Sea Life Park
Sea Life Park is a great place to go if you want to get up close and personal with marine life. When my son was younger, we used to have an annual pass and we went there frequently. It's one of my favorite places to bring visiting friends who have children. Over the years, I have swum with the dolphins, snorkeled with the stingrays, fed the sea turtles, fed the sea lions, touched a slimy assortment of ocean critters, been mesmerized by the Hawaiian Reef Aquarium, learned about the penguins, watched the two dolphin shows and the sea lion show, and ate lunch (after thoroughly washing my hands, of course..)
The park itself is quite small. You can easily walk from place to place without getting tired. The ocean views are spectacular from the Dolphin Cove. There is a large eating area with decent food for lunch. All in all, it's a fun day.
If you want to do one of the interactive programs, like swim with the dolphins, you need to make reservations in advance to guarantee a spot. Just click on the Sea Life Park website link below to do that. You will also want to check the show schedule before coming to the park. It seems to vary depending on the time of year and you'll want to make sure you don't miss the main ones.
Dolphin show at Hawaiian Ocean Theater
Feeding the sea lions
Feeding the Sea Turtles
Hawaiian Reef Aquarium
Dolphin Cove Show
Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show
Getting ready to snorkel with the stingrays
Official Website: Sea Life Park
* The park is open daily from 10:30AM - 5:00PM. You should check the show schedule and plan your visit accordingly.
* The park admission is around $30. Sometimes there are special discounts and promotions listed on their website.
* Here is a map of the Sea Life Park attractions
Explore Sea Life Park using Google Street View
Position your mouse over the image below and click on the circles to navigate around the park. Can you find the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles feeding area? Click on the upper right corner to view it in full-screen mode.
Getting there: Driving from Waikiki to Sea Life Park Hawaii:
- Take the H1 East - H1 becomes Highway 72 (Kalanianaole Hwy), continue east through residential area
- Continue driving along the coast past Hanauma Bay, Halona Blow Hole, and Sandy Beach.
- Sea Life Park is located on the left side of the road. There is a large entrance sign visible from the road.