the family!

  • Take a trip through the Ocean Tank Tunnel where you can meet the inhabitants on their own level. Guests travel through a glass tunnel which takes them beneath thousands of gallons of water, along the tank floor.
  • Enjoy a real hands on experience in the UK's only Tropical Interactive Pool, where the shrimps and other creatures will be more than obliged to give you a manicure!
  • View over 200 different species of fish and creatures, including rays, eels, sea-horses, and sharks!

Attraction History

Sharkbait Reef opened in 2009, a year after the rest of the Mutiny Bay. The addition bought SEALIFE to Alton Towers, inviting guests to take a trip through the depths of our ocean, and gaze in wonder at the amazing sea creatures on display.

For the 2010 season the park added a Th13teen themed tank within Sharkbait Reef. Boasting yet more fish and creatures this tank was even complete with it's own mini Th13teen rollercoaster!

In 2011 SEALIFE made even more additions to the attraction, as with their main centers. 2011 saw twelve new Japanese Spider crabs make the Alton Towers Resort their home, in a new area of the SEALIFE Centre known as Skeleton Bay.

Attraction Stats

28th March 2009
Opens at
Park Open
Closes at
Park Close
Opened On
28th March 2009
£4 million