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Sea Life Park Hawaii

#5 of 17 things to do in Waimanalo Features Animals
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
+1 866-393-5158
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Sea Life Park, Hawaii's marine life comes alive in a dazzling display that will entertain and delight visitors. Located just 15 miles from Waikiki, on Oahu's beautiful and scenic Makapuu Point, Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and breathtaking Makapuu Beach. See dolphins swim, sea lions sing, and penguins perform in this magical place by the sea.
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  • Average21%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
+1 866-393-5158
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

I chose the second package for the dolphin encounter, but ended up wishing I'd paid for the most expensive one. The staff was great and the dolphin were well trained and seemed happy. I wish I could have gotten more hands on time with them,...More

1  Thank Christian B
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is very nice park to go to and there are all kinds of marine animals to see and interact with in activities. I went on the dolphin encounter activity and we got to meet a dolphin named Kaleo. We also went to a few...More

1  Thank Tangi T
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I was a bit put off by the structures. The park is 50 years old and has not replaced any of the enclosures although there is some evidence that they tried to update some things. The animals appeared very well cared for and loved, that...More

1  Thank MsFroggy32
Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

We got there right when they opened. The place is a little run down. We were able to see the sea lion, dolphin, and dolphin/ penguin show. They were not long but very entertaining. In between shows there is not a whole lot to see....More

Thank Alisonoshkosh
Reviewed 5 July 2014

My 12 year old daughter had a blast with their "Adventure with Dolphin" program. Sea Life park is o.k., but the day we went there was hardly any crowd, and my daughter got to volunteer to feed the Sea Lions during the Sea Lion show....More

1  Thank Munira G
Reviewed 2 July 2014

My family visited this park and "met" dolphins. I felt very safe letting my 6 and 7 year old spend time in the water with the animals. Everything was very well organized - the animals seemed relaxed and happy. We also enjoyed the larger park...More

2  Thank travelingworkingmom
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The dolphin trainers were excellent! The changing facilities were dirty and had bugs everywhere. The life jackets we were required to wear had not been cleaned or sterilized and mine smelled horrible of sweat! The dolphin splashed us until we were drenched before the pictures...More

2  Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Sea Life Park is great place for the whole family. Many things for everyone to do. But I must recommend that if you go you show try the Royal Swim. Up close and personal meeting and learning about one of the most beautiful and graceful...More

3  Thank Ed L
Reviewed 26 June 2014

This is a small, quaint park where you are able to do a dolphin swim. Book early as it fills up quickly. We booked in October for a June trip. 45 minutes in the water may seem quick (I know it's expensive but it's worth...More

2  Thank RebeccaRach
Reviewed 25 June 2014

you are closer to the sea life than other parks, easy to get around, good shows, food was reasonably priced for a park...and if you pay more you can swim with a dolphin, good day for the kids...and adults too...remember the sun screen...

1  Thank 325GaryM2014
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Toby V
I'm bringing my future wife for a royal dolphin swim on our honeymoon. I really want to get stacks of photos but we are doing the swim at the same time. I will be happy to pay for a couple of professional photos but I'm wondering if they will allow us to bring one go pro in the water and hand it to each other when we have our own goes? Thanks all
2 April 2017|
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Response from Chinaman70 | Reviewed this property |
They do allow friends and family to take as many photos as you want. The trainer will take photos for you but not sure about go-pro. Good luck!
Charlotte C
We are arriving from England at the beginning of April and We are planning a visit to your park w/c 10th April and have purchased Go Oahu cards for our family. I would like to book this ahead of our visit (ie asap) so that the availability is available for all 5 of us. I've read in an answer to a simular question that you require the go oahu card/voucher number when booking, does booking/reserving our spaces for the dolphin encouter activate our 14 days that we have to use our cards? Also are there options to upgrade or add on extra experiences as a good price? Thank you
2 March 2017|
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Response from sgrap | Reviewed this property |
No, we booked ahead of time but the cards are not activated until you actually use them the first time on the island. I do not remember options to upgrade, but we weren't looking for any. They do sell the pictures they... More
Susan F
I would like to know if Pink's is still open.
1 April 2016|
Response from Sea_Life_Park_Admin | Property representative |
Aloha Susan F, yes it is M-SU 10AM-3:30PM. Come by! Mahalo.