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Waikiki Aquarium

2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815 (Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis)
808 923 9741
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Ranked #44 of 157 Attractions in Honolulu
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Type: Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

This was a nice way to pass the time while out and about in Honolulu the fish, sharks, seals, and jellyfish were awesome to look at. I really enjoyed the little remotes they provide you with to get more information about the animals you are looking at.

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Loco, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and the beaches. They have an awesoem display of sea horses that they breed for release to the wild. The sea lions are fun to watch. Lots of fish, coral, etc. Very friendly staff that will explain everything or answer any question.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Had a great time at the aquarium my whole family loved seeing the Hawaiian monk seal and all those tropical fishes.

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Freemans Bay, Auckland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Probably the best aquarium we've been too. The displays are beautifully presented and there is a huge array of sealife to view and learn about. The outside area looks like it could do with a little TLC but nothing major. Staff very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the gift shop too.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a great aquarium! Definitely worth it to see a lot of native fish. The monk seals are adorable! It didn't take long to go through, but it was really worth it. It's within walking distance of the hotels in Waikiki Beach and when you're done you should walk down to the Barefoot Cafe for lunch!

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Wellington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The aquarium is located just ten minutes from Waikiki beach along a safe and wide pathway. We found the aquarium to be very clean and fresh with relevant displays. We both hired the little self guided tour handsets which gave information about the exhibits. If we hadn't hired these we probably would have been through the entire aquarium in thirty... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While it does not have the whales and dolphins of the San Diego Seaworld, this relatively compact facility gives an excellent overview of the sea life around the Hawaiian islands. The audio tour provides excellent explanations (but it helps if you bring a pair of headphones, so you don't have to hold the device up to your ear all the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The aquarium was quite small and took no time at all to get around so I was glad that it was reasonably priced. I was absolutely mesmerised buy the jellyfish and I stood there watching them for quite a while. The sea lion was also beautiful. There was a lady letting people hold the Hermit (?) crabs as well which... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Very small but well done. Some beautiful species. I prefer the less is more approach to exhibits so I recommend this aquarium. Great place to get away from the crowds for a bit.

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Boulder
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

So happy we spent a couple hours of our morning here. Great, clean, educational exhibits but best of all... The Monk Seals! We got there at about 10:30 on a Sunday and were right on time for a training demonstration/presentation from their trainer. Seriously cool! That was my favorite part, but the other exhibits are equally neat and the inside... More

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