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Waikiki Aquarium

Neighborhood: Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis
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Address: 2777 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96815-4027
Phone Number:
+1 808-923-9741
Today
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Learn about sea life in Hawaii here.

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Very good for a small aquarium

The Aquarium was an easy walk from our hotel. It is small but had some very interesting exhibits. The entry fee was very reasonable compared to what we have spent at larger... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Groton, Massachusetts
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Groton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Aquarium was an easy walk from our hotel. It is small but had some very interesting exhibits. The entry fee was very reasonable compared to what we have spent at larger aquariums, so I would say the "bang for the buck" was a very good value here. There was especially good information about seahorses and jellyfish. I saw plenty... More 

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Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Probably a bit smaller than expected, even though it doesn't look big from outside. My three year old was devastated at the lack of sharks - there were one or two though. Some really great tanks showing the fish of Hawaii, but saw lots of these out snorkeling anyway, even straight off Waikiki beach. Probably better for older kids than... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not overpriced like a lot of places and well worth taking a side trip to spend a morning seeing all of the large aquariums filled with exotic fish.

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Thank bardi86
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here and it was small but had alot of seahoses and nice fish. It was cool to see a Hawaiian monk seal. There was alot of nice coral and very cool fish.

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La Verne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is a great place for kids and families. The marine life is well displayed without causing harming.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not much to see here. I was there under half an hour. Not worth the visit really. Waste of money.

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Pasadena, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium is very small. Not worth it for the money. We had to pay at the front door and it took us less than 20 minutes to see all the sea creatures and displays.

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Carlsbad, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They have done a great job here over the years with adding new features and viewing locations. The large pools that have dolphins, sharks and so many different types of fish is incredible. There is an outside wlaking area too that is right on the beach. Fun place to take a hour or 2 and enjoy things never seen before.

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Thank John R
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love going here. It is relaxing quiet and fascinating to see these fish live their lives. I love watching these sea creatures breathe and float.

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Thank BettinaHI
Tokoname, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small but well displayed aquarium. It is great for kids and not so large that they get bored.

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