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Sea Life Park in Oahu, HI

41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy # 7Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795
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Featuring a variety of interactive dolphin programs, shows, exhibits and more, Sea Life Park on the island of Oahu offers unforgettable adventures for guests of all ages to enjoy. Programs include the Dolphin Royal Swim, Shark Trek, Sea Lion Swim, Hawaiian Ray Encounter, and other fun interactive experiences. Shows include Chief’s Luau, Hawaii Ocean Theatre, Penguin Trainer Talk, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waimanalo, Oahu Travel Experts
  • Create lifelong memories while face-to-face with an aquatic animal.
  • Wearing jewelry during an animal encounter is forbidden.
  • Lockers are available for a fee.
  • Encounter photos and DVDs are available for purchase after the experience.
  • Free hotel transportation available for Dolphin Swim, Sea Lion Interaction or Shark Trek encounters.
  • Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the park.

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Anne Mercer

Animal lovers will be overjoyed when visiting Sea Life Park. You can’t beat the feeling of excitement when you come face-to-face with a sea lion, dolphin, or other aquatic animals. Highly recommend experiencing an animal encounter!

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from Sea Life Park
When you vacation in Hawaii and spend time on the beautiful island of Oahu, a visit to Sea Life Park Hawaii is a must! We deliver a one–of–a–kind experience that is entertaining, educational, and completely interactive. For many visitors, swimming with dolphins, rays, and sea lions is a dream come true.

Get up close and personal with our incredible and intelligent dolphins. Play with our funny sea lions. Watch an entertaining penguin trainer talk. Explore our fantastic array of sea life. Sea Life Park Hawaii features shows, personal aquatic encounters tailored to your interests, and interesting marine life exhibits.

Dolphin Cove Show
They’ll jump, spin, flip, and entertain you. Relax in our large, open-air theater and watch our dolphins perform some of the most breathtaking moves you’re ever seen. We’ve designed the show to be educational, amusing, and thrilling. Scheduled for 12:30 pm daily.

Hawaii Ocean Theatre
A popular series of shows take place in our comfortable, open–air, aquatic theater. View dolphins, penguins, and sea lions as we show you their talents and our trainers tell you about Sea Life Park Hawaii’s conservation efforts.
Shows are at 1:45 pm & 3:40 pm daily.

Hawaiian Reef Tank
Take in Hawaii’s stunning underwater ecosystem from top to bottom. This 300,000–gallon aquarium is home to more than 30 reef species, including impressive sharks, stingrays, and schools of colorful tropical fish.

Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show
They’re smart, fast, and funny! Sea lions are a delight to watch and our show highlights them in all their acrobatic glory. Shows are at 11:15 am & 2:50 pm daily.

Penguin Habitat Trainer Talk
You can watch penguins leap out of the water, sun themselves, or listen to one of our trainers talk about these amazing animals. You might even get to see them eat!

Sea Turtle Feeding
If you’re curious about sea turtles and their care, then this exhibit is not to be missed. We have partnered with accredited facilities and experts to develop an ongoing program that fosters understanding and appreciation of these majestic creatures. Watch and learn about these amazing animals as our trainers feed them during regularly scheduled turtle feedings. Feedings scheduled at 11:00 am, 11:35 am & 2:10 pm.

Adventure Kids Play Zone
Ahoy there! Pirate’s Lagoon is a fun place where children can run around our miniature maze and play area.

Adventure Kids Play Zone
A new behind-the-scenes tour of various areas of the facilities where incredible technologies are being developed in the field of aquaculture, or fish farming. Learn about various missions underway, such as replenishing depleted fishpond stocks, combating destructive invasive algae in Kaneohe Bay, and a proprietary shrimp farming method. A must-see for anyone interested in sustainability and food security. Scheduled for 1:00 pm daily

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Springfield, Virginia
"Nice, small park, close to animals"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
I like the Sea Life Park. It's much smaller than other aquariums/aquatic "theme parks", but there's still a lot to see, with great animals. The aviary, The birds are so beautiful and friendly. It's a great experience and I loved taking my family there..
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Seattle, Washington
"Family outing "
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
This is a smaller, quaint water park that we've visited in the past. Easily accessible, located on the eastern part of Oahu. Also conveniently to Sandy Beach. They have quite allot to offer: dolphin show, sea lion education, swimming with the dolphins and/or sea lions, shark trek, bird sanctuary, aquariums, interactive area with a variety of fish, sea turtles, feed the dolphins, sharks and fish. Also, if you wish after the park closes, you have the option to buy and watch The Chief's Luau with dinner and show.
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Charlene C
"Dolphin Encounter"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017 NEW
The park itself was quite boring. There isn't much to see. We did the Dolphin Encounter as a part of our premium attraction for the Go Oahu Pass. When you sign in for your encounter they give you wrist bands with a number 1 or 2 on it. The number represents which group you are placed in. There were many little kids but the staff did a good job separating children and adult parties. They take you to a private backstage area. In your groups you are taken to a side of the pool where you get to learn and ask questions about dolphins. During the encounter they just teach you how to get the dolphin to kiss and "dance" with you for a photo op. They allow you to throw a piece of fish in the dolphins mouth once or twice but that's really it. You don't really get much time to touch the dolphin to be honest. The trainer (who I forgot her name) seemed like she was in a rush and just wanted us to finish getting our photos. However, you can definitely tell the trainers do care about the well being of the dolphins. After the encounter it takes 45 minutes for them to print out the photos. The photos they take are SUPER expensive. It is $18 for one photo or $33 for 2. If you are buying photos for more than one person, they do not let you split the $33 for 2 photos between different people, the photos purchased must be the same person. They do not allow you to bring your own camera or go pros during the encounter. I feel like the whole park is a money grab as there isn't much to see or do. The food court in the park is pretty decent. We got their loco moco & kaula pig with rice. Price for the food was not overpriced as most attractions. It was about $10 for a meal with a very generous portion. Overall, I would NOT pay full price to go to Sea Life or recommend going unless you are doing an encounter of some sort.
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Adelaide, Australia
"Dolphin Encounter"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 10, 2017 NEW
We drove to the Sea Life Park to participate in the Dolphin Encounter where you get in the water with a dolphin and a small group of people and the trainer educates you about the dolphin and you are able to touch and have photographs with the dolphin. It was a beautiful experience and they truly are beautiful creatures. The Sea Life Park itself is sadly a disappointment and quite run down. The enclosures for the turtles is very sad looking and feel for these big creatures being in such a boring and small pool. I would not recommend this park unless you were specifically wanting to interact with a dolphin. The staff were friendly and positive and the dining area was large and offered a good range of food.
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Melbourne, Australia
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 30, 2017 NEW
It was small but interesting, has a nice walk in aviary, lots of parrot type of birds, which you can feed for free. It's an interactive place,so makes it a little different . Has a dolphins , seal and Sealife show and shark tank..
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sea Life Park

Is transportation included?
Yes, only if you purchased the ticket for Dolphin Swim, Sea Lion Interaction or Shark Trek. They will pick-up from select hotels in the Waikiki area. You must call the number listed on E-ticket voucher at least 48 hours prior to set-up pick-up time/location.

Do you offer lockers, strollers or wheelchair rentals?
Yes, lockers are $3. Single strollers can be rented for $5 per day. Wheelchairs can be rented for $5 per day. Guests are allowed to enter the park with their own wheelchair or electric scooter.

What items are not allowed in the park?
Alcoholic beverages, food, firearms or weapons of any kind and pets are not permitted on park grounds. Overtly offensive clothing such as, but not limited to, clothing with hateful messages, pornography, vulgarity, illegal acts, and /or divisive political messages. Folding chairs, beach umbrellas, tents, musical instruments or skateboards. No tools or paint of any kind.

Is the park handicap accessible?
Our goal is to accommodate our guests with disabilities to the fullest extent possible and in compliance with the law. Most of our attractions, shows, and restaurants are accessible to guests with disabilities, including, among others, those using wheelchairs.

What age can my child enter the park without an adult?
Children under 13 years of age may NOT be at the Park without adult supervision. Regardless, we strongly recommend that minors (under 18) be accompanied by an adult.

Can I bring my camera?
Guests are welcome to take pictures of themselves, their friends and family, their group, and the scenery in general, for their own personal use. However, NO cameras of any kind (including cell phones) are allowed on any ride or attraction, because such items pose a safety hazard.