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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 2013
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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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California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This was my third visit to Maui Ocean Center, and just as much fun as the earlier visits. They do a beautiful job of designing displays for the fish and other ocean life. It's nice that some displays are outdoors, within view of the ocean. There was a special program during this visit, with interpreters of the music and dance... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a fantastic an educational marine biology experience of Hawaiian ocean diversity. Don't forget to look for the giant puffer fish, he'll be watching you too!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a wonderful aquarium center. Nicely laid-out with a short walk to each habitat, it's a guided tour through Hawaii's marine life. The tunnel with the sharks and rays is the highlight, but the moon jellies and living reef exhibits are also fantastic. Absolutely worth a visit!

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Maui, Hawaii
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37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We have been to the Ocean Center twice. This is a wonderful place to explore and learn. It is also an inexpensive way to see ocean life without paying for a boat trip. I did the shark tank this time. The briefing was really good and so was the instructions. Scott did a great job making our dive memorable. I... More

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

had some amazing fish nice little center had a display out of service and the snack bar in the middle of the park was closed also for the price of admison the photo they take should be free not 20 $ but it was a ok stop ,got to see alot of sealife from hawaii area , the shark tank... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We decided to buy a week pass and got a discount for buying it online a day earlier. It's really small for the price you pay, but the kids LOVED it! They just wanted to see the sharks! We went through the different areas looking at sharks, turtles and different fish while taking a bunch of pictures. I thought the... More

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Prince George, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I've never been to an aquarium so this was of course my first and I thought it was super cool. I know there are much bigger and better ones out there in the world but if you have kids or if you've never been it's worth checking out. I accidently erased almost all my photos I took while there so... More

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Deloraine, Australia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This was an OK stop during our time on Maui however we would not rush back. We didn't think there was a whole lot to look at, however the site itself appeared to be well maintained. I'm sure kids would enjoy the experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Great place to pass a couple of hours. Very educational. Our kids loved. The favorite was a feeding in the huge shark tank. Lots of information and the kids are able to participate with questions to the person inside the tank. Many exhibits and hands-on experiences. Although, we saw just about everything, at the aquarium, while snorkeling.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an annual stop for our family when visiting Maui. Our kids (all under 7) love the aquarium and we do too. Pluses are its very accessible size and easy walkability as well as exhibits with step ups, ledges and other attempts to make it accessible for people of all heights / ages. The walk through tunnel is a... More

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