The Riverwatch Aquarium is a public aquarium in the city of Derry. Ideal for a family activity, the site offers a real dive in the heart of the local aquatic fauna and flora. You’ll be able to experience the world of the River Foyle and Carlingford Lough! Icing on the cake: free entry!
Visit the Riverwatch Aquarium
An aquarium in the middle of Derry!
If you ever want to take a break from exploring the city of Derry, then don’t miss the Riverwatch Aquarium. There you will discover incredible aquatic species, as well as detailed explanations of the rarest specimens!
On the program, black places, crabs, starfish, freshwater and sea fish… Enough to fill your eyes with excitement, all in enchantingly decorated aquariums, divided into several zones!
Also, you will have the choice between :
the Deep Sea : here, this area is dedicated to deep sea species living at great depths. Strange species that are no less fascinating!
The Lakes exhibit: an area dedicated to the people living in Irish lakes! Magnificent species, which are the envy of fishermen!
the Lough exhibit: an area dedicated to underwater wildlife. You will admire magnificent rays, eels and lobsters!
the Rockpool exhibit : this area is rather dedicated to shellfish. You will be able to have fun in front of the astonishing shape of shrimps, periwinkles, or even hermit crabs.
The River exhibit: this area offers an overview of freshwater species. Salmon, pike… You will then have a good idea of what populates the Irish lakes and rivers!
The aquariums are very well maintained, and the guides are rather friendly. Some activities for children are also proposed to brighten up their visit!