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

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Natasha C
Sydney, Australia
"Swimming with half dolphin half whale"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2018 NEW
My son and I had the experience of a lifetime swimming with dolphins at Sea Life Park. We had a full hour in the pool with 4 dolphins (one was half dolphin and half whale) and got to interact with them in several ways - kissing, patting ans swimming with them. It was all very controlled so we felt safe and I think the dolphins were treated well by experienced trainers that love them. It was well worth what we paid. We will treasure the memories and the photos are amazing. A HUGE thank you to Ryan and Lani in the photo department for being so helpful.
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Julie S
Wood Ridge, New Jersey
"I wanted to love this place"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2018 NEW
I wish I could give a better review. We did very much enjoy swimming with the dolphins, but the water we were in was full of what we hope was not dolphin feces. The place overall needs a lot of TLC. There were pigeons up on the tables in the main food area eating scraps from vacant tables, there was no ice to put with your soda, the bathrooms were not well kept.
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JohnCrottiDaySpa
Sydney, Australia
"Sea Life Park?"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 07, 2018 NEW
It was an interesting experience where we were told the marine life have a better life in Captivity than in the open sea Free???? I must admit while my daughter and I did swim with the dolphins its something I did for the first time but wouldn't do again. My daughter enjoyed it very much. The staff were good controlling the "Tourist" like we were trained and the Dolphins. There were a lot of other attractions there also but if you didn't have a ticket to the separate marine life activity you were very much treated like a 3rd rate citizen.
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Dairywife1
Petaluma
"Fun Place for Families"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2018 NEW
We spent about 4 hours at the park visiting the animals at each exhibit and we also had lunch. The park is in a beautiful location over looking the ocean. We didn’t have a hard time parking however the lot looked pretty small so it maybe more hectic on weekends. We did not do any of the extras—swimming with the dolphins, etc so I cannot speak to that part. But there is so many other things to do that we didn’t really miss it. I agree with what another commenter said—the food lines take awhile and they only had one register open. However the food came out really fast. I would go again. I recommend it for families. My kids loved interacting with the birds and the pool where they could feed fish. My son was a little disappointed there were not more things to touch compared to other aquariums we have been to.
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recallcreator
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
"A day at the park"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 02, 2018 NEW
My experience at the park was not too bad. Spent the day watching the kids smiling and running around the park. Its not really one of the best attractions I have been to in Hawaii but I can say the staff greats you with a smile for the most part. The only issue I had was waiting in-line at the beach-boy restaurant for over 29 min just to get a drink. They had about 25 people in line and just one cash registrar open. The only cashier was even stopping to make drinks. When i asked to see the manager, he or she would not come out to take my compliant. Poor service but the food is at least average. Also monitor your kids on the playground there, its a jungle
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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.