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Sea Life Park Hawaii

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41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
+1 866-393-5158
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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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  • Average21%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
+1 866-393-5158
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like the Sea Life Park. It's much smaller than other aquariums/aquatic "theme parks", but there's still a lot to see, with great animals. The aviary, The birds are so beautiful and friendly. It's a great experience and I loved taking my family there..

1  Thank DaveHom1796
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a smaller, quaint water park that we've visited in the past. Easily accessible, located on the eastern part of Oahu. Also conveniently to Sandy Beach. They have quite allot to offer: dolphin show, sea lion education, swimming with the dolphins and/or sea lions,...More

Thank Avid_traveler0710
Reviewed 1 week ago

The park itself was quite boring. There isn't much to see. We did the Dolphin Encounter as a part of our premium attraction for the Go Oahu Pass. When you sign in for your encounter they give you wrist bands with a number 1 or...More

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove to the Sea Life Park to participate in the Dolphin Encounter where you get in the water with a dolphin and a small group of people and the trainer educates you about the dolphin and you are able to touch and have photographs...More

Thank Alibabe_13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was small but interesting, has a nice walk in aviary, lots of parrot type of birds, which you can feed for free. It's an interactive place,so makes it a little different . Has a dolphins , seal and Sealife show and shark tank..

1  Thank Helenmarj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i didnt have high hopes for this park after reading some reviews but decided to give it a go as were got the combo deal with chiefs luau. im so glad we went. our 4 year olds had a ball. feeding the birds was a...More

1  Thank Lozman26
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Every one here was very nice, the park was a bit small but the exhibits were great. The dolphin encounter was so good, I did it with my daughter and she loved it. In addition, the turtle and sea lion feeding were lots of fun,...More

1  Thank daisybrooklyn3
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a small sea life aquarium. I bought a great deal but I would be really disappointed if I had to pay the whole price. I think it is really small. Maybe in less than an hour you can walk it all. The only...More

Thank yaringa
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I visited Sea World Orlando in Fall 2013. Though Sea Life Park Hawaii cannot compare by size and number of attractions, it serves the local community well regarding native marine education and to some extent, culture of the islands. Both the Dolphin Encounter program and...More

2  Thank ingrandolph
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Don't expect a huge water park with lots of shows here. Expect some educational opportunities to learn about Oahu's marine animals. The staff are friendly and care about the park and the animals.

1  Thank BubbleMarker
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Rosie N
20 September 2017|
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Response from Charlene C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rosie, During my Encounter, they do not allow you to bring your own camera. They take photos for you however they are quite expensive. $18 per photo. There were about 12 guests in our group. They really only let you take... More
Toby V
2 April 2017|
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Response from Chinaman70 | Reviewed this property |
They do allow friends and family to take as many photos as you want. The trainer will take photos for you but not sure about go-pro. Good luck!
Charlotte C
3 March 2017|
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Response from sgrap | Reviewed this property |
No, we booked ahead of time but the cards are not activated until you actually use them the first time on the island. I do not remember options to upgrade, but we weren't looking for any. They do sell the pictures they... More