Sea Life Park in Oahu, HI

41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy # 7Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795
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Overview

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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Description

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

Reserve Hawaii Customer Reviews

Lee Warnaca
Tacoma, WA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Dreams of a life time"
May, 2018 NEW
Everyone goes through life with a dream. Some larger than others, some simpler than others. My wife's dream of 60 years was to interact with a dolphin. Sea Life Park fulfilled this dream.
When we entered the bus for the ride to the park, the driver was friendly, knowledgeable and willing to go out of his way to assist you. You enter the well kept park and are greeted by smiling staff. The walks are easy for older people to transit which we appreciated. The staff was on a tight schedule and this showed in how things were handled but the Dolphin was the sweetest I have ever seen. She was so gentle with her interactions with humans. For my wife her moment with the dolphin was a spiritual moment. The feeling of love from this animal brought peace to her soul and this is a memory that will remain for life.
The assembly line might be reconsidered and for the price of the experience, the Picture should be complementary.
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Tip: Nice park, great staff, great experience and views

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S-Chassis
Auckland Central, New Zealand
"Over Priced and pretty boring."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2018 NEW
Very disappointed with this place. It costs a lot to get out there from Waikiki. Half the attractions were closed. They gave no prior notice of this even as we got our tickets. We sent back 3 of 5 lunch meals for a refund as they were dry and overcooked. Almost like yesterdays reheated food or something. The sea lion show was about the only good thing. I'd recommend giving this place a miss in my opinion. For the money spent we could have gone and done something far more interesting. Take note of the poor reviews on here, I wish I did...
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Carole L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
"Sea Life Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 17, 2018 NEW
A little disappointed with Sea Life Park in Hawaii but still enjoyed our visit. Beautiful bird aviary where you can mix with the birds. Great to see the large Turtles up close, Shark Aquarium was interesting and also the Dolphin show The cost to swim with the Sharks or Dolphins was expensive - close to US $1000 for 4 people !!
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Rob M
Melbourne, Australia
"Overpriced - poor quality exhibits - Dolphins the saving grace."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 15, 2018 NEW
Recent visitors 18th May 2018. Nice drive to park - drive in and pay for parking - you have to be kidding me !!! Price to enter marginally cheaper than world class sea park on the Gold Coast Australia. Old, run down, tired facilities - and small - few exhibits with few animals that really only needs 30 minutes to walk around. Can't see much evidence of 'first phase' of face lift mentioned in reviews. Compared to other water / marine parks we have visited around the world is very much third class. The only saving grace is the dolphins - we did the swim / interaction experience which was worth every cent. You can see the staff clearly care for the animals. Dolphin show entertaining. The whole park is in serious need of upgrade - PA system for sea lion show for example sounds like it is holding on for dear life. Staffing levels for 'snack bars' ridiculously inadequate - 20 minute queue to get halfway to window before you give up in frustration. Restaurant better but typically run down like the rest of the place. Shark dive out of action - why ??? In general animal staff great - 'service staff' need re-education on the meaning of 'service'. Stop talking to each other and treating the park like your private catch up facility and pay attention to customers who are paying your wages.
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sherie k
"Sherie k- New zealand"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 12, 2018 NEW
What an amazing experience I had, this is the first time I have ever seen dolphins so close up, the park was very beautiful, all the sea life on exhibition were wonderful the caretakers to the park were very friendly and didn't mind if you asked them questions, my favourites were the dolphins and the trainers were friendly.
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Heidi B
Grantsville, United States
"Dolphin Swim"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 06, 2018 NEW
Visited this park to participate in the dolphin swim. Purchased the Royal swim package for son (22) and daughter in law (21). Soooo worth the money! Daughter was on cloud nine all day!! The park is very small so it can easily be done in a day with daylight to spare for other activities. We would have passed on this park if we weren't participating in the swim though.
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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.