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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.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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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 3 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank ingrandolph
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank BubbleMarker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I already got the privilege to swim with a dolphin 6 years prior, but my son has not. I asked him if he wanted to give this a try and at first he was hesitant, but then decided to swim with them. He loved it...More

Thank teenster3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Hawaii for our honeymoon. Swimming with dolphin has always been on my bucket list. I am so happy we booked with this company. I booked the Experience excursion and the other people who booked the same timeslot made the experience...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Why the park management allows a bird guy to strong arm children idk... ruined our trip there as he was extremely forceful and aggressive about getting $1 from my daughter! We didn't even want any pictures with his birds but he choose to try and...More

1  Thank John S
Sea_Life_Park_Admin, Manager at Sea Life Park Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha John S, Thank you for taking time to bring your family to Sea Life Park. We sincerely want to apologize for the behavior you encountered with the bird guy and want to reassure you management is working on this issue as we speak. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's Hawaii, so of course it's expensive. Still, it'd be nice for what you spend to at least include 1 photo. I've been to several animal encounter/swim/experience and the marine staff here were among the best. The overall experience is one my family will treasure...More

Thank bartenderj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The "one circle" rating is due to the sad upkeep and shows offered by Sea Life Park. What a joke! This place needs a total makeover! They should consider converting it into a water park because the display of marine life is sparse. The food...More

Sea_Life_Park_Admin, Manager at Sea Life Park Hawaii, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha PTRBIGEBA364WC, Thank you for visiting Sea Life Park. Sea Life Park is currently 53 years old and we are in the process of our first phase of our exciting renovation/theming project of the park. We encourage you to return in the near future to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Royal Dolphin Swim and loved it. I don't recommend the 9:15 swim time as the transportation isn't always on time and you feel rushed when you get there. Once again, there were few signs and if you don't know where you're going,...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Took part in the Royal Dolphin Swim. Words cannot begin to describe how fantastic this was. The crew was very caring, knowledgeable, and personable. You can see that they love and care for the dolphins. It was truly an unforgettable adventure that we will do...More

Thank shaunmehr
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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
Susan F
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.