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Sea Life Park Hawaii

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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 - 16:00
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 2 September 2014

I feel like I've been ripped off. We paid $185/person for the dolphin swim adventure. We had to wait 20 minutes past the time it was supposed to start to give people plenty of time to check in. Yet they tell you to arrive 30...More

4  Thank Slimjoco
Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

Well what can I say?! SUPERB! The dolphin encounter we took part in was well worth the money with memories you could never forget and as for the park itself it is in a beautiful location with mountains and blue sea straddling the park with...More

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 30 August 2014

My wife and I attended Sea Life Park, and were able to view several attractions after our time in the Dolphin Swim Experience. The Dolphin Swim at Sea Life park was very well-done, with knowledgeable trainers and small, intimate group sizes. For any Japanese park...More

1  Thank Ian M
Reviewed 30 August 2014

This is no Sea World, but it's a nice place to stop in for an hour or two for a stroll though to see the sea lions and dolphins. My family did the dolphin encounter for $120 each which involved getting a life jacket on,...More

1  Thank MayMay1224
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

I cannot recommend this attraction to anyone to visit whilst staying in Waikiki. From the antiquated facilities, poor refreshment options, overpriced entrance fees, small animal enclosures, amatuer time with the seal show ( one seal ) . The only saving grace is the beautiful location....More

1  Thank Denise M
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Took my visiting daughter-in-law and family visiting from the London. UK to Sea Life Park specifically because they were keen for the dolphin encounter. They completely enjoyed the experience hence the Very Good rating. This was the 4th time for my wife and I me....More

2  Thank Joe P
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I love touring zoos and aquariums, but we saw everything in this park in about 30 minutes. We went during a horrible time apparently (around 11am) & there was at least an hour or longer wait for the next shows to start....More

1  Thank MrsH1106
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Came to Hawai'i to swim with dolphins. Could not do it in the wild, so came to sea life park. The staff were friendly, but rushed. The place is busy. We did a dolphin belly ride, only because they did not explain about the two...More

2  Thank illana15
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Our sea lion experience was scheduled for 1130 am. We were told to arrive prior to ensure enough travel time. The park was 45 mins away, which we were not aware about. When we arrived we were confused because almost everything was closed, and did...More

7  Thank Courtney888888888
Reviewed 9 August 2014

We tried the Dolphin Royal Swim which was very expensive but interacting with the dolphins that closely was a very rare opportunity although I am not certain that it is that great for the dolphins. About half of the things you do with the dolphins...More

5  Thank Gilbert C
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Rosie N
19 September 2017|
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Response from Charlene C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Rosie, During my Encounter, they do not allow you to bring your own camera. They take photos for you however they are quite expensive. $18 per photo. There were about 12 guests in our group. They really only let you take... More
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