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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.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good28%
  • Average21%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Why the park management allows a bird guy to strong arm children idk... ruined our trip there as he was extremely forceful and aggressive about getting $1 from my daughter! We didn't even want any pictures with his birds but he choose to try and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's Hawaii, so of course it's expensive. Still, it'd be nice for what you spend to at least include 1 photo. I've been to several animal encounter/swim/experience and the marine staff here were among the best. The overall experience is one my family will treasure...More

Thank bartenderj
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The "one circle" rating is due to the sad upkeep and shows offered by Sea Life Park. What a joke! This place needs a total makeover! They should consider converting it into a water park because the display of marine life is sparse. The food...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We did the Royal Dolphin Swim and loved it. I don't recommend the 9:15 swim time as the transportation isn't always on time and you feel rushed when you get there. Once again, there were few signs and if you don't know where you're going,...More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took part in the Royal Dolphin Swim. Words cannot begin to describe how fantastic this was. The crew was very caring, knowledgeable, and personable. You can see that they love and care for the dolphins. It was truly an unforgettable adventure that we will do...More

Thank shaunmehr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in October with family and since this is the park from 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore, we definitely wanted to go while in the area!! When we arrived it definitely was lackluster to what we expected but we stayed...More

Thank MissKissy05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although this facility is small, my family found it to be of great value! It was small enough that we were easily able to see everything. The individual animal shows were so entertaining and educational. You can tell the trainers really care for the animals...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an ok park-nice to see and swim w animals but you feel like all they want it your money for each activity and photo. And it's costly. The trainers and shows were good but not as good as Sea World.

1  Thank stephaniecI6530GJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent most of the day at the park. They have all the things you'd expect at a SeaWorld, just on a smaller scale. They have a nice shaded, open-air food court. We especially enjoyed the bird enclosure. They give you food and they will...More

Thank bobndee24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sea Life Park is a very small aqaurium but worth a few hours to enjoy. The programs are informative and fun, the employees friendly and helpful.

Thank Kim M
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Toby V
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
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
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.