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Maui Ocean Center

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At the Maui Ocean Center, explore aquatic exhibits and chat with marine specialists about the unbelievably fragile underwater ecosystem that forms the foundation of the islands.


The largest tropical-reef aquarium in the Western Hemisphere invites visitors to discover thousands of local creatures—scintillating tropical fish, brooding sharks, friendly sea turtles, graceful stingrays, and more!

Named the "Top Rated Attraction in Hawaii" and one of the "50 Top-Rated Attractions" in the country by Zagat Survey's U.S. Family Travel Guide, the center features the following exhibits: 

Surge Zone: Observe the pounding waves providing juvenile fish shelter from predators.
Living Reef: Explore 40 smaller exhibits highlighting the beauty of Hawaii's coral reefs—from the sunlit shallows to the clear edge of the deep reef.
Turtle Lagoon: See the ancient mariners who have survived for millions of years: the green sea turtles of Hawaii.
Tide Pool: Check out an unforgettable, hands-on experience including sea stars, helmet shells, and other tide-pool creatures.
Hammerhead Harbor: Come eye-to-eye with Hawaii's most unusual sharks—hammerheads.
Marine Mammal Discovery Center: Learn about monk seals, dolphins, whales, and more through life-sized models and interactive displays.
Hawaiians and the Sea: Visit a special exhibit detailing Hawaii's connection to the sea, featuring stories as well as renderings of ancient aquaculture systems and fishing equipment.
Open Ocean: Enjoy a 240-degree view of Hawaii's oceanic realm from inside an acrylic tunnel. Observe sharks, fish, and numerous other aquatic creatures living in a 750,000-gallon (2,840,000 l) aquarium.


  • Express entry into the Maui Ocean Center
  • Complimentary souvenir
  • State-of-the-art digital audio guide

Hours of operation

9 AM–5 PM; the park is open until 6 PM during July and August.


Location of Activity

20.792622 -156.512159

Terms & Conditions

This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of this Activity. Otherwise the product is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

Book Activity

1-day ticket
Qty Rate Type Price Each
Adult $25.50
Senior $22.50
Child $18.50
Infant $0.00