As a long time local of the state of Hawaii, I hadn't been to Sea Life Park in well over 10 years (maybe longer). However, the visit with family was less that what I had expected as previous visits. First of all the first thing you'll see is the larger fish tank before getting to the rest of the park. Before this tank used to have sting rays, sharks and many colorful fish. This time it's just a large shark tank with a sting ray here and there, and very few fish if any.
Once you exit you get this person who will take your picture (which you can purchase at the gift shop later). Of course there's the usual turtles, that you can feed, if you know where to get the food as it lacks that information. They used to have a great dolphin/false killer whale show, which has now changed to a dolphin only show. However, try not to miss the wholphin, Kekaimanu she's beautiful. The show is at best average. Then there's another dolphin show on the other side. They bring out the seals (they walk the bottom area of the tank area, so if you have small one's stay close to the bottom as the seals make stops along the way. And they also bring out the penguins that also walk the bottom. This for maybe all 5 minutes of your time. Of course they have the Hawaiian Monk Seal at the park that just lays around in the Hawaiian Sun (lucky guy!). There are seals on the other side, but you want to feed them as in the past forget it, you'll have to book the experience to do that. Of course there are other shows.
What we gathered was that Sea Life park makes their money off of people that want the experience of swimming with sharks and the dolphins. As for me and my ohana, I think we'll pass the next time they visit, unless the little one's twist our arms. Thank goodness there was a special to get in the park for the locals, otherwise, save your money and go elsewhere.
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