World-class Sea Life Park of Hawaii sits just fifteen miles from Waikiki, perched between the beautiful Koolau Mountain Range and Makapuu Beach. Your visit will give you the unique opportunity to feed sea turtles, get up close with the endangered Humboldt penguins, watch sea lions perform acrobatic feats, and so much more! Take this opportunity to see beautiful marine life in a place that’s teeming with the stuff! Don’t just marvel at the surface of Hawaii’s waters, discover what lies beneath!
Any Oahu native will attest to the uniqueness of this park, which is a regular school field trip destination. On display are more than 30 reef species in a massive 300,000-gallon tank, including vivid tropical fish and Hawaiian reef sharks. The Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show takes place twice daily, showcasing the antics of these smart, fast, and funny fin-footed mammals.
Watch dolphins perform breathtaking moves in the Dolphin Cove show. Enjoy the open-air Hawaiian Ocean Theater and its twice-daily program that showcases the talents of dolphins, penguins, and sea lions as trainers tell you about Sea Life Park Hawaii’s conservation efforts! Speaking of conservation, the Penguin Habitat Trainer Talk educates park visitors about the fragile lives of these funny birds, which are among the prized residents of Sea Life Park. The Seabird Sanctuary serves as a rehabilitation center for sick and injured birds, some of which are later released into the wild, while ones that cannot become part of the park family.
Kids can let off steam and pretend to be Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirate Lagoon, with its miniature maze and play area. You'll find an on-site restaurant and snacks bars, and should you choose to participate in a dolphin or sea lion encounter (reservations required; not included with admission) you'll appreciate the access to lockers and a dressing room.
Sea Life Park is small and intimate, and is unlike its more glamorous counterpart parks found elsewhere in the country. Instead of lavish experiences, this park offers you a very up-close and authentic look at the beautiful marine life that resides in the waters of Hawaii. It only takes about an hour to see all of the animal exhibits, although you may want to plan more time to enjoy the shows. You will also enjoy magnificent views of lava rock beaches and lush mountains as you make your way through the park— a truly beautiful experience.
You may recognize Sea Life Park from such films as 50 First Dates! Sea Life Park is the perfect refuge for your inner child, and offers a unique experience for visitors of any age. Visit and find out about the different species that make the Hawaiian Islands among the most biologically diverse locations on earth, and see what you can do to help preserve the state’s wildlife!
Take H1 East;
H1 becomes Highway 72, continue east through residential area;
Residential area will end, continue driving along the coast past Hanauma Bay, the Blow Hole and Sandy Beach, to Makapuu Point;
Park will be on the left side of the road, large sign by highway entrance.
Transportation now included.