Sea Life Park - Dolphin Encounter
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Sea Life Park is the place to come to experience amazing encounters. Learn about the intriguing world of dolphins with Dolphin Encounter. From a waist deep platform, guests observe the dolphins while they perform high-energy behaviors. Dolphins play, kiss and even "dance" with the participants! For those guests that feel comfortable, the program also offers the opportunity to move off the platform into the slightly deeper water. Participants enjoy some fun activities while swimming with the dolphins. Photos with your dolphins are available for purchase weather permitting.
Sea Life Park admission is included in the price of this activity. Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and breathtaking Makapu’u Beach. See dolphins dance, sea lions sing and penguins perform in this magical place by the sea!
Other Sea Life Park
activities, such as the Sea Lion Discovery and the Hawaiian
Ray Encounter, are available at a discount in combination with a Dolphin Encounter booking. You may add up to 2 of these activities to
your Dolphin Encounter, but the
pricing listed is the add-on price and is only available for the same
person that is doing the Dolphin Encounter.
Combo Tours Restrictions:
Sea Lion Discovery: Minimum age 8. One paying adult must accompany each child age 8-12.
Hawaiian Reef Encounter: Minimum age 4. One paying guest age 13+ must accompany each child age 4-7.
Shark Trek: Minimum
age 8. One paying adult must accompany each child 8-12. Must be able
to wear special helmet and equalize ear pressure under water.
- Where and When:
- Dolphin Encounter Program Times:
10:15 am, 11:45 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm
Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of your reserved program.
If booking an add-on, you will be booked for the available time on the date selected.
Sea Life Park View Map
- Minimum age 3 yrs.
Per guest 3-7 yrs, there must be one paying adult 18 yrs+ years old accompanying them (one adult 18 yrs+ per child 3-7 yrs).
The use of safety vests is required.
- Guests with heart problems, lung problems, on medication, pregnant, with breathing ailments, or who have had an alcoholic beverage CANNOT participate due to safety regulations.
The use of safety vests is required.
All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a release of liability and waiver form before participating.
No Nail arts with objects attached to nails or objects/paints that can dislodge and cause potential harm to our animals. Nail length should not exceed 25 of the width of nail, and nails must be blunt without a pointed end.
No jewelry including rings, bracelets and necklaces and/or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, hair accessories and piercings of any kind will not be allowed etc.
- Special Notes:
- Your park admission is included.
Changing rooms available.
There are lockers available for $3.00 per day.
NOTE: Sea Life Park reserves the right to cancel any session due to the welfare and safety of the animals. A portion of admission price goes towards marine animal rescue and rehabilitation programs.
It is required that Sea Life Park be notified of any special needs guests when making reservations. This is only to ensure that each case is individually assessed by their experienced staff for the best experience for the guest and to ensure the activity is reasonably safe for the guest. Guests may be contacted directly for additional information. Should a guest with special needs arrive without prior notification, Sea Life Park will strive in good faith to make accommodations but may not be able to guarantee such and guest may be declined for certain or all activities due to Sea Life Park not being able to plan accordingly for guest's individual needs.
- Operation Days:
- Operates daily
- Approximately 45 minutes for the full activity; 30 minutes water time
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