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Maui Ocean Center: Tours & Tickets

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
192 Maalaea Rd, Hwy 30, Ma'alaea Harbor, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-5931
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Reviewed yesterday

I thought it was clean, well organized and we enjoyed the petting the ocean life. The Humpback Wale exhibition was cool but shorter than I thought. The Aquarium was quite a bit smaller than I expected as well.

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Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Fun for the whole family! The whale movie was cool to see at least once. The kids enjoyed the small “petting” area with sea stars, sea cucumbers, etc. Tunnel aquarium was awesome!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jessica L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must stop in Maui for all ages. Take your time in order to see everything Trip advisor made me write 100 letters

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank StuartSneath
Reviewed yesterday

The humpback whale 3D film was awesome! I live on Maui but don’t get to see humpback whales underwater, so enjoyed it immensely. Fish and other creatures in Hawaii are also exhibited really nicely, including tidal pools. The expert’s presentations are very good and worth...More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mariko H
Reviewed yesterday

Had a great visit and made a great day. Really enjoyed the presentation in the 'Open Ocean' - loads of interesting facts; the Humpbacks exhibit was incredible and due to a recommendation was the reason I went; and I loved the Turtle Lagoon!

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Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice little aquarium, with plenty to see and do. Several aquariums, including the very cool walk through tunnel aquarium. The whale center and theater are a must. Don't forget to check out all the turtles. The staff were super friendly and helpful, and informative.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shane B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I chose this as a tour on the carnival splendor repositioning cruise. We’ve been to Maui three times. This is a good acquiring with several different halls. One with a history of fishing on Maui. The one I like best was the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Okrent3209
Reviewed 3 days ago

All the exhibits were marvellous. I especially enjoyed the coral exhibits. I did not realize how many different corals there are and it was great seeing the fish/eels etc swimming around. The encounter with the diver chatting with the audience was very good as well....More

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The 3D whale experience was awesome! The speakers were funny and informative! It is a little on the small side for the price, however we would go again.

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Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jlmcfam
Reviewed 4 days ago

A fabulous few hours spent experiencing marine life, well organised. The Humpbacks of Hawai’i exhibit, seemed short only because I could have watched it all day, Thank you

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Date of experience: October 2019
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November 8, 2018|
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Response from Hola_PVR | Reviewed this property |
Did not do any behind the scene tours. Did take the time to listen to the presenters as they were excellent and provided detailed information. Also used the handheld audio device ($3) which provided additional information... More
July 2, 2017|
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Response from Graham J | Reviewed this property |
I checked with my 15 year old daughter who enthusiastically said yes. The only ones I remembered were the ones they were raising that we saw in the behind the scenes tour. Enjoy!
June 10, 2017|
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Response from 181Linda | Reviewed this property |
Not at the aquarium. The snorkeling tour you pre book your tickets.