Sea Life Park Hawaii
Sea Life Park Hawaii
3.5
Amusement & Theme ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 15:00
Thursday
10:00 - 15:00
Friday
10:00 - 15:00
Saturday
10:00 - 15:00
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
About
Aloha, Sea Life Park is open with limited capacity special Dolphin Encounter programs daily except Wednesday & Thursday! Reservations are required! The award winning KaMoana Luau is also open on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays. We will be announcing the opening hours for the entire Park soon, stay-tuned. Voted Hawaii's Best Attraction in 2020!
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Christine S
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the shows
    Best Luau and Dolphin show. Birds were so much fun. If you need a late start, this is a good activity. It started in the afternoon and ended later that night. Food at the Luau was delicious. I really enjoyed the dolphins and Luau. It’s cool they have everything at one location.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 April 2023
  • Noah C
    2 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good for kids, pass for adults
    Not yoo much to see or do if you are not with kids. Found the photos of the park a bit misleading, would recommend checking out the scale of the park on google maps. A good number of their exhibits are currently closed. We stayed for about 2 hours and without the Dolphin and Sea Lion Shows we would have left quicker.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Travelwife
    Tennessee66 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ok, but not great
    The park was small, but ok, it seemed dated & had several exhibits out of order including the Monk Seal area which I really wanted to see. The coolest part was feeding the sea turtles. I would have gone just to do this. It was $4 a cup for lettuce & broccoli & you can keep the small plastic cup. We also got to feed birds which we didn't think would be that fun, but it ended up being really fun. There were several parrots/parakeets that loved my husbands hat for some reason. My teenage sons loved feeding them too The dolphin show was ok. The sea lion show was not that great. We did get to feed some fish little pieces of seaweed which was cool. Several of the fish had sore spots on their heads. The keeper said it was from the well water. Feeding the turtles, birds & fish was fun, but the park needs some TLC
    Visited June 2023
    Written 6 July 2023
  • Michelle
    Portland, Oregon80 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit of a let down but beautiful drive out there!
    I have always wanted to visit here. We visited while in port on a cruise. It is in a beautiful location. We took some amazing photos. There was quite a bit of the park closed. We did get to see shark feeding and dolphins feeding. Our adult daughter loved the aviary enclosure. I would say this is a one and done kind of location. Not worth the ticket price but we did enjoy the drive out there from Honolulu.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 July 2023
  • AuroraSeraphina
    Canada698 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small but lovely sea life park
    We only had less than 1.5 hrs. here before it closed for the day and we still managed to see all the exhibits with enough time to catch the bus back to Waikiki. Peak crowd was gone for the day then so there was no waiting or congestion. The highlight was the aviary where we were able to feed the birds from our hands! Hubby, my toddler and I all got to experience this wonder. Also loved seeing the sea turtles and dolphins up close.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Ann H
    Arden, North Carolina8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    WOW! Well done to the folks that run this place and to their staff.
    WOW! What a great little sea park and fantastic luau! We started our afternoon at the sea park which was included in the luau ticket. Lots of rescued sea animals and very interesting stories about them. The staff obviously loved working there, they were so caring to the animals and to the tourists. The luau was extremely well done. It was well organized and had lots of fun side activities before the show. Lots of good food choices too. The location was spectacular, sandwiched between the mountain and sea, just breathtaking. The show took you on a history tour of the island and the dancers were having so much fun, it was infectious, you couldn't help but have a great time. Well done to the folks that run this place and to their staff, thank you for a memorable day!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 October 2023
  • Angela
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    See the dolphins.
    We used the GOCITY pass & did it as our premium attraction. Becareful with the GoCity pass we had an issue & almost missed it because they said we used the premium attraction when we didn't. We almost missed out on it because of it. Everyone in sea lif was nice, understanding & I love the dolphins. Best thing ever.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 October 2023
  • Patricia P
    La Mirada, California5 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sealife animal park
    Sea life animal park was a wonderful experience. We reserved time to meet the dolphins 🐬 and take pictures. We got there at 10:30am, the drive up the coast was beautiful. I would suggest to make those stops to take those pictures. Unfortunately, we didn’t stop and I now regret it. We had a large group of 11, 2 children, 1 senior. I was able to rent a wheelchair and have my mom explore. We went on the left side of the park and saw, turtles, birds, sea lions, and the dolphin show. We had lunch at the Kaukau kitchen, food was good, pretty pricy. Food and drinks were not allowed in the pork. Dolphin show was good, we enjoyed the entertainment. Soon after, we swam and met the dolphins. We took pictures, so be ready to spend. It was $190 for 5 physical copies and the digital pictures for the rest. This is quite expensive so be ready for it. Clean up after is an outside shower, bring ocean friendly soap and extra towels if you’re staying after. Our agenda after this event was their in house luau. 3 out of 5 because of price, no food or drinks allowed in the park, and not allowed to take pictures during luau setup since they want you to purchase their photos. Staff were very friendly! Overall, fun place to take young children and enjoy the setting! Very windy area, but also beautiful.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Susan S
    Firestone, Colorado38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good place to learn about some of the animals that live in Hawaii.
    This is a great place to see some animals up close. There is a short program every 15-30minutes. We got to learn about turtles, seals, sea lions, penguins and sharks. We also go to see a dolphin show. We snacked on popcorn, dippin dots and dole whip. They also have a food bar. We also took some photos with the most beautiful background. This is a good 1/2 day event. I heard they have a luau but we didn’t attend.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 March 2024
  • ShelleyExplores
    Calgary, Canada8 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful view of ocean and good dolphin show
    Attended the park before the luau at Sea Life Park. We took the arranged transport bus and times were limited. Left at 12:40pm and arrived at about 1:10pm. Luau did not start until after 5pm. After 1 hour at the park, I felt betrayed and trapped at a very boring park miles away from anything. The plus was the dolphin and wholphin show at 3:30pm. And the luau was amazing - but not Sea Life park. This is a small sea life park. I think it would be great for little kids. Easy to get around and not many people. Tickets to the luau will provide free entrance to Sea Life for 5 days. Sounds good, but after seeing it once, I don’t want to go back.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 9 March 2024
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Miles T
San Francisco, CA5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Business
A nice little marine park that could use an update. We stopped in before the Luau and we could have done it in 1hr. My boys, 12 & 9, enjoyed it but tired of it after an hour. The turtles, the shark feeding and the dolphin show were the highlight. It was fine but not a must see.
Written 18 April 2024
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Arlene M
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This park is in need of updating but what it does well…is the intimate setting, the close interaction, no huge crowds, excellent trainers, education talks, sea animals are active and interactive. Dolphin show was great!
Written 8 April 2024
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ShelleyExplores
Calgary, Canada8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Attended the park before the luau at Sea Life Park.
We took the arranged transport bus and times were limited. Left at 12:40pm and arrived at about 1:10pm. Luau did not start until after 5pm.
After 1 hour at the park, I felt betrayed and trapped at a very boring park miles away from anything.
The plus was the dolphin and wholphin show at 3:30pm. And the luau was amazing - but not Sea Life park.
This is a small sea life park. I think it would be great for little kids. Easy to get around and not many people.
Tickets to the luau will provide free entrance to Sea Life for 5 days. Sounds good, but after seeing it once, I don’t want to go back.
Written 9 March 2024
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KME E
Blythe, CA4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This was actually kind of sad. Place looked like its glory days are far behind it. Very few animals. Looked dry dull and dead. Like the fun and life from the place is gone. Feeding the birds was the highlight for the family. I can’t really explain it. Felt more LOS ANGELES than anything remotely Hawaii. Crew was nice and helpful but the overall vibe of the place was just dead. Like the color and happiness was taken. Then too it off with the super expensive EVERYTHING. Probably trying to make up for the lack of guests now. Not really sure but to have read about it and seen pictures and then visit was two very very different experiences. Was one of those scenarios like a cheeseburger in the picture looks amazing. But when you get it. It’s just a plain regular cheeseburger.
Written 6 March 2024
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Susan S
Firestone, CO38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This is a great place to see some animals up close. There is a short program every 15-30minutes. We got to learn about turtles, seals, sea lions, penguins and sharks. We also go to see a dolphin show. We snacked on popcorn, dippin dots and dole whip. They also have a food bar. We also took some photos with the most beautiful background. This is a good 1/2 day event. I heard they have a luau but we didn’t attend.
Written 3 March 2024
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Patricia P
La Mirada, CA5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Sea life animal park was a wonderful experience. We reserved time to meet the dolphins 🐬 and take pictures.

We got there at 10:30am, the drive up the coast was beautiful. I would suggest to make those stops to take those pictures. Unfortunately, we didn’t stop and I now regret it.

We had a large group of 11, 2 children, 1 senior. I was able to rent a wheelchair and have my mom explore. We went on the left side of the park and saw, turtles, birds, sea lions, and the dolphin show.

We had lunch at the Kaukau kitchen, food was good, pretty pricy. Food and drinks were not allowed in the pork.

Dolphin show was good, we enjoyed the entertainment. Soon after, we swam and met the dolphins.

We took pictures, so be ready to spend. It was $190 for 5 physical copies and the digital pictures for the rest. This is quite expensive so be ready for it.

Clean up after is an outside shower, bring ocean friendly soap and extra towels if you’re staying after.

Our agenda after this event was their in house luau.

3 out of 5 because of price, no food or drinks allowed in the park, and not allowed to take pictures during luau setup since they want you to purchase their photos.

Staff were very friendly!

Overall, fun place to take young children and enjoy the setting! Very windy area, but also beautiful.
Written 26 November 2023
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Extraordinary229063
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Suprised at the level of quality in both the exhibits, the presenters and the care of the animals. Since all were either rescued from hostile circumstances or born at the park, it felt good to see the big spacious areas and the animals seeming to enjoy their homes. We liked the animal highlights happening every half hour and very impressed they didnt cost extra. Each show had interaction with the animals with interesting info and history on each one. Highly recommend! The waikiki trolley stops here and a day of both will be one of your best family days on Oahu.
Written 18 November 2023
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Angela
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We used the GOCITY pass & did it as our premium attraction. Becareful with the GoCity pass we had an issue & almost missed it because they said we used the premium attraction when we didn't. We almost missed out on it because of it. Everyone in sea lif was nice, understanding & I love the dolphins. Best thing ever.
Written 27 October 2023
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Ann H
Arden, NC8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
WOW! What a great little sea park and fantastic luau! We started our afternoon at the sea park which was included in the luau ticket. Lots of rescued sea animals and very interesting stories about them. The staff obviously loved working there, they were so caring to the animals and to the tourists. The luau was extremely well done. It was well organized and had lots of fun side activities before the show. Lots of good food choices too.
The location was spectacular, sandwiched between the mountain and sea, just breathtaking. The show took you on a history tour of the island and the dancers were having so much fun, it was infectious, you couldn't help but have a great time. Well done to the folks that run this place and to their staff, thank you for a memorable day!
Written 21 October 2023
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Discover16693272324
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
As other reviews have said, this park needs a little TLC. We brought the kids here two years ago. We brought them back this time to do the dolphin exploration. Save your money. It’s not worth paying the difference vs the dolphin encounter. The only difference is that you are floating in the water when the dolphin floats by. They no longer have the dolphins pull you by their fins or push you by the feet as you might see in videos from around 2016 put out by Sealife Park. When asked why I got a lame excuse about stressing the dolphins (despite them doing the same in their dolphin show) and Covid…because you know…that’s everyone’s default excuse for anything. The trainer seemed to be new with no personality (Stephanie) and the dolphin they had with us was fairly new and not very responsive to commands. The kids enjoyed it but it was underwhelming for the price.
Written 20 October 2023
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