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Waikiki Aquarium: Tours & Tickets

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Closed Now: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
+1 808-923-9741
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and we absolutely love it. Is not as big as mainland aquariums but it has lots of tanks and colorful fish. The jellyfish and sea horses are amazing!! They even have sharks and stingrays. Outside is a nice...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MaliaG21808
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to visit if you are interested in detail and natural beauty. The coral exhibit is beautifully done and made snorkeling far more interesting later. The jellyfish exhibits are mesmerizing. The audio information you can access on your smartphone is very interesting although it...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Deadw00d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small aquarium has a nice selection of sea life, mainly from the central Pacific. It is worth a stop if in the area.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Tom R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice little aquarium to visit. A variety of small fish and other creatures can be found here. Would be good to take children there.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Liviestick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very small aquarium. Great place if you have children. Not worth the price of admission for 4 adults.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Susanne W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waikiki Aquarium was full of beautiful fish and coral and some informative facts about sea life in Honolulu. Is small enough to complete in 45 minutes and perfect for young kids who tend to get bored easily. Visiting the seal was a highlight. Gift Shop...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank catherinec288
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is quite a small aquarium size wise but we were both impressed with how much was packed in here I think we saw way more here than we ever would have seen snorkeling I was particularly impressed by all the colourful fish and corals...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed August 19, 2019

While this aquarium is small, they offer nice variety of display tanks with exotic species of fish and wonderful coral. Taking the time to read and look at each of their exhibits will certainly enlighten and intrigue the viewers. Senior citizens are only charged $6,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank RickFLL
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

Twelve dollar admission for an Adult ticket. Happy to help the animals. Few tanks. Few sea creatures to see. Disappointed. Skip. Go snorkeling or take a tour of the ocean instead.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Leslie T
Reviewed August 12, 2019 via mobile

It is a very informative place if your kids let you read and or use the App. I love the Jellyfish exhibits. The Monk deal sadly was not on display as the enclosure was being remodeled. Expensive if you are not a local or senior....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Pat M
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July 30, 2018|
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Response from Courtneyab82 | Reviewed this property |
We walked right in and bought tickets. There was no one waiting in line when we went.
June 12, 2017|
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Response from freetimecrafter | Reviewed this property |
An hour or less
January 14, 2017|
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Response from neet76 | Reviewed this property |
No sea turtles at Waikiki Aquarium. We did do the turtle tour with Holokai Catamaran, highly recommended and not overly expensive.