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Sea Life Park Hawaii
Dive Into The World of Marine Fauna At The Sea Life Park Hawaii
The Hawaiian Reef Aquarium consists of a massive water tank that holds 300 thousand gallons of seawater and plays home to a multitude of marine animals like stingrays, turtles, dolphins, manta rays, sea lions and a thousand more. Tourists are allowed to interact with the dolphins directly, fed the sea turtles and swim along with the sea lions in the water. The Park holds a program called Sea Lion Discovery in which the visitors are allowed to play and swim with the sea lions in water. The trainers teach the signaling techniques to the visitors to enable them to interact with the marine animals. Another interesting program is the Sea Trek Adventure which features a stroll underwater in the tank with stingrays, eels, turtles and other marine species. You can even go for the Shark Trek program to immerse yourself into the tank amid the fierce and dangerous sharks with a strong wire mesh for your protection. This is the most intensely thrilling program in the park.
The Hawaiian Ocean Theater is the venue for the most important shows and exhibits, featuring sea lions, penguins and dolphins, which attract tourists from across the globe. The shows focus on information on the latest techniques of training the marine animals and on the efforts made by the authority of park towards the conservation of marine life. The sea lions perform a series of playful antics to entertain the tourists.
The Penguin Habitat plays host to numerous penguins that are associated with Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan for Humboldt Penguin. The Penguins jump out of the tank for a bout of sunbathing which makes for a wonderful view for tourists. The visitors are allowed to watch them eat and interact with the trainers for more information on the amazing birds.
The Dolphin Cove Show is a theatre held in the open air on which visitors witness dolphins performing playful and harmless tricks in water. The dolphins dazzle the onlookers with their antics and performances.
The Bird Sanctuary of Sea Life Park is the habitat of hundreds of wild seabirds that include the great frigatebirds, shearwaters, boobys and albatrosses, most of which were brought to the sanctuary for rehabilitation and recovery from injuries. Tourists are allowed to look at how the birds are being cured and cared for with the latest techniques and compassion.
In the Hawaiian Monk Seal Habitat visitors are allowed to see and interact with the lively monk seals in the water. The tourists can also interact with the seal trainers after the show gets over.
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.
How to Get Tickets?
Tickets can be purchased online at Sealifeparkhawaii and other websites to avail discounts and offers. If you are planning to visit the park more than once then get an Annual Pass that will let you enter as many times as you want in a year. You can call (808)259 2500 to book your reservation now.
How To Get Around?
The park is small enough to get around on foot once you are inside the premises.
Best Time to Visit
The best time of the year to visit the Sea Life park of Hawaii is during the summer months of March to June.
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How To Get There?
There are buses available and the Park is almost an hour's drive from Waikiki. Complimentary transportation is offered to those visitors who take part in the interactive programs.
Pregnant women are not allowed to take part in the interactive programs of the Park except in the program called Dolphin Aloha. Make sure that you use bio-degradable sunscreen only while in the Park. Do not wear any jewelry to the park to protect the dolphins from swallowing any foreign matter.