Maui Ocean Center One Day Tour
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Maui Ocean Center
Experience The Exotic Marine Life of Hawaii at The Maui Ocean Center
The Living Reef exhibit is one of the primary tourist attractions of the Maui Ocean Center. The captivating coral reefs of Hawaii stretching from the rocky zone of the deep reefs to its edge reef are marvelously depicted throughout this beautiful presentation.
This is an enchanting exhibit of the green sea turtles that are housed at the Maui Ocean Center. These exotic turtles are only a part of the hatch and release program of the Ocean Center and will be gradually released into the wild after some time.
This exhibit features the symbiotic and deeply interconnected relationship between the ancient civilizations of Hawaii and the Pacific Ocean. The presentation is highly inspiring, educational and interactive and is delivered through life-size representations and graphic boards.
This presentation is known for its thrilling and mesmerizing nature. Prepare to feel enthralled at the way the sea jellies or jellyfishes dance and prance right before your eyes inside a colossal cylinder that touches the ceiling of the Ocean Center.
This is an exhibit that stretches to a whopping 3000 square feet and comprises graphic boards and interactive and educational displays of monk seals, different species of dolphins and massive whales. The experience of how it feels to be the krill that is assembled and devoured by the whales in the Bubble Net will leave you fascinated and spellbound.
The Open Ocean is also referred to as the pelagic realm. It is the natural habitat of the huge and elegant stingrays, jacks and the fast-paced sharks. This exhibit of 750 thousand gallons of sea-water features a long and clear tunnel of 54 feet that transport the tourists while providing them with a fascinating 240-degree view of thousands of fishes with stingrays drifting right above your head and sharks staring fiercely at you. This program also allows certified divers to enter the exhibit as a part of the Shark Dive Maui program.
The Tide Pool is an exhibit of the harmless marine species such as sea urchins, sea stars and sea cucumbers. The tourists are allowed to touch the marine animals here but only with proper care and guidance.
This multi-level presentation exhibit features the dangerous and uniquely shaped hammerhead sharks along with an assortment of thousands of colorful fishes and stingrays. These sharks possess electro-receptive organ systems that aid in the detection of electrical pulses generated by the living animals around them.
The Discovery Pool is the humble abode of sea urchins, sea stars, sea cucumbers, mollusks and thousands of colorful fishes and the famous hermit crab.
If you are feeling hungry after attending all the exhibits then pop into the reef cafe for sandwiches, ice-creams, salads, and take-away.
Luxuriate in the dramatic, dynamic, wide-ranging vistas of the splendid Haleakala, the magnificent Pacific Ocean and the picturesque coastline of Southern Maui while partaking in delectable cuisine exquisitely prepared and generously served.
The Maui Ocean Center Store features the most impressive array of ocean themed toys, logo wear, music, books, Hawaiian home decor, fine jewelry, artworks and rare pieces of the museum.
How to Get Tickets?
Maui Ocean Center tickets can be purchased online at the official website of Maui Ocean Center or offline at the entrance office of the Ocean Center. There are daily tickets of different prices, offer passes and packages that offer attractive discounts on the prices of different exhibits. It is preferable to buy online Maui Ocean Center tickets to avoid any hassle.
How To Get Around?
You can get around within the premises of Maui Ocean Center on foot.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the Ocean Center is in the summer months. The Center remains open from 09:00 to 17:00 hours every day and it takes about 2 hours to complete the entire visit.
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How To Get There?
The Maui Ocean Service Center is associated with excellent bus service.
It is strictly prohibited to carry food and drinks to the Maui Ocean Center except for provision for infants and children who are very young. Food is available on the premises. The Ocean Center activities and exhibits are family friendly and can be enjoyed by all ages. The Center is provided with wheelchair facilities as well.