Penguin shows & swimming with dolphins Sea Life Park Hawaii - Aquarium in Kailua-Kona, United States

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41-202 Kalanianaʻole Hwy, Waimanalo Beach, HI 96795, United States



+1 808-259-2500

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4.10 (4473 reviews)

Working Hours

  • Monday: 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday: 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday: 10am to 4pm
  • Thursday: 10am to 4pm
  • Friday: (Veterans Day), 10am to 4pm, Hours might differ
  • Saturday: 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 4pm


  • Amenities
    • Good for kids
  • Accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • Wheelchair-accessible entrance


Frequently mentioned in reviews: shows (6) food (7) birds (7) time (7) place (8) park (9) dolphin (9) show (9)

  • 5C C. 1 year ago
    One of the best Luau's I've been to! The entertainment was incredible. The views of the ocean and island were amazing!! Good drinks and food with great service! Tables were individual to groups. Very nice experience, would definitely do it again! 😊🌺

  • 5P. 5 months ago
    Small park but very fun! Great way to spend a few hours feeding sea turtles, beautiful birds, and fish! The dolphin show was also excellent and the food/drinks were reasonably priced. We used our Go city pass and the park exceeded my expectations!

  • 5Erick R. 7 months ago
    We had a great time here. We saw the baby sharks get fed, a dolphin show, some seals and a sea lion show, fed sea turtles and other fish, but the highlight and my favorite part was seeing my baby having the time of her life in the bird enclosure with the birds landing on her arm and eating seeds off of the sticks. The food at the cafeteria was, to our surprise, very good.

  • 5Maribel E. 4 months ago
    Great family adventure park! The Go City card is definitely the best option when it comes to saving money. It includes admission to the park, dolphin encounter, and snorkeling with sharks, stingray, and fish. The park also has an area where you can feed many different birds, and another one where you can touch a sea turtle. It also offers a dolphin and seal show. You can't bring food, but they offer a restaurant with reasonable princes for the food items.

  • 5Revenia C. 6 months ago
    This Park is so Beautiful. My first time ever visiting here, there are huge 🐢 you can feed them and there is a 🐬 show also you get a chance to go inside a secured fenced and actually feed the pretty 🐦 they do not bite very calm. I was surprised by that and how many birds were inside there. They have shopes and guides all very respectful. Your Family will Love this place. Also some shows are timed. I would highly recommend this place. Thank you.

  • 5Jennifer&Garrett B. 1 year ago
    Was a fun afternoon. Feeding the turtles was fun and the dolphin show was amazing!! Glad we spent the afternoon there. My only request would be to have the penguin show in a larger area we couldn't see anything.

  • 5Leah G. 1 year ago
    Absolutely perfect! Went with my kids- 7 and 12. We all loved it. It is situated right on the edge of the ocean, with beautiful landscaping and amazing views. There are animal shows and activities scheduled all day so much so that from 11am to 2:30pm we barely had time to just walk around lol, but that was a good problem to have. Beautiful dolphins show. Amazing aviary enclosure where you get to feed parakeets. Clean, fun, and beautiful. Small but fun playground. Spray structure to cool off Parking is across the SC and is $5

  • 5K. 1 year ago
    Small enough that it won't take up your whole day. Not the place to go if you want to see a large variety of animals. But, the shows were entertaining and well worth the price of entry.

  • 5A M. 1 year ago
    Park is tiny. But somehow it still managed to push half a days fun into it. We easily spend 5 hours there checking out all the exhibits and only seeing two shows. The sea lion host was an amazing presenter and very engaging. We didn't have a chance to see sea turtles in the wild and we're very surprised to see how big they actually were. There is also a fun kids play area for them to run out a little steam. Our only complaint was how slow the food was here. When we went there was only hot dogs and burgers available. The line was much longer than it needed to be, and took more than thirty minutes before it was our turn to order.

  • 5Alexander C. 1 year ago
    We love this place! We saw the dolphin and 2 Sea Lion exhibits, and all were great. The penguins were molting, so we couldn't see them come out, but the guide gave a great info session about them. The sea lions in particular are very cute, and it's awesome that they're rescues! We also had a lot of fun in the aquatic bird cage; you can pick up some seeds and the birds will eat it out of your hand! I just wish it was open later - It closes at 4PM, and I assume that's due to COVID-19. Anyways, I highly recommend this place and supporting their case of aquatic preservation!

  • 4J R. 5 months ago
    Always a fun place to go and my girls really wanted to go although they're in college now. The aviary was great--beautiful birds. It's not often a bird will get so close to you that it was thrilling when they did! The different shows were fun and entertaining. It's a bit pricey, especially being double the kama'aina rate and having to pay for parking.

  • 4Richard R. 8 months ago
    This place is okay for taking the little ones. We are annual pass holders and the shark, Sea lion, large turtles, and Dolphin (Wolphin) attractions are our kids favorites. The penguin exhibit is not worth standing around for. When the snack bar is open, they do have dole whip, that’s always a favorite of ours! I do wish they could figure out how to add more things to make this place a better experience. You run out of things to do/see very quickly.

  • 4Trevor B. 5 months ago
    This is a nice little park to see a few aquatic animal shows. Nothing too spectacular, but it is nice. The aviary gives you bird seed to hold in your hand and the birds will perch right on you hand and eat. We thought this was the most fun part of the day. There are also a couple of pools that you can reach in and touch fish, including starfish. We enjoyed our day. The staff was very nice throughout our time there.

  • 4MARVA M. 1 year ago
    My kids really enjoyed this. Beautiful views, overlooking the ocean. The trainers we're nice and we're available for questions after each experience. Love the schedule so you can plan your time. It's not too big, so perfect for families with small children. Only negative was the food was really expensive.

  • 4Trevor H. 1 year ago
    Great little park. It's more interactive than most with a good amount of exbits allowing kids to touch and interact with the animals. We did the dolphin interaction experience and it was really fun. My daughter was very timid around the dolphin but warmed up at the end. The dolphin show was really impressive and I would make a point to save time to see it.

  • 4Gordon Z. 3 months ago
    This is a small aquarium park by the sea. There are many marine life in it, including sharks, dolphins, penguins, and various fish and corals on the seabed. There are many interactive games for children. The dolphins are very cute and very close to people, which makes the children very happy. There is also a special viewing platform where you can see the sea scenery, which is very beautiful and has a wide field of vision.

  • 3Adam J. 6 months ago
    Interacting with the Dolphins was fun. But it felt a bit like everything else was under construction. Food was very reasonably priced. The drinks cups are well worth it if you're going to be arpund the park for awhile.

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Last updated: 2022-11-08