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Sea Life Park Hawaii

41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Suite 7, Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795
1 (866) 393 5158 and 998 193 3360
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Amusement/ Theme Parks
Activities: Swimming with dolphins
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Parksville, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

We went on a day when it was pouring rain but we still very much enjoyed our swim with the dolphins. It was very pricey and the three pictures they take were way overpriced I thought. They should at least include one picture in the high price. Either way my daughter loved every minute of it and wished it was... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Terrible is just one word to describe this place. The enclosures are so small for these poor animals I felt guilty even looking at the animals in them knowing I just paid to enter such a place. The sea lions were getting fed and one was a bit sad one trainer went up to him and quietly said in a... More

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albuquerque
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109 reviews 109 reviews
59 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

It took a whole day, but we enjoyed it. Quite a bus ride from Waikiki area (but only one bus, no transfers). If you are short on time I would pick the aquarium instead. The dolphin and sea lion/seals shows were fun and inspiring. We also got some turtle food (used coupons) and had a blast feeding those monsters (they... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We had fun. I wish they could have fed the sharks but my 10 year old son and 27 year old cousin enjoyed the experience alot. They fed the small fish lettuce and the souvenir picture is not that great quality but still a good experience and they dont allow you to take a camera in with you but your... More

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CA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped by this park on our last visit to Oahu. We did not know they had dolphin attractions, but since my daughter absolutely loves dolphins we tried one with her. Disappointing was the only way to describe this experience. The tanks we incredibly small for these poor dolphins. They have too many and can not adequately care for them... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We wanted the dolphin experience for our six and ten year old but had to pay for an adult experience as well as seven and under has to be accompanied. They all enjoyed the dolphins but it's definitely not 30 minutes as you are in a group and of course everyone wants a turn. Each person contact time is absolute... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

In our group it was my wife, my wife's cousin, and myself. I paid just the regular entrance fee, but my wife and her cousin did 3 activities. They started out with the Shrek Swim, then the Sea Lion Swim, and finished with the Dolphin Royal Swim. In the Shark trek, they offer you a wetsuit if water is too... More

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Sylvania, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We did the dolphin experience for my sons birthday and was not disappointed. It was a highlight of our stay and now we would have liked to have the swim with them as we could see them doing it but it came down to the cost and there was 6 of us. The park in itself is not big but... More

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Colorado
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The staff seemed irritated with all the children's questions. We spent $800 for 2 adults, 2 kids to swim with dolphins. Lasted 20 min in the water and was a series of photo shoots which they offered at end for $18 each photo, none included in the package. No group photos of families or deals if you have multiple kids.... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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27 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The Sea Life Park offers a ton of hands on experiences and cool shows. We watched the seals perform a show with a couple of trainers and they did all kinds of tricks and there was a lot of comedy included. It was a very cool sight to see. There was an amazing dolphin show where the dolphins did tons... More

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