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Maui Ocean Center

192 Ma'alaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
808-270-7000
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Fishing
Owner description: Maui Ocean Center, Top-Rated Attraction in Hawai'i*, provides an up close view of Hawaiian Marine Life without getting wet! Maui Ocean Center, the... more » Owner description: Maui Ocean Center, Top-Rated Attraction in Hawai'i*, provides an up close view of Hawaiian Marine Life without getting wet! Maui Ocean Center, the Hawaiian Aquarium, is a great activity during any vacation to Maui, whether a family vacation, a romantic honeymoon, a relaxing retreat or an adventurous tour. Maui Ocean Center complements many of Maui’s most popular activities, including snorkel trips and whale watches. « less
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Johnston, Rhode Island, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

My wife & I visited during our Maui vacation - it was a nice stop on our way to Lahaina. It's a little small but the exhibitions are well done; the big tank has a good variety of sharks, rays and fish. I think this is a great place for smaller children (as apposed to teens who I think would... More

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Olathe, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This place isn't huge, but it does have a small array of interesting fish/ocean creatures. It doesn't take very long to get through the aquarium, and I personally think it's overpriced. It is something fun to do without getting sweaty on the beach before your flight home, so that makes it worth it to me.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Kids and I enjoyed it. It is small, but was something nice to do. Also went mini golfing, which is right by the Ocean Center.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

A most interesting and worthwhile stop. A bit pricy but lots of staff and frequent talks and q&a sessions. Clean and well kept,interesting and well curated exhibits explains lots about ocean life in Hawaii. Lots to see from corals to fish to turtles and sharks. Great for kids too.

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Kamloops, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

There's so much to see here. Staff is great. The tanks are clean, colorful and chock full of wildlife. It's SO worth it to hear the biologist talk infront of the big tanks. A scuba diver dives in the tanks to feed the fishes and to answer the audience questions. This was a big highlight of our Feb 2014 Maui... More

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newrock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I read some mixed reviews before visiting, but we had an excellent time here. It is a bit expensive and you can get through it in an hour or so, but they have a diverse collection, with very good educational information and a nice multi-building layout right on the water. If you're looking for something to do for a few... More

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Bremerton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went on a Tuesday during their Turtle Tuesdays in August. We paid an extra $15 and got a guided tour with Wendy who was very knowledgeable about turtles. We even got to feed the turtles as well. Wendy was simply a delight and when we ran into her later she sat and chatted with us about the exhibit and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We visited the Maui Ocean Center in May and really enjoyed it. It is very well done and worth going to but my one complaint is the price. It is very, very expensive to go here. If you have a AAA card you get a small discount. We love aquariums and have been to a few excellent quality ones (Vancouver... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I have recently been to the Atlanta Aquatic Centre, supposedly one of the best in the world. I thought the one in Maui, albeit smaller was more impressive. Somehow you felt closer to the marine life. The signage is helpful without being overwhelming. The highlight is the tunnel as up to this point you are OK with the experience. But... More

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I visited the Maui Ocean Centre with 8 Pathfinders (Girl Guides of Canada) who were between the ages of 13-15. We took the turtle and shark feeding tour where our guide was very good at providing us with lots of information about the centre and the marine life at the centre. The centre initially seems on the smaller side of... More

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