Dolphin Encounter

Perfect for Families*

Adults & Children $179.99 per person (3 years and up)

Encounter includes General Admission to Sea Life Park. This experience has limited participants, so book early!

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

Experience one of the best dolphin encounters on Oahu! From a waist-deep platform, participants can touch and observe dolphins while they swim right in front of them and perform high-energy behaviors. Learn animal training behaviors and all about their anatomy. Dolphins swim up to and may even “hula dance” with the guests! One individual (non-group) photo per participant now included with your dolphin experience! A value of $35!

Program Times
All days, 9:45 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.
Based on availability.


  • It is required that you arrive 45 minutes before the start of your reserved program. If you are late or fail to arrive for check in you will not be able to participate in the activity, and there will be no refunds.
  • Cancellations are required to occur 48 hours in advance. Cancellations made less than 48 hours prior or "no shows" will result in charges processed in full.
  • Absolutely NO jewelry or piercings will be allowed into the water. For the safety of the animals, we are very strict on this. You will not be able to participate and will not be given a refund. No 3D nail art, or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair ties etc.
  • Each child 3 through 7 years old must be accompanied in the water with a paying adult (18 years or older). One paid adult per child, required.
  • 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.
  • The use of safety vests is required for all participants. Approved vests are provided to participants.
  • Due to the physical nature of this program, pregnant women are not allowed to participate
  • Must be in good physical condition, without back or neck problems--this is a physical activity

  • Things you should know before your visit:

    • You may be asked to provide an ID for use of all major credit cards.
    • Cancellations are required to occur 24 hours in advance. Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior or "no shows" will result in charges processed in full.
    • We reserve the right to cancel any session due to the welfare and safety of the animals.
    • 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

All interactive programs occur in groups. For information on rates for an exclusive experience, please call 808-259-2500


Check out the Dolphin Encounter!

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Age Requirement  >3 Yrs