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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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Wahiawa, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice aquarium with tropical fish and other ocean animals. It is small, it only took as about 1 to 2 hours to walk slowly through all of it. The best feature this place has is the shark tank where they do the dive show. We saw divers feed Manta rays and sharks. Definitely a must-see if you go!

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Maui Ocean Center was a nice place to visit and learn about local marine life. It is small but well laid out and clean. The staff and divers were very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the sharks and stingrays, and I got great pictures of a sea turtle. I was done with the whole aquarium in about an hour, and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

While they have fish this is mainly to educate you on ocean life. No whales or dolphins but they do have sharks, stingray, jellyfish and tons of beautiful fish there. If you get there at certain times you will get a show while they are feeding the fish shark included!!!. My family enjoyed it we love all animals and fish.

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Eureka, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you're in Maui spend the time and come to the ocean center. We visited early morning and were one of the first in. It wasn't busy and the staff was very friendly. A great time and the kids loved seeing the sharks and stingrays.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is one of the nicest aquariums I have ever visited. It tells the story of the reefs and fish around Hawaii. Was much more worthwhile than the boat trips that took you to the reefs themselves, saw more of the fish and more of the diversity that abounds around Hawaii.

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memphis, Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It was something to do on a rainy day. Otherwise I wouldn't spend my time indoors. It does have some shopping in the area.

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Courtenay, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you're from the prairies and have never been to the ocean then the Maui Ocean Centre is a good starting point if you haven't already booked a snorkelling adventure. Tiger shark neat to see up close. Displays are well done and informative. Turtles nice. Large whale display good for photos with the kids! If you live near the ocean... More

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Brunswick, Maine
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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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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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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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