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Sea Life Park Dolphin Encounter and Dolphin Swim Oahu

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Swim and play with trained bottlenose dolphins at the uniquely Hawaiian Sea Life Park. Choose between the up-close-and-personal Dolphin Encounter or the exciting Dolphin Swim—complete with a dolphin belly ride and bottlenose kisses!


At Sea Life Park, Hawaii's marine life takes center stage in dazzling displays of aquatic acrobatics. Located just 15 miles (24 km) from Waikiki on Oahu's beautiful and scenic Makapu'u Point, Sea Life Park is a world-class marine attraction perched between the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range and breathtaking Makapu'u Beach.

Get up close and personal with a fantastic array of marine life, and discover amazing facts about the inhabitants of our aquatic world. Swim with dolphins, come face to face with sea lions, or just kick back and watch the thrilling dolphin and penguin shows.

Choose one of the following options:

Dolphin Encounter: Discover firsthand the intriguing world of dolphins. Observe from a waist-deep platform as the dolphins perform and display their energetic personalities. Play, dance, and even get a kiss from your dolphin while the experience is being photographed.

Dolphin Swim: Experience a personal dolphin-training lesson with Sea Life Park trainers, using hand signals to communicate with your aquatic friends. View the dolphins underwater with a dive mask, then enjoy a belly ride and a kiss while photos and videos preserve your interaction with these affectionate creatures!


  • Admission to Sea Life Park
  • Choice of Dolphin Encounter or Dolphin Swim

Hours of operation

Daily; 10:30 AM-5 PM

Participant restrictions

Participants must be able to get in and out of the water without assistance. All participants must wear life vests. Pregnant women are not permitted to participate.

Dolphin Encounter: Minimum age to participate is 1 year old. Children younger than age 3 receive complimentary admission. Children ages 1–7 must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult.  

Dolphin Swim: Minimum age to participate is 8 years old. Children ages 8-12 must be accompanied in the water by a paying adult. Participants must be able to swim on their own in 18-foot (5 m) deep water.


East Oahu near Mokapu'u Beach

Head East from Waikiki on Interstate H1 and continue East on Kalanianaole Hwy to Mokapu'u Beach until you see Sea Life Park on your left. 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy # 7, Waimanalo, HI 96795. Parking Fee is $5.00

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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.

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

Sea Life Park

Reviewer name: Laura Cole

Region: Oahu

Created on: 2011-09-08

“We roamed the park a little bit before our Dolphin Swim Adventure. We checked in for the Adventure and were brought to the large pool where the dolphins are trained. We stepped into the water waist deep and got to take personalized pictures with the dolphin before our hair got wet. The trainer was in the water with us feeding the dolphin little fish as she told him what to do. It was amazing to see how well the dolphin listened and was obedient. The trainer had each of us, one at a time, swim to the center of the pool where we stuck out our arm. The dolphin circled around us and came to our arm that was sticking out and we grabbed a hold of his left fin, as he was swimming upside down, and grabbed his right fin next. We swam with the dolphin belly to belly for about 30 seconds. It was awesome!! We had such a great experience with Sea Life Park.”

Book Activity

Dolphin Swim
Qty Rate Type Price Each
Traveler $184.99
Dolphin Encounter
Qty Rate Type Price Each
Traveler $119.99
Infant $49.99