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Sea Life Park - A Popular Hawaii Tourist Attraction

Sea Life Park HawaiiSea Life Park Hawaii is a marine mammal park, bird sanctuary and aquarium near Makapu'u Point, north of Hanauma Bay on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii. It first opened in 1964 and has become a favorite attraction for both tourists and locals because of its exhibits that let visitors interact with the animals by swimming with dolphins, sea lions, and rays, taking a sea safari in the aquarium, and feeding the sea turtles.

Park Exhibits and Facilities

Hawaiian Reef Aquarium - a 300,000-US-gallon tank that is home to more than 2000 reef animals, including sharks, stingrays, turtles, and schools of tropical fish.

Hawaiian Ocean Theater - where shows featuring dolphins, penguins, and sea lions are held. The shows include information about the newest training techniques and about the park's conservation efforts.

Penguin Habitat - home to the park's Penguins, which are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan for the Humboldt Penguin.

 

Visitors can interact with the animals at the Sea Turtle Feeding Pool, Sting Ray Lagoon, Swim with the Sea Lions and Swim with Dolphins pools.

Dolphin Cove Show - features an open-air theater from which visitors can watch dolphin performances.

The Bird Sanctuary - an aviary housing many wild marine birds including "Iwa" (great frigatebirds), boobys, shearwaters, and albatrosses, most of which came to the sanctuary sick or injured. Visitors can see how these birds are cared for and rehabilitated.

The Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat - lets visitors see these native animals, and interact with the trainers before and after the shows.

Activities at the Park

Dolphin Royal Swim Program, Dolphin Swim Adventure, Dolphin Encounter, and Dolphin Aloha all let visitors interact directly with dolphins in the water.

Sea Lion Discovery lets visitors swim and play with sea lions in the water. Visitors are also taught the signalling system used by the trainers to communicate with these animals.

Sea Trek Adventure is an underwater stroll in the Hawaiian Reef Tank, surrounded by eels, stingrays, sea turtles, and numerous other reef species.

Address 41-202 Kalanianaole Highway, Waimanalo, HI 96795

Phone 1 (808) 259-7930

Website www.sealifeparkhawaii.com

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