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Waikiki Aquarium

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2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
+1 808-923-9741
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Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
+1 808-923-9741
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This aquarium has an amazing collection local sea life that was incredible to behold, including some of the best coral ever. The price with senior discounts was crazy reasonable. A bit small but guaranteed to enrich your understanding of tropical fish in the Hawaiian Islands!

1  Thank Leslieforlife
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a couple of hours here. The exhibits are very well done, and present a good cross-section of the marine life found in Hawaiian waters. The sea horse exhibit is very interesting, and the jellyfish exhibits are particularly beautiful.

Thank MichaelHSanDiego_CA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went in here after the Luau. It was very nice seeing all of the exotice fish, and other sealife on display. A good place to visit.

Thank Lynn R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive living museum of coral reefs and tropical fish/sea creatures. Located in a park south of the main strip of sand, it's a beautiful location to relax and learn.

Thank Russ M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure what I expected when I visited the Waikiki Aquarium. Coming from the Chicago area, we have one of the largest aquariums in the nation. Surprisingly, the entry area, open outdoor space, and gift shop appear to make up most of the aquarium....More

Thank iluv2go2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great aquarium to take your kids because it is small and you can easily get around it in about an hour or so. It is walking distance from Waikiki, there is limited parking right outside. It is so nicely set up and...More

Thank Jackie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are a lot of cool fish and other animals in here. you can see and take picures because it has good lighting in there. there were a lot of kids in there having fun

Thank Kelli T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely aquarium to visit. We decided to visit here one afternoon of our vacation. The exhibits are lovely and well maintained. I love visiting aquariums :) The one downfall was that the seal exhibit was closed and we werent told this as we entered....More

Thank mcameron17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small and enjoyable. Caught the green trolley from Waikiki that stops right outside of the Aquarium. A great way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Moana033
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The aquarium is small. They have only one shark - but a very amazing one - and not many space with aquariums. But this place has incredible species! And they grow coral and make you pay attention for the reef destruction caused by the sunscreens....More

Thank NandaTRW
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13 June 2017|
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Response from Jeanenekke | Reviewed this property |
Our toddler only lasted about an hour, but you may stay longer if your kids are older/more engaged - unlikely you'll spend more than 3 hours I would think.
15 January 2017|
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Response from neet76 | Reviewed this property |
No sea turtles at Waikiki Aquarium. We did do the turtle tour with Holokai Catamaran, highly recommended and not overly expensive.
15 January 2017|
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Response from JulietheCruiseDir | Reviewed this property |
No sea turtles or an larger sea animal exhibits because the aquarium is quite small. If you want to see sea turtles in the ocean and lots of other great stuff book a tour with Tourguide Cliff for a full island tour that... More