Sea Lion Encounter

Sea Lion Cradle
Sea Lion Hug
Sea Lion Kiss

Make a New Friend

Sea Life Park is the best place to go for swimming with Sea Lions on Oahu! Guests receive a unique opportunity to swim with a Sea Lion in a playful, educational, and interactive atmosphere. During the program, guests will be able to stroke a sea lion as the sea lion swims underwater. Guests will receive a performance and kiss from their sea lion! Act as a trainer and learn to communicate with the sea lion using hand signals. Photos available for purchase. Photos with your Sea Lion are available for purchase weather permitting.


Program Duration: 45 min
(water time: 30 min)


ADULTS & CHILDREN $69.99

Program Times
Daily - 10:00 am & 11:30 am
based on availability

Things you should know before your visit:
  • Park admission is included with the program.
  • It is important to arrive 30 minutes before the start of your reserved program at Sea Life Park Hawaii
  • Bring your own towel and swimwear. Changing facilities are available.
  • Use only biodegradable sunscreen to protect the animals and their environment. Approved sunscreen is available in our gift shop. 
  • Each child 8 – 12 years old must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult (18 years or older)
  • Children 13 years old and older may swim on their own during the program
  • Program lasts approximately 45 minutes (30 minutes in the water)
  • NO jewelry (including piercing jewelry) or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair ties etc.
  • Pregnant women are NOT allowed to participate

Includes transportation from select Waikiki locations and must be reserved 48 hours prior to arrival date.


Plan your Sea Life Park visit today! View our in-park experiences and buy your tickets online.

Program Requirements
  • NO jewelry (including piercing jewelry) or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair ties etc.
  • The use of safety vests is required for all participants. Approved vests are provided to participants. 
  • Participants must be at least 8 years old and able to follow all instructions
  • Must be in good physical condition, without back or neck problems
  • Due to the physical nature of this program, pregnant women are not allowed to participate 
  • Anyone acting in a manner which threatens the safety of the animals, themselves, or other people (including; without limitation, unruly or disruptive behavior, or failure to follow directions), may be removed from the activity without a refund
  • All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a release of liability and waiver form before participating

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