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Sea Life Park Hawaii

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41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy Ste 7 Makapuu Point, Waimanalo, Oahu, HI 96795-1820
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Heather G wrote a review Apr 2020
Vancouver, Washington27 contributions16 helpful votes
My friend and I visited the Sea Life Park as part of our Go Oahu Pass mostly because it was right down the street from the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail and we hiked that. We were there for maybe an hour, which was definitely more than enough time. We probably could have spent more time there but the day we visited, they had cancelled pretty much all of their shows and presentations. They also close a couple of the exhibits from 12:00 - 1:00/1:30 and we arrived shortly before this so we had to rush through those. The exhibits themselves were lackluster. The seabird exhibit had three birds. There were no penguins, only one sea lion. Several of the exhibits had sea turtles in them, whether or not they were designated as such. Most of our enjoyment came from watching others do their dolphin swim excursion and feeding the birds - that was actually pretty fun. We attended the luau earlier in the week and really enjoyed that but we arrived too late to walk through the park then. They gave us complimentary tickets to come back, which we appreciated, but we used our Go Oahu Pass instead. Had we paid for this separately, we would have wanted our money back!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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teakwondaughter wrote a review Apr 2020
Summerville, South Carolina24 contributions5 helpful votes
Went to Sea Life Park before going to the Luau which was attached to the park. We did take advantage of their transportation as I did not want to drive more than I had to (especially on the winding roads). Our pick up was not until 12:20pm, but around 11:50am the driver called us asking if we were ready. I explained we were just in the hotel room but asked if our pick up was actually at 12:20pm or if we got it wrong. He told us our pick up was indeed at 12:20pm but "I'm here now." and asked us to come down as soon as we could. I get wanting to be a little early, but 30 minutes is a bit excessive. The park itself was lack luster. In fact I left at the end of the day feeling absolutely sad and heartbroken for the animals. Starting from the beginning, whenever you check in the first place you enter is a giant fish tank with multiple sharks and an array of fish inside. It looked like they were getting close to feeding time. Either that or they were just teasing the sharks so they'd come out for the visitors. Honestly not a bad start. Once we got into the park itself the first thing you will see is a Sea Turtle enclosure. It was a big open top tank for you to be able to see them and lean over. If you really wanted you could reach out and touch them (But they ask you not to do that so you don't lose a finger or something). It was a decent sized tank, but in my opinion there were FAR too many turtles in that tank. I mean it was so crowded in there they were constantly swimming into / over each other. There was one turtle who was up on the 'shore' part of the enclosure. Upon first looking at the turtle it looked like it was sunbathing. After looking at it some more it looked either injured, sick, or dead. I wasn't entirely sure. But it sure didn't move for many, many, hours. Next we'll move on to the Penguins. The penguins tank was AWFUL. I understand they probably can't replace this stuff often but the glass itself was so dirty and so scratched up that you could not see into the water. Not that this mattered, the penguins did not want to play. At all. From what I could see there were 2 penguins in the enclosure. We checked up on them several times during the day and the whole time we were there (at least 7 hours) they remained in the back corner, huddled together like they did not want to be seen. The only time I actually saw them was during the Sea Lion show. The bird enclosure was a fun activity. They gave you little sticks with feed on them and the birds who didn't mind humans would come up and eat from your hand. On the surface it was an enjoyable experience to get to be so close to them, and we got some cute pictures from them! But the longer you are there the more you realize it's not all cute. There are at least a hundred birds in this enclosure, probably more. And unfortunately not all of them were healthy. There were at least a dozen of birds on the ground, clearly in distress. Like, loose or losing feathers, barely able to stand, not wanting any food or water offered them ect. When I pointed this out to the attendant asking if they could be taken to be looked at they told me not to worry about it. Not to worry about it?? These are animals in your care! That seems like something that should be worried about! I guess because they are birds they do not deserve the same amount of treatment. The Dolphins. Dolphins are cute, won't even deny that! But this was another case of the "Yikes". There was one dolphin that was distanced from the others, she was mix (I can't recall of what though). She was being isolated from the others because she was being bullied is what I was told. She had scratched up her side, and fresh bleeding wounds. And even though she was being builled they still brought her out for the shows, then put her right back into Isolation afterwards. I guess as long as she can preform that is all that really matters. And finally, the Sea Lions. Most specifically the male sea lion. There was a male sea lion kept in an area by himself. This dude was MASSIVE. He mostly just swam in circles but watching him broke my heart. Every now and then while he was swimming he would just intentionally run himself into the wall of his enclosure. And I mean it looked HARD. He, like many of the other animals there, had scars all over his body, and some fresh wounds. I am glad I did not pay to go here and that it was included in my Luau ticket. Honestly this was a heartbreaking place to be. It seemed clear to me that the animals had the bare minimum being done to take care of them. I would never recommend this to anyone.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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bulls0721 wrote a review Mar 2020
Kalamazoo, Michigan48 contributions1 helpful vote
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Hawaii. We booked tickets for the Sea Lion Swim and Dolphin Encounter. Both were wonderful! The park is beautiful and we had so much fun seeing the turtles, birds, dolphins, sea lions, etc. The park is very clean and the employees were very helpful and friendly. We took a bus from Downtown Honolulu that they provided and it was a nice way to see some of the island. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Nicole B wrote a review Mar 2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota8 contributions
We had two kids under 2 traveling with us and they were amazed by the dolphin and sea lion show, but so was I. They do a great job at this venue and have a lot to see. You only need about an hour to visit but I would suggest making it during the shows.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Stay681139 wrote a review Feb 2020
Winnipeg, Canada4 contributions
We visited the park with our grandchildren ages 3 & 6. The interactive tide pools and feeding the birds were big highlights for them.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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