Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter

Dolphin Adventures at Sea Life Park

Sea Life Park located on the windward coast

Sea Life Park on the scenic windward coast

Sea Life Park Dolphin Swim

Dolphins, sharks, penguins, rays, sea lions and more!

Sea Life Park Dolphin Swim

Swimming with dolphins - amazing!

Sea Life Park Royal Swim

A double Dolphin ride you will never forget!

Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter dolphin kiss

And it all ends with a kiss!

Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter Sea Lion Swim

Get wet and make a slippery new friend

COVID-19 UPDATE: Sea Life Park is now open Friday through Tuesday each week … 10am to 4pm. They are currently offering two dolphin interaction programs … the Dolphin Encounter (you get in the water) and the Dolphin Aloha (you don’t get in the water). Transportation is currently unavailable. Guests must drive, taxi, Uber, or ride a Honolulu bus two get to Sea Life Park. Please note that some of the photos in the slideshow above are of the Dolphin Adventure and Dolphin Royal Swim which are not yet being offered since the reopening of the park.
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Sea Life Park is located on Oahu’s windward coast, about 30 minutes from Waikiki at scenic Makapuu Point. Get up close and personal with a fantastic array of marine life and make amazing discoveries about the inhabitants of our aquatic world. You can watch the performances or wade right in with the wildlife. Ever wondered what it’s like to be an animal trainer or an aquarist? Now you can find out in one of Sea Life Park’s special interactive programs. Stay dry or get wet, it’s up to you! Sea Life park was featured in the hit movie 50 First Dates!

Dolphin Encounter

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Learn about the intriguing world of dolphins … from a waist deep platform guests observe the dolphins while they perform high energy behaviors. Dolphins play and kiss and dance with participants! For those who feel comfortable, the program offers the opportunity to move off the platform into slightly deeper water.

Schedule: The Dolphin Encounter is held daily at 10:15am, 11:45am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm.

Duration: 45 minutes (30 minutes in the water)

Restrictions: Children ages 3-7 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult. All children under age 8 and/or less than 55″ tall must have an adult participating with them during the interaction (one adult per younger child required).

Dolphin Aloha

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This is a new interaction that allows participants to interact with dolphins close-up without getting in the water. Guests wear regular street clothes … no swim wear required. Go to a backstage pool where you will feed and pet dolphins and interact with them while they perform a variety of learned behaviors.

Schedule:  Dolphin Aloha is held daily at 11:30am and 2:20pm.

Duration: 20 minutes

Restrictions: Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 18. (one adult per younger child required).

General Information
Schedule: Sea Life Park is currently open Friday through Tuesday from 10am to 4pm

Reservations: Advanced reservations for these interactive programs are a must. The dolphin adventures are so popular that they sometimes book up weeks in advance!

GPS: 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795 Click to view map

Transportation:  Not currently available. Guests must arrive by rental car, cab or Uber, or take public transportation.

Tour includes: Price of interactive programs includes complimentary park admission for the participant.

Parking: For those driving themselves to Sea Life Park, there is a nominal charge for parking.

Restrictions: Pregnant women are not permitted to participate in any of the interactive programs EXCEPT for the Dolphin Aloha. Use only biodegradable sun lotion to protect the animals and their environment. To avoid dolphins from swallowing foreign objects, NO jewelry (including piercing jewelry) or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair ties. Failure to comply may result in declining participation to the program.

Note: Additional members of the party who are not participating in the interactive program will pay the basic admission price.

Photos: Photos with your dolphins and sea lion are available for purchase.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours before the start of the event.

Sea Life Park offers a LUAU on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings! See our Ka Moana Luau page for details and reservations.
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Double dolphin ride!
dolphin kiss
An experience your kids will love

CSea Life Parkruise Ship Passengers

Coming on a cruise ship and just in Honolulu for the day? Sea Life Park doesn’t pick up at the Aloha Tower Marketplace where the cruise ship docks, but all is not lost. The best course of action is to book an early afternoon interaction and we’ll schedule the pick-up at the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel. This is a fairly short cab ride from the cruise ship (about 15 minutes), and then you can grab the Sea Life Park shuttle for the rest of the way. On the return to Waikiki at the end of the day you’d be able to spend some time walking around Waikiki and then take a cab back to the cruise ship for your evening departure.

Activity Tips

Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Sea Life Park’s dolphin interactions are very popular and often sell out WEEKS in advance during the busiest time of year. If you are driving yourself to the park we recommend that you arrive shortly after the park opens and take time to enjoy the shows and attractions, and then do your interactive program in the afternoon. This way you’ll be dry while you walk around the park and you’ll be in the water during the heat of the day.

Schedules do change occasionally but the current times for each event are listed above. If the time segment that you’ve selected is full, we’ll book you for the next closest interaction time. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to your interactive program.

Most of our clients who rent cars just drive themselves to the park, which typically takes about 30 minutes from Waikiki, but it can take longer during peak traffic periods. If you don’t have a car, tthere are public transportation options available. Your hotel will be able to direct you to the best option..

No advanced reservations are needed for ADMISSION ONLY to Sea Life Park … but you DO need advanced reservations for any of the programs listed on this page!!!