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Sea Life Park Hawaii, Waimanalo

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Sea Life Park Hawaii showcases more than 2,000 marine animals in their natural habitats and invites visitors to swim alongside many of them. Featuring multiple themed exhibits including a penguin park, bird sanctuary, dolphin cove, and Hawaiian reef aquarium, the park gives you the opportunities of a large-scale aquarium for animal viewing. However, you'll find that there are also many shows featuring the park's residents, which highlight the institution's marine conservation campaigns. Dive into one of the swim experiences to paddle with sea lions, dolphins, stingrays, or sharks. You can also get a taste of traditional Polynesian culture at the Chief's Luau, an interactive performance that includes food, hula dancing, and more. Book ahead of time to ensure your spot. To visit Sea Life Park Hawaii on your trip to Waimanalo, use our Waimanalo trip itinerary planning site .
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  • Dolphin Encounter - This is the Premium Attraction we chose for our Go Card. We went early, right on opening hour and had a great experience right away with the ticketing staff. They're friendly and i...  more »
  • As a 3-year-old children participated in the Dolphin en counters. Children 触re合e with dolphins, it seems fun. No opportunity to touch the dolphins did not so good experience. Not as much so, sharks, sea turtles, sea lions, birds, etc. and the entire facility is like a small Zoo, but size and quality.
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  • From the seat of the lagoon dolphin show is spectacular. Dolphin show quality honest and Shirahama adventure world is no better. And play half the Park is not very widely enough. Dolphin en counter, but bad cospa. Families were struggling to take the wedding ring cannot participate and not all personal ornaments, fat, not decades. From Japanese staff still so much I say things in the eye and it was unpleasant.
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  • Sea life park is one of the few places where you can go for a nominal price and spend the day just relaxing of taking in some of the marine life here. The also offer annual class's which give you unlimited visitation to the park during the year with a swim with the dolphins program at an additional fee. Most of the fees collected go to maintaining the facility, research, feeding and care of the aquatic life there.
  • The live shows were entertaining. We really enjoyed the dolphin and sea lion shows. All seat are close enough to be considered good seats. The park also has a large area with several restaurants to choose from.
  • I would give it 2 stars but added one for the Chief's Luau and one for the swim with the dolphins. (Note: Both luau and swim are additional charges.) The dolphin show is fine, but it's 30 minutes and the rest of the park takes about that long to see, so I would not go except for the other events located there. The scenery and ocean view is naturally spectacular, but you can see both from the lighthouse hike or beach. The photos and video of the dolphin swim is another $150, so be prepared. The funnel cake with creme cheese and strawberries were great. The ice creme with pineapple was awesome too.
  • Big time tourist trap. Paid $90 a person for the dolphin “encounter”. The whole thing is a scam to dupe tourists into overpaying for pictures. They don’t let you take a camera in, set you up for a “picture” then when you go to pick up your picture it’s at least $25 per photo. So you basically pay to sit it a bathtub with dolphins in order to pay for more pictures. Don’t do it. There are better options on the island. Save your hard earned cash for a place that isn’t out to rob unsuspecting tourists.
  • Awesome place! Great for kids, they love all the sea life and the whole experience. Definitely worth the general admission, there are a lot of shows and exhibits to see. I definitely recommend the swimming with Sea Lions or the Dolphin Encounter! So much fun! Have a friend take pictures of you though, because the pictures the park takes are really expensive!

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