A prominent part of Oahu,
and one of it's major attractions, is the complex
and extraordinary array of marine life inhabiting the
island waters. Those who experience Oahu
snorkeling, and especially Oahu
diving, can attest to the incredible ocean habitats,
coral reef formations and the vast assortment of diverse
sea life. Those interested in the fascinating biodiversity
of Oahu's surrounding ocean water, Sea Life Park
is an excellent place to visit.
Sea Life Park Oahu is a world-class marine center and Oahu attraction situated only 15 minutes from Waikiki between the stunning beauty of Makapu'u Beach, one of the most popular Oahu beaches on the island, and the magnificent mountain range of the Ko'olau's. Hawaii Sea Life Park is a place where sea lions call out their husky songs, dolphins dance along the water's surface and penguins present energetic and fascinating shows in their natural habitat. Visitors can enjoy an assortment of choreographed performances put on by Sea Life Park animals, captivating educational exhibits and the revered Hawaii Sea Life Park Luau.
The Hawaii Sea Life Park Luau is the only Oahu luau showcasing an exciting evening dolphin show compete with an authentic luau experience. The all-you-can eat buffet features a wealth of traditional fare from lomi lomi to a kalua pig. Guests of the luau will be captivated by the breathtaking backdrop of the historic lighthouse at Makapu'u Point,, the Koolau Mountain range and Rabbit Island as they dine beneath a clear, star filled night sky.
The Hawaii Sea Life Park Luau presents a Polynesian review complete with an energetic and dazzling fire dance. The Hawaii Sea Life Park Luau also enraptures audiences with traditional Polynesian ceremonies like the conch shell call and the imu presentation. Guests are treated to a marvelous show of dancing, food, and fun dolphin performances. Hawaii Sea Life Luau tickets can be purchased directly from the venue.
At Sea Life Park Oahu the Sea Trek, The Underwater Photo Safari features stingrays and sharks circling beneath as visitors descend into the ocean expanse of the Hawaii Reef Aquarium past sea turtles, moray eels and other creatures. Kids love trading a day away from Waikiki Beach for playing pirates aboard the massive pirate ship maze at Pirate Lagoon which also includes fun interactive play areas. Another of the Oahu attractions is the Kolohe Kai Surf Club where sea lions entertain all ages with their hilarious antics.
The Dolphin Academy at the Dolphin Discovery exhibit affords visitors the opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of these deep sea denizens. Hawaii trainers reveal some of their tricks of the trade when training dolphins and guests can get up close and personal interactions with the dolphins. This is one of the favorite things to do in Oahu at Sea Life Park.
Sea Life Park Oahu is located southeast of Honolulu at Makapu'u Point and is open seven days a week from 9:30am to 5:00pm. There are snacks and cold drinks available inside and a towel and swimsuit are required for those who want to interact with animals in the water. Some of the featured activities cost extra for guests to enjoy though all of the exhibits are included in the admission price. Some other attractions in Hawaii great for families include a tour of the famous Dole Plantation and an afternoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center where visitors will experience a number of traditional Hawaiian customs, food and shows.