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

      • 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

      • 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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Tony B
Chicago, Illinois
"Great Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 12, 2018 NEW
We chose the Aloha package (lest expensive,) and had a great time. The food is OK not great. We came to see the show and we were not disappointed. Our seats were on the side, but we could see all parts of the show. Some of the jokes were predictable, but we did not expect a comedian, we got an entertainer that engaged the audience. The dances and costumes from the various islands was very entertaining. The fire dances were fantastic.
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Cambridge, Canada
"Great Luau"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2018 NEW
Great Luau with a delicious buffet dinner. Transportation from Waikiki and 2 drinks each were included with the price. We paid for premium seats but since this Luau only holds about 200 people the view of the stage is pretty good from any where. The show was amazing with the fire dancers closing the performance. A few activities beforehand such as Lei making and tatooing (temporary). Great for kids and adults. I have been to 3 or 4 Luau's in the past and this was one of the best.
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Wichita, Kansas
"One of Our Trip’s Highlights! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 21, 2018 NEW
This was my husband and I’s first luau, and we were not disappointed! The evening started off with different activities, the woven headbands were a lot of fun to try and make. There was time to walk around, try some poi, and take pictures with the staff. Then they unveiled the pork, and the Chief blessed the meal, which was really special. There are several hundred people here, but the buffet line did move pretty quickly! Then the show started, and it was incredible! They show you glimpses of several Pacific Islands, and the dancers were really talented. The ending with the fire dancers was amazing! The whole way through the Chief has everyone laughing, but he also does something really special for the couples. I would 100% recommend the Chief’s Luau while you’re on Oahu! It was one of the highlights of our trip.
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Plainfield, Wisconsin
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 18, 2018
Enjoyed by all! The chief made it fun with his sense of humor! The fire and hula dancers were wonderful! Would recommend!
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Natasha C
Sydney, Australia
"Excellent South Pacific cultural experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 08, 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed the Chief's Luau. The drinks and buffet were delicious and plentiful, the pre-show activities fun (palm tree crowns, tattoos and fire making) and the actual show was excellent to watch. It shows the dances and costumes from all the South Pacific islands (Fiji, NZ, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti etc), so not just hula which we had seen at our hotel already. The Chief was funny and was very sweet with people celebrating a special occasion. Highly recommend it if you are celebrating a wedding anniversary. This was my mum's 3rd luau and she said Chief's was by far the best one she has attended.
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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.