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Sea Life Park Hawaii

#5 of 17 things to do in Waimanalo Features Animals
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 - 16:30
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 4 days ago

Sea Life Park is a very small aqaurium but worth a few hours to enjoy. The programs are informative and fun, the employees friendly and helpful.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

In past years we have visited Sea Life Park and really enjoyed it. It had unique shows that were not like standard sea world shows. We especially liked the dolphin show with the outrigger, the walrus and feeding the see lions. We were very disappointed...More

Thank Eileen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This facility is in need of repair/maintenance. Great format and offerings, but physical facilities need paint, etc. The Bird Man, with his parrots and whatever other birds was a big disappointment and this dissatisfaction overshadowed all other attractions. The Bird Man was insulting to us...More

1  Thank RoadWarriorWalt
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this place because it was the landmark for the luau we attended. I am sadly disappointed. This place is not well kept and the dolphins were almost non-existent. On the bright side, we got good pictures but save your money and use it...More

Thank Staci M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Poor daulphins and whales... not well taken care of. dont encourage these places. Spend your money somewhere else

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a day here during our week vacation. The park is bigger than i thought it would be. My husband and I enjoyed the bird exhibit. Feeding the birds and having them land on your hand and head is a fun experience. The shark...More

Thank 1rebeca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for the dolphin encounter (something I've always wanted to do) and it truly was an amazing experience. With that being said, the rest of the visit was super disappointing and I felt completely ripped off. The park itself is...More

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went sort of expecting Sea World (especially with the admission fee) - its not The seals/sea lions look very sad to be in such small/concrete enclosures. There was no shade over the seats at the Dolphin show and it was at 12.30pm (ie full...More

1  Thank travellingirl153
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a gorgeous, fantastic place! Incredible setting. Swam with dolphins, amazing experience and education for kids and adults. Sadly sea lion experience was not available...but we still had opportunity to feed them. Well worth the price and time.

1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Disclaimer: Make sure you do not plan a SCUBA excursion within twelve hours of flying out! You can't fly with nitrogen in your system like that. More on that later. Keep reading. This is a very modestly sized park. They rehabilitate numerous animals here. Great...More

Thank Jericha D
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Toby V
I'm bringing my future wife for a royal dolphin swim on our honeymoon. I really want to get stacks of photos but we are doing the swim at the same time. I will be happy to pay for a couple of professional photos but I'm wondering if they will allow us to bring one go pro in the water and hand it to each other when we have our own goes? Thanks all
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
We are arriving from England at the beginning of April and We are planning a visit to your park w/c 10th April and have purchased Go Oahu cards for our family. I would like to book this ahead of our visit (ie asap) so that the availability is available for all 5 of us. I've read in an answer to a simular question that you require the go oahu card/voucher number when booking, does booking/reserving our spaces for the dolphin encouter activate our 14 days that we have to use our cards? Also are there options to upgrade or add on extra experiences as a good price? Thank you
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
Susan F
I would like to know if Pink's is still open.
1 April 2016|
Response from Sea_Life_Park_Admin | Property representative |
Aloha Susan F, yes it is M-SU 10AM-3:30PM. Come by! Mahalo.