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Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
Phone Number:
+1 866-393-5158
09:30 - 16:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Sea Life Park, Hawaii's marine life comes alive in a dazzling display that...

Sea Life Park, Hawaii's marine life comes alive in a dazzling display that will entertain and delight visitors. Located just 15 miles from Waikiki, on Oahu's beautiful and scenic Makapuu Point, Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and breathtaking Makapuu Beach. See dolphins swim, sea lions sing, and penguins perform in this magical place by the sea.

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Fun little park

The highlight would be the dolphin shows. We got there at noon and the show starts at 12:30pm. Parking is $5 and it was full when we got there. It was awesome to see dolphin swim... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The highlight would be the dolphin shows. We got there at noon and the show starts at 12:30pm. Parking is $5 and it was full when we got there. It was awesome to see dolphin swim and our three years old love it. The park itself is small but the coast line is breathtaking! We also watched the sea lion... More 

Thank CP_PDX
Coombabah, Australia
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went on waikiki trolley to park.nice ride out there. Great scenery and some stops for photo shots. Got out at park stop. Around 40 each adult. Not worth the money.. small park. A few attractions were closed. Unless you wanted to spend hundreds of dollars to swim with the dolphins, i would give this park a miss. Looks very tired... More 

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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I feel a little bad about my "average" rating above. Let me explain: The park is small, not exactly Sea World but still interesting for kids. I would allow 1-2 hours to see the sea lion show, let the kids pet the little turtles, go into the bird enclosure and see the dolphin show. Other than that there isn't much... More 

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Poulsbo, Washington
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We did Sealife park with our Go-Oahu card and also did the dolphin experience. The dolphin time was really cool, but we were extremely underwhelmed by the park. Just not much of interest to our family besides the dolphin time.

Thank sgrap
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We combined our visit here with the Chiefs Luau that night which is held in an open arena to the south of the Sea Life Park. The Sea Life Park has featured in so many TV shows and movies that it was on the list of "must dos". However by combining our evening Luau with the Sea Life Park meant... More 

Thank 917Time
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took our 3 yr old here the other day. Was so excited leading up to our dolphin encounter experience. Found the price expensive for what you were given and the place needs a huge makeover. Walkways are horrible. Cracked pavement and uneven and not the cleanest park by any means. In water experience was lacking. They separated the children from... More 

Thank Michelle P
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

My family and I participated in one of the dolphin encounters on our trip to Hawaii. It was absolutely amazing. The trainer with us (Stephanie) was kind, funny, and very knowledgeable about the animals. It was very clear how much she loves dolphins (and marine life) as well as what she does for a living. She was concerned with our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

My three year old is obsessed with sharks. When you enter this place, you walk through a cave aquarium full of sharks. Might be his favourite thing ever. We got tickets on the Black Friday sale, so two annual memberships were cheaper than a usual single entry or thereabouts - might be a bit pricey generally considering the size of... More 

1 Thank DJProfessorK
West Valley City, Utah
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I am giving this a rating of very good due to doing the dolphin encounter. There is not a lot to see here since it is pretty small. We did the Oahu card with this and saved a lot of money. The exhibits are small with very few animals. They had a cage with lovebirds and cockatiels you could feed... More 

Thank Sean L
Bay City, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

They have a very nice dolphin show and a turtle exhibit that I felt was too small for the number of turtles they have there. The price was comparative to other park prices but it is not a MUST SEE unless you just have too much time on your hands and need a half day fill in, time there plus... More 

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