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192 Maalaea Rd, Ste B, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
(808) 270-7000
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Under Water World Revealed

If you want to see what is in the ocean reefs surrounding Hawaii this is definitely the place for you. The $3.00 audio tour player is well worth the money as it illuminates the exhibits and provides more information than the poster boards. Wondrous tropical fish in splendid color were grouped by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Andrew C
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

If you want to see what is in the ocean reefs surrounding Hawaii this is definitely the place for you. The $3.00 audio tour player is well worth the money as it illuminates the exhibits and provides more information than the poster boards. Wondrous tropical fish in splendid color were grouped by ocean depth as well as species. Sharks and... More 

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toronto
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47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

my husband and i spent a good portion of the day here and enjoyed it very much. The displays are informative and interesting for all ages. Staff are knowledgable and more than willing to answer all questions. The glass tunnel towards the end is seriously cool. Seascape Restaurant is major good and should not be missed.

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Winnipeg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We ate at this restaurant twice, and everything we had was very good, especially the calamari steak. Service was efficient, but we didn't feel rushed. The view of the harbour is stunning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We really enjoyed the restaurant -- seascape--- at the ocean center. Good service, basic menu focused on seafood (no surprise), and excellent views of the harbor and ocean.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

It's a solid aquarium, but clearly not on the same plane as Monterey Bay. It does do a good job of presenting local marine life and is a good jump off for snorkeling or scuba dives. There are knowledgeable docents available. One corrected an identification a dive leader had given us as 12' grey sharks at Molokini. He showed us... More 

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We came to the Maui Ocean Center on a rainy day and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It had beautiful displays, a great variety of marine life and informative signage. You could also pay for a phone that could give you an audio tour. We especially enjoyed the underwater tunnel. They had an impressive gift shop that one could... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It probably needs to be revamped, so probably the reason why the section with the turtles was closed for renos. Expensive. We had no rebates . little kids enjoyed

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I can't swim so a day at this wonderful place gave me the feel of swimming with the beautiful tropical fish around the Hawaiian Islands. The education was phenomenal. I spent hours and hors there thoroughly enjoying it. It is a great place to take families to also. Kids can actually touch starfish etc. The gift shop is wonderful too.

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Belgrade, Montana
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

this has to be up there on the TOP 5 aquariums in the USA. Maybe the world. From the minute you enter the gates you can see there is much more than meets the eyes. The work that has gone into this "Science center" as we see it, it incredible. No lack of description for what you are looking at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We live here, and have been aquarium members for a couple years. If you do nothing else on Maui, do the shark dive at the ocean center! Did it today, and hope to do it again! Super fun and interesting. Friendly, knowledgeable staff....once in a lifetime kind of experience. Except you can do it again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 192 Maalaea Rd, Ste B, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui  >  Wailuku
  • Phone Number: (808) 270-7000
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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