Sea Life Park is a popular marine life and entertainment park located in Oahu, Hawaii. It offers guests the chance to get up close and personal with a variety of sea animals, including dolphins, sea lions, sharks, stingrays, penguins, and more. Visitors can also experience educational shows, thrilling rides, and interactive activities such as exploring the touch tanks or snorkeling in the natural reef lagoon. With its beautiful landscape and a dazzling array of aquatic life, Sea Life Park is an ideal place for people of all ages to explore an underwater paradise.


  • Interact with dolphins and other sea creatures and learn about their natural habitat.
  • Witness state-of-the-art exhibits, showcasing different marine animals from around the world.
  • Learn from educational shows and presentations that teach guests about conservation and ocean ecology.
  • Enjoy a thrilling shark dive experience where certified divers have the chance to get up close with these fascinating creatures.
  • Indulge in a full menu of Hawaiian favorites while taking in a live show featuring the traditional Aloha Kai Luau performances.


Vicinity of Sea Like Park
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Located in Waimanalo near Makapuʻu Point, north of Hanauma Bay on the breathtaking island of Oahu in Hawaii, United States, this place is a marine mammal park, bird sanctuary, and aquarium all rolled into one. Since 1964, the park has been delighting visitors with unforgettable experiences. You can interact with the animals by swimming with dolphins, sea lions, and rays. You can also take a sea safari in the aquarium and feed the sea turtles! In 2005, the park was acquired by Dolphin Discovery and was later acquired by Palace Entertainment in 2008.

Sea Life Park also champions marine conservation, preservation, and education. Their efforts have led to the rescue and release of over 4,000 seabirds and the release of 16,000 green sea turtle hatchlings. By providing unique and memorable learning experiences, Sea Life Park hopes to inspire visitors to help protect Hawaii’s precious ecosystem. They believe that marine life parks play an important role in educating children about marine mammals. And rest assured, Sea Life Park operates in full compliance with regulations and contributes millions of dollars to fund marine research and educational programs. Now, Sea Life Park Hawaii is the hotspot for aquatic entertainment, where you can make a splash with our friendly creatures.

Things to Do

Pet & play with dolphins as they come greet you
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Sea Life Park is dedicated to preserving marine wildlife habitats by providing guests with educational opportunities that increase awareness of the importance of protecting our oceans. Visitors have the opportunity to witness first-hand the beauty of Hawaii’s marine ecosystem as well as learn about its inhabitants and their habitats.

Get Up Close and Personal with Different Marine Animals

Reach into the pool to pet a live ray
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With more than 60 species and over 2,000 animals living in its 300,000-US-gallon lagoon, Sea Life Park can get an up-close experience with a variety of sea creatures. The knowledgeable sea life experts will guide you through a journey of fascinating discovery, where you’ll learn about the habits, habitats, and secret lives of the animals you love. Get hands-on with a California sea lion as you interact, feed, and play with this amazing creature in a group and one-on-one. Suitable for ages eight and up, it’s an unforgettable educational experience that’s fun for the whole family.

But that’s not all! Take to the waters and snorkel in a specially curated lagoon, where you’ll encounter whitetip reef sharks, playful reef fish, and more. You can even observe exotic creatures like sea turtles, sharks, and rays from a safe distance with specially designed underwater viewing areas.

Participate in Sea Life Park’s Interactive Activities/Exhibitions

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Sea Life Park is packed with fun and educational activities for all ages. Relax in the shaded open-air theatre and be amazed by talented dolphins, or experience an island-style storytelling journey with a new musical score. If you’re feeling brave, check out the shark nursery pool and meet the newest shark babies up close during feeding time. Discover native seaweed and the conservation efforts with the Waimanalo Limu Hui, and get up close and personal with friendly Hawaiian Monk Seal and California Sea Lions as they show off their impressive diving skills.

But the fun doesn’t stop there! Be delighted by hilarious California Sea Lions’ underwater acrobatics and join a trainer-led forum to learn all about the fascinating Humboldt Penguins and other feathered friends. And make sure to catch a glimpse of the only active breeding colony of Green Sea Turtles in the United States during feeding time with the Reef Team. Lastly, don’t miss your chance to witness the awe-inspiring Whitetip Sharks up close during feeding time in the Shark Cave while learning about the incredible shark species living in Hawaii.

Take Part in Conservation and Educational Programs

Fun & educational sea life programs for all ages
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Sea Life Park Hawaii is committed to conserving and protecting incredible marine ecosystems. From conservation programs to fun learning experiences, it’s all about making a difference and having a blast while doing it. The park offers a range of field trips and education outreaches that are so much fun. Programs are designed to meet Hawaii Department of Education benchmarks, Common Core Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Learn about the different species of sea life inhabiting Hawaiian waters, as well as how to conserve and protect the ocean environment. Sea Life Park’s team of experts conducts informative lectures on topics ranging from marine biology to ocean conservation initiatives. For hands-on learning opportunities, visitors can join guided field trips to explore nearby coral reefs or take part in beach cleanups to help protect the local habitat. Through these unique programs, Sea Life Park aims to inspire a lifelong connection between humans and nature.

Experience the Aloha Kai Luau

Sail away on a journey through the stunning Polynesian ocean at the Aloha Kai Luau! This revamped luau features award-winning choreography and costumes from Malu Productions, as well as a brand-new theme song for an unforgettable finale. The entertainment is top-notch, featuring fire knife champions, graceful hula dancers, traditional music, and original songs.

Held at the picturesque Makapu’u Meadows, you’ll be surrounded by starry skies, ocean views, and the Ko’olau Mountains. But it’s not just the ambiance that makes Aloha Kai special. You’ll get to feast on delicious kalua pork, prepared in an underground imu oven for a traditional and awe-inspiring presentation. There are also plenty of activities for all attendees, from coconut tree climbing and fishing net throwing to ukulele lessons and coconut leaf weaving. And don’t miss out on ulu maika, a Hawaiian bowling game.

Aloha Kai Luau

Aloha Kai Luau at Sea Life Park

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Operating Hours and Schedule of Activities

Experience the park daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and enjoy the Aloha Kai Lu’au from 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day except Saturday.

Daily Schedule:

10:15 AM Honu Turtle Feeding and Talk Story (Honu Habitat)

10:30 AM Splashing with Sea Lions Presentation (Hawaii Ocean Theater)

10:45 AM Reef Ranger Scavenger Hunt (3D Sea Room)

11:00 AM Hawaiian Seaweed Presentation (3D Sea Room)

11:15 AM Feathered Friends Talk Story (Penguin Habitat)

11:30 AM Meet Kekoa! Hawaiian Monk Seal Talk Story (Monk Seal Habitat)

11:45 AM Kupa’a and Li’i’s Journey (Sea Lion Nursery Habitat)

12:00 PM Baby Shark Feeding (Kolohe Kai)

12:30 PM Aloha Nai’a Presentation (Dolphin Lagoon)

1:00 PM Splashing with Sea Lions Presentation (Hawaii Ocean Theater)

1:15 PM Shark Cave Feeding Frenzy (Shark Cave upper level)

1:30 PM Reef Ranger Scavenger Hunt (3D Sea Room)

2:00 PM Meet Kekoa! Hawaiian Monk Seal Talk Story (Monk Seal Habitat)

2:15 PM Feathered Friends Talk Story (Penguin Habitat)

2:45 PM Kupa’a and Li’i’s Journey (Sea Lion Nursery Habitat)

3:30 PM Aloha Nai’a Presentation (Dolphin Lagoon)

The above schedule is subject to change without prior notice. Please check the official website for the most recent information

How to Get There

By Bus

Hop on Honolulu’s city bus, which offers daily routes to and from Sea Life Park Hawaii. Check schedules at

By Car

From Waikiki, it’s a quick 30-minute to 1-hour drive to Sea Life Park. Take the H-1 East (Lunalilo freeway) and H-1 becomes Highway 72. Drive through the residential area until you reach the coast. Then continue driving along the coast past Hanauma Bay, the Blow Hole, and Sandy Beach, to Makapu’u Point. You’ll see the large signs indicating Sea Life Park’s entrance on the left side of the road. The parking lot rate is $15 per vehicle per day. However, guests coming to enjoy lunch at Beachboy Lanai get free parking. Be sure to ask the parking booth for details.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Your strollers, wheelchairs, and wagons are all welcome at the park for your utmost convenience.

You can complete your tour in around two hours, but with more time on hand, indulge in the interactive tours and shows to make your visit an unforgettable experience.

Guests are permitted to bring personal food items into the park if they are medically necessary, such as for diabetics, infants requiring formula, and individuals needing gluten-free or allergy-safe options. However, alcohol is strictly prohibited.

Don’t risk losing your belongings during your visit to Sea Life Park. For your peace of mind, we recommend renting a secure locker for only $6 per day.

For safety, we advise that those under the age of 18 are accompanied by an adult. Please note that the park will not be responsible or liable for any unattended minors.

At the Park’s facilities, they offer a unique and valuable service of introducing people of all ages to the magic and intricacy of marine life. Their goal is to foster a deep appreciation and fondness for these creatures that will last a lifetime, and even influence future generations to love and respect our underwater friends.

Make a Splash at Sea Life Park Hawaii!

Dive into the aquatic adventure of a lifetime. Come discover stunning marine life and learn about the fascinating underwater world, all while enjoying scenic views of Oahu’s South Shore. With tons of interactive, family-friendly activities to choose from, you’re guaranteed to have a whale of a time! Don’t miss out on this unforgettable Hawaii experience. Book your visit to Sea Life Park Hawaii now. Aloha!