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Maui Ocean Center Admission

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    What to Expect
    Discover the Maui Ocean Center at your own pace with this full-day admission ticket and explore over 60 interactive exhibits. This journey through the expansive underwater world is unique to Hawaii, as all of the marine life you see is native to the islands’ shores.

    To deepen your experience, trained ocean naturalists will share presentations at the Turtle Lagoon, Open Ocean, Discovery Pool, Living Reef and Nursery Bay exhibits. These expert guides are also available on sight to answer any questions you have about the fish, plant life or coral that you see.

    This facility is engaging for travelers of all ages, and provides a richer understanding of one of the most unique aquatic environments on the earth, the Hawaiian waters. See tropical reef fish, octopuses, sharks, sting rays, eels, sea jellies and more immersed in their natural habitat.
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    Departure Point
    Maui Ocean Center, 192 Maalaea Rd Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
    Departure Time
    Open daily, year round from 9am to 5pm
    • Marine Naturalist Presentations
    • Cultural Activities and Programs
    • Wi-fi and Free Public Parking
    • Entry/Admission - Maui Ocean Center
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Audio Guides (available for an additional fee)
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Skip the Line: Proceed directly to the front gate for admission
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Saw the 3D surround short movie on whales. Good gift shops. A little interesting, but better to see animals in the oceans of Maui. Informative for those not planning on snorkeling or sailing.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank MATT-U63
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    My wife and I visited the Maui Ocean Center as part of a value pass that included the Atlantis Submarine, Maui Tropical Plantation, and Bailey House Museum. We drove past the ocean center after we landed and were on our way to Lahaina -- didn't...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank David K
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    This aquarium while small packs quite a punch when it comes to expertly curated exhibits. I was incredibly impressed with everything I saw and LOVED the underwater aquarium exhibit. How cool is it to walk underneath sharks and huge manta rays. The turtle exhibit is...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank andreanewengland
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had a free afternoon on our trip where we wanted to do something low key, so we decided to check out the ocean center. We really enjoyed our trip. We got to learn more about the fish and coral we had seen while snorkeling...More

    Thank selbri
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Thoughtful presentation of Maui reefs and ocean, with the levels going from shoreline to deep waters, all presented in a nice flow. This was especially interesting if you've snorkeled much in Hawaii- kind of get the snorkel view. The deep water room gave a real...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Dennis O
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    Donald M
    July 14, 2019|
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    Response from kevin s | Reviewed this property |
    The restaurant is "Seascape". You can see the reviews on this site. There are also several restaurants in the shopping area right next to the aquarium.
    Donald M
    July 14, 2019|
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    Response from MaggieVallejo | Reviewed this property |
    We got a special rate from our car rental, but they also have AAA.
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