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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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Ranked #2 of 16 attractions in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Brunswick, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visited Maui for our honeymoon. Coming from Maine the closest tropical aquarium we have is in Boston. I Was very excited to see that Maui had an aquarium that wash;'t too far from where we were staying (about 45 min from Ka'anapali). I really wanted to visit to see what types of fish and sea life... More

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San Dimas, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Took my 5 year old granddaughter. She enjoyed it. The Shark show diver had equipment problems so the diver never came, but the guide gave good information and was able to answer most questions, although people walked out of the presentation when they were told the diver wouldn't be there. About the right amount of time to go through to... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Disclaimer-I live in Orlando and I am from Miami. The Ocean Center is very small and has only fish, turtles, and sharks. They have pictures and molded displays of other ocean life. Very silly. We were done looking at everything in about an hour. Note really worth the effort, unless running out of things to do.

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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The Maui Ocean Center has to be one of the only aquariums in the world to house a tiger shark. Very cool animal to see u close and personal. Great thing to do if you are in the area but not really worth a trip away from your hotel and the beach just to visit unless you are really in... More

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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The reef exhibit was pretty interesting. The Turtle and Shark exhibits were pretty small and disappointing. And the Dolphin and Whale was really disappointing with no live animals. The highlight for the kids was the Tide pool where they could touch and pick up starfish and other critters.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Great set up but smaller than the mainland aquariums. Can go through in about 2 hours. But worth a visit

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Hayward, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Nice aquarium that features much of the local animal sea life. We went on a Wednesday afternoon, around 2pm. The place isn't cheap, but there was no line at all, and you get a 10% discount if you have AAA. The place has the typical tropical fish displays, with informational placards and a few interactive areas. My favorite was an... More

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Dayton, OH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice aquarium. Lots of beautiful fish and very nice gift shop. A must do while in may will see native fish to islands.

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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place was one of our best choices of the entire trip! Several other things on the island were definitely not worth the price, but this place was. Lots of up close and personal contact with fish and turtles. We loved the shark tank and tunnel so much, we went back to hear the whole talk again. During the feeding,... More

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St. John's, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We almost always visit an aquarium while on vacation as it is one of my daughter's never ending requests. This is not the largest of aquariums but the exhibits are well done and there are knowledgeable people on the grounds. The shark tank is quite nice. My one complaint is it is fairly expensive for what amounts to a 2-3... More

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