Maui Ocean Center Tours

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Maui Ocean Center
When you can't get enough of sea life in the waters around Maui, then head for the Maui Ocean Center in the town of Wailuku.

Opened in 1998, Maui Ocean Center is an aquarium featuring only sea life that lives around the Hawaiian islands. It's the largest tropical aquarium in the western hemisphere, and features an enormous Open Ocean tank. There's an acrylic tunnel through the tank, giving visitors the feeling of truly being underwater.

Among the diverse array of sea life in the 60 exhibits at the aquarium, you'll see octopuses, stingrays, turtles, sea horses, moray eels, jellies, and sharks, and you'll learn about dolphins, whales, and monk seals – not to mention thousands of fish. Maui Ocean Center also has the largest collection of live corals in the country.

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Maui Ocean Center is open daily from 9am-5pm, with extended hours July-August when it's open until 6pm. Tickets are just under $30 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $19 for children ages 3-12. You can also get passes good for one week. Certified divers may book a dive into the huge Open Ocean tank in order to go swimming with sharks and stingrays. Dives last about two hours, reservations are required, and the cost is $199 per diver. 
Address: 192 Maalaea Road, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793, USA
Hours: Daily from 9am-5pm, with extended hours until 6pm in July-August
Admission: $30 for adults, $23 for seniors, and $19 for children ages 3-12
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Maui Ocean Center Admission plus the Behind the Scenes Tour

Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the Aquarium exhibits only marine life found in Hawaiian waters including tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, octopuses, sea jellies, and more. \Go Behind the Scenes and visit the Aquarium lab with a marine naturalist to learn about corals, Hawaiian green sea turtles, how animals are raised at the Maui Ocean Center, and an exclusive opportunity to feed the animals at Turtle Lagoon and Nursery Bay. *Appropriate for ages 5 and up. Space is limited to 12 guests, advance reservations recommended.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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AquariumPlus - Maui Ocean Center Admission plus 3D Sphere Theater Ticket

Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals and features only marine animals found in Hawaii. Descend from the colorful Living Reef exhibits to the vast 750,000-gallon Open Ocean exhibit on a journey where encounters with schooling reef fish, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and an incredible diversity of marine life await. The Sphere - The mystery and migration of humpback whales are presented through interactive exhibits, displays, and a virtual whale encounter in the Sphere Theater. The use of active 3D glasses and 4k imagery generated by multiple laser projects, backed by a dynamic 7.1 surround system, blurs the lines of reality and enables viewers to experience Maui’s humpback whales in their own environment. *Children must be accompanied by a paying adult and must be 4 years of age or older to participate.*
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Maui Ocean Center Admission

Explore the Maui Ocean Center, named a "Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice. This impressive facility features more than 60 interactive exhibits, including the Nursery Bay and Turtle Lagoon, with close-up views of your favorite marine life. Learn about Hawaii’s incredible underwater world as you discover sea jellies, tropical reefs and octopuses. To enhance your experience, trained naturalists are available for presentations at select exhibits. • Skip the Line: Proceed directly to the front gate for admission
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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West Maui Coastline Driving Tour App

Take a trip around the West Maui mountain. Drive through the Historic old town of Lahaina, the famous resorts of Ka'anapali and Kapalua, before checking out an awesome blowhole! Then come with us as we wind along the high sea cliff roads, finishing the tour in the lush Iao Valley rainforest.Skip the tour bus & explore Maui at your own pace for a fraction of the cost with the best self-guided audio GPS tours for Hawaii!Rated the #1 best GPS tour app for Hawaii with over 6,000+ raving reviews and 200,000+ downloads. Why you need it:✅ You don't need service because you can download the tours & use them offline✅ Much cheaper than a tour bus at only $9.99 for lifetime access✅ Save time planning your trip because we have the best stops lined up✅ Freedom to stop and go as you please, unlike a tour bus where you are confined to the pre-determined route (no fun!)✅ Hear cool and fun stories along the way (and some corny joke's that might make you laugh)
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hours
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Aquari-OM - Yoga among sharks, rays, and hundreds of fish at Maui Ocean Center

Named “Top 10 Aquariums in the World” by TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards, Maui Ocean Center is the premier destination to encounter and learn about Hawaii’s marine life. Home to one of the world’s largest displays of live Pacific corals, the Aquarium exhibits only marine life found in Hawaiian waters including tropical fish, sea turtles, sharks, stingrays, octopuses, sea jellies, and more. Yoga among sharks, rays, and hundreds of fish. Take your practice to a completely new level of peace with nature during a unique yoga class at Maui Ocean Center’s Open Ocean exhibit after hours.Please bring your own yoga mat or towel, water or reusable bottle, and any yoga props you would like to use.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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