Sea Life Park - Dolphin Encounter
With the Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter offered by Oahu Sea Life Park, you’ll be able to learn about the interesting world of these amazing animals. From a platform that’s waist-deep, you’ll be able to watch the dolphins as they perform high-energy tricks and behaviors! The dolphins will kiss, play and dance with you and your family or friends! For those of you who feel comfortable, you can move off of the platform and into the slightly deeper water where you can interact with these creatures. During the Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter, you’ll be able to enjoy fun-filled activities while actually swimming with the dolphins! Photographs with the dolphins will be available for purchase, weather permitting.
Oahu Sea Life Park admission is included in the fee for this Oahu Activity. This park is a first-rate marine attraction situated between the breathtaking Makapu’u Beach and the majestic Koolau Mountain Range. Watch the dolphins while they dance, the penguins as they perform, and the sea lions while they sin in this majestic place by the sea!
While you’re booking your Oahu Tours and Oahu Activities, be sure to ask about the Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter offered by Oahu Sea Life!
- Observe a dolphin from a waist-deep platform – shallow water dolphin encounter is ideal for families with small children
- Shake hands with a dolphin and receive a dolphin kiss
- Learn about dolphin anatomy, training and conservation
- Sea Life Park admission included – stroll through the park and see other marine animals up close, visit the exhibits and watch animal shows
- Free roundtrip transportation from Waikiki (optional)
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.
Get a combo rate when you book this activity with a Dolphin Encounter, Dolphin Swim Adventure, or Dolphin Royal Swim! You must book the tours together for the same day and each participant must be doing both activities to get the combo rate.
- 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.
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- 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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