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Chief's Luau at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo Oahu, HI

Chief's Luau at Sea Life Park41-202 Kalanianaole HwyWaimanalo Oahu, HI 96795
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From Sea Life Park’s private Makapu’u Meadows and its breathtaking panoramic backdrop, experience a lu’au like none other with Chief Sielu and his tribe of fire twirling, tree climbing, comedic, dynamic Polynesian drummers, dancers and entertainers.

Interact with your Pacific Island hosts as you enjoy interactive Hawaiian crafts, hula lessons, weaving, tattooing and more, then sink your teeth into a lavish lu'au feast. Your evening culminates with the Hawaiian extravaganza of your dreams with Chief Sielu, the original World Champion Fire Knife Dancer and widely regarded as the best and funniest Polynesian entertainer in the South Pacific!

Chief Sielu has appeared on David Letterman, Travel & Discovery Channels, and Oprah Winfrey. He starred in the movie Chief featured at the Sundance Film Festival, and threw the flaming spear that ignited the Olympic torch at a pre-Olympic ceremony in Salt Lake City.

Chief Sielu is internationally known as “The Coconut Man” for his 20 years at the Polynesian Cultural Center’s Samoan Village and star World Champion Fire Knife Dancer at their evening show. He is also known as the “Ambassador of Polynesia” and “That Polynesian Comedian.”

What Makes Chief’s Luau Different
  • Upscale, Wednesdays & Sundays only

  • Quality, not quantity

  • Magnificent panoramic view

  • Adjacent to world famous Sea Life Park

  • Only 25 minutes from Waikiki

  • Short drive along scenic coastline

  • No H-1 rush hour traffic (compared to 1 hr 20 min drive to West Oahu on weekdays)

  • No high rise condos or hotels for miles


Ticket Packages
  • Standard Package includes standard seating area, buffet, 1 drink ticket, and shell lei greeting.

    • Paradise Package includes paradise seating area, buffet, 2 drink tickets, and Kukui nut lei greeting.

      • Royal Package includes Royal seating area, table service, 3 drink tickets, and flower lei greeting, as well as, a mini-tour of three exhibits at Sea Life Park


      Transportation
      • Bus: Roundtrip on deluxe motorcoaches, 9 Waikiki pick up locations, $13 (children 2 & under ride free)

      • Car: Sea Life Park, 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795. Parking $5.


      Schedule of Luau Festivities
      • 3:30-4:00pm: Waikiki hotel pick ups

      • 4:30pm: Gates open, activities

      • 5:15pm: 'Imu Ceremony

      • 5:45pm: 'Ava ceremony

      • 6:00pm: Hawaiian Lu’au Feast

      • 7:00pm: Chief's Lu'au Spectacular!

      • 8:45pm: Buses loaded

      • 9:15-9:30pm: Waikiki hotel drop offs


      Menu
      • Island Greens with Mandarin Oranges, Radish Sprouts, Crisp Rice Noodles, Citrus Dressing

      • Seasonal Fruit Salad

      • Lomi Lomi Salmon

      • Taro Rolls

      • Poi

      • Crisp Vegetable Stir Fry

      • Steamed White Rice

      • Grilled Island Fish w/ Papaya Marmalade

      • Chicken Yakitori w/ Teriyaki Sauce

      • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

      • Kalua Pork

      • Pineapple Cake

      • Coffee, hot tea, iced tea, fruit punch

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Brenda H
"Absolutely Outstanding "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 21, 2017 NEW
My husband, 8 year old daughter and I went to the Chief's Luau and loved everything about it. The Chief is so funny, the entertainment is inclusive and fabulous and there was so much food available. We were transported to another place and felt part of a wider family, each of us filled with excitement and love. If you are in the area, you MUST experience the Chief's Luau. It is worth every cent.
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Kendall M
"An Oahu must do!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2017 NEW
I can't say enough wonderful things about this luau. The chief was hilarious, the female and male dancers were awesome. The food was delicious and the hospitality was off the chain. It wasn't just a show; it was a complete experience. There was a story that came complete with an educational journey, laughs and crowd participation. There were activities before the show and drinks and appetizers. I recommend the royal section, there is no comparison. It's worth every penny! #chief'sLuau #AnOahuMustDo
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ScottSchultz
Munich, Germany
"Stay for the Show, not the Food"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2017 NEW
My wife and I booked this last minute for something to do one night and our first luau. We were told this was the best and based on TripAdvisor and others, we booked Chief's. We got picked up at our hotel and driven to Sea Life Park. We booked the Royal Package that came with better seating and a few more drinks. We found our seats and then went for a few of the activities that were available. The chief welcomed everyone and invited us to eat. Since we had the Royal Package, we were allowed to eat first. The food itself was mostly cold by the time we ate and we were one of the first ones in line. Some of the food tasted good. The pork was decent, while some of the starches and the Asian option weren't very good at all. It was all you can eat, so feel free to go back for seconds or thirds if you're that hungry. The show itself was an interesting look at the Polynesian cultures and dances. My wife and I especially liked the New Zealand Haka and the Fijian Warrior Dance as it reminded us of out recent honeymoon to New Zealand and Fiji. The Chief did a great job on giving an intro to each one of the cultures and the dances were great. Also, during one of the dances, when the volunteers were on stage, there's only so many times you can make "Is this your first time?" sexual and still be funny. You don't need to ask the entire two rows of women the same thing. My only gripe would be that the music was turned up way too loud and it made it uncomfortable at times. Overall, we enjoyed the show. The food wasn't great, but I didn't leave hungry. Next time, we'd probably try a different luau for another experience.
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Jessica T
"Chiefs luau was hilarious "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
I been to multiple Luaus and this one by far is the most entertaining one. He is hilarious. As for the venue, it is located inside of a sea life park, which I thought was kind of odd. And the tables and chairs just felt like it was very cheap and put together last minute. The food was okay. You do get really great views when taking photos. That’s why I gave this luau 4 stars.
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redevvl
sonoma county
"Best luau in Oahu"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
We have tried all the different luau's on Oahu and the Chief's is hands down the best. Beautiful ocean backdrop setting, great food, especially the kalua pork. If you want to maximize the experience, I suggest to buy the closest seating to the stage. There is plenty of audience engagement for both adults and children, and the Chief adds humor to the show. The grand finale is a spectacular fire dance and demonstration that will truely amaze. Another must do on Oahu.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chief's Luau at Sea Life Park

What is the difference between the ticket types available?

Here is what is included with each ticket type:
Standard Package:
Standard Seating Section (Side Location)
Hawaiian Luau Buffet
1 Drink Ticket

Paradise Package:
Paradise Seating Section (Middle Location)
Hawaiian Luau Buffet (first through)
2 Drink Tickets
Royal Package:
Royal Seating Section (Front Location)
Souvenir Arrival Photo - 1 per party
Hawaiian Luau - Table Service
3 Drink Tickets

What is featured on the luau menu?
Island Greens with Mandarin Oranges, Radish Sprouts, Crisp Rice Noodles, & Citrus Dressing; Seasonal Fruit Salad, Lomi Lomi Salmon, Taro Rolls, Poi, Crisp Vegetable Stir Fry, Steamed White Rice, Grilled Island Fish w/ Papaya Marmalade, Chicken Yakitori w/ Teriyaki Sauce, Kalua Pork, Pineapple Cake, Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea, Fruit Punch. Items are subject to change. Cash bar available.