Covid-19 Measures

Due to state and local guidance, Coastal Reef Aquariums will be closed to walk in traffic. Following state and local guidance of no more than 4 people inside of a 1,000 sq. ft. retail store, we will allow walk-ins if we don't have any other customers in the store. Lee and TJ and the store will continue to be available, but primarily by appointment only. If you know what you want/need, we are offering curb side pick up and we are offering free delivery within 15 miles of the shop.

If you're experiencing any symptoms or think you may have had contact with some who is, please inform us during your scheduling. You can schedule your no contact delivery by contacting us by phone, email, or Facebook Messenger to schedule your time or for any additional questions. We will resume regular hours at the earliest possible time.


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Recent google reviews

I love this store. Highly knowledgeable, friendly, and supportive. Top notch customer service, they go far above and beyond...

Brandon L.

 Absolutely must stop! Great place, people, and beautiful corals...The prices are very reasonable and the store is always clean! Not only that Tj and Lee will educate you on how to maintain and feed your pets...

Ryan G.

Fish are healthy, clean tanks and best of all...honest advice and tips for newbies and the experienced. Thanks guys!

Helen H.

If you haven’t been to Coastal Reef in the last 12 months, you haven’t been to Coastal Reef Aquariums. Ever since the new owners TJ and Lee took over, it’s a whole new business...

Mike M.

This is the best place in town for all your saltwater needs! Tj and his staff are very knowledgeable. They have great prices always lots to choose from and they can always get stuff that you dont see there by ordering it!

Dustin W.

Very knowledgeable, helpful, and courteous. Very well maintained tanks .

Justin C.

No other store, including the fish room, has corals and fish of this quality for such low prices! Great customer service and advice!

Sandra H.

The owners of this aquarium store are extremely knowledgeable and willing to help you get started in the hobby. We took my 12 year old son there to get some advice about starting his reef tank and they spent an hour answering his questions and giving him wonderful advice. I really appreciated their patience and their enthusiasm...

Kristin A.

They have an awesome saltwater set up! Plus both owners are very knowledgable and willing to answer all of our questions. We haven't ventured into the saltwater world yet but plan to in the future...if you do saltwater aquariums this is an awesome place! 

Eliza B.

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Location & Hours

1994 Eastwood Road Suite 300
Wilmington, NC 28403

Phone: 910-839-3002

Mon 12 - 7pm

Tuesday - CLOSED

Wed 12 - 7pm

Thur 12 - 7pm

Fri 12 - 7pm

Saturday, 11am - 7pm
Sunday, 12 - 6pm

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