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At Sea Life Park, located just 15 miles from Waikiki on Oahu's scenic Makapu'u Point, Hawaii's marine life comes alive in a dazzling display sure to entertain and delight. Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Ko'olau Mountain Range and the point's breathtaking beaches. Visitors of all ages flock to the park to see dolphins dance, sea lions sing and penguins perform in this magical facility by the sea.
Guide to Enjoying Your Visit to Sea Life Park Hawaii
At Sea Life Park, you can swim with dolphins, sharks, Hawaiian rays, and even sea lions. Sea Life park is a family friendly park where visitors of all ages can participate and enjoy themselves!

General Information
Opening hours
Sea Life Park is open 365 days a year! from 09:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sea Life Park Admission
Daily admission includes all marine-life shows and exhibits! General Admission is included on all interactive program tickets. Infants under 3 years old are free.
Adult (13 & over) Junior (3-12 years)
General Admission $39.99 $24.99
Annual Pass $59.99 $39.99

Tickets with other programs
There are many interactive programs & animal encounters in the park that let you get up-close and personal with unique animals in an intimate setting, making it one of the best things to do in Oahu for kids and families!

Program Highlights Ages Duration
Dolphin Royal Swim • Interact with 2 dolphins
• Double dorsal fin ride, belly ride, foot push
• Dolphin cradle & kiss
• Deep water encounter & dolphin feeding
• Learn about dolphin anatomy & training
• Professional photo package
3 & over 60 mins (45 mins in water)
Dolphin Swim Adventure • Interact with 1 Dolphin
• Single dorsal fin ride & belly ride
• Deep water encounter, dolphin kiss & feeding
• Learn about dolphin anatomy & training
• Professional photo package
3 & over 60 mins (45 mins in water)
Dolphin Encounter • Interact with 1 Dolphin
• Dolphin kiss & feeding
• Learn about dolphin anatomy & training
• Professional photo package
3 & over 45 mins (30 mins in water)
Hawaiian Reef Encounter • Interact with Hawaiian rays and reef fish
• Snorkel & feed fish (includes flotation vest, snorkel, and mask)
• Touch elegant Hawaiian Rays
• Learn about rays & reef fish behavior and anatomy
4 & over 40 mins (20 min in water)
Sea Lion Swim • Interact with sea lions
• Swim with sea lions in a educational, playful and interactive way
• Receive a hug and kiss from the sea lion
• Feed & learn to communicate with a sea lion
• Professional photo package
8 & over 45 mins (30 mins in water)
Dolphin Aloha • Interact with a dolphin without getting in the water
• The easiest dry-land dolphin encounter on Oahu
• Pet and feed a dolphin at the backstage pool
• Learn about dolphins with an interactive performance
• Learn about dolphin anatomy and training
• Professional photo package
1 & over 20 mins

In order to protect the animals and their environment, participants may only use biodegradable sunscreen. Approved sunscreen is available in the park gift shops.

What to Expect
Shows & Education
Dolphin Show
12:30pm, 3:30pm
See an engaging and educational show where dolphins jump, flip, spin and entertain you with musical score.
Sea Lion Show
11:15am, 3:00pm
California Sea Lions are smart, funny and quick! You'll be surprised and delighted by their underwater acrobatics and antics.
Penguin Trainer Talk
10:45am, 2:20pm
Join this trainer-led forum to get to know more about the adorable Humboldt penguins in this open forum. You'll see them leap out of the water and waddle upright on land.

Habitats & Exhibits
A great way to observe the animals and learn about their behavior, step into the little seaworld of Hawaii!
Shark Cave Discovery Reef Touch Pool Honu Green Sea Turtle
Dive into the world of Hawaii’s sharks with this living shark exhibit! This 300,000 gallon aquarium is an excellent place to learn about the species of sharks living in Hawaii. The Discovery Reef Touch Pools features sea creatures native to Hawaiian waters and tide pools. Here you can gently touch sea stars, urchins and baby Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Honu is the famous Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle. Come see honu up-close and learn why they are an important for part of our ecosystem.
Penguin Habitat Dolphins & Wholphins California Sea Lion
Watch and get up-close to Humboldt penguins from Chile and Peru as they leap out of the water and sun themselves. The trainers will talk about these amazing animals. Wholphins are the hybrid of an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin and False Killer Whale, and they have long lasting and strong familial bonds. Although they have reported to exist in the wild, currently Sea Life Park in Hawaii is the only place where you can see a Wholphin. California Sea Lions are particularly intelligent and can be trained to perform various tasks. Sea Life Park sea lions divide their time between snoozing, basking, floating, diving and eating.
Bird Aviary: Hale Manu Seabird Sanctuary Hawaiian Reef Ragoon
All guests are welcome to step inside of the open-air aviary to be the company of resident Cockatiels and Lovebirds during posted hours. They will happily greet you with a friendly song and eat right out of your hand! Come to the place of refuge for injured Hawaiian seabirds and take a look at some of our local species. Here, park staff and volunteers carefully take care of sick or injured birds, nursing them back to health. Here you can learn about the tricky life of some sea animals that you can find on the Hawaiian reef, such as tropical fish, stingrays and whitetip reef sharks.

Lecture & Event Time Schedule
9:30AMTurtle Feeding
10:00AMFree Park Tour
10:30AM-Shark Diver Show
-Turtle Meet and Greet
-Seal Trainer Talk
10:45AM-Penguin Trainer Talk
-Sea Lion Feeding and Trainer Talk
11:00AM-Turtle Trainer Talk
-Sea Bird Trainer Talk
11:20AMOctopus Feeding
12:00PMHawaiian Reef Trainer Talk
1:00PMDolphin Feeding
1:10PMShark Feeding and Trainer Talk
1:20PMSea Bird Trainer Talk
1:30PM-Free Park Tour
-Penguin Swim and Talk
2:00PMTurtle Meet and Greet
2:20PMPenguin Trainer Talk
2:25PM-Seal Trainer Talk
-Turtle Trainer Talk
3:00PM Sea Lion Feeding and Trainer Talk
10:00am – 12:00pm / 1:00pm – 4:00pmBird Aviary
10:30am – 12:00pm / 1:30pm – 4:00pmTouch Pool

Pro Tip
Animal Feedings
• Sea Lion Feeding Tickets available for $10.46 at Adventure Center. Check at counter prior to the show.
• Sea Turtle food is available ($3.00 or $4.00 with souvenir cup) at Main Gift Shop.
• Dolphin Feeding for $15.00 based on availability at the end of the Dolphin Lagoon show entrance.

Go Oahu Card - Oahu's Best Attraction Pass
Skip the long lines and purchase a Go Oahu card to revel in dining, shopping or entertainment discounts with this multi-attraction pass. Choose from the 3, 5 or 7-day pass to enjoy the city's top attractions and destinations. Learn more here.
Visit over 30 plus attractions including:
• Sea Life Park Hawaii
• Kualoa Ranch
• Hanauma Bay Snorkel
• ...And more!

How to get to Sea Life Park
Free Transportation service
Sea Life Park Admission Day Pass with FREE Pick-up & Drop-off service from Hotels in Waikiki and Ala Moana areas are available! There are also many programs you can choose. You can check the packages here.
By Car
Address: 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway #7, Waimanalo, HI 96795 USA
Driving to Sea Life Park from Waikiki will take 30 - 60 minutes. The parking fee is $5 per vehicle per day. Guests who eat at Beachboy Lanai Food Court are eligible for free parking.
Other Ways to Get There
- Waikiki Trolley: The Blue Line trolley stops at Sea Life Park. Passes are available for 1-day, 4-day, and 7-days.
- TheBus: From Waikiki, take TheBus #23 from the Bus Stop Kalia Rd + Paoa Pl. Fares cost $5.50 for a 1-Day Pass for adults, and $2.50 for children (6-17).

Places to Eat
  • Beachboy Lanai Food Court: the perfect place to enjoy your meal with a stunning view of Rabbit Island! Relax in the open air with a refreshing beverage, Hawaiian shave ice or a nice smoothie.
  • Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs: Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm, Pink’s Hot Dogs is a Hollywood celebrity magnet that's been running since 1939. Try out their specialty local hot dogs.
  • Kau Kau Kitchen: Offers local-style favorites like Loco Moco and the savory and satisfying Pipikaula Salad. Every plate lunch comes with two scoops of white or brown rice and potato mac salad or local mixed greens.
  • Longboard Lounge: Open 10am to 4pm daily, the lounge features a casual seating area overlooking the Sea Lion Pool. You can relax with an ice-cold cocktail, beer or wine and some pupus.
  • Wiki Wiki Snack Bar: Specializing in Dole® Whip soft serve, fried ice cream, funnel cakes, Dippin' Dots, hot dogs, French fries and popcorn chicken.
  • Tiki Treats: Nothing better than a scoop of creamy ice cream on a sunny day in Hawaii! They have snacks, Dippin’ Dots and Dole® Whip soft serve.
Gift Shops
Sea Life Park's gift shops offer a wide variety of Sea Life Park souvenirs, gifts, accessories and made-in-Hawaii items from Waimanalo. You may also purchase your photos of the Dolphin Experience and other Sea Life Park encounters here.

Nearby Attractions
Rabbit Island: This Island is located off the southeastern shore of Oahu by the Sea Life Park, just northwest of Makapuu Point. The name “Rabbit Island” derives from the history of the location as a rabbit farm.
Kaohikaipu Island: The smaller island right next to the Rabbit Island, which is a State Seabird Sanctuary.
Makapuu Beach & Tide Pools
Waimanalo Beach

FAQ
Q: Are wheelchairs or strollers available for rent?
A: Yes. Wheelchairs and single strollers can be rented for $5 per day. Of course, guests are allowed to enter the park with their own wheelchairs, electric scooters or strollers.

Q: Are lockers available for use?
A: Lockers are available to rent for $3.

Q: Are there anything that I am not allowed to bring into the Sea Life Park?
A: Any food, Alcoholic beverages, firearms and pets are not permitted to bring inside of the park. Also Sea Life Park is family-friendly place, so please do not wear clothing with hateful messages, vulgarity, pornography, illegal acts, and divisive political messages.

Extra Information
• When using credit/debit cards at all locations in the park, a photo ID is REQUIRED of the cardholder, so please do not forget to bring them if you want to use.
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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. Book a dolphin encounter by Sea Life Park where you can play, kiss, dance or even swim with dolphins! These playful creatures do tricks and interact with you. Book a swim to ride a dolphin! Includes all-day admission to Sea Life Park Oahu.
    Pick-up Provided
    Special
    Accessible

    From USD146.59

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  2. Play with a dolphin at Sea Life Park in Oahu! Feed & pet your dolphin friend from dry land. A fun 20-min experience so kids of all ages can encounter dolphins in Hawaii, plus all-day admission to Sea Life Park's other shows & attractions!
    Pick-up Provided
    Special
    Accessible

    USD88.99

    Daily
    (afternoon)
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