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Sea Life Park
Wikipedia | Google | Google Images | FlickrSea Life Park is an interactive marine life park packed with fun dolphin shows and many other activities involving sea mammals in Oahu, Hawaii. There are also a limited number of seabirds that the park has rescued. It is a perfect place for kids, couples, solo travelers, and friends alike. Both locals and tourists visit the place every day due to its unique air of friendliness and joy.
HistorySea Life Park first opened to public in 1964. Unlike the many activities and shows it has today, it only used to have a few attractions before like swimming with the dolphins, sea lions, and rays, and feeding of the turtles.
AttractionsToday, tourists and locals alike enjoy coming to Sea Life Park for its wide attractions and fun shows. Among them are:
Royal Dolphin SwimThis is a dream come true for many people especially kids. Vests are provided for all participants to ensure safety. With security set, one can perform a variety of tricks with the dolphins like the double dorsal fin ride, dolphin foot push, dolphin handshake, and of course the very charming dolphin kiss.
Dolphin EncountersDolphin encounter is a fun activity for families. They are able to stand inside the same pool with the dolphin and watch it perform varieties of tricks with its trainer.
Dolphin AdventureThis allow guests to observe the dolphins' behavior up close with the perks of some dolphin belly rides and the sweet dolphin kisses.
Dolphin Cove ShowIt is a cool experience for family and friends to sit back and enjoy watching dolphins jump, flip, and spin.
Shark TrekFor 8 years old and up, guests can get in a 300,000 gallon tank of tropical water with over 10 native Hawaiian sharks. It is like swimming with them with of course a wire mesh separating you from possible dangers.
Shark TankIf getting in the tank with the sharks scares you, you can safely watch them outside the tank which is almost as close to swimming with them.
Sea Lion SwimIt is a fun way of getting to know sea lions better. One can observe them up close, cradle them, hug them, or give them a kiss.
Hawaiian Ray EncounterKids can get to swim in a lagoon with the rays where they can touch and feed them.
Hawaii Ocean TheaterEveryone gathers for this talent show of more than one performer. Dolphins, penguins, and sea lions perform tricks with their trainers.
Penguin Trainer TalkWatch intelligent penguins do what their trainers tell them.
Touch PoolThis allows children to satisfy their curiosity about urchins, starfish, sea turtles, and shark pups by petting them carefully.
Kolohe Kai Sea Lion ShowWatch a comical performance by sea lions.
California Sea LionObserve sea lions play comfortably in their artificial habitat.
Seabird SanctuaryThis is more like a charity by the park. The birds found in the sanctuary are birds that arrived in the park either ill or injured. Sea Life Park helps to health them back to full recovery.
AviaryGuests can come into an open-air bird sanctuary where birds are at their most comfortable states
EatIt could take a whole day to enjoy all entertainments Sea Life Park has to offer. Guests would need to grab some snacks every now and then and get a big meal.
Sea Lion CaféYou can grab some burger, pizza, French fries and many other American and Hawaiian snacks.
- Tiki Treats – when thirsty and hot, here is where you grab some ice cream or milkshakes.
- Wiki Wiki Snack Bar – dippin’ dots are not to be missed here.
- Chief’s Luau – a dinner and a show. Chef’s Luau is a complete dinner with Hawaiian food plus a fascinating cultural presentation involving chants, fire dancing, and hula.
How to Get HereSea Life Park is located at a very scenic area of Waimānalo , away from the bustling city life. On one side is the ocean and on the other, the lush mountains. There are buses and trolleys that go in this direction. Don’t hesitate to ask around. Drivers are very kind to tell you where to go and which direction to take.
Similar AttractionsA few other experiences akin to this on the islands of Hawaii are Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Wet’n’Wild Hawaii, and Maui Ocean Center. Other remarkable ocean parks in the world are Ocean Park Hong Kong, Coral World Ocean Park in the United States, and Manila Ocean Park.
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Author: kimn. Last updated: Feb 14, 2015