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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

Swim with the Dolphins at Sea Life Park in Oahu

Dolphin Aloha

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.


Dolphin Royal Swim (45 mins): minimum age 8 years, minimum height 4 feet (1.2 meters)
The most popular dolphin swim program, the Dolphin Royal Swim includes interaction with 2 dolphins. Enjoy an exhilarating foot push, where a mischievous duo of dolphins push your feet from below to propel you full speed across the water's surface, similar to water skiing. You can also hold on tight to their dorsal fins for as you enjoy a splashing ride across the water. This, of course, is in addition to a welcome kiss from your adorable playmate. You'll also learn dolphin hand signals and you'll be able to feed the dolphin before the end of your encounter.

Dolphin Swim Adventure (45 mins): minimum age 8 years, minimum height 4 feet (1.2 meters)
Immerse yourself into the fascinating world of the dolphin and learn all about the its anatomy on the Dolphin Swim Adventure. The dolphin greets you with a kiss on the cheek and a handshake, giving you a sense of closeness to this beautiful creature. Then, grab on to the dolphin's dorsal fin for an exciting belly-ride, a truly remarkable experience. Pet the dolphin, pose for a big dolphin kiss and learn all about the dolphin's anatomy, physiology and training techniques. Put on your snorkel and mask to see the dolphins as they speed and spiral through the water below you, demonstrating their amazing agility.

Dolphin Encounter (45 mins): minimum age 3 years
Great for small children and those who don't want to venture into deep water, the Dolphin Encounter offers the chance to interact with friendly dolphins from a waist deep platform. You'll have the opportunity to hug and kiss the dolphin who will respond with a friendly kiss on the cheek. Watch the dolphins as they perform a series of amazing tricks, and marvel at their astonishingly entertaining behavior.

Dolphin Aloha (20 mins): minimum age 1 year
Even our youngest visitors can interact with the Dolphin with this encounter. The Dolphin Aloha provides an up-close encounter with the dolphins without getting wet! You'll have the opportunity to feed the dolphins and watch the dolphins as they perform a series of amazing tricks, and marvel at their astonishingly entertaining behavior.

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

Customer Reviews

Germano M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

fantastic tour and the dolphins were on our bucket list and this was the best way to
be with these amazing animals


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Well worth the time and money... Awesome staff and lots of fun.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

It and #39;s fun

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was amazing, thoroughly enjoyed it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great experience
Photographer took 3 photos
Sea Life Park was a great day

gordon b

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

Richard E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

amazing adventure and fun with the dolphins. highly recommended!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Smaller friendly sea park, dolphin swim was unbelievably exciting and worth it.

Markus R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great experience - the royal swim is worth it!!! You can take pictures and bring a companion! Pictures of the sea life park are great!

Allan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The whole experience was great and very well managed time spent interacting with the dolphins was good.

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