Sea Life Park on Oahu, Hawaii
Located just half an hour from Waikiki, Sea Life Park Hawaii is a fun destination to meet and learn about a variety of marine life. From swimming with dolphins, feeding sea turtles and playing with sea lions to watching an entertaining penguin trainer talk, it’s all possible here. A visit to Sea Life Park on Oahu is both entertaining and educational in the same time – perfect for the entire family. You’ll not only get to observe marine life up close, but interact with them for a truly one-of-a-kind experience!
>> Sea Life Park Exhibits & Habitats
New at Sea Life Park Hawaii is the Hawaiian Shark Tank, a 300,000-gallon aquarium that is home to a dozen native Hawaiian sharks. The park also features a play zone for kids and a seabird sanctuary, home to native birds, including the Iwa (Great Frigate Bird). A variety of adventure packages and personal aquatic encounters are available that you can tailor to your interests. Make your selection from these fun Sea Life Park Hawaii activities below.
Sea Life Park Exhibits & Habitats
Sea Life Park has several marine life habitats, such as the new Shark Tank, a 300,000 gallon aquarium that is home to a dozen native Hawaiian sharks, including scalloped hammerhead sharks, sandbar sharks and black tip sharks. Just around the corner is a sea turtle pond that’s fun for kids. Watch cute turtles up close and see how they feed on algae and have a nap in the sun.
At the penguin exhibit you can watch penguins leap out of the water and listen to an informative penguin trainer talk. It is also fun to watch these curious little guys eat! Sea Life Park is also home to several friendly sea lions, who like to divide their time between diving and floating in their pool or basking and snoozing in the sun.
At the park’s seabird sanctuary injured or sick birds are taken care of and nursed back to health. Some are released into the wild and those that cannot go back into the wild are permanent residents at the park. Visit the sanctuary and take a look at local Hawaiian seabirds, including the Iwa (Great Frigate Bird).
>> Sea Life Park Shows & Interactive Programs
Sea Life Park Shows & Interactive Programs
At the Hawaii Ocean Theatre you can see a variety of marine animals up close and how they move under water. This educational show is narrated and features dolphins, sea lions and penguins. Fun for children of all ages is the Aloha Touch Pool, where they can see what starfish, urchins, baby sea turtles and shark pups look like (species are subject to change). Also visit the Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show and see California sea lions perform underwater acrobatics and above-ground antics.
Interactive programs at Sea Life Park allow you to get wet. Choose between three Dolphin Swim Adventures, a Shark Trek, a Sea Lion Swim and a Hawaiian Ray Encounter. All of these activities give you the chance to see and interact with marine animals and learn about their amazing personalities and behavior.
Last but not least, Sea Life Park also hosts Chief’s Luau, a traditional Hawaiian luau that is a visitor’s favorite (check out the luau’s Tripadvisor rating). Chief’s Luau is widely regarded as a top Oahu luau where you can immerse yourself in Hawaiian culture. The luau includes a delicious buffet dinner as well as live musical entertainment, and all of that in a gorgeous location on a meadow that overlooks the ocean.
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