Swim with dolphins during this hour long interactive experience at Sea Life Park Oahu. Learn about the habitats, characteristics and behaviors of dolphins from a trainer. View their remarkable grace under the water, then plunge into the water for some fun with your new aquatic friends, including kisses, hand shakes, and a 'belly ride.' Full-day admission to the park is included.
- Various options to swim with and/or interact with dolphins at the Sea Life Aquatic Park in Oahu!
- Learn how Oahu’s Sea Life Park trainers use positive reinforcement techniques to train the dolphins
- Learn about dolphin anatomy, physiology, training and conservation
- Full-day admission to Sea Life Park
- Visit the many exhibits, including Sea Turtle Lagoon, Hawaiian Reef, and Hawaiian Ray Encounter
- Transportation from select Waikiki hotels included
What You Can Expect
Make your way to Oahu's Sea Life Park for your dolphin experience. Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Koolau Mountain Range and breathtaking Makapuu Beach.
After a brief orientation, Wade into waist-high water to hear a talk about the characteristics of dolphins and how best to interact with them. Wait until a dolphin initiates an interaction with you, then nuzzle, shake hands, and give it a hug.
Peer underwater to grasp the full grace and athleticism of the dolphin's movements. Listen for their singing and clicking sounds under the water as you watch them swim and play. Finish up your unique day with these creatures by catching a ride on one of them. Trainers will follow closely to make sure that both animals and humans are totally safe during this special opportunity.
After your 30-minute experience, enjoy full-day admission to Sea Life Park. Please see Itinerary section for a full list of the park's attractions.
Daily Shows, Programs and Exhibits (included with your admission ticket)
Dolphin Lagoon Show: Dolphins perform in this ocean-side lagoon, complete with its own private island. Sit in the large open-air theater, which offers a panoramic view of the picturesque windward coastline. (daily at 12:30pm)
Hawaiian Monk Seal: Hawaiian Monk Seals are endemic to Hawaii, and can be found nowhere else in the World. They are also an endangered species and there are only about 1,000 left in the ocean. (daily lecture at 2:15pm)
Hawaiian Reef: See Hawaii's underwater ecosystem with more than 2,000 reef animals and organisms — including sharks, sting rays, turtles and schools of tropical fish — who reside in this 300,000-gallon aquarium.
Hawaiian Ocean Theater: Watch from above and below the water’s surface as dolphins perform in a large glass tank. During the educational show, learn about training techniques and Sea Life Park's conservation efforts. (daily at 10am, 2pm and 4pm)
Kolohe Kai Sea Lion Show: Charming sea lions delight visitors with their humorous antics — it's fun for the entire family. (daily at 11:15am and 2:50pm)
Sea Bird Sanctuary: Visit this rehabilitation center for injured and sick sea birds. See some of the birds who arrived at the park in sad circumstances and have been carefully and lovingly nursed back to health.
Sea Turtle Lagoon: This fascinating exhibit doubles as a breeding sanctuary for endangered Hawaiian green sea turtles (honu). To date, more than 2,200 hatchlings have been produced, many of them released back to local populations. Sea turtle food available for purchase at the main gift shop. (daily lectures at 11am and 2:15pm)
Sea Lion Feeding: Feed the sea lions and come face to face with this unique creature. (daily at 11am and 3pm)
Rocky Shores Touch Pool: Discover the intertidal zone and see Hawaii's wildlife with above- and below-water views. (open daily 10:30-12:00 and 1:30-3:30)
Penguin Habitat: Home to Humboldt penguins, native to South America, this exhibit serves as a breeding site for this endangered species. (daily lectures at 10:45am and 2:20pm)
*show times listed are for 1/1/2016-12/31/2016 and are subject to change without notice
it was well worth it if you are a dolphin lover like my daughter is. the only thing I wish transportation was included. we got lucky and are hotel arranged free transportation for us
amazing adventure and fun with the dolphins. highly recommended!
Smaller friendly sea park, dolphin swim was unbelievably exciting and worth it.
Great experience - the royal swim is worth it!!! You can take pictures and bring a companion! Pictures of the sea life park are great!
The whole experience was great and very well managed time spent interacting with the dolphins was good.
This tour was amazing!
The Swim with the Dolphins is a must do experience - there are levels for swimmers and non-swimmers, The driver that took us to Sea Life Park was great. He was courteous and professional. He also served as a tour guide and kept us entertained with his funny stories along the way. Appreciated him giving us a heads up of which side of the bus had the picturesque views for photos. I fully recommend taking this tour.
Initially, I was nervous, but the dolphin trainers clearly love and know their dolphins very well. I even did the 'Royal Dolphin' wherein one lies or essentially planks in the water, feet flexed and 2 dolphins swim under and KNOW how to get you to your feet, balancing on their noses. as they swim towards the trainers and fellow group members. The accomplishment of a lifetime for me! And, I have photos to prove the dolphins' prowess and my non-existent fear.
The with the Dolphins at Sea Life Park was way above my expectations. They are amazing mammals. I would highly recommend this.
Once in a life time chance and as I had 40 years on the rest of the group ,it made no difference to at we did,
Still smiling and would do it again in a heartbeat .