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Sea Life Park Hawaii

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Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
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+1 866-393-5158
09:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 16:30
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 for an hour or two.

We went for the big dolphin show at noon and the Dolphin Excursion at 3:45. Nice park. Dolphin show at noon was the best of the park shows. Did NOT need another 3 hours after the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2014
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014 via mobile

We went for the big dolphin show at noon and the Dolphin Excursion at 3:45. Nice park. Dolphin show at noon was the best of the park shows. Did NOT need another 3 hours after the show to wait for our dolphin swim. Not enough to do for that long. This is a great park to tour for an hour,... More 

Thank Merriman94
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77 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

We came to swim with the dolphins here, which was pretty fun and our first time to do that so of course we were thrilled. The park itself is just ok. In my opinion they should do some updating to make it more inviting to people. However the views from the park are wonderful! You can take in the sights... More 

Thank Auannmarie
Spanish Fork, Utah
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

we decided to play with the sea lions and it was great. we ended up being the only two in the group so we were able to do a lot with the sea lions. The only downside is that it rained the day we went so we were not able to play with the dolphins as we had hoped.

Thank danmcclain
Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2014

I really enjoyed Sea Life Park. My only major complaint is that the sea turtle habitat is so tiny - it made me sad. They had 15+ full grown sea turtles in a very, very tiny open pool that was only about 3 feet deep in the deepest part. These turtles deserve a better enclosure! That being said, I really... More 

2 Thank Sarah H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Our daughter wanted to swim with the dolphins. It was $154 plus tax. Combined with the long bus ride($750) $30 entrance fee for my husband and myself plus the fact that there is really nothing there, u would be better off spending the additional money for dolphin quest in Waikiki. Most of the exhibits were "under construction" and the rest... More 

1 Thank Kim92956
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Sea Life Park in Hawaii is a fun place to visit. We go there each time we visit Hawaii. We love the sweet animals; we love the majestic scenery. Truly this is one of the most beautiful places you will find in Oahu complete with the glorious blue/purple sea and stunning Rabbit Island. Be sure to try the great food... More 

Thank TheDoctorsAreIn
Van Wyck, South Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Great shows that are family friendly. We had a dolphin encounter that involved a toddler and the staff was very helpful in accommodating us. Kids loved the dolphins and the penguins

Thank Lorrie A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Children 13 or over can be alone n the pool. Under 13 must have an adult in the pool with them. We chose The Royal Dolphin Swim so that our granddaughters could swim with 2 Dolphins at the same time. Of course, this is the most expensive, but is worth it. Those that swam with one Dolphin seemed to enjoy... More 

Thank Phyllis M
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2014

The dolphin show was fun to watch and the different sea life exhibits were great to see, but the real fun swimming with the dolphins and the diving in the shark tank.

1 Thank Kevin C
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155 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Sea Life Park Hawaii is not as big/extensive as Sea World but it offers the unique attraction of swimming with and kissing their resident, hybrid whale-dolphin (wolphin) for $125.00. If one wants to ride the dolphins, it's $325 per person-prices are as of this writing. Great for families with small children or teenagers who want close encounters with tamed, lovable,... More 

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