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Marineland Waterpark, Antibes

Family day out on the Côte d'Azur with sea life and swimming

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Four parks in one... Marineland, Kid's Island, Adventure Golf and Aquasplash. You can buy a ticket for one or more of these parks and make your way between them.

This is the largest marine zoo in Europe, located on the Côte d'Azur it has all the usual suspects, with shows from orcas, sea lions and dolphins. There are currently, and somewhat controversially, four orcas kept here, and they will be the last orcas to be kept in captivity in France following the 2017 ban.

In addition to the shows you can visit the penguins, polar bears and the aquarium which has a 'shark tunnel' running through it, allowing visitors to get close to sand tiger sharks, sandbar sharks and stingrays.

Marineland: Dolphins, killer whales, sea lions, penguins and more. Plus a shark tunnel, tropical aquarium and the museum collection. Plenty for all the family to enjoy.

Kid's Island: Face painting, pony rides, playing sheriff, splash battle and an amazing high up Urban Adventure course, great for kids and to release the inner kid in everyone else.

Adventure Golf: Three 18-hole courses designed and based around the Jules Verne novels: The Mysterious Island, Five Weeks in a Balloon and Journey to the Centre of the Earth. With various levels of difficulty this is the perfect family activity.

Aquasplash: The perfect water park with slides, thrills and spills to scare and delight. Take a leisurely ride down the magic river or challenge your friends to a splash battle. A good way to cool off.

It's a great place for a family day out where the children will be sure to enjoy themselves. 

Worth knowing

Electric scooters are available to hire from the Marineland reception, however, it's not possible to reserve them in advance. There are also activities you can book for a surcharge, such as meet the dolphins, meet the sea lions, or meet the sharks, as well as dinner shows.


A8 motorway towards Nice: Exit at Antibes (exit 44), follow signs for Sophia Antipolis and then Marineland.
A8 motorway towards Cannes: Exit at Villeneuve-Loubet (exit 47), follow signs for Sophia Antipolis and then Marineland.

When to come

Normally closed for part of January and February, but open throughout the rest of the year. Check their website for specific dates and opening times.

How to get passes

You can buy your ticket at the park entrance or if you wish to get it in advance then you can also purchase them from your local Carrefour or FNAC ticket agent. If you wish to purchase your ticket via the internet then you can do so on the Marineland website.



Map of the surrounding area