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60 Years of Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park Hawai‘i first opened on the shores of Waimānalo in 1964, and has since provided guests from across the local community and around the world with the experience of seeing daily marine conservation work firsthand. It is not only one of the state's greatest attractions, but a community partner and resource for immersive learning about preserving our precious ocean environments and marine life.

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Sunning View of Mountains and Ocean

Stunning Views of The Waimānalo Coast

On your ride over to the park, be sure to take in the world-renowned beauty of Koko Head, Sandy Beach and Hanauma Bay along the stunning windward coast of Oʻahu. As you arrive at Sea Life Park in historic Waimānalo, behold picturesque Mānana Island just off of Kaupō Beach and the famed Makapuʻu Lighthouse, flanked by the majesty of the Koʻolau Mountains.


Sea Lion

Hawai'i Focused Exhibits

Guests are invited to learn about the creatures in and around the islands with Hawaiʻi-focused exhibits from the native Honu (Hawaiian green sea turtle) and vibrant reef fish to the Hawaiian monk seal. The park is built upon an intricate, specialized, flow-through water system, which draws from the ocean through seawater wells that allow seawater to be filtered through naturally occurring lava rock and sand before entering our animal habitats. The system provides a constant source of fresh seawater to each exhibit, mimicking each species’ natural environment.


Man breathing fire

A Polynesian Show Paired with a Local Feast

Take in the stunning views of Makapuʻu and experience the islands of Polynesia at Aloha Kai Lūʻau. Held five nights a week at Sea Life Park Hawaiʻi, Aloha Kai Lūʻau provides guests the opportunity to enjoy a dazzling show by award-winning Malu Productions, delicious local food and cultural activities such as fishnet throwing, hula, ʻulu maika and ʻukulele.


Two Turtles crawling to the ocean

Prioritizing Conservation

Since its establishment in 1964, the park has provided triage as well as homes for animals with complex medical conditions and backgrounds. Its protection and conservation efforts have continued and expanded to include a Seabird Sanctuary, Honu Conservation Program, and refuge for rescued sea lions, as well as synergistic partnerships with the Waimānalo Limo Hui, Oceanic Institute and more.


Family in front of Ocean

Educating the Next Generation

Sea Life Park has a variety of educational opportunities for guests and local students including daily presentations at key exhibits, animal interactions, field trips and additional resources to continue learning at home.


Family with Dolphin in pool

Enchanting Encounters with Your Favorite Sea Creatures

Experience the stunning creatures of the sea with a magical, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy up-close encounters with some of your favorite marine animals. Learn and bond with dolphins, sea lions and fish alongside our team of experts. Discover fascinating facts about Hawaiian reefs and marine habitats, feed the animals and swim with them. You’re sure to have a lifechanging experience—one you’ll never forget!




Signature and Special Events

Sea Life Park offers some of the best family-friendly events in Hawaiʻi, with special marine-themed celebrations for Easter, Halloween, World Turtle Day and more. If you’re looking for the perfect place to spend a birthday, anniversary and graduation—or to say “I do” to a bouquet of breathtaking wedding venues—look no further! With stunning views and a variety of on-site settings to choose from, it’s easy to plan a fin-tastic function.


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