Sea Life Park - Sea Lion Encounter
The Sea Lions Encounter program gives you the opportunity for some playful, educational interaction with these wonderful animals. A truly unique experience! There is a brief orientation session with the sea lions and with your animal trainer. You will also help the trainer by giving the sea lions signals to enable them to prove their intelligence and abilities to you – they have a great sense of humor and love to mimic people, so be prepared to laugh while participating in this program!
- Get up close with sea lions and enjoy an interactive session with these playful animals
- Sea Life Park Hawaii admission included – stroll through the park and see other marine animals up close, visit the exhibits and watch animal shows
Friendly Sea Lion
Fun with Sea Lion
View from Sea Life Park
Sea Lions at Sea Life Park
- Where and When:
- Sea Life Park Hawaii Hours:
Daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sea Lion Encounter Program Time:
2:30 pm - 2:50 pm (check in at 1:30 pm)
Please check in 1 hour before the start of your reserved program.
Parking at Sea Life Park is $15 per vehicle per day.
Check in at 1 hour prior to your program time at Sea Life Park Hawaii, located at 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo, HI 96795
From Waikiki, take the H-1 East (Lunalilo Freeway). H-1 becomes Highway 72, continue east through residential area. After the residential area ends, continue driving along the coast past Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach, to Makapu'u Point. Sea Life Park Hawaii is located on the left side of the road. You will see the large signage indicating the entrance from the highway.
- Children must be at least 8 years old to participate in this activity.
Children (8-12 years) must be accompanied by a paid adult over 18 years old (one adult per child).
Pregnant women may NOT participate.
No spectators allowed in backstage area.
No phones or cameras allowed.
No nail arts with objects attached to nails or objects/paints that can dislodge and cause potential harm to the animals. Nail length should not exceed 25 percent of the width of nail, and nails must be blunt without a pointed end.
All jewelry (including ALL piercings) or anything that can potentially fall off in the water, such as sunglasses, glasses, rings, bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories, band aids etc must be removed. All head coverings such as turban, scarf, hat and beanie must also be removed.
All guests must be in good physical condition. For disabilities, please contact reservations. A questionnaire will be required to be filled out by guest to assess and advise approval to participate in requested program.
It is required that Sea Life Park Hawaii be notified of any special needs guests when making your reservations. Each case must be individually assessed by their experienced staff, and they must properly prepare and staff accordingly. Reservations will be confirmed pending the assessment, and guests may be contacted directly for additional information. Should a guest with special needs arrive without prior notification, Sea Life Park Hawaii will strive in good faith to make accommodations, but cannot guarantee such, and the guest may be declined for certain or all activities. Sea Life Park Hawaii shall not have any liability for special needs guests who claim discrimination or failure to accommodate.
All participants or their legal guardians are required to sign a release of liability and waiver form before participating.
- Special Notes:
- Your park admission is included.
There are lockers available for $6.00 per 4 hours / $2.00 per hour after 4 hours.
Changing rooms available.
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.
- Operation Days:
- Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
- 20 minutes
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