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Sea Life Park
Best Oahu Family Activities

Dolphin Swim Adventure at Sea Life Park Hawaii

Photo by John Fischer, licensed to About.com

Sea Life Park has been one of Oahu's most visited attractions for over 40 years. It is popular with local residents, school groups and as a place for corporate parties.

The park provides visitors with interactive experiences that permit guests to come in direct contact with dolphins, Hawaiian rays, sea lions and other marine animals. There are also numerous activities and exhibits available to park visitors of any age who don't want to "get wet" with the animals. Popular daily shows and exhibits include the Dolphin Cove Show, the Hawaiian Ocean Theater, the Hawaiian Reef Aquarium, Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show and Sea Turtle Feeding.

Sea Life Park is also home to the famous wholphin Keikamalu, the only known hybrid of dolphin and false killer whale, who is also mother of Kawili Kai, born at the Park on December 23, 2004.

The park also maintains a Bird Sanctuary that is home to a large colony of wild marine birds including iwa (great frigates), boobies, shearwaters and albatross. Most of the birds were injured and brought to the park by concerned residents. Birds that are injured or abandoned find refuge and care at the park.

Sea Life Park has taken an active role in the preservation and protection of endangered species from the Hawaiian Islands and around the world. Each year hundreds of adolescent green sea turtles hatched and raised at the park are released into the ocean to help replenish the population.

Sea Life Park has educational programs designed for youngsters and families.

Sea Life Park is located about 45 minutes from Waikiki in southeast Oahu on Highway 72 past Hanauma Bay, the Blow Hole and Sandy Beach and just past Makapu'u Point on the left side of the road. You can't miss the entrance.

The park is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The entrance fee is $29 per adult and $19 per child, age 3-11 years old.

For more information visit the Sea Life Park website.

You can also view our gallery of Sea Life Park photos.

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