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Maui Ocean Center, Wailuku

(4.1/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web)
Get a close-up view of Hawaii’s diverse marine life at Maui Ocean Center. This aquarium has recreated Hawaii’s ocean ecosystem and hosts only animals that naturally occur in the region. Gain a deeper understanding of the islands’ rich underwater world from more than 60 exhibits and information displays. Explore the Open Ocean exhibit, which features a 240-degree-view acrylic tunnel through a 2.8 million l (750,000 gal) tank. You’ll feel like you’re walking the ocean floor as y+F16ou watch sharks, stingrays, and thousands of tropical reef fish. Certified divers can even swim in the massive tank. To visit Maui Ocean Center and get the most from your holiday in Wailuku, create itinerary details personal to you using our Wailuku tourist route planner.
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  • If you would like to take a break from the sun, this would be a great choice. There are a variety of exhibits featuring many categories of sea creatures, from sponges up to sharks, green turtles, and ...  more »
  • Fantastic. Very nice and frienfly staff. Swimming with sharks was awesome! The rest of the park...especially the coral reef exhibit was done very well! 
  • Love it every time! Have been here 5 times and always see and learn something new. Did behind the scenes tour this time which was fabulous! 
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  • WOW! Great aquarium, lots of very well appointed exhibits and super enthusiastic staff! We came for a night time event after regular closing, I could not recommend doing so enough! Take your time and enjoy the sea life - expect to spend at least 2 hours here.
  • I love this place. They keep adding things to make it better. The staff is always nice and helpful. It is also very educational and fun to see all the marine life. There is also turtle feedings and in the big tank, they feed all kinds of fish including sharks. There is even a restaurant there. And of course don't forget to stop by the gift shop before leaving. I buy something every time I go.
  • This is one of the best aquariums I've ever been to! Their large shark exhibit is the best I've ever seen! The sharks were huge! They had hammerheads and a tiger shark! I really like that most of the exhibits have live coral in them. All exhibits were beautiful and clean! You could tell they really took care of the animals. In addition, the staff were friendly and informative and I really enjoyed the presentations.
  • Not a bad place to visit. You see some fishes you might not see anywhere else. Be aware that about 90% of this aquarium is tanks.
  • One of the better acquarium experiences we have had! The shark expert in the shark area was approachable and talked to us for over 15 minutes telling us great information about sharks and sea life that we never imagined. Definitely worth it!