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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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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 3 days ago via mobile

Entertaining shows which my 2 year old loved but the exhibits were very small and rather run down so for the price you pay (parking is in addition to entry) it becomes a rather over-priced day out. Spectacular scenic views along the drive from Waikiki...More

Thank kiddole
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the kids here to see the Hawaiian sea life. The park is a bit run down but looks like they are doing some renovations on the exhibits. I still can't decide if it was worth the ticket price. The dolphin show was cool, the...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dolphin encounter was well worth the money!!! a memory my girls will never forget!!! The rest of the park is great as well! the shows kept you captivated and interested and it was just neat seeing all the different animals! did not make it to...More

Thank Darnell H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to Sea Life Park on May 23, arrived about 11:00 am. We arrived just a bit too late to watch the release of the baby sea turtles back to the ocean. Waited a little bit to watch the Sea Lion show. The show...More

Thank TheoHonolulu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea Life Park has been around since the 1960s. The park is a bit dated in appearance and admission fees are pricy, especially if you plan to swim with the dolphins. They do offer local resident rates, yearly passes and occasional specials. The location is...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived about an hour before they closed. We weren't planning on going there that day but ended up in the area. We still had a great time seeing one show. The seals really know how to boogie! We were able to walk around and...More

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bird feeding aviary was the highlight of the day. Beyond that it was meh. Really geared to little kids and people who have never seen fish. Or should I say sea life beyond their dinner plate. Found that our trip to Turtle Beach was...More

Thank AlexanderCat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited with our family of five (kids 14,11 and 10) in April 2017. The kids did the basic dolphin encounter which they thoroughly enjoyed. There were 10 people in the group with one dolphin and the entire session lasts about 30-40 minutes where you...More

Thank Tony F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Also a bit expensive for the amount of things that there are to do ... they have really based the park around people doing sessions with the dolphins etc ... if you don't do that then its potentially going to be a bit flat. Miss...More

Thank Delia G
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Ok let's start with the positives, the kids did the dolphin Adventure, it was a fantastic experience 2) The bird enclosure was awesome great to be able to feed the birds 3) The feeding of the fish was cool . Negatives : 1) Photos are...More

2  Thank Brett H
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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
Rachel A
Were you aware of the 124 dolphins that have died in their care since opening? Did it affect your choice to swim the dolphins at this park? Did they say anything about these deaths or that they've made improvements since them?
7 September 2016|
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Response from HollisThessa | Reviewed this property |
You can go through the Marine Mammal Inventory it's all public information through the Freedom Of Information Act. You can find a link to it on Ceta-Base or Keiko Conservation recently made a poster of all 124 cetaceans with... More